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  1. Heinrich Klaasen hit 69 off 30 balls in South Africa's win against India in the second T20 JOHANNESBURG: Uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman Heinrich Klaasen and all-rounder Wiaan Mulder were named in South Africa´s 15-man test squad on Saturday for the first two of the four-match series against Australia. Klaasen proved swashbuckling with the bat in both the one-day International and Twenty20 series against India over the last month and selector Linda Zondi said, "we firmly believe he can become just as good a player in the five-day format". The 26-year-old has played four ODIs and two T20 matches for South Africa. "The selection of Mulder continues our strategy to expand our pool of all-rounders against top quality opposition," added Zondi in a Cricket South Africa statement. "He is a batting all-rounder and his selection will depend on how we decide to balance our starting XI. "Mulder, 20, represented South Africa in an ODI against Bangladesh in October last year. Touch of Klaasen as South Africa beat India by six wickets Klaasen slammed seven sixes in hitting 69 off 30 balls as South Africa chased down target of 189 The duo take the places of Chris Morris and Andile Phehlukwayo in the squad that beat India 2-1 in their recent three-test series. The first test against Australia is in Durban, starting on Thursday with the second in Port Elizabeth from March 9-13. Squad: Faf du Plessis (captain), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Theunis de Bruyn, AB de Villiers, Dean Elgar, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Morne Morkel, Wiaan Mulder, Lungisani Ngidi, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada.
  2. The Blind anonymous work talk application is seen on a mobile phone in this illustration photo, February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration/Files SEOUL: A chat app where South Koreans can anonymously dish the dirt on their misbehaving bosses and colleagues is belatedly stirring the country?s #MeToo movement, shedding new light on sexual harassment in the heavily male-dominated corporate culture. Prompted by a recent wave of complaints about workplace misconduct ? including a groping allegation made by a South Korean public prosecutor last month ? the app Blind has added a new feature: a message board dedicated to a rising number of #MeToo stories. ?We thought the prosecutor going public would put fresh momentum in the #MeToo movement in South Korea and our #MeToo board was definitely inspired by her action,? Kim Sungkyum ? the co-founder at Blind?s creator TeamBlind ? said. Koreans are wary of being whistleblowers about harassment at family-run conglomerates or chaebol that dominate South Korean business. Their big fear: the companies will turn on them for rocking the boat and they will be victimized again. Some 61 percent of South Korean respondents working at private companies said they would bypass in-house whistleblower hotlines, saying they didn?t trust their organization to keep complaints confidential, according to a survey by consulting firm EY. That was significantly higher than the Asia-Pacific average of 37 percent. Instead, South Koreans are turning to Blind, which now has over a million users in the world?s most wired country. ?Employees are reluctant to use internal bulletins for fear of reprisals which is part of our country?s corporate culture,? said a banker at a South Korean state-run bank who uses the app. ?I think Blind can make people talk more freely, which can?t be controlled by their companies.? In less than 24 hours after the launch of the #MeToo board on Blind more than 500 posts were uploaded, making the app intermittently unavailable due to heavy traffic, the app?s operator says. By Thursday, the board had swelled with more than 1,600 posts, prompting conversations about workplace sexual misconduct ranging from cracking sexist jokes to making unwelcome physical advances. Gender inequality Blind says it encodes personal data and information to protect users? privacy, and users must use their company email for verification. When the app first came out four years ago, several companies requested Blind take down posts that might be damaging to their reputation. TeamBlind says it has not taken down any posts at a company?s request and has not faced any lawsuits for material posted on its message boards. TeamBlind said it does reviews posts and has removed some that violated its terms of use, including publishing statements that might be defamatory or breach individuals? privacy. Globally, the #MeToo movement has exposed men accused of sexual assault and harassment in fields including entertainment, politics and business. Dozens of prominent men have quit or been fired from high-profile posts, and police have opened investigations into some accusations of *** assault. But it was slower to catch on in South Korea, which ranked 118 out of 144 on gender equality last year, according to the World Economic Forum. Ooutcry, boycotts In the case of the public prosecutor ? who said her boss groped her at a funeral in 2010 ? the Supreme Prosecutors? Office launched an inquiry into her allegations. The investigation is ongoing but the Prosecutor General has promised to take action to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. In another incident late last year, South Korean furniture maker Hanssem publicly apologized after a post detailing a female employee?s experiences of workplace sexual abuse went viral, sparking a boycott of the company?s products. Earlier this month, posts made on Blind said the chairman of the group that owns Asiana Airlines had made inappropriate physical contact with female flight attendants. Last week, Park Sam-koo ? the chairman of the airliner?s parent Kumho Asiana Group ? issued an apology over the allegations, saying ?it was all my carelessness and responsibility?. Park did not respond for requests for comment, and the company said it had taken no action against him. Despite the increased awareness, many South Korean Blind users say they are yet to see significant changes in their workplaces. ?Through Blind, I have come to realize there are so many things that need to be corrected in my company. But I haven?t seen any sweeping change yet,? said another user who said he was working for a major conglomerate. ?We still have a long way to go.?
  3. Heinrich Klaasen launches it out of the ground, South Africa v India, 2nd T20I, Centurion, February 21, 2018/BCCI CENTURION: For the second time in his short career, Heinrich Klaasen halted India´s cricketing juggernaut as South Africa won the second Twenty20 international by six wickets at SuperSport Park on Wednesday. Klaasen slammed seven sixes in hitting 69 off 30 balls as South Africa chased down a target of 189 with eight balls to spare. The win squared the three-match series, taking it to a decider in Cape Town on Saturday. Both teams had to contend with a wet ball, with drizzle falling during both innings. "Klaasie got us ahead of the game," said South African captain JP Duminy. The wicketkeeper-batsman, who only got his international debut after Quinton de Kock was injured during the second of six one-day internationals, was moved up the batting order when it seemed possible rain would cause the match to be decided on a Duckworth/Lewis/Stern calculation. "We weren´t sure whether we would be coming off," said Duminy. "In the end it worked in our favour." Klaasen, who was man of the match when South Africa gained their only win in the one-day series, opened his score with two sixes and didn´t look back. Duminy played an anchor role before finishing the match with two sixes in an innings of 64 not out off 40 balls. "It was a tough one for the bowlers," said India captain Virat Kohli, who said he had no complaints about the umpires keeping the players on the field. "It was good from a spectator point of view. Once the game continued in the first innings we knew it would continue throughout. It was constant drizzle, it wasn´t too drastic, so it was fine to play on." Kohli praised Manish Pandey and MS Dhoni, who hit 79 not out and 52 not out respectively in an unbeaten fifth wicket stand of 98 off 56 balls to get India to 188 for four after they had been struggling at 45 for three. "I thought it was a winning total but you can´t control what happens with the weather," said Kohli. "You have to give credit to the South African batsmen. They were positive and took calculated risks." India paid the penalty for a lack of bowling options. Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal struggled to control the wet ball and was hit for 64 runs in four overs. Pandey made his career-best 79 not out off 48 balls while Dhoni thrashed his 52 off 28 balls. Pandey came to the wicket after a rare failure by Kohli, who was caught behind for one off fast bowler Junior Dala.
