Australian Cricket

  • Australia cut Cowan, Wade from contracts list 31-03-2014 09:35 AM

    Australia have cut opening batsman Ed Cowan and wicketkeeper Matthew Wade from their list of 18 centrally-contracted players, but handed opener Phillip Hughes another chance to establish himself in the national set-up. The 25-year-old Hughes has been dropped three times since his 2009 Test debut against South Africa and may...
  • New South Wales win Sheffield Shield title 25-03-2014 09:36 AM

    New South Wales won the Sheffield Shield title for the first time since 2007-2008 when skipper Steve Smith and his Western Australian counterpart agreed to end the rain-interrupted domestic first-class final early. Smith's team only needed a draw to claim the Shield for a 46th time, and had a winning...
  • Shane Warne to mentor Australia spinners in World T20 23-01-2014 09:11 AM

    Sydney: Leg spinner Shane Warne has been appointed as a consultant to work with Australia's spin bowlers ahead of the World Twenty20 tournament in Bangladesh in March. Cricket Australia said Thursday that Warne will support head coach Darren Lehmann with the squad soon after it assembles in South Africa on...
  • Cricketers feel depressed after retirement: survey 23-12-2013 09:49 AM

    Sydney: A survey of retired Australian players has found that a quarter of them experienced depression and feelings of helplessness after quitting professional cricket. The Australian Cricketers' Association, which conducted the survey, contacted every player who had retired or been forced out of cricket at international or state level since...
  • Matthew Wade fined, suspended for pitch tampering 17-11-2013 10:12 AM

    Melbourne: Former Australia Test wicketkeeper Matthew Wade has been fined and suspended for pitch tampering during a domestic first class match between Victoria and Tasmania. Wade, the Victoria captain, was found to have tampered with the pitch during his innings of 119 in the first innings of a match which...
  • Ponting 'offended' as Taylor rakes up Clarke row 30-10-2013 09:31 AM

    Sydney: Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting on Wednesday said he was "offended" after Mark Taylor blasted his feud with Michael Clarke, saying it should have stayed in the dressing room. Current skipper Clarke was reportedly furious when he learned ex-captain Ponting's autobiography, released last week, contained concerns about his then-deputy's...
  • Australian rugby great Campese sorry for telling Fawad to 'go home' 10-09-2013 10:17 AM

    Australian rugby great David Campese has apologised for a Twitter outburst in which he said Muslim cricketer Fawad Ahmed should "go home" if he refused to wear a beer logo on his shirt. Cricket Australia agreed to the Pakistan-born leg-spinner's request not to wear the sponsorship logo of beer brand...
  • Australia gear up for day-night Test cricket 30-08-2013 08:54 AM

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia will trial day-night first-class matches this summer with plans to play a Test in Australia under lights by 2015-16. CA said in a statement on Friday that the ninth round of its Sheffield Shield competition will all be day-night matches and played with pink balls. The matches...
  • Ryan Harris out for up to two months with hamstring injury 29-08-2013 01:33 PM

    Australia pacer Ryan Harris is ruled out for up to two months following an hamstring injury on the final day of the fifth Ashes Test. The 33-year-old Queensland man had undergone scans on Thursday afternoon which revealed that it would take up to two months for him to recover. "Ryan...
  • Ponting urges selectors not to lose faith in youngsters 17-08-2013 01:18 PM

    Australian cricket may be in its worst phase, but former captain Ricky Ponting has asked the selectors to have faith and confidence on the upcoming bunch of players after the team's Ashes defeat in England. Ponting, who is currently playing for Antigua Hawksbills in the Limacaol Caribbean Premier League has...
  • Australia change rules to lure back 'overseas' players 16-08-2013 04:24 PM

    The Australian cricket board has eased rules governing the eligibility of players holding dual passports to compete in domestic tournaments as part of a scheme to strengthen its talent base. The initiative's aim is to lure talented cricketers like Sydney-born opening batsman Sam Robson, currently the leading run-scorer in the...
  • Australia fight England for Robson: reports 16-08-2013 01:14 PM

    Sydney: Australian cricket chiefs are working on a plan to lure opener Sam Robson back home as they bid to keep him out of the clutches of oldest rivals England, reports said Friday. Sydney-born Robson, 24, is the leading run-scorer in the English County Championship this season with Middlesex and...
  • Stuart Law replaces Darren Lehmann as Queensland coach 09-08-2013 04:36 PM

    Sydney: Former Test and one-day international Stuart Law was on Friday appointed to replace Darren Lehmann as coach of Queensland and Brisbane Heat for the next three seasons. Law, 44, will fill the dual roles left vacant by the elevation of Lehmann to the Australian coaching position at the start...
  • Sacked former Australia coach Arthur in job talks 01-08-2013 06:19 PM

    Sydney: Dumped Australia cricket coach Mickey Arthur said on Thursday he is in talks about his next career move, but wants to stay in Perth. Arthur reached a settlement on Wednesday with Cricket Australia over his sacking after he "significantly reduced" his claim for damages. The South African had been...
  • CA seeks confidentiality agreement in Nathan Bracken legal case 31-07-2013 02:05 PM

    Sydney: Former Australia fast bowler Nathan Bracken is suing Cricket Australia and three medical professionals for compensation of a knee injury sustained in 2007, but the ruling body for the sport in the country wants the 35-year-old and his lawyers to undertake a confidentiality agreement first. These include obtaining CA's...
  • Watson's Test batting order behind his rift with Clarke: Warne 18-07-2013 10:43 PM

    London: Mickey Arthur has blown the divisive feud between Michael Clarke and Shane Watson out of the proportion and the root of the rift between two players has been the allrounder's shuffling around the Test match batting order by the Aussie skipper, believes legendary spinner Shane Warne. "I found when...
  • Arthur's claim sounds like sour grapes: Warne 16-07-2013 09:07 PM

    London: Reacting to sacked Australian coach Mickey Arthur's explosive claims, legendary spinner Shane Warne on Tuesday said the South African's comments sounded like "sour grapes" and that he should be "grateful" for being given a chance to coach the Aussies. "It sounds like sour grapes to me and it's pretty...
  • Clarke termed Watson a 'cancer' on the team, claims Mickey Arthur 16-07-2013 04:51 PM

    In a series of sensational claims that has sent shockwaves through the Australian camp, team's former coach Mickey Arthur has revealed that Michael Clarke termed team-mate Shane Watson as a "cancer" on the team. Arthur, who was sacked as Australia coach 16 days prior to The Ashes, on Tuesday sued...
  • Fawad Ahmed granted Australian citizenship 10-07-2013 01:04 PM

    Melbourne: Pakistan-born leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed Wednesday officially became an Australian citizen at a citizenship ceremony conducted by Minister Brendan O'Connor at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices. After getting the news last week that his citizenship application was successful, Wednesday's ceremony completed the fulfilment of a dream for the 31-year-old Ahmed. "It...
  • ICC is most ineffective governing body in world sports: ACA 08-05-2013 10:09 AM

    Melbourne: Fuming after L Sivaramakrishnan's appointment as a players' representative in the International Cricket Council, the Australian players' union has called the ICC the "most ineffective governing body in world sport". "It's a really sad day for cricket," Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) CEO Paul Marsh was quoted as saying by...