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ICC hands official warning to Durban, Port of Spain

Sep 8, 2016: The ICC has handed official warnings under its pitch and outfield monitoring process to Kingsmead in Durban and the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain

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Kingsmead and Queen's Park Oval outfields rated poor

Aug 24, 2016: The match referees of the Durban and Trinidad Tests, Andy Pycroft and Ranjan Madugalle respectively, have rated the two outfields for the matches as "poor"

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West Indies v India, 4th Test, Port of Spain, 4th day

Similar failings mar Tests at historical venues

Aug 22, 2016: The lack of play in Port-of-Spain and Durban over the last four days points to a disregard for common-sense scheduling and a failure to equip grounds to deal with bad weather

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Port of Spain

South Africa v New Zealand, 1st Test, Durban

Relaid Kingsmead outfield raises concerns

Aug 18, 2016: While all eyes are on the pitch for Durban's first-ever Test match in August, peripheral vision will move to the outfield which has failed to recover completely since being relaid last month

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v England, 1st Test, Durban

England take heart from South Africa flux

Dec 24, 2015: ESPNcricinfo previews the first Test between South Africa and England at Durban

The Preview by Andrew Miller

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Durban

Hosts' best chance to reverse trend

Dec 24, 2011: South Africa will be highly confident of ending their losing run in Durban against a Sri Lankan team struggling to adjust to the conditions

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

Chennai v Bangalore, 1st semi-final, CLT20 2010, Durban

Bowling gives Chennai slight edge

Sep 23, 2010: A stats preview of the first semi-final between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Durban

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

South Africa news

India to play South Africa at football world cup stadium

Jun 14, 2010: South Africa will meet India at the Fifa World Cup stadium in Durban next year for a Twenty20 match expected to attract the biggest crowd to ever attend a cricket match in South Africa

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Indian Premier League 2009

IPL franchises race to get a base

Mar 28, 2009: With just three weeks left for the IPL to begin in South Africa, the eight teams have begun a race against time to get their player combinations and practice bases in place

Nagraj Gollapudi

South Africa v West Indies, 3rd Test, Durban

Rain hampers Kingsmead preparations

Jan 7, 2008: Heavy rain in Durban over the last week has left preparations for this Thursday's deciding Test between South Africa and West Indies behind schedule

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South Africa v India, 2nd ODI, Durban

'We are in a fortunate position now' - Arthur

Nov 21, 2006: Talking to the media before the Kingsmead game, Mickey Arthur spoke of "pent-up energy" and how badly the team needed to play to break up the monotony of endless practice sessions

Dileep Premachandran in Durban

South Africa v India, 2nd ODI, Durban

'You can't just blindly play your bowlers' - Dravid

Nov 21, 2006: Having spent most of the current season practicing while game after game got rained off, Rahul Dravid was eager for the series to get underway after Sunday's washout at the Wanderers

Dileep Premachandran in Durban

Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town named

Venues announced for Twenty20 World Championship

Nov 21, 2006: Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town have been chosen as the three venues for the inaugural ICC Twenty20 World Championships in September 2007

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Durban ready for one-dayers

Rushed job to get pitches prepared

Aug 19, 2005: The groundsman at Durban's Kingsmead Stadium is a man under pressure as he battles to prepare pitches for the second and third matches in the Afro-Asian Cup

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South Africa v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, Durban

Smith and Kemp power South Africa to another big win

Feb 27, 2005: Graeme Smith's third one-day century - all of them in the last 24 days - and a stunning late burst from Justin Kemp, whose half-century came from only 19 balls, hoisted South Africa to 329 for 6 after they were put in at Durban

The Bulletin by Steven Lynch

South Africa v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, Durban

Pollock to miss second ODI

Feb 26, 2005: Shaun Pollock will miss South Africa's second one-day international against Zimbabwe at Durban, to allow more time for his injured ankle to heal

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South Africa v England, 6th ODI, Durban

South Africa smiling through the rain

Feb 11, 2005: The Wisden Verdict by Steven Lynch

The Wisden Verdict by Steven Lynch

South Africa v England, 6th ODI, Durban

Rains return to frustrate England

Feb 11, 2005: England's hopes of rescuing their one-day series in South Africa were dashed by the vagaries of Durban's weather, which closed in towards the end of South Africa's innings and stayed for good at the beginning of England's

The Bulletin by Andrew Miller

South Africa v England, 6th ODI, Durban

England look to Pietersen for inspiration

Feb 10, 2005: From 1-0 up to 3-1 down, England's one-day campaign has taken a decided turn for the worse

Andrew Miller

South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Durban, 5th day

'I think we were a bit lucky at the end there'

Dec 30, 2004: Graeme Smith admitted that fortune had smiled on South Africa in the closing stages of the second Test at Durban, but praised the tenacity of his team, since lesser sides might have crumbled in the face of such a turnaround

Andrew Miller
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