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  • India will have a tough time touring Australia: Shane Watson 16-04-2014 03:37 PM

    Mumbai: Australia were blanked 0-4 by India in their away tour last year, but their allrounder Shane Watson on Wednesday said that his side would be hard to beat when the same opponents tour Down Under for a four-match Test series later this year. Watson's optimism stems from the fact...
  • Johnson may quit limited-overs cricket to prolong Test career 15-04-2014 05:49 PM

    Australia's Mitchell Johnson may quit limited-overs cricket to prolong his Test career with an eye on the 2015 Ashes series in England, the fast bowler said on Tuesday. The 32-year-old has been Australia's talisman in a spectacular recent run, bowling them to a whitewash of arch-rivals England and a series...
  • Australia considers deploying undersea robot in hunt for MH370 14-04-2014 09:49 AM

    Sydney/Kuala Lampur: Australian officials leading the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane in the southern Indian Ocean are weighing when to deploy an underwater robot to aid in the hunt, now in its sixth fruitless week. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared soon after taking off on March 8 from...
  • Watch: 'The Fine Wine Diaries' 13-04-2014 09:20 PM

    In this episode of the 'The Fine Wine Diaries', we will take you to the different vineyards in the fourth largest exporter of wines, Australia. ...
  • Searchers race to find MH370; no new signals heard 12-04-2014 10:14 AM

    Perth: With no new underwater signals detected, the search for the missing Malaysian passenger jet resumed on Saturday in a race against time to find its dying black boxes five weeks after families first learned their loved ones never arrived at their destination. The ocean search area has been condensed,...
  • India A to tour Australia in July-August 11-04-2014 09:25 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian A team will tour Australia for two-four-day matches and a limited-over quadrangular cricket series from July 6 to August 2. The Indian A team will start their tour with two four-day games against Australia A at the Allan Border Field in Queensland before participating in the...
  • Australian PM confident signals coming from missing Malaysian plane 11-04-2014 09:05 AM

    Perth: Australia's prime minister said on Friday authorities are confident that a series of underwater signals detected in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean are coming from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. Tony Abbott told reporters in Shanghai, China, that search crews had significantly narrowed down the area they...
  • Australia return to Zimbabwe for one-day tournament 10-04-2014 10:25 PM

    Cape Town: Australia will return to Zimbabwe for the first time in a decade later this year to take part in a triangular one-day international tournament, Zimbabwe Cricket said on Thursday. The Australians have not toured the country since May 2004, but will open the triangular tournament - which also...
  • Flight 370 search intensifies after pings heard 10-04-2014 01:24 PM

    With hopes high that search crews are zeroing in on the missing Malaysian jetliner's crash site, ships and planes hunting for the aircraft intensified their efforts Thursday after equipment picked up sounds consistent with a plane's black box in the deep waters of the Indian Ocean. Thursday's search zone was...
  • Fed Cup semi: Stosur to lead Australia vs Germany 09-04-2014 05:21 PM

    Brisbane: Samantha Stosur will lead Australia in its Fed Cup semi-final against Germany beginning April 19 in Brisbane. Australia captain Alicia Molik said on Wednesday that Casey Dellacqua, Ashleigh Barty and Storm Sanders were also in the team for the two-day contest at Pat Rafter Arena. Australia and Germany have...
  • Photos: Prepare for a cuteness overload. Prince George has a play date in New Zealand with mom Kate and other kids 09-04-2014 04:38 PM

    Britain's Prince George plays during a visit to Plunket nurse and parents group at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Plunket is a national not-for-profit organization that provides care for children and families in New Zealand. Britain's Prince William, his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge...
  • Aussie Ashes heroes Ryan Harris, Chris Rogers honoured by Wisden 09-04-2014 04:35 PM

    London: Australia paceman Ryan Harris and opening batsman Chris Rogers have been rewarded for their performances in the two recent Ashes series by being included as two of Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year. They were honoured by the annual publication, often referred to as the 'bible of cricket', along...
  • Wisden laments 'divide and rule' ICC 09-04-2014 01:29 PM

    London: International cricket is set for a future of "colonial-style divide and rule," and will be "holding its breath" over the extent of Indian influence, according to the 2014 edition of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack published on Wednesday. In February, changes to the governance of the International Cricket Council (ICC), handed...
  • Underwater pings relocated in hunt for Malaysian jet MH370: Australia 09-04-2014 08:54 AM

    Perth: An Australian official says equipment on a ship searching for the missing Malaysian jet has relocated an underwater signal that is consistent with a plane's black boxes. Angus Houston, the head of a joint agency coordinating the search in the southern Indian Ocean, said on Wednesday that the Australian...
  • Swimming great Ian Thorpe may not compete again, says manager 08-04-2014 11:20 PM

    Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe is in a Sydney hospital fighting a "serious" infection and is unlikely to swim competitively again, his manager told Australian media late on Tuesday. The five-times Olympic champion had contracted "two bugs" after undertaking a series of shoulder surgeries, manager James Erskine told Australian Associated...
  • Watch: 'Lion King' cast breaks into impromptu singing of 'Circle of Life' on a plane 08-04-2014 05:40 PM

