The latest sports news: Saturday 20 February 2021

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Welcome to our wrap of the latest sports news and the biggest stories of the week that was.

Latest sports news: Cricket

Indian superstar Virat Kohli has revealed that he struggled with depression and felt like the “loneliest guy in the world” after failing with the bat during a tour of England in 2014.

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has lodged an official dispute with the International Cricket Council (ICC) over Australia’s decision to withdraw from a scheduled tour of South Africa.

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Warriors allrounder Marco Jansen has been snapped up at the Indian Premier League auction by the Mumbai Indians in a surprising move.

Faf du Plessis has confirmed his retirement from the Test arena after 69 Tests for the Proteas.

Chris Morris became the most expensive player in IPL history when he was sold for the equivalent of more than R32-million at this week’s player auction.

Latest sports news: Rugby

Steven Kitshoff is set to be named as the union’s new skipper as he finalises a new contract with Western Province Rugby.

Dan Carter has hung up the boots at the age of 38 after an incredible career that will see him go down as one of the greatest players to grace the game.

The Bulls have announced the signing of exciting utility back Madosh Tambwe who spent the 2020 season at the Sharks.

Pitso Mosimane has named his Al Ahly squad for their next CAF Champions League Group A match against Tanzanian champions Simba SC.

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Gavin Hunt has confirmed that Itumeleng Khune is no longer the club’s captain.

The South African Football Association (SAFA) has told CAF that none of its clubs and national teams will use neutral venues for their continental matches.

Kaizer Chiefs say that veteran defender Daniel Cardoso is contracted until the end of the 2021/22 season, contrary to reports.

Bongani Zungu has been on the receiving end of scathing criticism by one of Rangers’ greatest ever players after breaching Covid-19 regulations.

Kaizer Chiefs will be without six players for their Saturday’s league game against SuperSport United.

Mamelodi Sundowns will not be travelling to Algeria for their CAF Champions League match against CR Belouizdad after receiving communication from CAF confirming that the match which was scheduled for Tuesday, 23 February, has been cancelled due to further medical restrictions in Algeria.

Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt has set the record straight on whether or not the club is allowed to sign free agents now that they have served their two-window transfer ban.

Other sports news

Tennis: Novak Djokovic may be unbeaten in Australian Open finals, but a sponsor seemed to think he’s already won this year’s – before he’s even played it. Ahead of the eight-time champion’s clash with Daniil Medvedev on Sunday, his racquet sponsor HEAD offered its congratulations in a promotional email.

Athletics: Having made an explosive comeback last year after recovering from a serious knee injury, South African sprint sensation Wayde van Niekerk will be shifting up a gear in his preparation for this year’s Tokyo Olympics by joining a new training group in the United States.

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