Cricket South Africa (CSA) have moved quickly to appoint Russell Domingo as the successor to Gary Kirsten as South Africa coach after the latter's decision not to renew his contract.
Domingo, Kirsten's assistant coach, was appointed Twenty20 coach of the Proteas earlier this year and will take over control of all three teams on 1st August 2013.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have confirmed the itinerary for South Africa's limited overs tour which will comprise five One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals.
The five ODIs will be played between 20th and 31st July in Colombo and Kandy before the three Twenty20 Internationals are held on 2nd, 4th and 6th August.
Gary Kirsten has decided not to renew his contract and will step down as South Africa head coach, Cricket South Africa (CSA) have confirmed.
Kirsten was appointed on a two-year deal in August 2011 but was required to inform the board by April 30th 2013 whether he wants to renew his deal but he has decided to step down due to family reasons.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed the schedule of warm-up matches ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013, which will be held from 30th May to 4th June.
The tournament itself gets underway on 6th June and the warm-up matches will be held in the same venues as the competition - The Oval, Edgbaston and the Cardiff Wales Stadium.
South Africa have been dealt an unfortunate blow after former captain Graeme Smith was ruled out of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 with an injury to his left ankle.
Scans revealed a stress fracture to the ankle with which he has had trouble with in the past, including undergoing surgery last year, although it still caused him to miss matches in March and he did not take part in the 2013 Indian Premier League.
South Africa captain has picked out Chris Gayle and Mahendra Singh as players to watch in the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 but says his own team has enough game-changers to see them perform well.
South Africa are chasing their first global tournament success since they won the event in 1998 and take on India, Pakistan and the West Indies in their opening group.
South Africa have included recovering batsman JP Duminy in their 15-man squad for the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 although Jacques Kallis will play no part in the tournament.
The experienced all-rounder has made himself unavailable due to personal reasons but with Duminy returning, and the in-form David Miller also included, the squad is not short of batting options.
South African batsmen JP Duminy and Faf du Plessis are both on track with their respective rehabilitation programmes from achilles tendon and back injuries.
Duminy underwent surgery five months ago and is still on target to return to action in late May while du Plessis could be available for Chennai Super Kings as early as next week.
Kenya all but qualified for the final of the Twenty20 Quadrangular tournament in Namibia by beating a strong South Africa Emerging Players side, while the hosts kept their final hopes alive and bounced back from yesterday's defeat to beat the Netherlands and knock them out of contention.
There were wins for Kenya and a South Africa Emerging Players side on day one of the Twenty20 quadrangular tournament in Namibia.
Kenya thrashed the Netherlands by seven wickets in the first game, with Shem Ngoche leading the rout of the Dutch batsmen by taking four for 34 with his left-arm spin. Rakep Patel then overcame a ponderous start to the Kenyan run chase and hit five sixes during an unbeaten 46 that took them home in the 13th over.
The Champions League Twenty20 will return to India for the 2013 edition of the high profile Twenty20 tournament in September and October of this year.
India will host the tournament, won in 2012 by Sydney Sixers when it was held in South Africa, for the third time in five years, from 17th September to 6th October.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has introduced a new playing condition for international cricket whereby a no ball will be called if a bowler breaks the stumps at the non-striker's end during the act of delivering the ball.
The playing condition has been implemented after the MCC decided to introduce a new law to the same effect from 1st October, advising the ICC to introduce the playing condition.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) has named its 30-man provisional squad for the ICC Champions Trophy 2013, which will be played in England and Wales in June.
Batsman Rilee Rossouw is the only player in the squad who has yet to represent South Africa in any format while Chris Morris and Henry Davids have not played One-Day International cricket.
The hard-fought One-Day International series between Pakistan and South Africa was denied the finale that it perhaps deserved in Benoni. AB de Villiers made the most of being dropped early in his innings to end on 95 not out and help his side overhaul Pakistan's inadequate 205 with six overs to spare.
Pakistan's innings had been one of disappointment as the middle-order all squandered starts, four of them passing 20 but none going on to pass 50. All of the South African pace attack bowled tidily and not without threat.
South African batsman Graeme Smith may miss the fifth and final One-Day International against Pakistan on Sunday (24th March) after his ankle injury flared up during the fourth game in Durban.
Pakistan won the match by three wickets to level the series and Smith's absence in the decider, would be a huge blow for the Proteas, who are already missing Faf du Plessis with a back problem.
The latest twist in the see-sawing One-Day International series between South Africa and Pakistan saw the tourists eventually take a three-wicket win in the fourth match in Durban to level the series at 2-2.
They made a flying start although South Africa recovered to post a score of 234 for nine and after a poor start themselves, Pakistan almost threw away a winning position before scrambling home with eight balls to spare.
South Africa One-Day International captain AB de Villiers says he is pleased to have come through a major test of his leadership skills in Sunday's 34-run win over Pakistan.
In a high-scoring game, South Africa defended 343 for five by bowling Pakistan out for 309 and de Villiers had to combat Shahid Afridi, who blasted 88 in just 48 balls.
Ahead of tomorrow's fourth One-Day International between the South Africa and Pakistan in Durban, South African all-rounder Robin Peterson says the series is shaping up to be a 'nice little contest'.
South Africa lead the series 2-1 after wins in Bloemfontein and Johannesburg but will be missing batsman Faf du Plessis due to injury.
Both South Africa and Pakistan have injury concerns ahead of the crucial fourth One-Day International in Durban on Thursday. Faf du Plessis has been ruled out for the remainder of the series with a back injury, while Pakistan have called up Sohail Tanvir as cover for Mohammad Irfan and Umar Gul.
A packed Wanderers crowd, dressed predominantly in pink to raise awareness of breast cancer, were treated to a batting masterclass by players on both sides in the third One-Day International between Pakistan and South Africa.
AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla hit fluent centuries, adding a world-record 238 for the third-wicket, to lead South Africa to 343 for three five after they had been asked to bat.