Cricket Australia

  • Australia appoint Greg Blewett as fielding consultant 1 week ago

    Melbourne: Former Australian all-rounder Greg Blewett was on Thursday appointed by Cricket Australia (CA) to work with the national team as a fielding consultant for the upcoming tours of Zimbabwe and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). CA executive general manager team performance Pat Howard said Blewett's appointment followed recent work he...
  • Australia, New Zealand set for day-night Test in 2015 June 30, 2014

    Australia and New Zealand have targeted playing a first Test match under lights in November, 2015, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Monday. CA, who have been discussing playing Tests under lights for at least five years, scheduled a number of first-class matches in the domestic Sheffield Shield at night using pink...
  • Wally Edwards, Giles Clarke try to pacify associates and affiliates of ICC June 24, 2014

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia supremo Wally Edwards and ECB chairman Giles Clarke tried to pacify the increasingly restless associate and affiliate members of the ICC assuring good governance and greater benefits, on the first day of its Annual Conference on Tuesday. According to ESPN Cricinfo,"Edwards and Clarke spoke on behalf of the...
  • England confirm Australia and India One-Day Internationals June 23, 2014

    London: England will take part in a triangular One-day tournament in Australia also featuring the hosts and India early next year, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed on Sunday as it announced the schedule for the series. The Tri-Series will act as preparation for the 2015 50-over World Cup in...
  • Muttiah Muralitharan to help coach Australian team June 18, 2014

    Former Sri Lanka spin great Muttiah Muralitharan has gone from longtime adversary of Australia to a coach of its national team. Cricket Australia said on Wednesday that Muralitharan, who finished with a record 800 Test wickets, would help prepare Australia's batsmen for a two-Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab...
  • Cricket Australia congratulates Paul Marsh June 10, 2014

    Cricket Australia on Tuesday offered its congratulations to Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) CEO Paul Marsh on his appointment as CEO of the AFL Players' Association (AFLPA). CA CEO James Sutherland said: "Paul has made a significant contribution to Australian cricket for more than a decade and on behalf of Cricket Australia,...
  • I played two years longer than I should have, admits Ricky Ponting June 7, 2014

    Former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting has admitted he waited far too long to retire. During an interview with Sky Sports in the UK, Ponting said he should have stepped down from the Australian squad two years before his final Test match, against South Africa in 2012. Ponting made his debut...
  • James Faulkner to lead Australia A for 4-day series against India A June 6, 2014

    Melbourne: Australian all-rounder James Faulkner has been appointed as the 'A' team captain for the four-day series against India 'A' and South Africa 'A' in July and August, Cricket Australia confirmed Friday. Faulkner, who has been a part of IPL in 2011 (Pune Warriors), 2012 (Kings XI Punjab) and 2013 (Rajasthan...
  • Australia to import Indian-style pitches to tackle spin June 5, 2014

    Brisbane: With an eye to improve the national team's dismal sub-continental record, Cricket Australia were mulling the idea of importing soil from India and install Asian-style practice pitches at the National Cricket Centre here. Australia boast of a woeful record in sub-continent, the latest being their 0-4 thrashing in India last...
  • I have matured as a Test batsman, says Steven Smith May 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Young Australian batsman Steven Smith, who is playing for Rajasthan Royals in this season's Indian Premier League, feels he has matured as a Test batsman but is also eager to regain his spot in his country's limited overs team. "When I first started playing I played as a spinner and...
  • Dennis Lillee quits consultancy role with Australia in pay dispute May 6, 2014

    Australia Test bowling great Dennis Lillee, credited for helping resurrect paceman Mitchell Johnson's career, has quit as a Cricket Australia coaching consultant after failing to agree terms on his pay. CA this week signed a two-year extension with another former fast bowler, Craig McDermott, as the team's bowling coach. "Unfortunately Dennis Lillee...
  • Bowling coach McDermott signs new deal with Australia May 5, 2014

    Australia bowling coach Craig McDermott, who has been credited with turning his country's pace attack into one of the most potent in the world, has signed a new two-year deal, Cricket Australia said on Monday. The 49-year-old former paceman returned as Australia's bowling coach ahead of last year's home Ashes series...
  • David Peever named Cricket Australia's deputy chairman May 2, 2014

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) chairman Wally Edwards on Friday announced that David Peever has been elected its deputy chairman. Peever, 56, was appointed as an independent CA director in October 2012 as part of broad governance changes to Australian cricket. He currently sits on the CA Remuneration Committee. Speaking at CA's board...
  • Marsh to lead Australian selectors, Mark Waugh added to panel May 2, 2014

    Sydney: Former wicketkeeper Rod Marsh has been named as the new head of Australian cricket's selectors, while top-order batsman Mark Waugh has been appointed to the panel for the first time. Marsh, 66, replaces John Inverarity, who had already indicated he would step down when his tenure ended. Waugh has replaced...
  • Australia open to hosting Maori cricket side March 21, 2014