  4. If you are one of the richest people in the world, would you ever go and shop for everyday grocery items? HELL NO. You would obviously have people at your disposal to run these mere errands for you. So, it's pretty obvious that Bill Gates won't do otherwise. For the first time ever, the Microsoft mogul made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and guess what he did? Apart from discussing things about his billionaire life, of course, Ellen basically just decided to embarrass him by making him guess the cost of common grocery store items. What a cruel woman you are Ellen! © The Ellen Show Now, Gates might be excellent at a lot of things but if you ever want a person to accompany you for grocery shopping or maybe take part in a 'Grocery prices guessing' quiz, he isn't your man. © The Ellen Show He was made to guess the prices of five everyday items, with a little help from the studio audience. But as expected he failed by a wide margin because his billionaire little heart will allow him to shell way more money out on a grocery item than it actually costs. The first product was Rice-A-Roni, a food mix that consists of rice, vermicelli pasta, and seasonings and Bill guessed it to be $5 while the actual price is $1. © The Ellen Show Next were Tide Pods. Yeah, the thing that is actually a laundry product but people have been eating as a part of a stupid challenge. While Bill guessed it must be between $4-$10, the actual price is $19. © The Ellen Show Next up was dental floss and finally, Gates got this one right as he said $4 and was pretty close. But on the last two items, he failed, yet again. The 4th item was Pizza Rolls and in Bill's world, they cost $22 while in our world its only $8.98. He did come down to $8 with the audience's help. © The Ellen Show And the last one was plain ol' cheese dip. Now you might expect him to know this one because let's face it, every one of us has bought cheese dip at least once in their life. But then we forgot its Bill Gates we are talking about and the man might even have a room filled with cheese dip but still won't know or even care about the price. He guessed the price to be around $10 while the real price was $3.66. © The Ellen Show All in all, he failed at this little game because maybe, just maybe, his food does contain ingredients that are just as expensive as he predicted them to be. You can watch the hilarious episode here:
  5. Ivanka Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, US, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/Files WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump?s daughter Ivanka Trump, a senior White House adviser, will meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday as part of a weekend trip to lead the US delegation to the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics. A senior administration official, speaking to reporters on condition of anonymity, said Ivanka Trump will dine with Moon at the Blue House in Seoul on Friday night. She has no plans to meet with North Korean officials, the official said. Trump will fly commercially to South Korea, eschewing a government jet. Traveling with her as part of the US delegation will be White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. There are no plans for Ivanka Trump to get into substantive discussions about the dispute over North Korea?s nuclear and ballistic missile tests, the official said. A ?winter sports enthusiast,? she will watch some of the Olympic competition on Saturday and Sunday in Pyeongchang, the official said. ?The purpose of the trip is to cheer on American athletes, reaffirm the US-South Korea alliance and celebrate the successful Games,? the official said. Vice President Mike Pence attended the opening of the Olympics. US officials said he had been scheduled to meet with North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un?s sister, while in South Korea for the Winter Olympics this month but the North Koreans cancelled at the last minute.
  6. For a team that lost two consecutive Tests in the beginning of their much-anticipated tour, the Indian cricket team has come a long way to clinch the One-Day International (ODI) series 5-1 and then win the first of the three T20Is against South Africa. The Virat Kohli-led India might have lost the Test series, but what followed later is nothing short of being clinical. A 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series has surely boosted the Indian camp which will undoubtedly go for the kill in the second match at Centurion today. © BCCL With a historic ODI series win and a T20I triumph recently, the Indian team surely earned themselves some downtime. And, that's exactly what they were seen doing in their final days in the Rainbow Nation. While the Proteas - eyeing a comeback - were sweating it out in the nets, the Indian side called off the optional training session ahead of the second T20I at the SuperSport Park in a bid to try out a new sport. Substituting the cricket bat with the golf club, the Indian cricketers were seen enjoying themselves on the golf course. © Instagram/@rohitsharma45 Indian opener Rohit Sharma was seen in the company of spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik and batting coach Sanjay Bangar on the golf course. Taking to Instagram, Rohit shared a photo with the caption: "Great day on the different field @yuzi_chahal23 @dk00019 @imsanjaybangar #DJ". Earlier, Kohli also took his teammates out for dinner after an emphatic 28-run win over the Proteas in the first T20I. The Indian captain took to Twitter and shared the moments of their celebratory dinner after the game. "Last night dinner with the boys after a good win!," Kohli tweeted alongside a picture. © Twitter/@imVkohli The photograph featured the likes of Dhawan, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul and Suresh Raina - who made a comeback to the Indian side after a hiatus of 12-long months. Pushed on the backfoot, the Proteas will have to play out of the skin of their teeth to return to the winning ways and stay alive in the three-match series when they lock horns with India in the second T20I at Centurion today.
