Pakistan supplanted arch rivals India to become the world's number one Test side for the first time since the ICC introduced the rankings system.
A re-laid outfield was a factor in two full days of play being lost in the first Test between South Africa and New Zealand, Haroon Lorgat admitted.
Play was called off without a ball bowled because of a wet outfield on the fourth day of the first Test between South Africa and New Zealand.
Mark Boucher said the "time is right for me to give back to the game that gave me such a lot".
The Titans franchise unveiled former South African wicket-keeper Mark Boucher as its new head coach.
No play was possible before lunch on the fourth day of the first Test between South Africa and New Zealand at Kingsmead.
Play was abandoned because of a wet outfield without a ball being bowled on the third day of the first Test between SA and NZ on Sunday.
Dale Steyn claimed two wickets just before lunch to put the Proteas in the driving seat on day two of the first Test against New Zealand.
The Proteas will be highly disappointed by their lack of application with bat in hand as New Zealand ended on top after day ...
New Zealand hit back after lunch to rock the Proteas by dismissing the in-form Hashim Amla on day one of the first Test at Kingsmead.
Kagiso Rabada will be hoping to put four weeks of county cricket action to good use for the Proteas in the first Test against New Zealand.
A dominant Hashim Amla ensured the Proteas recovered from losing two early wickets to claim the advantage on Day one of the first Test.
Faf du Plessis goes in the first Test against New Zealand not only hoping to restore his country’s fortunes, but also to rediscover his batting mojo.
South Africa, who have never lost a Test series to New Zealand, currently have 92 points and are placed seventh on the ICC Test rankings.
Faf du Plessis admitted that his team had been "scarred" by their mauling on spin-friendly pitches in India last year.