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  • New cricket rules in force at Pakistan-Australia series -372525179 minutes ago

    Dubai: The new playing conditions for Tests, one-day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) will come into effect with the series between Pakistan and Australia, which starts here on October 5. The game of cricket has witnessed a sea change since the inception of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1909...
  • India to play hockey Test series in Australia Yesterday

    Melbourne: World Champions Australia will host India for a four-match hockey Test series in Perth in November. The Nov 1-9 series will be part of preparations for the Champions Trophy to be played in Bhubaneswar in December. "We've been keen to bring India back to Australia for some time. As we saw...
  • PCB not happy with Dubai's bouncy tracks for Australia series 2 days ago

    Karachi: The PCB is not satisfied with reported comments made by the chief curator at the Dubai Sports city that a bouncy pitch has been prepared for the Test series between Pakistan and Australia. The PCB has reacted to comments by Tony Hemmings that he had prepared a bouncy track for...
  • Vernon Philander returns for South Africa's New Zealand, Australia tours January 7, 1410

    Durban: Vernon Philander is the only addition to the one-day squad that won the recent triangular tournament in Zimbabwe as Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced their selection to tour New Zealand and Australia starting next month. All-rounder Philander replaces seamer Mthokozisi Shezi in the 15-man touring party as selectors assess their...
  • Younis Khan will not be disciplined by Pakistan -1915117979 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Disgruntled batsman Younis Khan will not be penalized by the Pakistan Cricket Board for criticizing the selectors after being dropped from the one-day international series against Australia. "For the moment, we will not take any disciplinary action against him, and hope he will settle down now," PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq distances himself from Younis Khan comment 4 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's Test and one-day captain Misbah-ul-Haq has distanced himself from the axing of senior batsman, Younis Khan for the ODI series against Australia. "I don't want to comment on this issue because Younis is a senior teammate and I also have to look at the PCB code of conduct but...
  • Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson set to play against Pakistan 4 days ago

    Sydney: Australian coach Darren Lehmann said Sunday that fearsome fast bowler Mitchell Johnson will play in the upcoming Tests and one-day series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. Johnson was withdrawn from the Twenty20 Champions League with a rib injury, but left with the national squad for the UAE on...
  • Younis Khan needs to show some maturity: PCB chief 4 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar said that senior batsman Younis Khan ought to show "some maturity" but ruled out any disciplinary action against veteran star. "I am a bit disappointed at the way Younis has reacted to being dropped from the ODI squad as he is a very senior player...
  • Diamond ring worth half-a-million dollars stolen in Australia 4 days ago

    Melbourne: A rare diamond ring worth half-a-million dollars was stolen from an auction site in broad daylight in Australia. The pink argyle and white diamond ring, valued at 577,000 Australian dollars, was taken from a display counter at Theodore Bruce Auctions in New South Wales. It is estimated that around 100 people...
  • Australia coach Darren Lehmann turns heat on spinner Nathan Lyon 4 days ago

    Melbourne: Australia coach Darren Lehmann has turned the blowtorch on Nathan Lyon, saying the spinner had not "delivered" in second innings spells to drive the Test team to victory. An orthodox spinner who rarely strays from his stock off-breaks, Lyon will be under pressure to perform in the United Arab Emirates...
  • Angry Younis Khan blasts Pakistan selectors after ODI axe 6 days ago

    Karachi: Upset at being dropped from the ODI side, Pakistan's senior batsman and former captain Younis Khan on Friday lambasted the national selectors and said they should be held accountable if they fail to build a new team for the World Cup in February next year. A visibly angry Younis, who...
  • Mitchell Johnson to miss entire CLT20 due to injury 6 days ago

    Cricket Australia said fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has a rib injury and he won't be released to play the ongoing Champions League T20 in India. Australian team performance manager Pat Howard on Friday said Johnson will continue to work with medical staff before approval is given for his return to action. Johnson...
  • Michael Clarke guided by physio on injury comeback 1 week ago

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke said on Thursday he will be guided by the team physio on whether he will play in next month's two-Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. The 33-year-old plans to fly out on Tuesday, six days ahead of the rest of the Test squad,...
  • Aussies are not as formidable as they used to be: Moin Khan September 24, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan's chief selector and national team manager, Moin Khan on Wednesday said that the currently Aussie team are not as formidable as they used to be in the past. "This Australian team is not as formidable as in the past and it is wrong to say we don't have a...
  • Indian-origin taxi driver in Australia to face molestation trial September 24, 2014

    Melbourne: A 28-year-old Indian-origin taxi driver in Australia will face trial for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman passenger. Sunil Kumar Saharan will face trial for repeatedly assaulting a woman after picking her up alongwith her four other friends from the Perth suburb of Victoria Park earlier this month. The alleged offences took...
  • Pakistan axe Younis Khan for Australia one-day series September 24, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan have axed senior batsman Younis Khan for next month's one-day series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates as they announced their ODI and Twenty20 squads on Wednesday. After a one-off T20 match on Oct. 5, Pakistan will play Australia in three one-dayers over the following week before the...
  • Sachin Tendulkar to be inducted as Bradman Honourees September 23, 2014