  7. For a team that was left red-faced after a 2-1 loss in Tests, the Indian cricket team came out all guns blazing to sweep the six-match One-Day International (ODI) series 5-1 against South Africa. The Proteas were surely eyeing a comeback in the T20I series, but once again they failed to negate the visitors in the first match. Riding on Shikhar Dhawan's blistering knock of 72 runs, the Indian team posted an imposing total of 203 runs in 20 overs at Johannesburg. On a ground that has favoured the chasing sides in the past, South Africa missed a trick or two to eventually fall short by 28 runs - thanks to Bhuvneshwar Kumar's five-for. © BCCL If the absence of proven stars including AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis, and Quinton de Kock wasn't enough, the fact that experienced campaigners like JP Duminy, David Miller and Farhaan Behardien failed to rise to the occasion further derailed their prospects of springing a surprise on the Men in Blue. While the Proteas were once again left reeling, a demolishing act in the ODIs followed by an emphatic win in the first T20I surely gave the Indian cricket team a reason to celebrate. And, in a bid to reward his teammates for their sublime effort, Virat Kohli took his boys out for dinner to celebrate their prolific run in the Rainbow Nation. Last night dinner with the boys after a good win! ðð pic.twitter.com/hmKqyNaFiS — Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) February 19, 2018 The Indian captain took to Twitter and shared the moments of their celebratory dinner after the game. "Last night dinner with the boys after a good win!," Kohli tweeted alongside a picture. The photograph featured the likes of Dhawan, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul and Suresh Raina - who made a comeback to the Indian side after a hiatus of 12-long months. © BCCL Returning to the side, Raina slammed seven-ball 15 with the bat and took three catches in the match. The left-hander's return gives the much-needed teeth to the Indian middle-order, while his exploits in the coming matches could play an important role for him in securing a 2019 World Cup spot. Pushed on the backfoot, the Proteas will have to play out of the skin of their teeth to return to the winning ways and stay alive in the three-match series when they lock horns with India in the second T20I at Centurion on 21st February.
  8. Shikhar Dhawan turns the ball towards the leg side/BCCI Virat Kohli limped off the field before India completed another dominant performance over South Africa in the first Twenty20 international at the Wanderers Stadium on Sunday. Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were mainly responsible for India?s 28-run win, just two days after the tourists completed a 5-1 thrashing of the hosts in a one-day international series. India captain Kohli left the field 13 overs into South Africa?s innings after suffering a left leg strain while batting. ?I tweaked my glute a little bit. Thankfully it?s not my hamstring,? he said. ?I felt a little more stiffness (in the field) so I decided to go off and not be stupid and tear a muscle.? Dhawan made 72 in an Indian total of 203 for five after they were sent in to bat. Then opening bowler Kumar produced a masterly display as he claimed career-best figures of five for 24 as South Africa were restricted to 175 for nine. Kumar took the first two wickets and put a clamp on South Africa?s scoring rate with an opening spell of two for 19 in three overs, displaying superb control and changes of pace. Then he came back to settle the contest and secure the man of the match award by taking three wickets and conceding only five runs in the 18th over. South Africa were outplayed once again despite a fourth wicket partnership of 81 off 54 balls between Reeza Hendricks (70) and Farhaan Behardien (39) with India superior in all departments. Kohli hailed ?one of our most balanced performances? in a T20 international. South African captain JP Duminy admitted he was ?very disappointed? but backed a policy of short-pitched bowling in an attempt to take wickets when India batted. The left-handed Dhawan hit ten fours and two sixes in a 39-ball innings. He was lucky to escape on ten when he flicked at a ball down the leg side from Junior Dala. South Africa appealed half-heartedly for a catch behind and the ball was called wide. Replays showed the ball had brushed his glove. India made a flying start, with Rohit Sharma square-cutting the first ball from Dane Paterson for six. He added a second six in an over which yielded 18 runs. Sharma was caught behind off new cap Dala in the second over but all the Indian batsmen followed his attacking example on a ground where there had been three successful run chases of over 200 in T20 internationals. Kohli?s run of big scores ended when he was leg before wicket to left-arm wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi for 26. He had been dropped off the same bowler at long-on when he had ten. South Africa were without star batsman AB de Villiers, who was ruled out of the series after suffering a blow to his left knee ahead of the sixth one-day international in Centurion on Friday. India also suffered an injury blow, with left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav missing because of a thumb injury suffered in Centurion when India completed a 5-1 series win.
  9. South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk poses during a photocall to present the film "Human, Space, Time and Human" (Inkan, Gonkan, Sikan Grigo Inkan) ? presented in the Panorama Special section ? during the 68th Berlinale film festival in Berlin, Germany, February 17, 2018. AFP/John MacDougall2 BERLIN: A South Korean director in the eye of a #MeToo storm defiantly rejected abuse accusations against him at the Berlin film festival Saturday, saying he ensures no one "suffers" on the sets of his ultraviolent, sexually explicit art movies. Acclaimed filmmaker Kim Ki-duk, who has picked up prizes at the Cannes, Venice, and Berlinale festivals, faced a barrage of questions from reporters about allegations of physical and sexual abuse by an actress he worked with in 2013. His invitation to the Berlinale prompted the actress to accuse festival organisers of "hypocrisy" given they have said they want to spotlight rampant sexual misconduct in the industry. Kim, 57, insisted that "safety and respect" take top priority in all of his productions. "We don?t want anyone hurt while making a film. We don?t want anyone to suffer when making a film," he told a news conference, speaking through an interpreter. "No matter how fantastic a film is, we must make sure that nobody feels insulted during shooting and that applies for everybody, both cast and crew. That?s been my fundamental approach therefore I very much regret this incident." ?Related to artistic performance? Asked whether he wished to apologise for his treatment of the actress, who has declined to be publicly named, Kim insisted he was unaware of any wrongdoing on his part. "What we were actually doing was rehearsing a scene. We were on the set, there were a lot of people present. My crew back then did not object at all or say that it was inappropriate," he said. "I don?t remember exactly what happened but it really was related to artistic performance, to the acting. I believe that the actress interpreted this incident differently than I did." The actress came forward last year and said Kim forced her into unwanted, unscripted *** and nude scenes and slapped her repeatedly while shooting his 2013 award-winning film Moebius ? before replacing her with another actress. Prosecutors dropped the *** abuse charge citing lack of evidence but fined Kim five million won ($4,600) for assault under a procedure to settle minor cases out of court. The actress ? who said she quit acting due to trauma ? has appealed against the decision to dismiss the *** abuse allegation. But Kim said for him the case was closed. "There?s been a ruling in this case now and I?ve shouldered the responsibility," he said. "I don?t entirely agree with the ruling but I believe that these processes are also part and parcel of changing the system and helping us to make progress in the film industry. I?ll certainly bear this in mind in future as well." ?Don?t draw conclusions? Kim presented his latest picture Human, Space, Time and Human, which like many of his films includes brutal rape scenes. He insisted his movies? often violent content did not reflect his own behaviour. "I would like to be a good human being in my life," he said. "My daily life is not like my films and I wouldn?t like to live that way. So please don?t draw conclusions about my personality because of looking at my films." Japanese actress Mina Fujii, who plays Eve in the film, an allegorical mother of humanity who is raped by five men on screen, said she had a good experience making the movie. "Working with Kim Ki-duk was very positive, there was a pleasant atmosphere on the set," she said. "That may be a little bit surprising when you look at this rather particular film." The Berlinale, the first major European film festival since the wave of abuse allegations about powerful producer Harvey Weinstein emerged in October, is focusing on the #MeToo drive with a series of initiatives and public debates. Organisers had rebuffed the criticism over Kim?s inclusion before the opening on Thursday, noting that the *** abuse allegation against him was dismissed and insisting the festival "opposes and condemns any form of violence or sexual misconduct". On Saturday, Paris-based film rights seller Daniela Elstner launched the Speak Up! campaign at the festival, aiming to combat sexual harassment within the European entertainment industry. Meanwhile veteran French actress Isabelle Huppert, at the Berlinale with her new thriller Eva, said she was watching the #MeToo movement "with sympathy and hope". "It?s taken a long time for all of this to be said," she told reporters. "I am personally very happy that certain things have been brought out into the open ? for good, I hope."
