Australian Cricketer

  • Simon Katich retires from T20s, not to play Champions League T20 July 12, 2014

    Melbourne: Already retired from Tests and ODIs, former Australian opener Simon Katich on Saturday called time on his Twenty20 career as well, ruling himself out from the Champions League T20 in India. The 38yearold, who quit firstclass cricket in 2012, captained Perth Scorchers to KFC Twenty20 Big Bash League title earlier...
  • Australia cut Cowan, Wade from contracts list March 31, 2014

    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 count...
  • New South Wales win Sheffield Shield title March 25, 2014

    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 463-run...
  • Shane Warne to mentor Australia spinners in World T20 January 23, 2014

    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 March...
  • Cricketers feel depressed after retirement: survey December 23, 2013

    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 2005. It...
  • Matthew Wade fined, suspended for pitch tampering November 17, 2013

    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 his...
  • Ponting 'offended' as Taylor rakes up Clarke row October 30, 2013

    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 excaptain Ponting's autobiography, released last week, contained concerns about his thendeputy's attitude....
  • Australian rugby great Campese sorry for telling Fawad to 'go home' September 10, 2013

    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 August 30, 2013

    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 are...
  • Ryan Harris out for up to two months with hamstring injury August 29, 2013

    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 Harris injured...
  • Leader Talk: In conversation with Steve Waugh, Rajan Bharti Mittal August 24, 2013

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  • Ponting urges selectors not to lose faith in youngsters August 17, 2013

    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 come...
  • Australia change rules to lure back 'overseas' players August 16, 2013

    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 Sydneyborn opening batsman Sam Robson, currently the leading runscorer in the top...
  • Australia fight England for Robson: reports August 16, 2013

    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. Sydneyborn Robson, 24, is the leading runscorer in the English County Championship this season with Middlesex and the...
  • Stuart Law replaces Darren Lehmann as Queensland coach August 9, 2013

    Sydney: Former Test and oneday 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 August 1, 2013

    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 suing for...
  • CA seeks confidentiality agreement in Nathan Bracken legal case July 31, 2013

    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 35yearold 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 July 18, 2013

    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 I...
  • Arthur's claim sounds like sour grapes: Warne July 16, 2013

    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 disappointing,"...
  • Clarke termed Watson a 'cancer' on the team, claims Mickey Arthur July 16, 2013

    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 teammate Shane Watson as a "cancer" on the team. Arthur, who was sacked as Australia coach 16 days prior to The Ashes, on Tuesday sued Cricket...
  • Fawad Ahmed granted Australian citizenship July 10, 2013

    Melbourne: Pakistanborn legspinner 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 31yearold Ahmed. "It is a...
  • ICC is most ineffective governing body in world sports: ACA May 8, 2013

    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 The...
  • Australian cricket should use country's multi-cultural make-up March 11, 2013

    Sydney: As Australian cricket struggles to recapture former glories, the sport's chiefs are painfully aware of the need to widen the net to reflect the country's burgeoning cultural diversity. While rugby, Australian Rules and soccer have embraced the country's multicultural make-up, the national cricket side has lagged behind, largely stuck...
  • McGrath, Turner inducted into Australian Cricket Hall of Fame February 3, 2013

    Melbourne: Glenn McGrath and Charlie Turner, two fast bowlers separated by more than a century of competition, are unanimous inductees into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame. Hall of fame chairman David Crow said Sunday the two will be officially inducted at the Allan Border Medal ceremonies on Monday. In a 14year...
  • Clarke diplomatic towards Warne's blueprint for Australian cricket January 31, 2013

    Perth: On the eve of the ODI series against West Indies, Michael Clarke took a diplomatic on Shane Warne's article in which the former legspinner lashed out at Cricket Australia's high performance chief Pat Howard and CA's rotation policy in his list of recommendations to take Australian cricket forward. Not...
  • Warne lays out the blueprint for Australia's revival January 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Expressing his frustration at how Australian cricket is being run, legendary legspinner Shane Warne has put forward a blueprint that calls for a complete overhaul at the administrative level in Australia right from the selectors to coaching staff. In a blog post published on his website on Wednesday,...
  • Aussie cricketer warned over cocaine use October 24, 2012

    Melbourne: An Australian cricketer has reportedly been warned over an incident involving cocaine. According to newspaper reports here, the unnamed player admitted to an "incident occurring and was subsequently counselled". However, he passed the drugs test done later. "The player did not test positive for the drug and was not subject to...
  • South Africa to play Australia at The Gabba July 19, 2012

    Melbourne: South Africa will play their first Test at Brisbane's The Gabba ground in nearly 50 years when they take on Australia in the opener of a threeTest series beginning November 9, part of a 201213 home schedule that also includes Sri Lanka and West Indies. Cricket Australia said on Thursday...
  • PCB plays down ACA concern over late night ODIs July 8, 2012

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has played down concerns expressed by the Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) over playing late night ODIs in the UAE next month. Some former Pakistani players also criticised the ACA for its rigid stand on the PakistanAustralia series, scheduled to be held from August 28 to...
  • Pak to play 3 ODIs, 3 T20s against Aus in UAE June 30, 2012

    Lahore: Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) might continue to express its concerns over playing a oneday series against Pakistan in the UAE but the cricket boards of the two nations have now agreed to a series of three ODIs and three Twenty20 Internationals in the Emirates from August 27, a PCB...