Big Bash

  • India deserve a 'little say' in international cricket: Ponting 15-02-2014 11:10 PM

    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 wide-ranging changes to how the sport will be run, including...
  • PCB summons Shoaib Malik back from Big Bash 08-02-2014 08:56 PM

    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...
  • Sri Lanka Cricket wants Big Bash stars for national duty 20-01-2014 03:05 PM

    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...
  • Tendulkar considered playing in Big Bash League: report 15-01-2014 08:45 PM

    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...
  • Doug Bollinger reprimanded for Code of Behaviour breach 12-01-2014 02:53 PM

    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 left-arm bowler was reported by the umpires for breaching Article 2.1.4 - using language that is obscene, offensive or insulting during...
  • Malik may face disciplinary action over his participation in Big Bash 24-12-2013 09:10 PM

    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...
  • Dwayne Smith pulls out of Big Bash 21-12-2013 02:41 PM

    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...
  • Ashes members Bailey, Smith, Warner released for Big Bash 18-12-2013 07:15 PM

    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...
  • Dwayne Smith signs for Perth Scorchers in Big Bash League 21-11-2013 02:01 PM

    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...
  • CLT20 standard is better than Big Bash: Katich 30-09-2013 11:23 AM

    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 left-handed batsman said India...
  • Renegades re-sign Muralitharan for Big Bash 23-07-2013 10:55 AM

    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...
  • Melbourne Renegades sign injured Pattinson for Big Bash 23-07-2013 10:40 AM

    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...
  • Shane Warne retires from Big Bash to end cricket career 22-07-2013 10:42 AM

    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,...
  • Mike Hussey signs for Sydney Thunder 22-07-2013 08:38 AM

    Sydney: Recently-retired Mike Hussey on Monday signed for the Sydney Thunder in the Australian Twenty20 Big Bash League, where he will partner Michael Clarke. The popular left-handed batsman, who quit international cricket in January, said he was aiming to bring his experience to a young Thunder squad. "I'm extremely excited...
  • Ricky Ponting to commentate in Big Bash League 29-06-2013 07:08 PM

    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 One-day captain will embark on his new role with TEN after he retires from the game in October. Having made his One-day International...
  • TV networks tussle for Australian cricket rights 10-05-2013 08:12 AM

    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...
  • Sri Lanka's Hathurusinghe to coach Sydney Thunder 11-04-2013 01:04 PM

    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 29-03-2013 08:24 PM

    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 29-03-2013 06:09 PM

    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...
  • White slams CA over Samuels issue 24-01-2013 04:58 PM

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  • Marlon Samuels escapes punishment 22-01-2013 04:50 PM

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