In what can be termed a one-sided match, the Rohit Sharma-led Indian cricket team took a step ahead in the ICC World Cup 2023 as it secured victory against South Africa. With 102 runs by Virat Kohli and 10 wickets by Mohammed Shammi and Jadeja, India swept the win with 245 runs. Notably, South Africa secured only 83 runs, whereas India secured 324 runs, at Eden Garden, Kolkata.
During a group photo moment at the BRICS summit, PM Narendra Modi set a remarkable example. Spotting the Indian Tricolour on the ground, symbolising the standing positions of leader, PM Modi exhibited respect for the tricolour. PM Modi carefully lifted the flag and kept it in his pocket, ensuring its dignity. Following PM Modi's act, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa took the lead to pick up his country's flag.
Ity Pandey, Chief Commercial Manager (Passenger Services) of Central Railway and an officer of Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) created history. She became the first lady civil servant from Indian Railways to complete the grueling Comrades Marathon held on June 12, in South Africa. Ity crossed this marathon which is popular for its terrain, demanding hills, and unpredictable weather conditions. She completed this marathon of 56 miles,… read-more
Indian Air Force (IAF) chopper airlifts 12 cheetahs from South Africa, on February 18. Five male and seven female big cats landed in Madhya Pradesh's Kuno National Park (KNP.) These big cats will be released into the KNP by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Union minister Bhupender Yadav. The cheetahs from South Africa sent to KNP will be in quarantine enclosures.
The Indian Deaf Cricket Team won the tournament with 141 runs and maintained an excellent record after defeating the South African team, by 39 runs. In the final match, the Indian Cricket Team won the match and secured the DICC T20 Trophy, at Malek Stadium at Ajman, the United Arab Emirates. Moreover, this was a special match, as it was first time Indian Deaf Cricket played International after the pandemic.
Amid a clash in dates of the ODI-series and Cricket South Africa (CSA) new franchise T20 League, the CSA announced to withdrawal from the ODI-series against Australia, in January 2023. On July 13, the CSA said, their men's-national-team will not be playing the three-ODIs, which form part of the ICC Super League matches. Notably, the 2023 ICC League matches will directly help teams to qualify for World Cup, in 2023.
In South Africa's City of East London, the suspicious death of 17 people has been reported. As per sources, in a nightclub, people were found dead, following which the police registered a case and launched an investigation. The statement was given by official Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana, confirming that the police were alerted of the incident at Scenery Park. The cause of death and identities of the deceased are under investigation.
South Africa reported its first case of Monkeypox virus, joining the list of 40 other countries, on June 23. According to Health Minister Joe Phaahla, the patient is a 30-year-old male from Johannesburg, who has no travel history. Which means, he did not acquire it from outside South Africa. He further stated that a process of contact tracing has begun, to ensure the virus is contained.
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India defeated South Africa in the third Twenty20 International on June 14 in Visakhapatnam, keeping the hopes of winning the five-match series unchanged. Yuzvendra Chahal claimed three wickets, and Harshal Patel took four. It was India's third consecutive victory, following wins in Delhi and Cuttack. The series' finale encounter will be contested in Rajkot on June 17, followed by the final T20 in Bengaluru on June 19.
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The South African authorities announced on June 6 that Rajesh Gupta and Atul Gupta of the Gupta family had been detained in the UAE. In South Africa, the Gupta brothers are charged with profiting financially and influencing top appointments through their connection with former President Jacob Zuma. They have adamantly refuted the allegations. They were accused of bribing officials in exchange for lucrative government contracts and influence… read-more
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