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Australia's BBL goes IPL way

Sydney, July 18 (IANS) The forthcoming edition of Australia's domestic T20 cricket tournament -- Big Bash League (BBL) -- will witness an increase in the number of matches and duration when it kicks off on December 19 this year, Cricket Australia (CA) announced on Wednesday. Compared to last year's 40 matches, the 2018 edition of BBL will see 56 group matches as CA announced a home-and-a...

1 month ago
Sutherland quits as Cricket Australia CEO

Melbourne, June 6 (IANS) Following the infamous ball-tampering scandal that rocked Australian cricket, Cricket Australia's turbulent times do not seem to be over. Its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) James Sutherland announced his resignation on Wednesday after a 17-year stint. Sutherland's resignation has come a week ahead of the national team's ODI series opener against England in London ...

1 month ago
Warner to join Smith in Canadian T20 league

Toronto, June 4 (IANS) Tainted former Australia Vice captain David Warner will join his former captain Steve Smith at the Global T20 Canadian league later this month. This will mark the return to the game for the high-profile Australian pair, who were banned from official international and domestic cricket for 12 months by Cricket Australia in March, for their role in the Cape Town ball-...

1 month ago
Head, Marsh to lead Australia A squads in India

Melbourne, May 30 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) on Wednesday named Travis Head and Mitchell Marsh as leaders of Australia A sides touring India for a triangular ODI series, also involving South Africa A and two four-day matches in August-September. Head will lead the one-day team, while Marsh has been named the captain of the four-day team that will take on India A in two four-day matche...

1 month ago
Warner, Bancroft to return in July

Melbourne, May 29 (IANS) Disgraced Australian cricketers David Warner and Cameron Bancroft confirmed on Tuesday that they will return to competitive cricket in July. Warner and Bancroft were handed lengthy bans after being caught while attempting to tamper with the ball during a Test match against South Africa in March. The duo will feature in the Global T20 Canada league, which ...

1 month ago
Back injury rules Hazlewood out of England tour

Brisbane, May 28 (IANS) Australia were dealt a major blow ahead of their limited-overs tour to England after pace spearhead Josh Hazlewood was ruled out with a back injury. Uncapped Queensland quick Michael Neser has been named as the 27-year-old Hazlewood's replacement in the already-depleted squad, sans the injured duo of Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins. Josh has been managing s...

1 month ago
CA seeks evidence on spot-fixing allegations

Melbourne, May 27 (IANS) Reacting to allegations made by television channel Al Jazeera about spot-fixing in a Test involving Australia in India, Cricket Australia (CA) has asked for raw footage and un-edited material to investigate the matter. Together with the ICC, we are aware of the investigation by Al Jazeera into alleged corruption in cricket, CA chief executive James Sutherland was...

1 month ago
Smith named in marquee list for Global T20 Canada league

Toronto, May 25 (IANS) Former Australia skipper Steve Smith, who is serving a 12-month ban for his involvement in the infamous ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town, could return to action next month after being named as one of the 10 marquee players for the proposed Global T20 Canada league. If the tournament proceeds as scheduled in June, it will mark Smith's first bit of cricket action ...

2 months ago
Bancroft cleared to play club cricket by Western Australia

Perth, May 14 (IANS) Tainted Australian opener Cameron Bancroft has been cleared to play Premier cricket in Western Australia after an extraordinary general meeting involving 16 Western Australia Premier Cricket Clubs. Bancroft, who is serving a nine-month ban for his role in the infamous Cape Town ball-tampering row, received 14 votes in his favour, allowing him to feature for his club ...

2 months ago
CA compensates BCB with T20I series in 2019

Melbourne, May 10 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) compensated its cancellation of hosting Bangladesh for two Tests and three One-Day Internationals (ODI) in August-September this year, by inviting the Asian team for a T20I series in late 2019 as part of the preparations for the World T20 in Australia in 2020. The CA on Thursday confirmed reports that the proposed two-Test, three-ODI series...

