Racial edicts in the form of the current empowerment regime have been presented as a non-negotiable by President Ramaphosa, writes Terence Corrigan.
Veteran coach Carlos Queiroz quoted Frank Sinatra, gushed over his players and argued furiously with a critic as he said goodbye to Iran.
India retained the Asia Cup with a win off the last ball against a fighting Bangladesh who were anchored by a maiden ton from Liton Das in Dubai.
Mohammad Shahzad knocked a brilliant hundred as spirited Afghanistan pulled off a last over tie against India in the Super Four match.
Bangladesh paceman Mustafizur Rahman held his nerves to bowl a final dot ball to give his team a nerve-wracking win over Afghanistan.
Pakistan's paceman Hasan Ali and Afghanistan's Asghar Afghan and Rashid Khan have all been fined on Saturday.
Shoaib Malik hit a six and a boundary to pull off a sensational last over win for Pakistan against a spirited Afghanistan in the Asia Cup.
Bangladesh recalled the experienced Soumya Sarkar and Imrul Kayes to bolster their squad for the ongoing Asia Cup.
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma has won the toss and sent Bangladesh into bat in their opening Asia Cup Super Four game in Dubai.
India crushed Pakistan in their long-awaited Asia Cup match which failed to live up to its hype in Dubai.
India survived a scare against Hong Kong after Shikhar Dhawan's hundred as they battled to a win over the minnows in the Asia Cup.
With their powerful batting and fast improving bowling, India are Asia's best hope at the World Cup which takes place in England next year.
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has returned home from the UAE due to injury and will miss Friday's Asia Cup final against India in Dubai.
Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan has won the toss and opted to bat in the Super Four Asia Cup match against India in Dubai.
Openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan hit punishing centuries to steer an imperious India to a win over a listless Pakistan in the Asia Cup.
While India and Pakistan's fierce rivalry has been on display at the Asian Cup in the UAE, some families in the country have divided loyalties.
Ravindra Jadeja took four wickets and skipper Rohit Sharma smashed a successive half century to help India rout Bangladesh in Asia Cup match.
Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan has won the toss and opted to bat in their Asia Cup Super Four match against Pakistan at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
Three Indian cricketers, including star all-rounder Hardik Pandya, have been ruled out of the Asia Cup with injuries.
Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has won the toss and opted to bat in the high-profile Asia Cup Group A match in Dubai.
Sri Lankan newspapers and fans lambasted the national cricket team Tuesday after the former champions were dumped out of the Asia Cup by up-and-coming Afghanistan.
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