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  • India A to tour Australia in July-August April 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian A team will tour Australia for two-four-day matches and a limited-over quadrangular cricket series from July 6 to August 2. The Indian A team will start their tour with two four-day games against Australia A at the Allan Border Field in Queensland before participating in the Quadrangular...
  • Australian PM confident signals coming from missing Malaysian plane April 11, 2014

    Perth: Australia's prime minister said on Friday authorities are confident that a series of underwater signals detected in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean are coming from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. Tony Abbott told reporters in Shanghai, China, that search crews had significantly narrowed down the area they were...
  • Australia return to Zimbabwe for one-day tournament April 10, 2014

    Cape Town: Australia will return to Zimbabwe for the first time in a decade later this year to take part in a triangular one-day international tournament, Zimbabwe Cricket said on Thursday. The Australians have not toured the country since May 2004, but will open the triangular tournament - which also includes...
  • Flight 370 search intensifies after pings heard April 10, 2014

    With hopes high that search crews are zeroing in on the missing Malaysian jetliner's crash site, ships and planes hunting for the aircraft intensified their efforts Thursday after equipment picked up sounds consistent with a plane's black box in the deep waters of the Indian Ocean. Thursday's search zone was the...
  • Fed Cup semi: Stosur to lead Australia vs Germany April 9, 2014

    Brisbane: Samantha Stosur will lead Australia in its Fed Cup semi-final against Germany beginning April 19 in Brisbane. Australia captain Alicia Molik said on Wednesday that Casey Dellacqua, Ashleigh Barty and Storm Sanders were also in the team for the two-day contest at Pat Rafter Arena. Australia and Germany have met 12...
  • Photos: Prepare for a cuteness overload. Prince George has a play date in New Zealand with mom Kate and other kids April 9, 2014

    Britain's Prince George plays during a visit to Plunket nurse and parents group at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Plunket is a national not-for-profit organization that provides care for children and families in New Zealand. Britain's Prince William, his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge...
  • Aussie Ashes heroes Ryan Harris, Chris Rogers honoured by Wisden April 9, 2014

    London: Australia paceman Ryan Harris and opening batsman Chris Rogers have been rewarded for their performances in the two recent Ashes series by being included as two of Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year. They were honoured by the annual publication, often referred to as the 'bible of cricket', along with...
  • Wisden laments 'divide and rule' ICC April 9, 2014

    London: International cricket is set for a future of "colonial-style divide and rule," and will be "holding its breath" over the extent of Indian influence, according to the 2014 edition of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack published on Wednesday. In February, changes to the governance of the International Cricket Council (ICC), handed the...
  • Underwater pings relocated in hunt for Malaysian jet MH370: Australia April 9, 2014

    Perth: An Australian official says equipment on a ship searching for the missing Malaysian jet has relocated an underwater signal that is consistent with a plane's black boxes. Angus Houston, the head of a joint agency coordinating the search in the southern Indian Ocean, said on Wednesday that the Australian navy's...
  • Swimming great Ian Thorpe may not compete again, says manager April 8, 2014

    Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe is in a Sydney hospital fighting a "serious" infection and is unlikely to swim competitively again, his manager told Australian media late on Tuesday. The five-times Olympic champion had contracted "two bugs" after undertaking a series of shoulder surgeries, manager James Erskine told Australian Associated Press. "It's...
  • Watch: 'Lion King' cast breaks into impromptu singing of 'Circle of Life' on a plane April 8, 2014

    Australian cast member Toni Stewart captured this amazing impromptu 'Circle of Life' performance on a flight from Brisbane to Sydney. The cast had just had an amazing day at Brisbane season launch announcement. ...
  • Swimming great Ian Thorpe in intensive care battling infection: reports April 8, 2014

    Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe is in intensive care in a Sydney hospital receiving treatment for an infection that could result in him losing the use of his left arm, Australian media reported on Tuesday. The five-times Olympic champion reportedly contracted the bug after surgery at a hospital in Switzerland, where...
  • Pakistan was offered 'Big Four' role in ICC revamp: PCB chief April 8, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan's cricket chief Najam Sethi has said his predecessor spurned an offer by India to join the so-called "big three" during a major reorganisation of the game's administration. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was initially one of three countries which opposed the revamp of the International Cricket Council (ICC)...
  • Australia pacer Ryan Harris to kick off coaching career April 8, 2014

    Sydney: Australia paceman Ryan Harris, who has played a major role in his country's Test resurgence over the last year, is to turn his hand to bringing through the next generation after being appointed an assistant coach with the 'A' squad. The popular 34-year-old will help head coach Michael Di Venuto...
  • Snapshot: Prince George joins William-Kate for their tour of Australia and New Zealand April 7, 2014

    Britain's Prince William, his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and their son Prince George disembark from their plane after arriving in Wellington. The royal party was greeted by strong winds and rain, the AFP reported. The Prince and his wife Kate are undertaking a 19-day official visit to New Zealand...
  • Anya Shrubsole named women's player of the tournament at World T20 April 6, 2014

