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  • Australia announces aid for Kashmir flood victims 7 hours 42 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Australia on Thursday announced an aid of Rs 15 lakh for the flood-affected victims of Jammu and Kashmir. Australian High Commissioner in India Patrick Suckling presented a cheque of Rs 15 lakh to ActionAid India for the purpose, said a statement. ActionAid India - a non-government organisation - will use...
  • Warne, Gilchrist, Ponting to team up for exhibition match 10 hours 35 minutes 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...
  • Acclimatization key to India's success in Australia, says Kasprowicz 17 hours 6 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Adjusting to the conditions and improvising quickly to challenging situations would be the key to India's success in what promises to be a tough tour Down Under come December, feels former Australia pacer Michael Kasprowicz. Kasprowicz feels Indian team is "talented" but it would have to be at its best...
  • Pakistan can once again rule the world, says Misbah-ul-Haq 17 hours 58 minutes ago

    Captain Misbah-ul-Haq says Pakistan can "once again rule the world" by winning the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next year. The return of the tournament Down Under was a good omen for Pakistan, as that was where they won their only World Cup in 1992, when Imran Khan's...
  • Hughes replaces Australia captain Clarke for Pakistan ODIs Yesterday

    Sydney: Top order batsman Phil Hughes has replaced Michael Clarke in the Australia squad for next month's one-day international series against Pakistan after the Australia captain was ruled out by a hamstring injury. Hughes, who was overlooked for the original squad despite scoring two half-centuries against South Africa in the recent...
  • Who cares about goldfish? Well, this Australian family certainly does 2 days ago

    It's called loving thy pet. An Australian family went through great pains to make sure their goldfish George lived to swim another day. ...
  • Captain Michael Clarke ruled out of ODI series against Pakistan Yesterday

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke will miss the limited-overs cricket series against Pakistan next month due to a hamstring injury that forced him home early from a recent series in Zimbabwe. In a statement Tuesday, Cricket Australia physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said tests had confirmed "a significant hamstring injury" that would force...
  • Australia: Man jailed for stealing legends' signed guitars 2 days ago

    Canberra: A court in Australia on Tuesday sentenced a man to a two-year jail term for stealing a valuable collection of signed guitars from the house of a music enthusiast, media reported. The 14 guitars, which were autographed by the music legends such as American rock band The Eagles, American singer-writer...
  • Michael Clarke on track to play Test series against Pakistan 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Australia captain Michael Clarke seems to have overcome his hamstring problem and is on track to play the Test series against Pakistan in United Arab Emirates (UAE) next month. There were fears that Clarke's hamstring injury was tendon-related, but according to Sydney Morning Herald, the injury is not as serious...
  • Australia build artificial pitch for spin practice 2 days ago

    Australia have built an artificial pitch at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane to help their batsmen deal with spin-bowling 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,...
  • Shahid Afridi named Pakistan's T20 captain, Misbah retained as ODI skipper 2 days ago

    Islamabad: Shahid Afridi will captain Pakistan in Twenty20s until 2016 while Misbah-ul-Haq will remain the skipper for the World Cup next year, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Tuesday. Afridi replaced Mohammad Hafeez, who stepped down after Pakistan's unimpressive performance at the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh this year. Afridi has led Pakistan...
  • Shoaib Malik likely for Australia series and WC probables list 3 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan allrounder Shoaib Malik is likely to be given another chance at reviving his international career when the national selectors name the squad for the upcoming series against Australia and the list of probables for the 2015 World Cup. A well-informed source close to the national selection committee told PTI...
  • Five months from World Cup, India favourites to defend title 3 days ago

    After what at one stage earlier this month looked like a vast game of musical chairs, reigning champions India ended up topping the world rankings when the five-month countdown to the 2015 World Cup started on Sunday. With just three rating points separating the top four nations, however, the 11th version...
  • Australia contributing planes for anti-IS campaign 3 days ago

    Canberra: Terrorists will use Australia's deployment of troops and war planes to the Middle East as an excuse to target Australians, Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned on Saturday. Australia is preparing to contribute 600 troops and up to 10 military aircraft to the increasingly aggressive campaign against the Islamic State extremists...
  • Saeed Ajmal ban 'good for the game': Darren Lehmann 4 days ago

    Melbourne: Ahead of Australia's bilateral series against Pakistan in the UAE, coach Darren Lehman has said ICC's decision to ban spinner Saeed Ajmal is "good for the game". Lehmann-coached Australia will play Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in two Tests, three ODIs and a Twenty20 International in October. Describing the decision...
  • Davis Cup: Australia complete win over Uzbekistan 4 days ago

