Big Bash League

  • Sydney Sixers sign West Indian all-rounder Dwayne Smith August 23, 2014

    Melbourne: Sydney Sixers on Saturday announced the signing of West Indian star Dwayne Smith as one of their international players for the upcoming KFC T20 Big Bash League season. Smith's signing comes after a purple patch of form in the recent Caribbean Premier League (CPL) where he was named in the...
  • Kevin Pietersen joins Melbourne Stars in Big Bash League July 28, 2014

    Axed England batsman Kevin Pietersen joined the Melbourne Stars on Monday to be the highest-profile signing of the new season of Australia's Big Bash League. Pietersen, who was sacked by England in February following the 5-0 Ashes drubbing in the winter tour to Australia, has signed a two-year deal with the...
  • Darren Sammy to play for Tasmania in Big Bash League July 22, 2014

    Tasmania: West Indies T20 captain Darren Sammy is to make his debut in Australia's Big Bash League (BBL) this summer after signing with the Hobart Hurricanes. "With players like George Bailey, Alex Hales and Ben Dunk, there is a lot of exciting talent in the team already," CMC quoted Sammy as...
  • Jacques Kallis signs up with Sydney Thunder for Big Bash June 12, 2014

    Melbourne: After a successful stint with Indian Premier League champions Kolkata Knight Riders, veteran South African allrounder Jacques Kallis on Thursday signed up with Sydney Thunder for the upcoming Twenty20 Big Bash League. Kallis, who has been part of two IPL title-winning KKR sides (2012 and 2014), has signed a two-year...
  • PCB summons Shoaib Malik back from Big Bash February 8, 2014

    Karachi: Former captain and senior all-rounder Shoaib Malik is unhappy after the PCB summoned him back from Australia where he was playing in the Big Bash and told him to make himself available for the domestic T20 tournament ahead of World T20 selections. "Yes, I was told to return home for...
  • Sri Lanka Cricket wants Big Bash stars for national duty January 20, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has asked two of its three national squad members playing in the ongoing Australian Big Bash to return home immediately. Chairman of selectors, Sanath Jayasuriya said he had asked the SLC to summon back Lasith Malinga and Ajantha Mendis in view of the packed schedule ahead...
  • Tendulkar considered playing in Big Bash League: report January 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar was reportedly approached by the Big Bash League (BBL) franchise Sydney Thunder to feature in this year's edition of the Twenty20 tournament, but eventually the deal could not be reached. According to a report in Sydney Morning Herald, Tendulkar was offered an "attractive" package by the Thunder,...
  • Malik may face disciplinary action over his participation in Big Bash December 24, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan allrounder Shoaib Malik may face disciplinary action from his home department for flying off to Australia for the Big Bash T20 tournament while the domestic season was still on in the country. A senior official in the sports division of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) told PTI that the authorities...
  • Dwayne Smith pulls out of Big Bash December 21, 2013

    Bridgetown: West Indies cricketer Dwayne Smith has pulled out of the Big Bash League (BBL), Australia's premier T20 tournament, the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) has confirmed. No reason has yet been given for Smith's decision to withdraw and speculation has heightened in Barbados over the sudden move after he played in...
  • Dwayne Smith signs for Perth Scorchers in Big Bash League November 21, 2013

    Perth: West Indies batsman Dwayne Smith has signed as the Perth Scorchers' second international player for new Big Bash League (BBL) season. Smith, 30, is an accomplished short game specialist having represented Sussex, Deccan Chargers, Mumbai Indians and his country at the Twenty20 level. The Barbadian all-rounder will join the Scorchers following...
  • Renegades re-sign Muralitharan for Big Bash July 23, 2013

    Sydney: Leading Test wicket-taker Muttiah Muralitharan on Tuesday re-signed for the Australian Big Bash League with the Melbourne Renegades, who also unveiled Test quicks Peter Siddle and James Pattinson as part of their team. The 41-year-old Sri Lankan spin maestro was the Renegades' leading bowler last season in the Twenty20 competition,...
  • Melbourne Renegades sign injured Pattinson for Big Bash July 23, 2013

    Melbourne: Hours after injured James Pattinson was ruled out of Australia's troubled Ashes campaign, the Melbourne Renegades have announced they've signed the fast bowler for the domestic Twenty20 Big Bash League. Cricket Australia released a statement on Tuesday saying that Pattinson will miss the remainder of the series after reporting hip...
  • Shane Warne retires from Big Bash to end cricket career July 22, 2013

    Melbourne: Spin legend Shane Warne on Monday retired from the Big Bash Twenty20 League, citing business, family and commentary commitments across two continents, thereby bringing an end to his competitive cricket career. "I think the time is right for me to hang up my Big Bash boots - juggling business, family...
  • Sri Lanka's Hathurusinghe to coach Sydney Thunder April 11, 2013

    Sydney: Former Sri Lankan Test batsman Chandika Hathurusinghe has been appointed as the new coach of the Sydney Thunder in Australia's Big Bash League, the team said on Thursday. The former opener, who played 26 Tests for Sri Lanka, takes over from Shane Duff and faces the task of turning...
  • Steve Waugh wants women cricketers to play in Big Bash March 29, 2013

    Sydney: Former Australia captain Steve Waugh wants to see women playing in the country's premier Twenty20 event, the Big Bash League. Though Waugh feels the idea is a bit "out there", one female player should be added to each team in the Big Bash. "I think it's about time where we...
  • White slams CA over Samuels issue January 24, 2013