  10. The ongoing Winter Olympics at PyeongChang in South Korea, has introduced the world to the intricacies of sports like snowboarding, luge, curling, figure skating and alpine skiing. It has also given us inspiring stories of Mark McMorris and Markus Schairer and taught us why one shouldn't lose hope or give up. But, most importantly, what the 2018 Winter Olympics has shown us is that there's a park nearby (barely an hour away), which is filled with penises, as many as 50 giant penises. The Haeshindang Park, which people call the '***** Park' has now become the most sought after tourist destination, for obvious reasons. © Reuters From ***** benches, ***** totem poles, ***** wind chimes to a ***** canon; we bet you have never seen or will ever see so many penises in your entire lifetime, or anywhere else in the world. © Reuters While you can sit comfortably on ***** benches or click photos next to the giant ***** statues, tourists are warned not to mount on the canon, because we are sure getting blown away by a giant ***** will be the last thing you will want the world to remember you for. South Korea isn't the only country that worships the *****, Japan has a whole festival dedicated to it. Every year, Japan celebrates 'Kanamara Matsuri' aka ***** festival, where people take out rallies with giant monstrous ***** statues on their shoulders. © Reuters Japan's reason to celebrate the festival is a legend about a sharp toothed demon, living inside a woman's vagina, who castrated the men she tried to have *** with. The demon died after the woman used an iron phallus (since they couldn't call it a dildo back then). © Reuters South Korea's '***** Park' too was born from a legend about a virgin and fish, and we can't even begin to describe how bizarre the legend is. In front of this story, even Japan's legend makes sense. So, the legend goes that a virgin woman got stuck in a storm and drowned in the sea, while waiting for her boyfriend. After her death, the villagers couldn't catch any fish and the woman's spirit was deemed as the cause, because that's sound like the best explanation, right? © Reuters But, a fisherman turned out to be the accidental hero who got the all the fish back, after he urinated in the sea. Villagers thought that it is a ***** that appeased the virgin ghost and started worshipping it…wait, what? This was the story behind the unusual '***** Park', but South Koreans' obsession over ***** clearly does not end at this park. Unless you forgot to pay your internet bill and missed out on the memes that were circulating on social media, you would have definitely come across these *****-head naked statues that shined in all its glory on the internet. © Twitter And soon, these statues unleashed a series of hilarious memes, which are really ahrd to ignore. #æ¬æ¥ã®æã«ããã¼ãããã¢ã«ã²ãã½ã¨ãã pic.twitter.com/oUtsOI0Eg7 — ããã¼ã (@george_10g) February 9, 2018 ããã«ä½ãããã ã£ãã®ã§ã¤ãã»ã»ã»ã#ã¢ã«ã²ãã½ã¨ pic.twitter.com/vVOtGy1w05 — CPUX4 (@CPUX4) February 9, 2018 éå½ã®ã¢ã«ã²ãã½ã¨åãã©ããã§è¦ãæãããã¨æã£ããããã ããã°ããªãªã®å°ä¸­é¨åãäºæ³ãããã¤ã …… pic.twitter.com/v2iegCrE2H — ã­ãã½ã (@nekopone) February 11, 2018 ã¢ã«ã²ãã½ã¨ã®ã³ã¹ãã¬ã§ã pic.twitter.com/t7zYEOo81W — èã (@shigel_marv) February 11, 2018
  11. Virat Kohli celebrates his 35th ODI hundred, South Africa v India, 6th ODI, Centurion, February 16, 2018/BCCI CENTURION: Virat Kohli said he would never take his cricket talent for granted after he finished India´s one-day international series against South Africa as he started it -- with a match-winning century. Kohli was in dazzling form as he hit 129 not out off 96 balls to take India to an eight-wicket win with 17.5 overs to spare in the sixth one-day international. It completed a crushing 5-1 series victory for India, who started the series second behind South Africa in the one-day rankings but finished as the undisputed number one side. The series was a personal triumph for Kohli, who hit three centuries and became the first player to score more than 500 runs in a bilateral series. He finished with 558 runs at an average of 186.00. "You want to lead from the front with your performances," said Kohli. "When they come off so well, along with the effort of the whole team, it´s very pleasing." Asked how he maintained the intensity which he had shown throughout the series, Kohli said: "I´ve got eight or nine years left in my career. It´s not a long career for a cricketer so I want to make the most of it. I want to train as hard as I can and make the most of every day." He said there was no greater honour than playing for and captaining his country. "If I take it for granted it´s not doing justice to what I have been given by God." He paid credit to "people off the field" who had contributed to his and India´s outstanding performances, including his wife, Bollywood star Anushka Sharma. "She keeps me motivated," he said. "She has been criticised in the past but she is one person who keeps me going." The platform for Kohli was set by India´s bowlers, who bowled out the hosts for a mediocre 204. Fast bowler Shardul Thakur took advantage of his only start of the series to take four for 52. After Rohit Sharma was dismissed in the fourth over, Kohli took command. South Africa´s batsmen had struggled to bat fluently on a slow pitch but Kohli struck the ball with power and precision to reach his fifty off 36 balls and his 35th one-day international century off 82 deliveries with 17 fours. There were two more fours and two sixes as Kohli finished the match with a flurry of strokes. Despite India holding a series-winning 4-1 lead, Thakur was the only change to a winning combination, replacing Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Khaya Zondo, like Thakur playing in his third international match, top-scored for South Africa with 54 off 74 balls. It was only the fourth score of 50 or more for the hosts in a series in which their top batsmen have failed to fire. Wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal took their wicket tallies for the series to 17 and 16 respectively, although Yadav took only one wicket and Chahal claimed two. Chahal claimed the key wicket of AB de Villiers, bowling South Africa´s star batsman with a flipper when he shaped to cut.