    Mirpur: England medium-pacer Anya Shrubsole was named as the Women's Player of the Tournament of the ICC World Twenty20 at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in Dhaka. England lost to Australia in the final by six wickets here on Sunday. Shrubsole was the unanimous choice of the select group of experts...
  • Australia women beat England to complete hat-trick of World Twenty20 titles April 6, 2014

    Mirpur: Australia once again proved their supremacy in women's cricket as they completed a hat-trick of ICC World T20 titles with a comprehensive six-wicket win over England in the final on Sunday. Australian captain Meg Lanning smashed her way to 44 off 30 balls, helping her team surpass a paltry target...
  • England women cruise to World Twenty20 final April 4, 2014

    Mirpur: Veteran skipper Charlotte Edwards and young Sarah Taylor batted sensibly to chase down a paltry total and help England women beat South Africa by nine wickets to enter the final of the ICC Women's World T20 on Friday. The English women will meet their Australian counterparts in the final on...
  • Former Australia batsman Marcus North retires April 3, 2014

    Perth: Ex-Australia Test batsman Marcus North says he will retire from first-class cricket to pursue wine industry business interests in Britain and to play limited stints in English county cricket. North scored 886 runs at an average of 63.28 this season to lead his Western Australia side to its first domestic...
  • Respect game and fellow cricketers: Bravo's message to Australia April 2, 2014

    Mirpur: Emphasising that cricketers have certain responsibilities towards their fans, especially the youth, West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has advocated playing a sledging-free game. A James Faulkner's poor-in-taste jibe directed towards them pumped up the West Indians and the Caribbean team came out all guns blazing to topple the Australians en...
  • Second Australian gallery removes stolen Indian artefact from display April 2, 2014

    A second Australian art gallery has removed from display a centuries-old statue following allegations the artefact was stolen from an ancient site in India and sold by a tainted Indian art dealer. The decision by the Art Gallery of New South Wales (NSW) follows a similar move by Canberra-based National Gallery...
  • After sacking, angry Arthur wanted Australia to lose Ashes April 2, 2014

    Sydney: The manner of his sacking as Australia coach still rankles Mickey Arthur but the resentment was so strong when it had happened that he wanted his former wards to lose the Ashes last summer. Though Australia failed to make the semis of the ongoing World T20, they have done reasonably...
  • World T20: Australia ease to consolation win over Bangladesh April 1, 2014

    Australia signed off their disappointing World Twenty20 campaign with a consolation victory over Bangladesh as opener Aaron Finch's brisk 71 secured a seven-wicket win over the hosts on Tuesday. Opting to bat first, Shakib Al Hasan (66) and captain Mushfiqur Rahim (47) shared a 112-run third-wicket stand to help Bangladesh to...
  • As it happened: Australia vs Bangladesh, World T20 April 1, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss and team news: Bangladesh have won the toss and opted to bat against Australia in the dead rubber. Bangladesh have made three changes -- Gazi, Mominul come in and Taskin makes his debut. Meanwhile for Australia - Dan Christian...
  • Australia finds fishing equipment in search for missing Malaysian jet March 31, 2014

    Perth: A cluster of orange objects spotted by a search plane hunting for any trace of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet turned out to be nothing more than fishing equipment, Australian officials said on Monday, the latest disappointing news in a weekslong hunt that Australia's prime minister said will continue...
  • Australia's bubble of brilliance bursts in Bangladesh March 31, 2014

    Australia captain George Bailey arrived in Bangladesh with an abundance of intimidating power-hitters at his disposal in the cricket powerhouse's quest to land the only major trophy to have eluded them. Yet just 10 days since the main group phase of the World Twenty20 began, the pre-tournament favourites find themselves already...
  • 'Embarrassed' captain Bailey laments Australia shocker March 31, 2014

    A dejected and embarrassed George Bailey lamented Australia's exit from the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, labelling the 73-run capitulation to India the worst batting performance during his tenure as captain. Australia entered the tournament among the favourites in the wake of a comfortable series victory over South Africa, but were knocked...
  • Australia cut Cowan, Wade from contracts list March 31, 2014

    Australia have cut opening batsman Ed Cowan and wicketkeeper Matthew Wade from their list of 18 centrally-contracted players, but handed opener Phillip Hughes another chance to establish himself in the national set-up. The 25-year-old Hughes has been dropped three times since his 2009 Test debut against South Africa and may count...
  • World T20: Yuvraj Singh's return to form gladdens Indian hearts March 31, 2014

    Well, that's how you shut the door on your critics. The swashbuckling Yuvraj Singh, who was going through a lean patch and attracted a lot of criticism over his lack of form at the ICC World Twenty20, made a stunning comeback with a 43-ball 60 to contribute in India's convincing...
  • No time limit on Malaysia jet search: Australia PM March 31, 2014

    Perth/Beijing: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said there was no time limit on the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, missing for more than three weeks in the Indian Ocean with 239 people on board. A total of 20 aircraft and ships will resume scouring a massive area in the Indian...