CRICKET AUSTRALIA

  • National Cricket Academy to tie-up with Cricket Australia, build new complex 3 days ago

    New Delhi: National Cricket Academy under chairmanship of M P Pandove decided on Thursday to enter into a strategic tie-up with Cricket Australia along with the setting up of an independent complex to shift the facility from Bangalore. The new committee of the NCA on Thursday met in the Capital for...
  • Australia test new helmet safety guard March 12, 2015

    Australian players tested a new helmet safety attachment - designed in the aftermath of the Phillip Hughes tragedy - on Thursday although they will not be obliged to wear it in matches, Cricket Australia said. Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell and George Bailey all wore the new Masuri StemGuard clip-on, made of...
  • World Cup: Lehmann confirms Clarke's return for match against Bangladesh February 18, 2015

    Sydney: Australian coach Darren Lehmann has confirmed injured skipper Michael Clarke will make his comeback to the team Saturday in their World Cup encounter against Bangladesh in Brisbane, Gabba. Clarke who had a right hamstring surgery less than eight weeks ago was set the dateline of February 21 by Cricket Australia...
  • Australia's Michael Clarke bats, bowls as comeback gathers pace February 5, 2015

    Michael Clarke's comeback from injury gathered pace Thursday with the Australian captain bowling two overs and knocking a breezy 34 for a Cricket Australia XI against Bangladesh. The 33-year-old was forced onto the sidelines after the first Test against India in December with a serious hamstring injury that required surgery, and...
  • James Faulkner to miss start of World Cup due to abdominal strain February 3, 2015

    Melbourne: Australian all-rounder James Faulkner is likely to miss the start of the cricket World Cup as he is suffering from a moderate grade abdominal muscle strain, Cricket Australia said on Tuesday. The 24-year-old, who suffered the injury while bowling in Sunday's final of the ODI tri-Series against England at the...
  • Cricket Australia mulls appointing Steven Smith as ODI captain after WC January 27, 2015

    Sydney: Michael Clarke may just meet the fitness deadline to lead the national team into the World Cup starting February 14, even as many Australia cricket officials are mulling appointing Steven Smith as full-time captain after the 50-over showpiece event. Clarke's recurring fitness issues and his continuing absence during India's tour...
  • Michael Clarke powers through wet training session at SCG January 26, 2015

    Sydney: Australian skipper Michael Clarke braved the pouring rain, powering through a wet training session at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Monday to continue his race against the clock to be fit for the ICC Cricket World Cup. According to Cricket Australia (CA) website, the inured skipper ran lap after...
  • David Warner warned by Cricket Australia to mend ways January 19, 2015

    Melbourne: Volatile Australian batsman David Warner was on Monday warned by his cricket Board boss to "stop looking for trouble" after he engaged in verbal spat with Indian opener Rohit Sharma during the tri-series match between their sides on Sunday. Warner was fined 50 per cent of his match fee from...
  • Stuart MacGill sues Cricket Australia for $2.6 million January 19, 2015

    Melbourne: Former Test spin bowler Stuart MacGill is suing Cricket Australia for $1.6 million Australian dollars ($1.3 million). He claims he is owed in unpaid match payments and prize money. MacGill filed a writ in the Supreme Court of Victoria on Monday seeking $1,640,890 in match payments and prizes he says...
  • CA should work to get Indian players for Big Bash: Allan Border January 17, 2015

    Keen to see Indian players in the Big Bash Twenty20 Tournament, former Australian captain Allan Border said Cricket Australia should approach BCCI for this as it would enhance the tournament's stature. "The Big Bash League is a fabulous product, but it would be great to see a sprinkling of Indian players...
  • Selectors put Ryan Harris in cotton wool for Ashes January 11, 2015

    Sydney: Leading paceman Ryan Harris will miss the World Cup with an eye to Australia's Ashes campaign in England later this year, selectors said on Sunday. Harris, who ranks among Australia's prominent fast bowlers, was left out of the World Cup squad named on Sunday. It was no great surprise given the...
  • Have utmost good faith in Glenn Maxwell: Cricket Australia January 11, 2015

    Sydney: Australia have reposed faith in enigmatic cricketer Glenn Maxwell and backed the all-rounder to come good in the impending 2015 World Cup. Maxwell, a destructive right-arm batsman and a handy off-spinner, was included in Australia's 15-man squad for the mega event Sunday despite a string of mediocre performances in the...
  • Cricket Australia trademarks '63 not out' December 26, 2014

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) has trademarked the phrase "63 not out" in memory of batsman Phillip Hughes, who died after being struck by a bouncer in a Sheffield Shield match last month. He was batting on 63 when he was fatally injured. CA termed the move "defensive" to prevent people cashing in...
  • Cricket Australia plans to honour late Hughes ahead of Adelaide Test December 7, 2014

    Adelaide: Cricket Australia (CA) will hold a range of tributes to honour the late Phillip Hughes ahead of the opening Commonwealth Bank Test between Australia and India at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday. The Australian players will wear Hughes' Test cap number 408 on their playing shirts for the match. Players...
  • CA XI bowlers to share insights into Indian team December 5, 2014

