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  • Sri Lanka Cricket wants Big Bash stars for national duty January 20, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has asked two of its three national squad members playing in the ongoing Australian Big Bash to return home immediately. Chairman of selectors, Sanath Jayasuriya said he had asked the SLC to summon back Lasith Malinga and Ajantha Mendis in view of the packed schedule ahead...
  • Tendulkar considered playing in Big Bash League: report January 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar was reportedly approached by the Big Bash League (BBL) franchise Sydney Thunder to feature in this year's edition of the Twenty20 tournament, but eventually the deal could not be reached. According to a report in Sydney Morning Herald, Tendulkar was offered an "attractive" package by the Thunder,...
  • Dwayne Smith pulls out of Big Bash December 21, 2013

    Bridgetown: West Indies cricketer Dwayne Smith has pulled out of the Big Bash League (BBL), Australia's premier T20 tournament, the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) has confirmed. No reason has yet been given for Smith's decision to withdraw and speculation has heightened in Barbados over the sudden move after he played in...
  • Warne and Samuels come to blows in Bag Bash match January 6, 2013

    Melbourne: Shane Warne and West Indian international Marlon Samuels were involved in an combustible, foulmouthed confrontation on Sunday when a Twenty20 match between Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades boiled over in front of a packed MCG. Warne, captaining the Stars in the domestic Big Bash tournament, was livid that Samuels...
  • Gayle responds to Haddin's criticism in Big Bash December 31, 2012

    Sydney: Chris Gayle responded to Brad Haddin's criticism of his form in Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash tournament with a barb of his own, saying he's a better batsman than the exTest wicketkeeper even on his nonpreferred side. A key player in the West Indies World T20 title triumph, Gayle has scored...
  • Big Bash League's popularity dips in second year December 25, 2012

    Melbourne: Despite the presence of several international stars, interest in the Australian Big Bash T20 League appears to be waning with television ratings and crowd attendance down from last year. The glitzy competition, the country's answer to India's megarich Indian Premier League, is in its second year after a successful...
  • Lehmann charged over Samuels bowling comments December 24, 2012

    Brisbane: Former Australia batsman Darren Lehmann has been charged under Cricket Australia's code of behavior for questioning the legitimacy of the bowling action of West Indies allrounder Marlon Samuels. Lehmann, who coaches Brisbane Heat in the Twenty20 Big Bash League, called for an examination of Samuels' action after a match...
  • Hobart Hurricanes fined for slow over rate December 18, 2012

    Melbourne: Hobart Hurricanes of Australia's domestic Twenty20 cricket tournament, the Big Bash League (BBL), have been penalised for maintaining a slow over rate in their match against the Melbourne Stars Saturday night. After time allowances were taken into consideration on Tuesday, the Hurricanes were assessed to be one over behind the...
  • Worral to replace Pattinson in Melbourne Stars December 7, 2012

    Melbourne: Melbourne Stars' Daniel Worrall will replace James Pattinson in the Melbourne Stars squad of Australia's domestic Twenty20 cricket series, the Big Bash League. The technical committee of the league on Friday approved the change to the squad. Pace bowler Pattinson is currently receiving treatment for a side strain that will...
  • Du Plessis joins Renegades for T20 season opener November 28, 2012

    Melbourne: South Africa secondtest hero Faf du Plessis will play a single match for the Melbourne Renegades against Shane Warne's Melbourne Stars next month in Australia's Big Bash League Twenty20 competition. Renegades coach Simon Helmot said du Plessis had agreed to play in the Dec. 7 tournamentopening match and would be...
  • Stuart Clark to quit as Sydney Sixers manager November 21, 2012

    Sydney: Sydney Sixers' general manager Stuart Clark will step down from his post at the end of the Twenty20 Big Bash League. Fairfax Media understands the former Australian fast bowler will continue his sports administration elsewhere after the tournament ends in January. Clark quickly developed a reputation for innovation during...
  • Akmal joins Sydney Sixers in BBL November 6, 2012

    Islamabad: Reigning Champions League and Big Bash League title holders Sydney Sixers have signed Pakistan's hardhitting middle order batsman Umar Akmal for the early part of BBL this season. Akmal will be available for Sixers' first three matches of the season next month before he is expected to join Pakistan's short...
  • Clarke signs up with Thunders for Big Bash August 1, 2012

    The Thunders will get an additional strength in their batting line up as they have signed up Australian skipper Michael in for their team in the Big Bash League. "Playing for Sydney Thunder is a great opportunity for me to play for a team rooted in Sydney's western suburbs as...
  • Don't judge 50over format on ticket sales: CA February 6, 2012

    Melbourne: Around 30 percent tickets meant for the general public are still available for the AustraliaSri Lanka ODI at Perth, in contrast to the Big Bash final which sold out in a record 16 minutes, but Cricket Australia says it should not be understood as a sign of a dwindling...