  12. President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa addresses MPs after being elected president in parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, February 15, 2018. ? Reuters CAPE TOWN: Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as South Africa?s president in a parliamentary vote on Thursday and pledged to tackle endemic corruption after scandal-ridden Jacob Zuma resigned on orders from the ruling African National Congress. The road back to prosperity and self-respect under Ramaphosa, 65, who became ANC head in December, will be long and hard in a nation still polarised by race and inequality more than two decades after the end of white-minority rule. Still, Zuma?s departure late on Wednesday provided evidence of the strength of South Africa?s democratic institutions, from the courts to the media and the constitution. Ramaphosa, in brief remarks to parliament ahead of his first state of the nation address expected on Friday, said he would work hard ?not to disappoint the people of South Africa.? ?The issues that you have raised, issues that have to do with corruption, issues of how we can straighten out our state-owned enterprises and how we deal with state capture (influence-peddling) are issues that are on our radar screen,? he said. Ramaphosa was elected unopposed as Zuma?s permanent successor by parliament, and confirmed in the post by South African Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, who had earlier read out the former president?s resignation letter. Ramaphosa was expected to be sworn in later on Thursday, and to make any changes to the cabinet after his address on Friday. The rand, which has gained ground whenever Zuma ran into political turbulence, soared to a near three-year high against the dollar on word of his resignation. South Africa's Zuma and his numerous scandals A list of the main scandals, involving Zuma, dating from before he became president in 2009 South Africa?s main stock market index jumped nearly 4 percent and headed for its biggest one-day gain in more than two years as investors hailed Zuma?s exit after nine years in office rife with allegations of sleaze and mismanagement. Ratings agency Moody?s said it was closely monitoring developments in South Africa, focusing on the policy implications of Zuma?s political demise. The S&P Global agency said South Africa?s sovereign credit ratings and outlook will not be immediately affected by the change of the country?s leadership. Uphill challenge Ramaphosa, who will be president until elections next year, faces an uphill battle to earn back public and investor support. But his stated commitment to boosting growth and stamping out graft has gone down well with foreign investors and ANC members who felt Zuma?s handling of the economy could seriously damage the party in the 2019 election. Africa?s most developed economy needs faster economic growth if it is to reduce high unemployment - currently at 27 percent - and alleviate persistent, widespread poverty that aggravates inequality and stokes instability. The economy, Africa?s most advanced, remains largely under the control of whites who held power under apartheid. The 75-year-old Zuma said in a 30-minute farewell address to the nation he disagreed with the way the ANC had thrust him toward an early exit after Ramaphosa replaced him as party president, but would accept its orders. ?Zuma did the right thing to resign. Yes, let?s see what Ramaphosa is having for us, thank you,? said Hlengiwe Mswazi, an office worker in the capital Pretoria. Tshepo Kgobane, also in Pretoria, said: ?So it is a good thing that he resigned. We must have a party, a big party, we must throw a party because he resigned. We wanted to see that.? Zuma bowed out hours after police raided the luxury home of the Gupta family, the Indian-born billionaire allies of the former president who have been at the center of corruption accusations against Zuma and his circle for years. Zuma and the Guptas have always denied wrongdoing. 'Going, going, gone' ?Defiant in defeat? and ?Going, Going, Gone? were among the newspaper headlines that captured Zuma?s unwillingness to leave. ?South Africa?s long nightmare is over,? read the headline from online political news website Daily Maverick. Julius Malema, leader of the far-left Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), led his party in a mass walkout from parliament on Thursday, saying it would not take part in the election of a new president so as not to legitimise an ANC candidate. Zuma quits as President of South Africa The ruling party had said it would vote him out on Thursday The EFF, which has six percent of the seats in parliament, had sponsored a no-confidence motion in Zuma that would have gone ahead on Thursday had Zuma not jumped. The foundation set up to guard the legacy of the late anti-apartheid icon and first black South African president Nelson Mandela said Zuma?s departure brought to an end ?a painful era for the country.? ?One chapter in South Africa?s political soap opera has finally ended with the resignation last night of President Jacob Zuma,? NKC African Economics analysts wrote in a note. ?It would be gratifying to see the dedication and purpose the ANC put into ridding itself of Zuma now be directed into rebuilding the economy, dealing with the corruption still residing in the ANC and improving its shoddy governance record.? South African police said officers had arrested eight people so far in its investigations into high-echelon influence-peddling revolving around the Gupta family. Chief prosecutor Shaun Abrahams declared Ajay Gupta, one of the three Gupta brothers, a ?fugitive from justice? after he failed to hand himself in. Abrahams provided no further details. State broadcaster SABC said a Gupta family member was among those detained, while a senior judicial source said police were expected to arrest up to seven more people and that Gupta family members would be among them. Police said the raid on the Gupta estate was in connection with a state-funded dairy farm, which prosecutors last month called a ?scheme designed to defraud and steal.?
