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  • Phil Hughes' Death: Cricket Australia thanks India for support December 5, 2014

    Adelaide: Touched by India's support in the aftermath of Phillip Hughes' death, Cricket Australia Director and former pacer Michael Kasprowicz has praised the visitors for being considerate in accepting the changed series schedule following the tragedy. Hughes' death, after being hit by a bouncer during a domestic game last week, resulted...
  • As it happened: Cricket Australia XI vs Indians, 2nd Tour Game December 5, 2014

    For Live updates scroll down to bottom of the page Day 1 Round-up: Pacer Varun Aaron powered India's bowling charge, picking four wickets on Thursday, to bowl out Cricket Australia XI for 243 runs in Day 1 of their final two-day tour game before the four-Test series against Australia. In reply, Indians...
  • As it happened: 2nd Tour Game, Day 1 December 4, 2014

    For Live updates scroll down to bottom of the page TOSS: Cricket Australia XI opted to bat against Indians at Adelaide SQUAD: CA XI: Ryan Carters, Jordan Silk, Ashton Turner (c), Matthew Short, Alex Keath, Jake Doran, Sebastian Gotch (wk), Evan Gulbis, Josh Lalor, Jonte Pattison, Sam Rainbird, David Moody (12th), INDIANS: Murali Vijay,...
  • Sean Abbott back in action at New South Wales training session December 2, 2014

    Sydney: Sean Abbott, the man who bowled the delivery that fatally struck Phillip Hughes on the head, returned to bowling on Tuesday, over a week after the on-field tragedy. There has been great concern shown for the talented and hardworking Abbott since he delivered the ball that tragically struck Hughes in...
  • Discussions about first Australia-India Test ongoing December 1, 2014

    Sydney: Cricket Australia and the Indian board (BCCI) remain in discussions over the future of the first Test between the two countries that was supposed to have started on Thursday in Brisbane. The Dec 4-8 match at the Gabba was postponed indefinitely on Saturday, following the death last Thursday of Australia...
  • India's tour match with CA XI suspended after Hughes' death November 27, 2014

    Adelaide: The first day of India's two-day tour match against a Cricket Australia XI that was scheduled to start on Friday has been called off as players mourn the death of Australian Test batsman Phillip Hughes. India players were informed of Hughes' death on Thursday as they trained at the Adelaide...
  • India in Australia, Tour Game: Indian bowlers shine on Day 1 November 24, 2014

    Adelaide: India's fast bowlers led by Varun Aaron made full use of the seamer-friendly conditions, as they dismissed an inexperienced Cricket Australia XI for 219 on the first day of their opening two-day warm-up fixture, here on Monday. All the Indian bowlers were among wickets as Aaron, who worked up good...
  • Ponting praises IPL's role in promoting young talent October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting on Saturday praised Indian Premier League for its role in promoting young talent, saying that many Indian youngsters benefited from the T20 tournament. "It's great to see what IPL is doing by promoting the youngsters and we are all getting a look at them....
  • Indonesia to host 2018 Asian Games September 19, 2014

    Incheon: The Executive Board of the Olympic Council of Asia on Friday decided that Indonesian capital Jakarta will host the 18th Asian Games in 2018. "Today it has been approved by the EB that in 2018 will be the next Asian Games in Jakarta in Indonesia," said council president Sheikh Ahmad...
  • Hughes replaces Australia captain Clarke for Pakistan ODIs September 17, 2014

    Sydney: Top order batsman Phil Hughes has replaced Michael Clarke in the Australia squad for next month's oneday 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 halfcenturies against South Africa in the recent...
  • Surgery rules out Australia's Shaun Marsh for four months July 22, 2014

    Sydney: Australia batsman Shaun Marsh is to have surgery on an injured elbow next week and will miss October's Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, Cricket Australia said on Tuesday. The 31yearold, who played in the first two Tests of the series win in South Africa that put...
  • BCCI pressurised Australia, England for ICC revamp, says Sanjay Patel June 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: The BCCI had threatened to form a parallel world cricket body before the England and Australian boards agreed to the controversial restructuring of the ICC and decided to give a lion's share of revenue to the Indian board, said its secretary Sanjay Patel on Saturday. "We got criticised by many...
  • Australia's Luke Pomersbach retires from cricket due to depression June 5, 2014

    Twenty20 batsman Luke Pomersbach ended his professional cricket career indefinitely on Thursday to deal with depression. Pomersbach only played one Twenty20 international for Australia in 2007 but his hardhitting exploits earned him contracts with the Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. He has most recently been...
  • Marsh 'to replace Inverarity' as Australia chief selector May 1, 2014

