Cricket Australia

  • James Sutherland stays as Cricket Australia chief 4 days ago

    Sydney: James Sutherland has been reappointed as Cricket Australia's chief executive beyond the 2015 World Cup, the organisation said Thursday. Sutherland, 49, took over CA's top post in 2001 at the age of 35 as the youngest chief executive to be named by the governing body. His latest threeyear deal had been...
  • Warne, Gilchrist, Ponting to team up for exhibition match 5 days ago

    Melbourne: Australian cricket legends Shane Warne, Adam Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting are set to team up once again for an exhibition cricket match in December. According to Cricket Australia website, Perth Scorchers will begin their KFC T20 Big Bash League title defence with an exhibition match at Aquinas College in Perth...
  • Australia build artificial pitch for spin practice 1 week ago

    Australia have built an artificial pitch at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane to help their batsmen deal with spinbowling on the slow tracks of the subcontinent, where they have so often struggled in the past. The surface, which is intended to mimic the conditions in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka,...
  • 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...
  • Australia appoint Greg Blewett as fielding consultant August 14, 2014

    Melbourne: Former Australian allrounder 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 daynight 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 firstclass 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 OneDay Internationals June 23, 2014

    London: England will take part in a triangular Oneday 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 TriSeries will act as preparation for the 2015 50over 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 twoTest 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 4day series against India A June 6, 2014

    Melbourne: Australian allrounder James Faulkner has been appointed as the 'A' team captain for the fourday 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 Indianstyle pitches to tackle spin June 5, 2014

    Brisbane: With an eye to improve the national team's dismal subcontinental record, Cricket Australia were mulling the idea of importing soil from India and install Asianstyle practice pitches at the National Cricket Centre here. Australia boast of a woeful record in subcontinent, the latest being their 04 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 twoyear 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 twoyear deal, Cricket Australia said on Monday. The 49yearold 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 toporder 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 heavyweights 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 offfield 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 reshape world cricket January 25, 2014

    London: Cricket's powerbrokers 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 twoday ICC board meeting in Dubai on January 28 and 29 calls for more decisionmaking...