Straightforward not simple
Straightforward not simple

Kirsten's biographer on what "The Professor" brings to the India coaching job

Kirsten signs deal to coach India
Kirsten signs deal to coach India

Gary Kirsten has signed a two year deal to coach the Indian national team starting on March 1st, 2008

'I need more clarity before I commit' - Kirsten
'I need more clarity before I commit' - Kirsten

Gary Kirsten has delayed accepting the position of India's coach after hearing about alleged "unhappiness" among some senior players about him being offered the job

Quotas die slow
Quotas die slow

The system of targets in South Africa won't end anytime soon, but at least a start has been made towards phasing them out

Turning the label around
Turning the label around

For once, South Africa are on the right side of a choke

Kallis and Harris made all the difference
Kallis and Harris made all the difference

Jacques Kallis and Paul Harris made all the difference in South Africa's Test triumph in Pakistan

'It is tough being accountable for decisions made for you'
'It is tough being accountable for decisions made for you'

South African cricket has never been short of issues and controversy - and never more so than over the last few months. Graeme Smith presents his side of the story in a forthright interview with Neil Manthorp

The would-be smiling assassin
The would-be smiling assassin

Dale Steyn's role has been clearly defined to him for the first time and the worries and anxiety about run-rate and 'control' have subsided. By Neil Manthorp

Back in the fold, back with a bang
Back in the fold, back with a bang

Jacques Kallis has put his exclusion from the Twenty20 side behind him to return more determined than ever. By Neil Manthorp

Pollock saved for greener pastures
Pollock saved for greener pastures

Mickey Arrthur and Graeme Smith have insisted that Shaun Pollock will come into the picture on more helpful pitches

Walking on eggshells
Walking on eggshells

The steady flow overseas of South African cricketers is not restricted to white players, which makes the problem even worse than first thought

Gravy train
Gravy train

Watch out cricket, Allen Stanford is here, and he's brought his cheque book along

A truly spectacular event
A truly spectacular event

Neil Manthorp takes in a truly spectacular World Cup opening ceremony

Petersen prevails in the rain
Petersen prevails in the rain

Alviro Petersen defied the rain and the Gestetner Diamond Eagles bowlers to lead the Highveld Lions to an eight-wicket victory in their Standard Bank Pro20 match at Sedgars Park in Potchefstroom on Sunday

Lions win in late scamper
Lions win in late scamper

The Lions won yet another last-ball thriller when they beat the Dolphins by just two wickets in their Pro20 match at Kingsmead on Wednesday

Dawson and Willoughby power the Cobras
Dawson and Willoughby power the Cobras

Dynamic new-ball bowling from Charl Willoughby and Alan Dawson laid the platform for the Nashua Cape Cobras four-wicket victory against the Eastern Cape Warriors in a low scoring encounter at Newlands on Sunday.

Back in the high life
Back in the high life

A year after being the subject of obit writers, Shaun Pollock slipped back into his best form to be named Man of the Series against India

Sharing space with Sir Garry
Sharing space with Sir Garry

South Africa's leading Test run scorer by the age of 30, Jacques Kallis has established himself amongst the elite in world cricket - and there is plenty more to come

A 'shock' retirement that shocks nobody
A 'shock' retirement that shocks nobody

For the last 12 months, Nicky Boje's had sand kicked in his face and his retirement from international cricket shouldn't surprise anyone, writes Neil Manthorp

When caution won over passion
When caution won over passion

The channels of communication between South Africa's chief selector, captain and coach need to be more clearly defined, writes Neil Manthorp