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South Africa cricketer killed in road accident

Staff Writer Updated: 8 April, 2019, 11:09 AM IST


Former South Africa Women’s World Cup cricketer Elriesa Theunissen-Fourie and her child lost their lives in a fatal car crash. The accident took place in the northwestern mining town of Stilfontein. The 25-yeal old played three ODIs and one Twenty20 and was part of the 2013 World Cup squad.

“This is a dreadful tragedy in the true sense of that word,” said Cricket South Africa (CSA) chief executive Thabang Moroe. “This is devastating news for all of us.

“Elriesa did so much for the community in which she lived and gave excellent service both as a national player and in the work she did at grassroots level.

“On behalf of the CSA family, I extend our deepest sympathy to her husband, her family, friends and all her cricketing colleagues.”

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"RCB’s failure this IPL will be a blessing in disguise for Indian cricket"

Harshit Anand Updated: 8 April, 2019, 10:55 AM IST


Royal Challengers Bangalore's poor form continued in the game against Delhi Capitals as well on Sunday. Now, they have lost their first six games. The Virat Kohli-led side are the only team in the IPL to not have won even a single game thus far. They are at the bottom of the IPL points table.

Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers have failed to score consistently and as a result, the already imbalanced side are having a disastrous campaign. Sunil Gavaskar, however, thinks it can be blessing in disguise for Indian cricket if RCB continue to falter like this.

“If RCB don’t qualify, as seems likely as of now, then it could well be a blessing in disguise for Indian cricket. Firstly, it will mean a week off