2 months ago
Cricket Australia cancels hosting Bangladesh: Report

Melbourne, May 9 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) has on Wednesday reportedly cancelled hosting Bangladesh later this year citing financial reasons. According to a report by espncricinfo, CA communicated to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) that the tour was not commercially viable. The International Cricket Council's (ICC) Future Tours Program (FTP) had Australia down to play two ...

2 months ago
India aware day-night Test won't suit them: Clarke

Kolkata, May 9 (IANS) Terming this as a chance for India to script their first-ever Test series win Down Under, former Australia captain Michael Clarke on Wednesday said India had their reasons to back out of a Day/Night match during their tour later this year. I think India feel like they know the conditions that will suit them best to beat Australia. Remember India have never beaten Au...

2 months ago
Lehmann takes on new mentoring role in CA

Melbourne, May 9 (IANS) Former national team coach Darren Lehmann has been assigned to supervise the development of Australia's National Performance Squad (NPS) until October, Cricket Australia announced on Wednesday. Lehmann, who resigned as the Kangaroos' head coach following the Cape Town ball-tampering fiasco, despite being cleared of any wrongdoing, is set to take up a new coaching ...

2 months ago
Cricket Australia names Paine, Finch as limited overs captains

Melbourne, May 8 (IANS) In the aftermath of the infamous ball-tampering saga that rocked Australian cricket, including the suspensions of Steve Smith, David Warner and young Cameron Bancroft, the country's cricket board on Tuesday named Tim Paine and Aaron Finch as captains in the limited overs formats. Paine, the Test skipper, will lead the One-day International (ODI) side during next m...

2 months ago
After BCCI's refusal, Australia to host Sri Lanka in D/N Test

Melbourne, May 8 (IANS) A day after the BCCI poured cold water on their tradition of hosting a day/night Test at Adelaide, Cricket Australia on Tuesday confirmed playing Sri Lanka in a pink ball match at the Gabba in Brisbane early next year. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had on Monday written to the CA refusing to play under lights after which the Australian board con...

2 months ago
Have to do a lot to earn back respect: Smith

Melbourne, May 4 (IANS) Disgraced former Australia captain Steve Smith on Friday thanked people for their support during the wretched time off the field, stating it is time to get back into it. In an Instagram post which had a picture of Smith with his fiancee Dani Willis and their dog Charlie, the right-hander, accused of ball tampering and serving a one-year ban, wrote: The amount of e...

2 months ago
Langer replaces Lehmann as Australian cricket team coach

Melbourne, May 3 (IANS) Justin Langer was unveiled as the new head of coach of the Australian cricket team at a press conference here on Thursday. Langer takes charge after Darren Lehmann resigned following a ball-tampering scandal in March which rocked the world of cricket, reports EFE news agency. Former captain Steve Smith, vice captain David Warner were banned for one year, w...

2 months ago
Hosts should have more freedom to schedule D/N Tests, feels CA chief

Melbourne, May 2 (IANS) Awaiting the BCCI's nod to play a day-night Test in Adelaide during India's tour Down Under later this year, Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland has advocated more freedom for host nations to schedule pink ball matches without the consent of the visitors when the ICC Test Championship begins in 2019. Sutherland's comments has come after a few countries expresse...

2 months ago
Cricket Australia optimistic of India playing D/N Test

Melbourne, April 30 (IANS) Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland has hoped that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will agree to play a day-night Test in Adelaide when the Virat Kohli-led side tours Down Under later this year. CA released its full summer international schedule on Monday but could not confirm it will continue its recent tradition of pink-ball Te...

2 months ago
More number of associate teams in World Cups to be discussed at ICC meet

Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) will discus at its board meeting here about how to address the issue of accommodating more associate teams in future World Cups, an official said on Sunday. The restructuring of the World Cup has drawn a lot of flak after the ICC decided to cut the number of teams from 14 to 10 in 2015, meaning there were only two places up...

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