    Perth: Australia completed a 5-0 Davis Cup win over Uzbekistan on Sunday a day after clinching a spot in next year's elite World Group. In reverse singles, Sam Groth of Australia beat Temur Ismailov 6-3, 6-2 before Nick Kyrgios defeated Sanjar Fayziev 6-1, 6-1 in just 40 minutes. Australia did not drop...
  • Three Big Bash League teams fined for breaching contract guidelines 4 days ago

    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...
  • India seeks cooperation for youth skills programme 5 days ago

    Melbourne: As part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Skill India' programme, India has reached out to the US, South Korea and Australia for securing their cooperation in skilling the youth for enhancing employment opportunities. Labour Minister Narendra Singh Tomar met his counterparts of the three nations on the sidelines of...
  • Malaysian girl, 8, dies after being flung from Australian ride 5 days ago

    Sydney: Australian authorities are investigating the death of a Malaysian girl who was flung "like a doll" from a spinning ride at the Royal Adelaide Show where showgoers laid flowers for her Saturday. The girl, 8, who was reportedly visiting Australia with her family, was thrown from the AirMaxx 360 ride...
  • Davis Cup: Australia back into World Group for 2015 5 days ago

    Lleyton Hewitt and Chris Guccione put Australia back in the top-tier Davis Cup World Group for 2015 after beating Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin and Farrukh Dustov 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in doubles on Saturday to complete a 3-0 victory. Australia did not drop a set over the three matches, with Nick Kyrgios...
  • Australia lead Uzbekistan 2-0 at Davis Cup 6 days ago

    Perth: Davis Cup veteran Lleyton Hewitt and 19-year-old Nick Kyrgios gave Australia a 2-0 lead in their World Group playoff against Uzbekistan on Friday. Kyrgios, who beat Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, opened with a 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 win over Denis Istomin on grass courts at Cottesloe Tennis Club. The 33-year-old Hewitt, who...
  • Australia upgrades national terror alert 6 days ago

    Sydney: Australia on Friday raised the national terrorism public alert level from medium to high after receiving advice from the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO). Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the advice was not based on knowledge of a specific attack plan but rather a body of evidence that points to...
  • Australia to face Japan in final Asian Cup warm-up 1 week ago

    Australia will warm up for hosting the Asian Cup with a rematch of the 2011 final when they face reigning champions Japan in a friendly in Osaka on Nov. 18. Australia lost the 2011 final when the Blue Samurai scored in extra time and the two nations have waged an intriguing...
  • Cricketers warned against 'honey traps' during ICC World Cup 2015 1 week ago

    The game of cricket has often been rocked by match-fixing and corruption. Allegations of fixing, including the new phenomenon of spot-fixing, have emerged occasionally, tarnishing the image of the gentleman's game. With cricket's biggest extravaganza - the ICC Cricket World Cup - coming up next year in Australia and New...
  • Australia world's most expensive for international students, India cheapest 1 week ago

    Sydney: Australia is the most expensive place for an international student to attend university, ahead of Singapore and the United States, with India the cheapest, a study showed. The research report by banking giant HSBC, which surveyed 15 countries, said an overseas student would need US $42,000 a year to meet...
  • Arun Jaitley out of hospital, to skip G20 meet in Australia September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was released from hospital on Wednesday after a longer-than-expected stay for treatment, and will miss a meeting of finance ministers from the Group of 20 nations in Australia next week. Jaitley was admitted to a private hospital in New Delhi on September 1 for planned...
  • Man sets himself ablaze after losing Rs 7 lakh for job in Australia September 9, 2014

    Coimbatore: A 24-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by setting himself ablaze at Annur in the district on Tuesday after he was conned by a person of Rs seven lakh on the pretext of getting him a job in Australia. The man had completed his BE (Aeronautical) and was working part...
  • Indians denied permission to participate in an annual march in South Australia September 9, 2014

    Melbourne: A group of retired 15 Indian defence officers in south Australia have been denied permission to participate independently in an annual march that commemorates the day 15,000 Indians with Australian and New Zealand forces landed in Turkey to fight during World War-I. While ANZAC Day Committee Chair, the organisers, have...
  • Injured Michael Clarke in race to be fit for Pakistan series September 9, 2014

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke was on Monday in doubt for next month's one-day series against Pakistan as he recovers from a hamstring injury, chief selector Rod Marsh said. The 33-year-old, who has a catalogue of hamstring trouble, broke down in a one-dayer against Zimbabwe in Harare on August 31 and...
  • Obama reaches out to Australian PM on Iraq September 9, 2014

    Washington: As part of his effort to build a global coalition against Islamic State militants in Iraq, US President Barack Obama has reached out to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to discuss the current situation in the war-torn country. Obama telephoned Abbott and thanked him for his contributions to humanitarian air...