    Cricket Australia has said it is open to inviting a Maori team to play in a tournament featuring indigenous sides at a future date as steps towards a revival of a representative team gathers pace in New Zealand. Maori sides affiliated to New Zealand's first class teams are preparing to play...
  • Injured Mitchell Johnson out of World Twenty20 March 16, 2014

    Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson was on Sunday ruled out of the ICC World Twenty20 due to an infected toe and has been replaced by Doug Bollinger in the squad. Johnson suffered a cut on his right big toe after the 3rd Test against South Africa which became infected when...
  • BCCI commits to CA, no plans to expand IPL for 8 years March 16, 2014

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia chairman Wally Edwards has revealed that he feared international cricket being "left behind" by the IPL given its growing popularity but the BCCI allayed his apprehension by promising not to expand the T20 event's schedule for the next eight years. "There was a very real chance that India...
  • Australia pacer Ryan Harris out for six months after surgery March 12, 2014

    Sydney: Australia paceman Ryan Harris, who bowled his country to a series victory in South Africa last week, will be out for six months after undergoing surgery on his right knee, Cricket Australia said on Wednesday. The 34-year-old has suffered a series of injuries throughout his Test career but played a...
  • Johan Botha handed a one-match ban by CA March 7, 2014

    Melbourne: South Australia's Johan Botha has received a reprimand and two suspension points for two separate breaches of the Cricket Australia (CA) Code of Behaviour during the ninth round of the Bupa Sheffield Shield against New South Wales. CA in statement said that in the first breach, the former South African...
  • Mitchell Johnson to miss Twenty20s against South Africa March 6, 2014

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia's national selection panel on Thursday said Mitchell Johnson will return home to rest ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh and will not take part in the Twenty20 Series against South Africa beginning Sunday. All-rounder Moises Henriques will stay on in South Africa as a replacement for...
  • Australia to turn on the lights for Sheffield Shield March 1, 2014

    Australia will play a number of first-class matches in the domestic Sheffield Shield competition under lights next week as a trial for playing day-night Test cricket, Cricket Australia said on Saturday. Brisbane's Gabba ground, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Adelaide Oval will all host matches with sessions played at night using...
  • Watson's selection no longer elementary for Australia February 19, 2014

    The perennial fitness battles of Shane Watson are likely to rule the allrounder out of Australia's second Test against South Africa. Selectors are unlikely to be crying. Watson's unique ability to hog the spotlight whether playing or languishing injured on the sidelines may be unmatched in Test cricket, but another win...
  • Monkeygate saga ruined Symond's career, feels Ponting February 13, 2014

    Sydney : Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting feels lack of support from the cricket board (CA) to Andrew Symonds during the monkeygate episode was the reason behind the premature end to the mercurial all rounder's career. Ponting said Cricket Australia (CA) bowed to the heavy-weights BCCI during the 2008 incident in...
  • CA suspends Ashton Agar for Code of Behaviour breach January 30, 2014

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) Thursday suspended Ashton Agar for breaching the CA Code of Behaviour during the Toyota Futures League match between Queensland and Western Australia on Wednesday. Agar was reported by the umpires for breaching Article 2.1.3 - showing dissent at an umpire's decision during a match. This was Agar's second...
  • Australia drop assistant coach Rixon from support staff January 29, 2014

    Sydney: Australia continued to make changes to the team's off-field structure by announcing the departure of assistant coach Steve Rixon from its backroom staff, the country's cricket board said on Wednesday. "I've taken the opportunity to look at our current coaching structure and the levels of support I feel we need...
  • India, Australia, England bid to re-shape world cricket January 25, 2014

    London: Cricket's power-brokers meet next week amid an apparent threat from India to withdraw from major global events unless there is radical reform of the International Cricket Council. The draft proposal to be discussed at a two-day ICC board meeting in Dubai on January 28 and 29 calls for more decision-making...
  • Cricket South Africa slams 'flawed' ICC plan January 21, 2014

    London: South Africa have become the first major cricket nation to call on the International Cricket Council (ICC) to withdraw a draft plan that would give greater control of the world game to England, Australia and India. A "position paper" outlining the proposed changes is due to be discussed by...
  • Australia eye Twenty20 world places against England January 20, 2014

    Sydney: Cricket Australia on Monday challenged its Twenty20 squad to use the England series to fight for a place in the side heading to the short format's world championship. Australia unveiled a 14-man squad for the three matches against England with George Bailey named captain after being dropped from the Test...
  • PCB to host three ODIs against Australia this year January 16, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has said it will host three one-day internationals and perhaps a T20 match against Australia later this year instead of a Test match. "Yes we have asked cricket Australia to drop one Test and instead play three ODIs and we are also trying to have a...
  • Australia to rest Shane Watson for next three ODIs against England January 16, 2014

    Sydney: Allrounder Shane Watson will take a much-needed break from two upcoming one-day internationals against England, Cricket Australia said Thursday. The 32-year-old rediscovered his batting touch during the Ashes series and has been key to Australia's latest success. He is scheduled to play in Friday's second ODI in Brisbane but was out...