BIG BASH

  • Brisbane Heat close on Andrew Flintoff move 5 days ago

    London: Ex-England allrounder Andrew Flintoff is close to joining Brisbane Heat for the 2014-15 Big Bash League, the Australian club's coach revealed in a British newspaper interview published on Tuesday. Flintoff, 36, ended five years in retirement earlier this year when he returned to former club Lancashire for England's T20 Blast...
  • Three Big Bash League teams fined for breaching contract guidelines September 14, 2014

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) on Sunday announced that KFC Big Bash League teams, the Hobart Hurricanes, Brisbane Heat and Sydney Sixers, have each been fined for breaching the competition's Player Contracting and Remuneration Guidelines. The CA Integrity Unit found the Hurricanes entered into agreements with two players (Ben Dunk and Alex...
  • Sydney Sixers sign West Indian allrounder 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 highestprofile signing of the new season of Australia's Big Bash League. Pietersen, who was sacked by England in February following the 50 Ashes drubbing in the winter tour to Australia, has signed a twoyear 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 titlewinning KKR sides (2012 and 2014), has signed a twoyear...
  • India deserve a 'little say' in international cricket: Ponting February 15, 2014

    Wellington: Australian legend Ricky Ponting says India deserves a "little say" in international cricket being the "powerhouse nation" of the game but also hopes that the concerned stakeholders would strike a balance in the near future. The ICC recently announced wideranging changes to how the sport will be run, including handing...
  • PCB summons Shoaib Malik back from Big Bash February 8, 2014

    Karachi: Former captain and senior allrounder 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,...
  • Doug Bollinger reprimanded for Code of Behaviour breach January 12, 2014

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) on Sunday reprimanded fast bowler Doug Bollinger for breaching the Code of Behaviour during a Twenty20 Big Bash League match on Saturday. The Sydney Thunder leftarm bowler was reported by the umpires for breaching Article 2.1.4 using language that is obscene, offensive or insulting during a...
  • 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...
  • Ashes members Bailey, Smith, Warner released for Big Bash December 18, 2013

    Sydney: Cricket Australia (CA) will release Ashes team members George Bailey, Steve Smith and David Warner to play in the opening round of the Twenty20 Big Bash League (T20 BBL). The T20 BBL matches will be played across Australia throughout December, January and February and the final is scheduled Feb 7....
  • 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 allrounder will join the Scorchers following...
  • CLT20 standard is better than Big Bash: Katich September 30, 2013

    Jaipur: Australian batsman Simon Katich says the level of competition in the Champions League Twenty20 is far better than what he has seen in the Big Bash back home. Katich's Perth Scorchers were knocked out of the CLT20 on Sunday after defeat against Rajasthan Royals. The lefthanded batsman said India was a...
  • Renegades resign Muralitharan for Big Bash July 23, 2013

    Sydney: Leading Test wickettaker Muttiah Muralitharan on Tuesday resigned 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 41yearold 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...
  • Mike Hussey signs for Sydney Thunder July 22, 2013

    Sydney: Recentlyretired Mike Hussey on Monday signed for the Sydney Thunder in the Australian Twenty20 Big Bash League, where he will partner Michael Clarke. The popular lefthanded batsman, who quit international cricket in January, said he was aiming to bring his experience to a young Thunder squad. "I'm extremely excited about joining...
  • Ricky Ponting to commentate in Big Bash League June 29, 2013

    Sydney: Network Ten Saturday announced that Australian batting great Ricky Ponting is joining its commentary team for the Big Bash T20 League. The former Australian Test and Oneday captain will embark on his new role with TEN after he retires from the game in October. Having made his Oneday International and...
  • TV networks tussle for Australian cricket rights May 10, 2013

    Sydney: Australia's Ten Network television has offered Cricket Australia Aus$500 million (US$505 million) in cash for coverage rights over the next five years, sparking a legal battle, reports said on Friday. The bid is well above the $45 million Nine Network has paid annually over the last seven years for international...
  • 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...
  • Daniel Christian rates IPL higher than Big Bash March 29, 2013

    Bangalore: Royal Challengers Bangalore's allrounder Daniel Christian on Friday rated the Indian Premier League (IPL) ahead of his country's domestic T20 Big Bash. "Big Bash popularity is massive in Australia, but obviously not like IPL. The viewership for IPL is pretty high for the IPL than Big Bash," Christian told...
  • 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 onfield altercation with Shane Warne. White, a Melbourne Stars batsman, has labelled as "remarkable" the reprimand given to his Melbourne Renegades opponent Marlon Samuels during...
  • Marlon Samuels escapes punishment January 22, 2013

    Melbourne: West Indies middle order batsman Marlon Samuels has escaped punishment for his role in an ugly clash with Shane Warne, captain of the Melbourne Stars during a match of the Australian Big Bash League. Samuels, who plays for Melbourne Renegades, was found guilty by Cricket Australia of unbecoming conduct. However,...
  • Shane Warne's smart act invites $5000 fine January 21, 2013

    Melbourne: Veteran legspinner Shane Warne has been fined $5,000 for acting "against the spirit of cricket" during the semifinals of Australia's Big Bash Twenty20 League. Warne captained the Melbourne Stars throughout the league but passed the captaincy to teammate James Faulkner in a semifinal against the Perth Scorchers to avoid a...
  • 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...