    Adelaide: Five bowlers of the Cricket Australia XI, against whom India played a couple of two-day games as a warm-up to the Test series, will stay here to assist the national side and provide insights into the visiting team. The second practice match finished in an inevitable draw on Friday, but...
  • India in Australia: India impress in second draw against CA XI December 5, 2014

    Adelaide: Indian batsmen got some much-needed workout ahead of the Test series against Australia as they put up 375 runs in 90 overs before their two-day tour game against Cricket Australia XI ended in a draw at the Glenelg Oval on Friday. After notching up 375 runs in their first innings,...
  • Phil Hughes' Death: Cricket Australia thanks India for support December 5, 2014

    Adelaide: Touched by India's support in the aftermath of Phillip Hughes' death, Cricket Australia Director and former pacer Michael Kasprowicz has praised the visitors for being considerate in accepting the changed series schedule following the tragedy. Hughes' death, after being hit by a bouncer during a domestic game last week, resulted...
  • As it happened: Cricket Australia XI vs Indians, 2nd Tour Game December 5, 2014

    For Live updates scroll down to bottom of the page Day 1 Round-up: Pacer Varun Aaron powered India's bowling charge, picking four wickets on Thursday, to bowl out Cricket Australia XI for 243 runs in Day 1 of their final two-day tour game before the four-Test series against Australia. In reply, Indians...
  • As it happened: 2nd Tour Game, Day 1 December 4, 2014

    For Live updates scroll down to bottom of the page TOSS: Cricket Australia XI opted to bat against Indians at Adelaide SQUAD: CA XI: Ryan Carters, Jordan Silk, Ashton Turner (c), Matthew Short, Alex Keath, Jake Doran, Sebastian Gotch (wk), Evan Gulbis, Josh Lalor, Jonte Pattison, Sam Rainbird, David Moody (12th), INDIANS: Murali Vijay,...
  • Australia bids farewell to Phillip Hughes in hometown funeral December 3, 2014

    The funeral of Australian Test cricketer Phillip Hughes began to the strains of a song entitled "Forever Young" in his home town on Wednesday as a nation united to celebrate the life of a sportsman cut down in his prime. Eight days after Hughes was struck by a ball in the...
  • Factbox: Australia batsman Phillip Hughes December 3, 2014

    Factbox on Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, who was buried in his home town of Macksville on Wednesday. Born: November 30 1988 in Macksville, New South Wales * Grew up on a banana farm before moving to Sydney. Made his first-class debut for NSW in 2007 at 18 and became the youngest to...
  • Sean Abbott back in action at New South Wales training session December 2, 2014

    Sydney: Sean Abbott, the man who bowled the delivery that fatally struck Phillip Hughes on the head, returned to bowling on Tuesday, over a week after the on-field tragedy. There has been great concern shown for the talented and hardworking Abbott since he delivered the ball that tragically struck Hughes in...
  • Cricket Australia swaps first two games of ODI tri-series December 2, 2014

    Adelaide: India will now take on Australia in the second ODI of the tri-series, also involving England, on January 18 after Cricket Australia decided to swap the first two matches to give appropriate recovery time to the Indian players following the rescheduling of the four-Test series. According to the revised schedule,...
  • No pressure on Australia players for Adelaide Test: Cricket Australia December 2, 2014

    Cricket Australia will be understanding of players who feel uncomfortable about playing in the wake of the death of Phillip Hughes when the rescheduled India Test series starts next week, chief executive James Sutherland said on Tuesday. Sutherland was speaking at Sydney Airport before his flight to Macksville, where Hughes will...
  • Phillip Hughes' funeral to be live screened at SCG December 1, 2014

    Sydney: The Sydney Cricket Ground will be open to the public on Wednesday for a live screening of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes' funeral. According to report in Daily Telegraph, the SCG will show the live feed of Channel Nine's broadcast on their super screens. Hughes' funeral will be held in his home...
  • Discussions about first Australia-India Test ongoing December 1, 2014

    Sydney: Cricket Australia and the Indian board (BCCI) remain in discussions over the future of the first Test between the two countries that was supposed to have started on Thursday in Brisbane. The Dec 4-8 match at the Gabba was postponed indefinitely on Saturday, following the death last Thursday of Australia...
  • Phillip Hughes to be 63 not out forever November 30, 2014

    Sydney: Phillip Hughes will forever be 63 not out after Cricket Australia (CA) adjusted the scorecard of his final match as a mark of respect for the promising cricketer who lost his life following a freak injury on the field. "It might seem like a little thing, but it's an important...
  • Australia to retire Phil Hughes' shirt No. 64, Clarke pays tearful tribute November 29, 2014

    Australia captain Michael Clarke delivered a touching tribute to Phillip Hughes, saying the Australian dressing room will never be the same without the 25-year-old. Clarke made the following statement at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) this morning on behalf of the Australian cricket team and its support staff regarding Phillip Hughes. Words cannot...
  • Cricket Australia to launch safety review after Phillip Hughes' death November 28, 2014

    Cricket Australia will "immediately" launch a review into safety protocols and protection for players after the death of batsman Phillip Hughes, the organisation's chief executive James Sutherland said on Friday. Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday, two days after being struck by a rising delivery during a domestic match...