  13. South Africa's President Jacob Zuma announces his resignation at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko JOHANNESBURG: Jacob Zuma resigned as South African president late on Wednesday, under pressure from allies of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who replaced him as leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in December. The 75-year-old?s resignation caps the end of a tumultuous decade in which Zuma has survived several no-confidence votes in parliament, a string of corruption allegations and street protests against his rule. Below are some of the main scandals involving Zuma. Some date from before he became president in 2009. Arms deal Zuma is still fighting 783 counts of corruption over a 30-billion-rand (now $2.5-billion) government arms deal arranged in the late 1990s when he was deputy president. The charges were set aside in 2009, paving the way for Zuma to run for president, but were re-instated in 2016 by the Supreme Court. Rape accusation While deputy president of the ANC, Zuma was charged with raping Fezekile ?Khwezi? Kuzwayo, the HIV-positive daughter of a friend who had been imprisoned on Robben Island with Zuma during the apartheid era. Zuma was acquitted in 2006 but was ridiculed after saying he had showered after *** to reduce the risk of contracting HIV. Nkandla upgrades Soon after becoming president, it emerged that millions of dollars of public money had been spent on upgrades to Zuma?s Nkandla home, including a swimming pool that one minister justified as a fire-fighting resource. Zuma weathered a no-confidence vote in parliament over the upgrades and paid back more than $500,000 after unsuccessfully trying to argue his case in the Constitutional Court. ?Clever blacks? Zuma caused controversy in 2012 for scolding black people ?who become too clever? in an address to South Africa?s National House of Traditional Leaders, saying ?they become the most eloquent in criticizing themselves about their own traditions?. Zuma, who received no formal schooling, has a loyal following in rural areas but has tended to receive less support in urban areas where education levels are higher. Waterkloof landing Zuma?s friends, the Gupta brothers, used the top-security Waterkloof air base to fly in 200 wedding guests from India for a family member?s wedding in 2013, sparking a public outcry. The ANC called the landing reckless and a breach of national security. Nenegate Zuma fired finance minister Nhlanhla Nene in December 2015, replacing him with unknown parliamentary backbencher Des van Rooyen. Zuma was forced to sack van Rooyen and re-appoint a previous finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, four days later after the rand currency collapsed. Electoral debacle The ANC lost its grip on local government in three metropolitan areas in 2016, the ruling party?s worst election result since the end of white minority rule in 1994. Unemployment, economic stagnation, and scandals around Zuma were among reasons the ANC lost voter support. 'State Capture' In 2016, the Public Protector, South Africa?s main anti-corruption watchdog, published a report entitled ?State of Capture? alleging the Guptas had tried to influence the appointment of cabinet ministers and were unlawfully awarded state tenders. Central to the report was the claim by the then-deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas that Zuma?s son Duduzane invited him to the Gupta family home where he was offered the job of finance minister and a bribe of 600 million rand. The Guptas and Zuma have denied any wrongdoing. The Public Protector recommended a judicial enquiry be set up to investigate grand-level corruption involving Zuma and the Guptas. Midnight reshuffle Zuma fired Gordhan as finance minister and Jonas as deputy finance minister in a midnight reshuffle in March 2017. South African financial markets plummeted, with senior ANC officials expressing anger at the lack of consultation. ($1 = 12.0597 rand, as of publishing time)
  14. Morgan Tsvangirai ? the leader of the Opposition Movement for Democratic Change ? addresses a crowd gathered outside parliament in Harare, Zimbabwe, November 21, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/Files HARARE: Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai died on Wednesday after a long battle with cancer, casting his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party into the unknown less than three months after the army ousted long-time ruler Robert Mugabe. Tsvangirai, who died in South Africa, was 65. ?I can confirm that he died this evening. The family communicated this to me,? MDC vice-president Elias Mudzuri told Reuters. Arguably Zimbabwe?s most popular politician, the mining union leader?s career was ultimately defined by his tussles ? both literal and figurative ? with 93-year-old Mugabe, who resigned after a de facto coup in December. Elections are due within the next six months and Tsvangirai?s illness and now death leaves his party in disarray, to the advantage of the ruling ZANU-PF party, now led by former Mugabe deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa. Although Tsvangirai suffered serious physical abuse at the hands of security forces, including serious head injuries in police custody in 2007, he went on to form an uneasy working relationship with Mugabe in a 2009-2013 coalition government.
  15. South Africa's President Jacob Zuma speaks at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko JOHANNESBURG: Jacob Zuma resigned as President of South Africa on Wednesday, heeding orders by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to bring an end to his nine scandal-plagued years in power. In a 30-minute farewell address to the nation, 75-year-old Zuma said he disagreed with the way the ANC had shoved him toward an early exit after the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as party president in December, but would accept its orders. ?I have therefore come to the decision to resign as president of the republic with immediate effect,? Zuma said. ?Even though I disagree with the decision of the leadership of my organization, I have always been a disciplined member of the ANC,? he said. The ruling party had said it would vote him out on Thursday. ?No life should be lost in my name. And also the ANC should not be divided in my name,? Zuma said. The ANC, which replaced Zuma as party leader in December with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, ordered him to step down as president on Tuesday. When he failed to resign on Wednesday, it announced that it would back an opposition motion in parliament to force him out. His resignation ends the career of the former anti-apartheid resistance fighter, 75, who has four wives, a sharp tongue and a decades-long history of entanglement in scandals that polarized Nelson Mandela?s ?Rainbow Nation?. The rand currency, which has gained ground whenever Zuma has hit political turbulence, soared more than one percent to a 2-1/2 year high of 11.79 against the dollar during the day, as pressure piled on Zuma to resign.
  16. Virat Kohli is jubilant upon sealing the maiden bilateral ODI series win in South Africa, South Africa v India, 5th ODI, Port Elizabeth, February 13, 2018/BCCI PORT ELIZABETH: India´s first ever one-day international series victory in South Africa has laid a strong platform for the country´s hopes of a successful 2019 World Cup campaign, captain Virat Kohli said. "We are a team that always wants to think of ways we can improve and after this tour we will look be to even stronger with the 2019 World Cup in mind," he said after India took a 4-1 lead in the six-match series on Tuesday. "It´s a wonderful feeling to have created some history. The guys really got stuck in, with the bat and the ball and in the field as well," he added after the Port Elizabeth triumph. Success in the series has lifted India above South Africa in the International Cricket Council´s one-day rankings and they retained their number one status in tests as well despite losing 2-1 to the South Africans last month. Sharma sets up ODI series win for India India take a decisive 4-1 lead against South Africa "For now, 4-1 feels amazing. Obviously the players put up some really good cricket to be in this position," Kohli added. The last match of the ODI series is in Pretoria on Friday. "We want to win 5-1 but there might be a scenario to give a few (other) guys a chance," Kohli said, with the series won using only 12 of India´s 17-man squad. The 2019 World Cup is being hosted by England and Wales, where India won their first global title in 1983 before adding a second on home soil in 2011.
