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Ex-South Africa captain Rice dies

FILE - This is a Sept. 7, 1987 file photo of Nottinghamshire's South African captain Clive Rice, as he holds the trophy surrounded by team mates, after winning the NatWest Trophy on the balcony of the pavillion at Lord's after his team's triumph over Northamptonshire. Rice, South Africas first post-apartheid international cricket captain and a formidable player who never got the opportunity to showcase his talent in test matches, died on Tuesday July 28, 2015, aged 66. (PA/File via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) Clive Rice, South Africa's first post-apartheid international cricket captain and a formidable player who never got the opportunity to show his talent in tests, died on Tuesday aged 66.

Rice was diagnosed with a brain tumor after collapsing in February. He traveled to India for what he hoped would be life-saving surgery after doctors in South Africa said he was going to die.

"Well, that's what we're all going to do, but I'm not in a hurry," Rice said in an interview in March after the surgery.


Cook says England ready to bounce back

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Captain Alastair Cook says England has put the second-test, 405-run defeat behind them and are confident ahead of the third Ashes test at Edgbaston starting on Wednesday.

"Lord's was obviously a tough four days," Cook says, but "the mood in the camp is fantastic." (MORE)

Rogers set to make 3rd Ashes test

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Australia opener Chris Rogers came through a testing session Monday in the nets at the hands of his own teammates and is set to play in the third test against England at Edgbaston, starting Wednesday.

The five-test series is tied 1-1 after England surprised many by winning the opener in Cardiff before Australia inflicted a massive 405-run defeat on the hosts at Lord's with a double century from Steve Smith. (MORE)

Sri Lanka wins ODI, Pakistan wins series

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka (AP) Kusal Perera smashed a 109-ball 116 to lead Sri Lanka to a crushing 165-run win over Pakistan in the fifth and final one-day international on Sunday.

However it was only a consolation win for Sri Lanka as Pakistan clinched the five-match series 3-2. (MORE)

Bangladesh-S. Africa rained out in draw

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (AP) Bangladesh clinched its first ever test draw against South Africa on Saturday after rain washed out the final two days of the first test.

South Africa was 61-0 in its second innings on Thursday, trailing by 17 runs at the end of day three, but no further play was possible. (MORE)

Sreesanth won't face spot-fixing charges

NEW DELHI (AP) Banned test player Shantakumaran Sreesanth and two other prominent cricketers will not face charges of spot-fixing due to a lack of evidence, an Indian court ruled on Saturday.

A New Delhi court hearing was considering charges of organized crime against the three Indian players who were alleged to have underperformed in exchange for money from illegal bookmakers during the Indian Premier League in 2013. (MORE)

England to face Pakistan in UAE

LONDON (AP) England's away series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates has been finalized.

The England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed Thursday that the series will include three tests, four one-day internationals and three Twenty20s in October and November. (MORE)

South Africa's de Kock fined for barge

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (AP) South Africa wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock has been fined 75 per cent of his match fee for shoulder-barging Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal.

The incident happened on the second day of the first test on Wednesday, and the fine announced Thursday. (MORE)

India recalls leg-spinner Mishra

NEW DELHI (AP) India has recalled leg spinner Amit Mishra from a long absence from the test squad, including him in a 15-man squad for an upcoming three-test series in Sri Lanka.

The 32-year-old last figured in a test during a tour of England four years ago but played limited overs games last year and was selected Thursday ahead of a clutch of left-arm spinners including Pragyan Ojha. (MORE)

5 uncapped players in Sri Lanka T20 team

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) Sri Lanka has named five uncapped players in its 15-man squad for a Twenty20 series against Pakistan starting later this month.

Left-arm seamer Binura Fernando, allrounder Dasun Shanaka, legspinner Jeffrey Vandersay, batsmen Shahan Jayasuriya and Dhananjaya de Silva have been included in the squad announced Thursday. (MORE)

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