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Cricket South Africa CEO Haroon Lorgat Announces Landmark India Tour

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 28 / 15

Cricket South Africa said that the country "will play four test matches in India for the first time" as part of its longest ever tour to the sub-continent later this year, according to Nick Said of REUTERS. The Proteas "will also play five One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 matches between ...

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Figo: Blatter Does Not Have Africa Support

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