  17. JOHANNESBURG: South Africa?s military has opened an investigation into reports that members of its 1,000-strong, UN-mandated peacekeeping contingent in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo assaulted and tortured locals. A military statement said ?corrective actions? would ensue if the reports, which it understood had come from Congolese citizens, were found to be true. The inquiry would be conducted in liaison with the United Nations? MONUSCO mission in Congo, the statement added. It gave no details of the allegations and MONUSCO did not elaborate. ?We are aware of the case and we have the police record,? MONUSCO spokeswoman Florence Marshall said. Under bilateral agreements with host countries, UN soldiers found to have committed crimes while serving in peacekeeping missions are judged and punished in their home jurisdictions. Congolese government spokesman Lambert Mende said he was not aware of the alleged abuses but added that it was ?completely normal? that the investigation would be carried out by South African, rather than Congolese, authorities. Established in 2000, MONUSCO is the United Nations? largest peacekeeping mission and has come under increasing political and military pressure as the United States has threatened to cut funding just as militia activity in Congo?s mineral-rich eastern hinterlands has stepped up. Much of the increase in insecurity is linked to political tensions surrounding President Joseph Kabila?s refusal to step down when his mandate expired at the end of 2016. An election to replace Kabila, who has ruled Congo since his father?s assassination in 2001, has been repeatedly delayed and is now scheduled for December 2018. Suspected Ugandan rebels killed at least 15 Tanzanian UN peacekeepers and wounded 53 others in a raid on a base in December. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned it as the worst attack on the organization in recent history. The South African contingent, based in Goma on the Rwandan border, is part of MONUSCO?s Force Intervention Brigade, which has a special beefed-up mandate to ?neutralize and disarm? guerrilla groups.
  18. South Korea´s President Moon Jae-in greets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un´s sister Kim Yo Jong as North Korea´s ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam looks on before their meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul. -AFP SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks in Pyongyang, South Korean officials said on Saturday, setting the stage for the first meeting of Korean leaders in more than 10 years. Any meeting would represent a diplomatic coup for Moon, who swept to power last year on a policy of engaging more with the reclusive North and has pushed for a diplomatic solution to the standoff over North Korea?s nuclear and missile program. The recent detente, anchored by South Korea?s hosting of the Winter Olympic Games that began on Friday, came despite an acceleration in the North?s weapons programs last year and pressure from Seoul?s allies in Washington. The personal invitation from Kim was delivered verbally by his younger sister, Kim Yo Jong, during talks and a lunch Moon hosted at the presidential Blue House in Seoul. Kim Jong Un wanted to meet Moon ?in the near future? and would like for him to visit North Korea ?at his earliest convenience?, his sister told Moon, who had said ?let?s create the environment for that to be able to happen,? Blue House spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom told a news briefing. A Blue House official said Moon ?practically accepted? the invitation. ?We would like to see you at an early date in Pyongyang?, Kim Yo Jong told Moon during the lunch, and also delivered her brother?s personal letter that expressed his ?desire to improve inter-Korean relations,? the Blue House said. The prospect of two-way talks between the Koreas, however, may not be welcomed by the United States. Washington has pursued a strategy of exerting maximum pressure on Pyongyang through tough sanctions and harsh rhetoric, demanding it give up its pursuit of nuclear weapons first for any dialogue to occur. ?This is the strongest action yet by North Korea to drive a wedge between the South and the United States,? said Kim Sung-han, a former South Korean vice foreign minister and now a professor at Korea University in Seoul.Moon asked the North Korean delegation during Saturday?s meeting to more actively seek dialogue with the United States, saying that ?early resumption of dialogue (between the two) is absolutely necessary for developments in the inter-Korean relations as well,? the South said. It said the two sides held ?a comprehensive discussion ... on the inter-Korean relations and various issues on the Korean peninsula in an amicable atmosphere,? but did not say whether the North?s weapons program was mentioned. A visit by Moon to the North would enable the first summit between leaders from the two Koreas since 2007, and would mark only the third inter-Korean summit to take place. Extreme pressure Pyongyang conducted its largest nuclear test last year and in November tested its most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile that experts said has the range to reach anywhere in the United States. US President Donald Trump and the North Korean leadership traded insults and threats of nuclear war as tensions rose, with Trump repeatedly dismissing the prospect or value of talks with North Korea. US Vice President Mike Pence, also in South Korea for the Olympics, has said the United States and South Korea were closely aligned in their approach to dealing with North Korea. ?I am very confident, as President Trump is, that President Moon will continue to stand strongly with us in our extreme-pressure campaign,? Pence told NBC in an interview on Friday, maintaining all options were open to deal with the crisis. ?Make no mistake about it, the United States of America has viable military options to deal with a nuclear threat from North Korea but, that being said, we hope for a better path,? he said. Pence said he would seek to counter North Korea?s attempt to use the Olympics for propaganda and invited the father of Otto Warmbier, an American student who died last year after being imprisoned in North Korea for 17 months, to the Games in Pyeongchang. Before leaving South Korea on Saturday evening, Pence watched short track speed skating games, with Fred Warmbier seated behind him. Moon, who returned to the Games venue, joined Pence in the arena and sat next to him, turned around to greet Warmbier, according to a White House pool report. Later, Moon watched the joint Korean women?s ice hockey team - the first ever combined team at the Olympics - take on Switzerland, joining Kim Yo Jong and Kim Yong Nam, the North?s nominal head of state, who is also visiting the South for the Games. [L4N1Q007Q] North and South Korea are technically still at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce rather than a peace treaty. The United States fought with South Korea and maintains tens of thousands of troops and an ?ironclad? agreement to protect its ally. North Korea has spent years developing its military, saying it needs to protect itself from U.S. aggression.
