Canberra

  • International cricket to return to Canberra's Manuka Oval June 16, 2014

    Canberra: International cricket will return to the Manuka Oval in November with Australia scheduled to play South Africa in a oneday international (ODI) under lights November 19. "This is exciting news for Canberra cricket fans and another step in affirming Manuka Oval's credentials as a venue for international cricket. The centenary...
  • Aung San Suu Kyi receives honorary doctorate in Canberra November 29, 2013

    Nobel Prize winner and Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been awarded honorary doctorate by the Canberrabased Australian National University. Suu Kyi received a standing ovation as she accepted a Doctorate of Letters for her outstanding contributions to the service of society on Thursday, according to Australian Broadcasting Corporation...
  • Canberra all set to host first international June 8, 2012

    Sydney: The Australian cricket team will play in Canberra for the first time next year after the nation's capital was unveiled as a host city for upcoming series against either Sri Lanka or the West Indies. Cricket Australia announced Friday that Australia would play one of the two teams, who...
  • Skipper Dhoni wins over Indians in Australia December 18, 2011

    Canberra: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won over the strong Indian community here with a typically lighthearted speech at a gathering at the Indian High Commission on Saturday. It would be safe to state that the Indians here get more excited to share space with 'the rockstars' than the fans...
  • Indian batsmen shine in drawn match December 16, 2011

    Canberra: Sachin Tendulkar spared the hosts a century as India's middleorder batsmen warmed up with some useful knocks before the twoday practice match against Cricket Australia Chairman's XI ended in a draw here on Friday. The visitors were 320/6 in reply to hosts' 398 for 6 declared when rain brought an...
  • Injury scare for Ishant before Aus series December 15, 2011

    Canberra: Fast bowler Ishant Sharma could bowl just 5.3 overs as the Indians had a hard day on field on the first day of their first practice match against Cricket Australia (CA) Chairman's XI, who posted a huge 398 for six declared in the first innings after twin centuries from...
  • Tendulkar guiding Umesh Yadav in Australia December 15, 2011

    Canbeera: Sachin Tendulkar was somewhat pushy at India's net session on Wednesday. His instructions to Umesh Yadav were clear just bowl outside offstump, short of a length. And yet, young Umesh continued to either spray it around, or pitch it too full. Around this time, Tendulkar yelled at the...
  • Dravid delivers Donald Bradman Oration December 15, 2011

    Read and/or watch Dravid's complete speech at the end Canberra: Indian batting great Rahul Dravid while on India's Test tour of Australia delivered the annual Sir Donald Bradman Oration for 2011 at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on Wednesday night, touching upon the need to stay flexible in...
  • India focus on acclimatising in warmup December 14, 2011

    Canberra: Barely four days after a hectic series against the West Indies, India begin their tour of Australia with a twoday warmup game against CA Chairman's XI here on Thursday with focus on acclimatising to conditions ahead of the gruelling Test series beginning later this month. India are high on confidence...
  • Plane hits Ferris wheel in Australia, no injuries October 1, 2011

    Canberra: An ultralight plane crashed into a Ferris wheel at a rural festival in eastern Australia on Saturday, trapping two children on the ride and two adults in the aircraft for hours. There were no serious injuries. The Cheetah S200 carrying two men did not topple the Ferris wheel when it...
  • Watch: Team India leaves for Canberra January 9, 2008

    Canberra: Team India has left for Canberra to take part in the third test match against Australia. CNNIBN Sports Editor, Gaurav Kalra has the latest. ...