    Sydney: John Inverarity, regarded as one of the architects of Australia's recent success, is expected to stand down as chairman of selectors and be replaced by Rod Marsh, reports said on Thursday. The 70yearold's contract expires at the end of June and Cricket Australia directors will consider changes to the...
  • Johnson may quit limited-overs cricket to prolong Test career April 15, 2014

    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 victory...
  • Former Australia batsman Marcus North retires April 3, 2014

    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 domestic...
  • Clarke suffered fractured shoulder in South Africa barrage March 17, 2014

    Sydney: Australian captain Michael Clarke is suffering from a fractured shoulder stemming from the barrage of bouncers he faced during the third Test against South Africa, it was revealed Monday. Cricket Australia said the injury has forced him out of the domestic Sheffield Shield final this weekend. "Michael Clarke was injured as...
  • Mitchell Johnson has toe ailment, T20 status in doubt March 13, 2014

    Melbourne: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has a right toe infection and his availability for the World Twenty20 tournament is in question. Cricket Australia said on Thursday a final decision on his inclusion in the squad is yet to be made and that his scheduled departure on Sunday to Bangladesh may...
  • India deserve a 'little say' in international cricket: Ponting February 15, 2014

    Wellington: Australian legend Ricky Ponting says India deserves a "little say" in international cricket being the "powerhouse nation" of the game but also hopes that the concerned stakeholders would strike a balance in the near future. The ICC recently announced wideranging changes to how the sport will be run, including handing...
  • ICC meets today to approve revamp plan February 7, 2014

    Singapore:India will push for significant control over the ICC's revenue and power structure when a radical revamp plan is put to vote in a meeting here on Saturday despite strong resentment from the Cricket Boards of South Africa, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The controversial restructuring of the ICC, which would cede...
  • ICAI twoday campus placement programme from February 17 February 3, 2014

    Coimbatore: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) will hold a twoday nationwide campus placement programme from February 17. The programme is being held at 16 different locations in India, including Coimbatore, V Murali, Chief Coordinator of Coimbatore, said on Monday. The programme is held twice every year in FebruaryMarch...
  • India deserves lion's share of ICC revenue: Cricket Australia February 1, 2014

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia Chairman Wally Edwards has come out in strong support of the BCCI receiving a lion's share of world cricket revenue, saying that India deserves a fair compensation for contributing 80 per cent of the revenue by "hiring out" its team. Talking about the new revenue distribution model in...
  • There should be seven members in ICC ExCo: Mani January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Welcoming ICC's move to defer decision on its governance and financial revamp plan, former president Ehsan Mani has insisted on increasing the number of Executive committee members from five to seven so that the "the Big 3" do not have a veto on any matter. ICC's executive board postponed...
  • ICC set to go back to the future January 30, 2014

    London: For much of its history the International Cricket Council (ICC) was unable to do anything without the approval of England and Australia, the two original Test nations. So the announcement from the ICC's headquarters in Dubai on Wednesday that it had agreed in principle to be effectively run by India,...
  • ICC Meet: BCCI has its way, bulk of its demands unanimously passed January 28, 2014

    Dubai: In a landmark move that will change the global structure of cricket administration, the BCCI's status as the most influential cricketing body in the world was on Tuesday formally acknowledged with bulk of its demands being "unanimously" passed at the ICC Executive Board meeting here. While the 'Position Paper' was...
  • Former England captain Atherton criticises the 'big three' move January 27, 2014

    London: Former England captain Michael Atherton has openly criticised the move by the cricket boards of England, India and Australia to take control of the International Cricket Council and also enjoy bigger share of the revenues of the governing body. "...the end of the notion that a fair and principled and...
  • India to push for lion's share of revenue at ICC board meet January 27, 2014

    Dubai: The BCCI will have its task cut as the richest cricket board in the world pushes for lion's share of revenue from ICC's earnings along with two cricket boards from England and Australia at the twoday executive board meeting of the governing body here on Tuesday. It will be a...
  • Pakistan cautious about BCCI offer to play in neutral venues January 25, 2014

    Karachi: The cricket community in the country has reacted cautiously to reports that the Indian and English Boards were willing to play Pakistan at neutral venues with some asking the PCB not to fall in the "trap". The reports of the BCCI and the England and Wales Cricket Board hinting to...
  • BCCI leads the battle to revamp the ICC January 23, 2014

    Almost numb to the opposition, India, England and Australia are busy tickmarking major structural changes in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) governance that will make them immune to major pitfalls, give a larger control of the game, as well as entitle the 'Big Three' to a bigger chunk of the...
  • 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...