  19. AB de Villiers. File photo: AFP/Getty Images CAPE TOWN: AB de Villiers returns to the South African squad for the last three one-day internationals against India, Cricket South Africa announced on Thursday. The star batsman missed the first three matches because of a finger injury suffered in the third Test against the same opponents last month. There was no immediate word on whether De Villiers had recovered sufficiently to play in the fourth match at the Wanderers Stadium on Saturday. He will be assessed when the squad reassembles in Johannesburg on Friday. South Africa will be desperate for De Villiers to play after India dominated the first three matches. In what could amount to an admission that South Africa are short of strength in depth, the return of De Villiers is the only change to a squad weakened by injuries to regular captain Faf du Plessis and wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock. South Africa´s batsmen have struggled, particularly against India´s spinners. Du Plessis hit a century in the first game before being injured but JP Duminy, with 51 in the third game in Cape Town, is the only other South African to have made a half-century. Farhaan Behardien, who was added to the squad after Du Plessis was injured, is the only batsman in the group, other than De Villiers, who has not yet played in the series. South African squad: Aiden Markram (captain), Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, Heinrich Klaasen (wkt), David Miller, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Khaya Zondo.
  20. Live streaming of India vs South Africa, 3rd ODI, Cape Town was available online. Virat Kohli?s unbeaten 160 and four wickets each from Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal helped India crush South Africa by 124 runs to go 3-0 up in the six-match series. Photo: Reuters CAPE TOWN: Virat Kohli struck a majestic 160 not out as India thrashed South Africa by 124 runs in Wednesday´s third one-day international at Newlands to take a 3-0 lead in the six-match series. India made 303 for 6 after being sent in to bat, while Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal took four wickets apiece as South Africa were bowled out for just 179. Scores in brief India 303-6 in 50 overs (S. Dhawan 76, V. Kohli 160 not out) South Africa 179 in 40 overs (J. Duminy 51; Y. Chahal 4-46, Kuldeep Yadav 4-23). Result: India won by 124 runs Series: India lead the six-match series 3-0 Toss: South Africa
  21. India's Virat Kohli celebrates his century during the One Day International (ODI) cricket match between India and South Africa. -AFP CAPE TOWN: Indian captain Virat Kohli continued his mastery of South Africa's bowlers as he made his second century of the series in the third one-day international against South Africa at Newlands on Wednesday. Kohli made 160 not out in an Indian total of 303 for six after the tourists had been sent in on a good batting surface. He had made 112 and 46 not out in leading India to wins in the first two matches of the six-game series. The 29-year-old took a relatively sedate 119 balls to reach his 34th one-day international hundred, hitting only seven fours, but added another five fours and two sixes off 40 more balls in a blazing finish to the innings. Kohli was content to play the supporting role in a second-wicket stand of 140 with Shikhar Dhawan, who pounded 12 fours in making 76 off 63 deliveries. The pair came together after Rohit Sharma was caught behind off Kagiso Rabada in the first over without a run scored. South Africa clawed their way back before Kohli and Bhuvneshwar Kumar added an unbeaten 67 for the seventh wicket in the last 7.2 overs of the innings. South Africa, with an injury-weakened batting line-up, were required to make the highest successful run chase in ODIs at Newlands.
  22. Mohammad Karim and Syed Haman Shah will represent Pakistan in skiing at Winter Olympics 2018 ISLAMABAD: Pakistan?s four-member ski squad has reached Seoul, South Korea to participate in Winter Olympics 2018. ?Skiers Mohammad Karim and Syed Haman Shah along with two officials - Col (R) Mohammad Wali (coach) and Air Commodore (R) Mohammad Sohail (manager) have reached South Korea to chip in the Winter Olympics,? Obaid-ur-Rehman Abbasi, spokesperson of the Ski Federation of Pakistan, told APP on Wednesday. The prestigious winter event will be held at Pyeongchang, a city in South Korea where skiers from over 40 countries will be seen in action in various categories of skiing from February 9 to 25. Pakistan?s skiers will be participating in three categories. Karim, who also represented the country in the Sochi Winter Games 2014, will compete in the slalom and giant slalom categories, while his 26-year-old nephew Haman will contest in the cross-country category. ?Our skiers have been undergoing intensive trainings sessions. They are in good shape and we are hoping for some good performance from them,? Abbasi said.
  23. De Kock joins du Plessis, Steyn and de Villiers on the sidelines CAPE TOWN: South Africa´s worrisome injury-list has been lengthened after wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock was ruled out for up to four weeks with a wrist injury, officials said on Monday. De Kock joins stalwarts Faf du Plessis, Dale Steyn and AB de Villiers on the sidelines, though the latter is expected to resume training in the next few days. De Kock was injured during South Africa´s heavy nine-wicket loss to India in the second match of their six-game series in Pretoria on Sunday which the hosts lost to go down 2-0 ahead of the third fixture in Cape Town on Wednesday. "Quinton suffered an extreme blow to the left wrist while batting in the second ODI on Sunday and felt severe pain and discomfort," team manager Mohammed Moosajee said in a media release from Cricket South Africa. "Further investigation revealed severe bony bruising to the area, with associated swelling around the tendon in the wrist. "This type of injury will require between 2-4 weeks to heal, which subsequently rules him out of the remainder of the ODI and T20 series against India. "South Africa already have uncapped wicketkeeper Heinrich Klaasen in their squad. Du Plessis (finger), Steyn (heel) and De Kock will now face a race against time to be fit for the first of four home tests against Australia that start on March 1.
  24. Journalists from South Waziristan visited the Inter-Services Public Relations office on February 4, 2018. Photo: ISPR RAWALPINDI: Journalists from South Waziristan on Sunday thanked the Pakistan Army for restoring peace in Waziristan and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Director General (DG) ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor briefed the journalists about the ground situation in South Waziristan during their visit to the office of the army's media wing. The briefing was followed by an interactive session. The journalists shared their feedback on the security situation in South Waziristan Agency and the development work undertaken by Pakistan Army in the region, according to a press release issued by ISPR.
  25. Journalists from South Waziristan visited the Inter-Services Public Relations office on February 4, 2018. Photo: ISPR RAWALPINDI: Journalists from South Waziristan on Sunday thanked the Pakistan Army for restoring peace in Waziristan and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Director General (DG) ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor briefed the journalists about the ground situation in South Waziristan during their visit to the office of the army's media wing. The briefing was followed by an interactive session. The journalists shared their feedback on the security situation in South Waziristan Agency and the development work undertaken by Pakistan Army in the region, according to a press release issued by ISPR.