Cricket Australia

  • Australia open to hosting Maori cricket side 21-03-2014 12:44 PM

    Cricket Australia has said it is open to inviting a Maori team to play in a tournament featuring indigenous sides at a future date as steps towards a revival of a representative team gathers pace in New Zealand. Maori sides affiliated to New Zealand's first class teams are preparing to...
  • Injured Mitchell Johnson out of World Twenty20 16-03-2014 02:20 PM

    Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson was on Sunday ruled out of the ICC World Twenty20 due to an infected toe and has been replaced by Doug Bollinger in the squad. Johnson suffered a cut on his right big toe after the 3rd Test against South Africa which became infected when...
  • BCCI commits to CA, no plans to expand IPL for 8 years 16-03-2014 09:32 AM

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia chairman Wally Edwards has revealed that he feared international cricket being "left behind" by the IPL given its growing popularity but the BCCI allayed his apprehension by promising not to expand the T20 event's schedule for the next eight years. "There was a very real chance that...
  • Australia pacer Ryan Harris out for six months after surgery 12-03-2014 09:31 AM

    Sydney: Australia paceman Ryan Harris, who bowled his country to a series victory in South Africa last week, will be out for six months after undergoing surgery on his right knee, Cricket Australia said on Wednesday. The 34-year-old has suffered a series of injuries throughout his Test career but played...
  • Johan Botha handed a one-match ban by CA 07-03-2014 12:32 PM

    Melbourne: South Australia's Johan Botha has received a reprimand and two suspension points for two separate breaches of the Cricket Australia (CA) Code of Behaviour during the ninth round of the Bupa Sheffield Shield against New South Wales. CA in statement said that in the first breach, the former South...
  • Mitchell Johnson to miss Twenty20s against South Africa 06-03-2014 08:38 PM

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia's national selection panel on Thursday said Mitchell Johnson will return home to rest ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh and will not take part in the Twenty20 Series against South Africa beginning Sunday. All-rounder Moises Henriques will stay on in South Africa as a replacement...
  • Australia to turn on the lights for Sheffield Shield 01-03-2014 10:03 AM

    Australia will play a number of first-class matches in the domestic Sheffield Shield competition under lights next week as a trial for playing day-night Test cricket, Cricket Australia said on Saturday. Brisbane's Gabba ground, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Adelaide Oval will all host matches with sessions played at night...
  • Watson's selection no longer elementary for Australia 19-02-2014 09:31 AM

    The perennial fitness battles of Shane Watson are likely to rule the allrounder out of Australia's second Test against South Africa. Selectors are unlikely to be crying. Watson's unique ability to hog the spotlight whether playing or languishing injured on the sidelines may be unmatched in Test cricket, but another...
  • Monkeygate saga ruined Symond's career, feels Ponting 13-02-2014 01:47 PM

    Sydney : Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting feels lack of support from the cricket board (CA) to Andrew Symonds during the monkeygate episode was the reason behind the premature end to the mercurial all rounder's career. Ponting said Cricket Australia (CA) bowed to the heavy-weights BCCI during the 2008 incident...
  • CA suspends Ashton Agar for Code of Behaviour breach 30-01-2014 04:02 PM

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) Thursday suspended Ashton Agar for breaching the CA Code of Behaviour during the Toyota Futures League match between Queensland and Western Australia on Wednesday. Agar was reported by the umpires for breaching Article 2.1.3 - showing dissent at an umpire's decision during a match. This was...
  • Australia drop assistant coach Rixon from support staff 29-01-2014 01:47 PM

    Sydney: Australia continued to make changes to the team's off-field structure by announcing the departure of assistant coach Steve Rixon from its backroom staff, the country's cricket board said on Wednesday. "I've taken the opportunity to look at our current coaching structure and the levels of support I feel we...
  • India, Australia, England bid to re-shape world cricket 25-01-2014 09:00 AM

    London: Cricket's power-brokers meet next week amid an apparent threat from India to withdraw from major global events unless there is radical reform of the International Cricket Council. The draft proposal to be discussed at a two-day ICC board meeting in Dubai on January 28 and 29 calls for more...
  • Cricket South Africa slams 'flawed' ICC plan 21-01-2014 09:28 AM

    London: South Africa have become the first major cricket nation to call on the International Cricket Council (ICC) to withdraw a draft plan that would give greater control of the world game to England, Australia and India. A "position paper" outlining the proposed changes is due to be discussed by...
  • Australia eye Twenty20 world places against England 20-01-2014 11:47 AM

    Sydney: Cricket Australia on Monday challenged its Twenty20 squad to use the England series to fight for a place in the side heading to the short format's world championship. Australia unveiled a 14-man squad for the three matches against England with George Bailey named captain after being dropped from the...
  • PCB to host three ODIs against Australia this year 16-01-2014 09:34 AM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has said it will host three one-day internationals and perhaps a T20 match against Australia later this year instead of a Test match. "Yes we have asked cricket Australia to drop one Test and instead play three ODIs and we are also trying to have...
  • Australia to rest Shane Watson for next three ODIs against England 16-01-2014 09:11 AM