    Sachin Tendulkar's tryst with Australia and 'The Don' continues as the legendary batsman will be inducted as a Bradman Honouree along with former Test captain Steve Waugh at a gala dinner in Sydney on October 29. Tendulkar, who had the honour of meeting Bradman on his 90th birthday at his Adelaide...
  • Australia 'interested' in joining Asian Games September 23, 2014

    Australia has welcomed the idea of possibly competing at the Asian Games after Asian Olympic officials agreed to let Oceania nations join them in smaller multi-sports events. While there are no firm plans as yet to allow Oceania countries to compete at the main Asian Games, which are second in size...
  • Injured Michael Clarke shaking up fitness regime September 22, 2014

    Injured Australia captain Michael Clarke will arrive in the United Arab Emirates five days ahead of the rest of the Test squad as he races to be fit for the twomatch series against Pakistan. The 33yearold blamed training directly after a longhaul flight for an injury to his left hamstring...
  • Eightyearold girl in Australia asks Muslim youth to back jihad September 22, 2014

    Sydney: An incident has shocked not only the Australian security agencies who are chasing the Islamists on the ground, but also the entire world. According to a report in 'Australian', an eightyearold girl has called the Muslim youths to back jihad. The worst fears have come true. The report says,...
  • Injured Shane Watson out of Pakistan Test series September 21, 2014

    Australia allrounder Shane Watson was on Sunday ruled out of next month's Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates with a calf injury. The injuryprone Watson was recovering from an ankle he sprained in training which forced him out of last month's tri oneday series in Zimbabwe when...
  • Jonathan Trott denies Mitchell Johnson caused Ashes exit September 21, 2014

    London: England batsman Jonathan Trott insisted Saturday that Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson was not responsible for his early exit from England's Ashes tour as he criticised Michael Vaughan's reaction to his health problems. When Trott quit what turned out to be a 50 Ashes thrashing by Australia after twice falling...
  • Oh no precioussssss......! World's first person to buy the iPhone 6 drops it immediately on the pavement on live TV because his hands were shaking September 20, 2014

    Oh Jack. Jack Cooksey, the world's first buyer of the iPhone 6 in Perth, Australia, had a moment of personal hell when he dropped his precious purchase minutes after he held it in his hands, in front of live television, as waiting customers let out a massive groan. Cooksey, according to...
  • James Sutherland stays as Cricket Australia chief September 19, 2014

    Sydney: James Sutherland has been reappointed as Cricket Australia's chief executive beyond the 2015 World Cup, the organisation said Thursday. Sutherland, 49, took over CA's top post in 2001 at the age of 35 as the youngest chief executive to be named by the governing body. His latest threeyear deal had been...
  • Nirmala Sitharaman's baggage lost on Air India flight on way to Australia September 19, 2014

    Melbourne: Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman has become the latest victim of misplaced baggage on an Air India flight as her checked in luggage went missing on her way to Australia. "Landed in Sydney to take a connecting flight to Cairns. My checked in luggage not...
  • Australia announces aid for Kashmir flood victims September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Australia on Thursday announced an aid of Rs 15 lakh for the floodaffected victims of Jammu and Kashmir. Australian High Commissioner in India Patrick Suckling presented a cheque of Rs 15 lakh to ActionAid India for the purpose, said a statement. ActionAid India a nongovernment organisation will use...
  • Warne, Gilchrist, Ponting to team up for exhibition match September 18, 2014

    Melbourne: Australian cricket legends Shane Warne, Adam Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting are set to team up once again for an exhibition cricket match in December. According to Cricket Australia website, Perth Scorchers will begin their KFC T20 Big Bash League title defence with an exhibition match at Aquinas College in Perth...
  • Acclimatization key to India's success in Australia, says Kasprowicz September 18, 2014

    Hyderabad: Adjusting to the conditions and improvising quickly to challenging situations would be the key to India's success in what promises to be a tough tour Down Under come December, feels former Australia pacer Michael Kasprowicz. Kasprowicz feels Indian team is "talented" but it would have to be at its best...
  • Pakistan can once again rule the world, says MisbahulHaq September 18, 2014

    Captain MisbahulHaq says Pakistan can "once again rule the world" by winning the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next year. The return of the tournament Down Under was a good omen for Pakistan, as that was where they won their only World Cup in 1992, when Imran Khan's...
  • Hughes replaces Australia captain Clarke for Pakistan ODIs September 17, 2014

    Sydney: Top order batsman Phil Hughes has replaced Michael Clarke in the Australia squad for next month's oneday international series against Pakistan after the Australia captain was ruled out by a hamstring injury. Hughes, who was overlooked for the original squad despite scoring two halfcenturies against South Africa in the recent...