    Melbourne: Australian batsman Cameron White has criticised Cricket Australia for its decision to let West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels off with a reprimand following his ugly on-field altercation with Shane Warne. White, a Melbourne Stars batsman, has labelled as "remarkable" the reprimand given to his Melbourne Renegades opponent Marlon Samuels during...
  • Brisbane beat Perth to lift Big Bash trophy January 20, 2013

    Perth: Brisbane Heat got the better of Perth Scorchers by 34 runs to win the Big Bash Twenty20 competition at the Western Australia Cricket Association (WACA) ground on Saturday. West Indian pacer Kemar Roach starred in his spell of 3 for 18 and never let Perth get a firm grip of...
  • Warne in trouble again for breaching CA rule January 16, 2013

    Melbourne: Days after he was banned for one game for clashing with Marlon Samuels, Australian spin legend Shane Warne was reported for breaching Cricket Australia's Code of Behaviour during Big Bash semi-final at the WACA Ground in Perth. In a statement, CA said Warne is alleged to have breached Rule...
  • Ponting in reckoning for Big Bash Player of the Tournament January 14, 2013

    Melbourne: The Twenty20 Big Bash League (BBL) on Monday announced the finalists for the Player of the Tournament award. The shortlisted players represent each of the four BBL semi-finalists, as well as Ricky Ponting from the Hobart Hurricanes. The following are the finalists: Aaron Finch (Melbourne Renegades), Chris Lynn (Brisbane Heat),...
  • Warner wants Samuels to 'control himself' January 10, 2013

    Melbourne: Australia opener David Warner says controversial West Indian allrounder Marlon Samuels needs to "control himself" better on the field following his recent clash with Shane Warne in the Big Bash League (BBL). Samuels faces two charges which have been delayed due to his nasty eye injury sustained while playing for...
  • Ben Hilfenhaus and James Smith ruled out of BBL January 9, 2013

    Melbourne: Australians Ben Hilfenhaus (Hurricanes) and James Smith (Strikers) have been ruled out of the remainder of the Big Bash League (BBL) with injuries. They will be replaced by Mark Higgs (Hurricanes) and Travis Head (Strikers), respectively, Cricket Australia (CA) announced Wednesday. The Twenty20 BBL technical committee approved the changes to the...
  • Warne and Samuels come to blows in Bag Bash match January 6, 2013

    Melbourne: Shane Warne and West Indian international Marlon Samuels were involved in an combustible, foul-mouthed confrontation on Sunday when a Twenty20 match between Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades boiled over in front of a packed MCG. Warne, captaining the Stars in the domestic Big Bash tournament, was livid that Samuels...
  • Gayle responds to Haddin's criticism in Big Bash December 31, 2012

    Sydney: Chris Gayle responded to Brad Haddin's criticism of his form in Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash tournament with a barb of his own, saying he's a better batsman than the ex-Test wicketkeeper even on his non-preferred side. A key player in the West Indies World T20 title triumph, Gayle has scored...
  • Lehmann found guilty, faces punishment December 27, 2012

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) on Thursday announced that Brisbane Heat coach Darren Lehmann has been found guilty of breaching the CA Code of Behaviour. Lehmann received an official reprimand and a $3,000 fine suspended for two years, said a CA release. At a hearing on Thursday, commissioner John Price found Lehmann...
  • Big Bash League's popularity dips in second year December 25, 2012

    Melbourne: Despite the presence of several international stars, interest in the Australian Big Bash T20 League appears to be waning with television ratings and crowd attendance down from last year. The glitzy competition, the country's answer to India's mega-rich Indian Premier League, is in its second year after a successful...
  • Hobart Hurricanes fined for slow over rate December 18, 2012

    Melbourne: Hobart Hurricanes of Australia's domestic Twenty20 cricket tournament, the Big Bash League (BBL), have been penalised for maintaining a slow over rate in their match against the Melbourne Stars Saturday night. After time allowances were taken into consideration on Tuesday, the Hurricanes were assessed to be one over behind the...
  • Young replaces Holland in Adelaide strikers squad December 11, 2012

    Melbourne: Spinner Jon Holland has been replaced by Brad Young in the Adelaide Strikers squad for the ongoing Australia's domestic Twenty20 cricket tournament, the Big Bash League. The BBL technical committee approved the change Tuesday, said a press release. Holland, recovering from shoulder injury, will be unavailable for the duration of...
  • Worral to replace Pattinson in Melbourne Stars December 7, 2012

    Melbourne: Melbourne Stars' Daniel Worrall will replace James Pattinson in the Melbourne Stars squad of Australia's domestic Twenty20 cricket series, the Big Bash League. The technical committee of the league on Friday approved the change to the squad. Pace bowler Pattinson is currently receiving treatment for a side strain that will...
  • No third umpire intervention for Big Bash League November 28, 2012

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia Wednesday announced that the third umpire intervention system will not be used in the 2012-13 season in their domestic Twenty20 tournament, the Big Bash League. The on-field umpire can still refer decisions to the third umpire to determine run-outs, stumpings, hit-wicket, obstructing the field, and close boundary...
  • Viv Richards to mentor Shane Warne's BBL team November 16, 2012

    Sydney: Legendary batsman Viv Richards was on Friday named as the latest recruit to the ranks of Shane Warne's Australian Twenty20 side, with the West Indian to mentor the Melbourne Stars. Warne, who will skipper the team in the domestic Big Bash League, was keen to have the man dubbed...