    Sydney: Allrounder Shane Watson will take a much-needed break from two upcoming one-day internationals against England, Cricket Australia said Thursday. The 32-year-old rediscovered his batting touch during the Ashes series and has been key to Australia's latest success. He is scheduled to play in Friday's second ODI in Brisbane but...
  • Doug Bollinger reprimanded for Code of Behaviour breach 12-01-2014 02:53 PM

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) on Sunday reprimanded fast bowler Doug Bollinger for breaching the Code of Behaviour during a Twenty20 Big Bash League match on Saturday. The Sydney Thunder left-arm bowler was reported by the umpires for breaching Article 2.1.4 - using language that is obscene, offensive or insulting during...
  • Cricket Australia to fete team for Ashes win 05-01-2014 05:13 PM

    Sydney: Cricket Australia (CA) will hold a public celebration for the Australian Test team here on Tuesday to mark their 5-0 victory in the Ashes. The free, public event will take place on the Northern Boardwalk of the Sydney Opera House at 11 a.m. where the team will be presented...
  • Australia squad unchanged for Perth Test 09-12-2013 10:33 AM

    Adelaide: Australia will take the same 12-man squad to Perth for the third Ashes Test this week after humbling England by 218 runs to win the second match in Adelaide on Monday. "The National Selection Panel have selected the same squad of 12 for the Perth Test," national selector John...
  • Cricket Australia apologises for tweeting 'racial' image on Panesar 05-12-2013 10:21 AM

    Adelaide: Cricket Australia apologised on Thursday after being criticised on social media for a clumsy joke involving England spinner Monty Panesar posted on Twitter during the opening day of the second Ashes Test. A picture of four men wearing turbans posing in a corridor was posted on the governing body's...
  • Ground announcer denies using accent for Monty Panesar 02-12-2013 03:22 PM

    Sydney: A ground announcer stood down for allegedly pronouncing England bowler Monty Panesar's name with an Indian accent has denied doing so, and said he would be seeking clarification from Cricket Australia. Cricket Australia said on Saturday that it deemed the conduct of the PA announcer at the Alice Springs...
  • England should expect more sledging, say Aussies 28-11-2013 12:35 PM

    Australia: The captain of a Cricket Australia Chairman's XI side which will play a two-day game against England starting Friday says the visitors can expect more on-field verbal invective. Michael Beer said Thursday "that will be the aim, to make it a little bit uncomfortable for the opposition ... I...
  • Western Australia's Ashton Agar fined 25-11-2013 01:30 PM

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) on Monday fined spinner Ashton Agar 25 per cent of his match fee for breaching the Code of Behaviour during Western Australia's Bupa Sheffield Shield match against the Victorian Bushrangers at the WACA. Agar was reported by umpires for breaching Article 2.1.3 - showing dissent at...
  • Australia retain winning squad for 2nd Ashes Test 24-11-2013 05:20 PM

    Brisbane: Australia will stick with a winning team after Sunday naming an unchanged 12-man squad for the second Test in Adelaide, starting on December 5. Coach Darren Lehmann said he left the way open to add extra players if required following Australia's huge 381-run win over England in the first...
  • Ashes warm-up: England trail going into final day 15-11-2013 02:57 PM

    Sydney: Opener Aaron Finch hit 59 runs from 60 balls as the Cricket Australia Invitational XI reached 153 for 4 on Friday for a lead of 39 runs over England heading into the last day of the visitors' final match before the start of next Thursday's first Ashes Test at...
  • George Bailey hoping to make most of his Test call-up 12-11-2013 01:48 PM

    Sydney: George Bailey has waited a long time to take his place at cricket's top table and the 31-year-old has no intention of being distracted by the debate over whether one-day form, however rich, justifies a Test call-up. The Tasmanian was not exactly a surprise inclusion in Australia's first Ashes...
  • Nevill to lead Cricket Australia Invitational XI 11-11-2013 02:46 PM

    Melbourne: New South Wales' Peter Nevill will lead Cricket Australia Invitational XI against England XI at the Sydney Cricket Ground on November 13-16. This will be the last practice match ahead of the Ashes series which starts on November 21 at Brisbane. South Australia's Callum Ferguson, who played for Australia...
  • Phil Hughes, Usman Khawaja out of final England warm-up 11-11-2013 08:53 AM

    Sydney: Australian Ashes hopefuls Usman Khawaja and Phil Hughes were on Monday withdrawn from the Cricket Australia Invitational XI to play England in the tourists' final warm-up match before the Test series starts next week. The pair were expected to take part in the four-day match in Sydney from Wednesday...
  • Injured Watson could recover in time for first Ashes Test 06-11-2013 11:38 AM

    Melbourne: Allrounder Shane Watson could recover from a hamstring injury in time to face England in the first Ashes Test starting in two weeks, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Wednesday. Watson strained his left hamstring in Australia's one-day series deciding defeat to India on Saturday, leaving him scrambling to prove...
  • MCG on track for Boxing Day world record crowd 01-11-2013 01:30 PM

    Sydney: All tickets for the opening day of the Ashes Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground have sold, raising the prospect of a world record crowd, Cricket Australia said on Friday. The rush to see Australia face England in the fourth Test has raised the possibility that the...