    Australian cast member Toni Stewart captured this amazing impromptu 'Circle of Life' performance on a flight from Brisbane to Sydney. The cast had just had an amazing day at Brisbane season launch announcement. ...
  • Swimming great Ian Thorpe in intensive care battling infection: reports 08-04-2014 05:01 PM

    Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe is in intensive care in a Sydney hospital receiving treatment for an infection that could result in him losing the use of his left arm, Australian media reported on Tuesday. The five-times Olympic champion reportedly contracted the bug after surgery at a hospital in Switzerland,...
  • Pakistan was offered 'Big Four' role in ICC revamp: PCB chief 08-04-2014 02:29 PM

    Lahore: Pakistan's cricket chief Najam Sethi has said his predecessor spurned an offer by India to join the so-called "big three" during a major reorganisation of the game's administration. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was initially one of three countries which opposed the revamp of the International Cricket Council (ICC)...
  • Australia pacer Ryan Harris to kick off coaching career 08-04-2014 08:57 AM

    Sydney: Australia paceman Ryan Harris, who has played a major role in his country's Test resurgence over the last year, is to turn his hand to bringing through the next generation after being appointed an assistant coach with the 'A' squad. The popular 34-year-old will help head coach Michael Di...
  • Snapshot: Prince George joins William-Kate for their tour of Australia and New Zealand 07-04-2014 10:56 AM

    Britain's Prince William, his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and their son Prince George disembark from their plane after arriving in Wellington. The royal party was greeted by strong winds and rain, the AFP reported. The Prince and his wife Kate are undertaking a 19-day official visit to New Zealand...
  • Anya Shrubsole named women's player of the tournament at World T20 06-04-2014 06:18 PM

    Mirpur: England medium-pacer Anya Shrubsole was named as the Women's Player of the Tournament of the ICC World Twenty20 at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in Dhaka. England lost to Australia in the final by six wickets here on Sunday. Shrubsole was the unanimous choice of the select group of...
  • Australia women beat England to complete hat-trick of World Twenty20 titles 06-04-2014 05:03 PM

    Mirpur: Australia once again proved their supremacy in women's cricket as they completed a hat-trick of ICC World T20 titles with a comprehensive six-wicket win over England in the final on Sunday. Australian captain Meg Lanning smashed her way to 44 off 30 balls, helping her team surpass a paltry...
  • England women cruise to World Twenty20 final 04-04-2014 04:55 PM

    Mirpur: Veteran skipper Charlotte Edwards and young Sarah Taylor batted sensibly to chase down a paltry total and help England women beat South Africa by nine wickets to enter the final of the ICC Women's World T20 on Friday. The English women will meet their Australian counterparts in the final...
  • Former Australia batsman Marcus North retires 03-04-2014 11:28 AM

    Perth: Ex-Australia Test batsman Marcus North says he will retire from first-class cricket to pursue wine industry business interests in Britain and to play limited stints in English county cricket. North scored 886 runs at an average of 63.28 this season to lead his Western Australia side to its first...
  • Respect game and fellow cricketers: Bravo's message to Australia 02-04-2014 04:27 PM

    Mirpur: Emphasising that cricketers have certain responsibilities towards their fans, especially the youth, West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has advocated playing a sledging-free game. A James Faulkner's poor-in-taste jibe directed towards them pumped up the West Indians and the Caribbean team came out all guns blazing to topple the Australians...
  • Second Australian gallery removes stolen Indian artefact from display 02-04-2014 03:58 PM

    A second Australian art gallery has removed from display a centuries-old statue following allegations the artefact was stolen from an ancient site in India and sold by a tainted Indian art dealer. The decision by the Art Gallery of New South Wales (NSW) follows a similar move by Canberra-based National...
  • After sacking, angry Arthur wanted Australia to lose Ashes 02-04-2014 01:38 PM

    Sydney: The manner of his sacking as Australia coach still rankles Mickey Arthur but the resentment was so strong when it had happened that he wanted his former wards to lose the Ashes last summer. Though Australia failed to make the semis of the ongoing World T20, they have done...
  • World T20: Australia ease to consolation win over Bangladesh 01-04-2014 06:26 PM

    Australia signed off their disappointing World Twenty20 campaign with a consolation victory over Bangladesh as opener Aaron Finch's brisk 71 secured a seven-wicket win over the hosts on Tuesday. Opting to bat first, Shakib Al Hasan (66) and captain Mushfiqur Rahim (47) shared a 112-run third-wicket stand to help Bangladesh...
  • As it happened: Australia vs Bangladesh, World T20 01-04-2014 02:24 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss and team news: Bangladesh have won the toss and opted to bat against Australia in the dead rubber. Bangladesh have made three changes -- Gazi, Mominul come in and Taskin makes his debut. Meanwhile for Australia - Dan...
  • Australia finds fishing equipment in search for missing Malaysian jet 31-03-2014 04:31 PM

    Perth: A cluster of orange objects spotted by a search plane hunting for any trace of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet turned out to be nothing more than fishing equipment, Australian officials said on Monday, the latest disappointing news in a weekslong hunt that Australia's prime minister said will continue...