Sub-Saharan Africa

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) has moved to draw up a rescue package for Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC), while it has issued a warning to Sri Lanka amid the governance crisis affecting the sport in the country.

Kenya’s Safari Rally has moved a step closer to returning to the World Rally Championship calendar after being confirmed as a candidate event for the motorsport series in 2019.

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has teamed up with rights partner, pay-television broadcaster SuperSport, to announce the launch of a new “world-class” Twenty20 competition following the collapse of previous efforts to form a T20 Global League.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has been dissolved by the country’s government following revelations of “widespread” corruption that implicates president Kwesi Nyantakyi, one of the most senior figures in African football and a member of the ruling Fifa Council of the world governing body.

North American basketball league the NBA has announced that this year’s edition of its Africa Game will take place in the South African city of Pretoria, having initially been planned for Johannesburg.

Kwesi Nyantakyi, a member of the Fifa Council at football’s global governing body, was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of corruption in his native Ghana.

Sanzaar, the umbrella body for the national bodies of rugby union in Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, has hit out at ongoing reports over the future direction of its competitions, stating media claims are nothing but “unsubstantiated speculation”.

The prospect of a return to Super Rugby expansion has emerged following details of a major strategic review embarked upon by Sanzaar, the umbrella body for the national unions in Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, that also outlines new events and reforms for the Rugby Championship.

World football’s governing body Fifa has been hit by the news that senior executive, Constant Omari, has been arrested in his home country of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on suspicion of corruption.

Rwandan Cycling Federation (FERWACY) president Aimable Bayingana has said he is targeting bringing the Road World Championships to Africa for the first time.

Mark Alexander has been re-elected as president of SA Rugby, the governing body of rugby union in South Africa.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has today (Tuesday) issued a 20-year ban to Zimbabwean official Rajan Nayer after he was found guilty of attempting to coerce national team captain Graeme Cremer into engaging in match-fixing activities.