CRICKET AUSTRALIA

  • Cricket Australia offers condolences at the sad demise of Phillip Hughes 21 minutes ago

    Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in hospital on Thursday, two days after the batsman was struck on the head by a ball during a domestic match. Cricket Australia released the following statement from team doctor Peter Brukner announcing the 25-year-old's death. "It is my sad duty to inform you that a short...
  • Phillip Hughes wished speedy recovery by Team India 22 hours 39 minutes ago

    Adelaide: The Indian cricket team has extended its best wishes to injured Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes and his family and prayed for his speedy recovery. South Australia's Hughes was on Tuesday, hit on the head by a bouncer bowled by New South Wales fast bowler Sean Abbott during a Sheffield Shield...
  • Cricket Australia to probe Michael Clarke selection row Yesterday

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland will grill Michael Clarke and national team selectors after a bizarre breakdown in communication over the injured captain's availability for the first Test against India next week. Selectors on Monday named the injured skipper in a 12-man squad for the Brisbane Test with the provision...
  • Phil Hughes undergoes surgery after head knock Yesterday

    Sydney: Australia batsman Phil Hughes was rushed to a Sydney hospital to undergo surgery after being struck on the head while batting during a domestic first-class match on Tuesday. Hughes, who was wearing a batting helmet, reeled back and then bent forward momentarily after the impact of the short-pitch delivery and...
  • Tour Game: India draw with CA XI after valuable batting practice Yesterday

    Adelaide: India made a positive start to their tour of Australia after rounding off the practice game against Cricket Australia XI with an allround performance as the two-day match ended in a draw here on Tuesday. At the Gliderol Stadium, the visitors finished at 363 for 8 declared after 91 overs...
  • Michael Clarke in limbo as cricket board digs in heels 2 days ago

    A bizarre standoff between Michael Clarke and selectors over the Australia captain's hopes of playing the first Test against India next week remained unresolved on Tuesday after the nation's cricket board dug in its heels. Selectors named the injured skipper in a 12-man squad on Monday for the Brisbane Test with...
  • As it happened: CA XI vs Indians, Tour Game 1, Day 2 2 days ago

    (For Live updates scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Roundup: Not usually do you see Indians high-fiving on the opening day of a cricket tour to Australia. But the Gliderol Stadium in Adelaide saw that, as Indian bowlers left Monday morning blues in bed and turned up...
  • Tour Game: India allay bowling worries by knocking over CA XI 2 days ago

    Not usually do you see Indians high-fiving on the opening day of a cricket tour to Australia. But the Gliderol Stadium in Adelaide saw that, as Indian bowlers left Monday morning blues in bed and turned up for work in style. In an ideal scenario, India would have wanted their batsmen...
  • India in Australia, Tour Game: Indian bowlers shine on Day 1 2 days ago

    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...
  • Michael Clarke in Australia squad for first Test against India 3 days ago

    Brisbane: Michael Clarke has been selected to lead Australia in the first Test against India despite concerns over back and hamstring injuries that forced him out of the limited-overs series win over South Africa. Australia selectors announced the 12-man squad on Monday for the December 4-8 match, including Clarke subject to...
  • As it happened: Cricket Australia XI vs Indians, Day 1 3 days ago

    (For Live updates scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Cricket Australia XI opted to bat against Indians. Teams: CA XI: Matthew Short, Ryan Carters(wk), Ashton Turner(c), Seb Gotch, Nick Stevens, Kelvin Smith, Alexander Gregory, Jonte Pattison, Josh Lalor, David Moody, Harry Conway, Sam Grimwade Indians: Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara,...
  • Australia rest pace trio ahead of India series 4 days ago

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) Saturday opted to rest pace trio Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle and Josh Hazlewood for the upcoming Sheffield Shield round matches, keeping in mind the upcoming Test series against India. The move gave rise to the possibility that the three men have been earmarked to form Australia's fast...
  • Cricket Australia rebuff selector Mark Waugh's 'marketing' comment 6 days ago

    Australia selector Mark Waugh refreshingly candid departure from sport media-speak when he let slip that Cricket Australia wanted their Test team selected early for "marketing reasons" has been swiftly rebuffed by the governing body on Friday. Waugh made the comment on 'Inside Cricket' a TV chat show, but the governing body...
  • Cricket Australia forced selectors to pick India Test squad early: Mark Waugh 6 days ago

    Sydney: Selector Mark Waugh on Thursday said Cricket Australia's (CA) "marketing purposes" hampered the Test selection process for the upcoming series against India, starting December 4. Australia will name their squad for the first Test Monday, a day before a round of Sheffield Shield matches, that would have been extremely useful...
  • Smith should serve apprenticeship for captaining Australia: Stuart Clarke November 18, 2014

    Sydney: Steve Smith should serve a captaincy apprenticeship at the helm of Australia's one-day team as Test skippers Steve Waugh, Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke did before him, former pacer Stuart Clark said Tuesday. Clark's views come at a time when Cricket Australia (CA) looks to avoid saddling Smith with the...
  • Ashton Turner to lead Cricket Australia XI in first two-day tour match against India November 13, 2014

    Melbourne: Western Australia's young right-handed batsman Ashton Turner has been named captain while New South Wales fast bowler Gurinder Sandhu also found a place in the Cricket Australia XI squad for the first of two tour matches against India in Adelaide, starting on November 24. India's both the tour matches will...
  • Cricket Australia let players down during 'Monkeygate': Border November 9, 2014

    Sydney: Former captain Allan Border said the country's cricket board, Cricket Australia (CA), abandoned its players during the infamous 'Monkeygate' incident, surrendering to the considerable might of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and choosing money over morality. Border also said it was a reason for him to...
  • Colour-blind Chris Rogers stands down from pink ball trial November 7, 2014

    Sydney: Cricket Australia said on Friday that colour-blind batsman Chris Rogers` decision to withdraw from a match in which a pink ball will be trialled would not jeopardise the opener's Test career. Rogers has pulled out of Victoria's day-night Sheffield Shield clash against Tasmania, starting on Saturday, citing his difficulties in...
  • Cricket Australia suspends flame throwers at T20 games November 7, 2014

    Cricket Australia on Friday suspended the use of flame throwers used to signal boundaries or when a wicket falls at Twenty20 internationals after a close call in a match this week. Australia captain Aaron Finch was shocked when he came within a metre (yard) of a burst of the pyrotechnic display...
  • No quick cure for Australia's spin woes, says Cricket Australia November 4, 2014

    Australia's inadequacies in playing spin in Asian conditions will take time and hard work to put right, Cricket Australia high performance chief Pat Howard said Tuesday. Captain Michael Clarke admitted his team had not learned their lesson against spin after crashing to their sixth straight loss on the sub-continent against Pakistan...
  • Cricket Australia 'never in better health' October 30, 2014

    Sydney: Cricket Australia on Thursday reported a strong financial position ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand early next year. Revenue of almost Aus$300 million (USD262 million) is expected to grow to Aus$360 million (USD315 million) by the end of this southern summer season, CA said. Over...
  • Australia players given amnesty 'window' to report graft October 20, 2014

    Australian cricketers will be given an amnesty 'window' until the end of November to report any previous corruption-related information, the country's cricket board said on Monday. Under Cricket Australia's (CA) anti-corruption code, players and officials can be sanctioned for failing to report a corrupt approach promptly or for failing to disclose...
  • Cricket Australia sets up amnesty period to report fixing suspicions October 19, 2014

    Melbourne: In a first of its kind initiative, Cricket Australia has decided to establish an amnesty period for its players to report corruption-related suspicions in an effort to weed out match fixing in the game and shady characters behind it. Cricketers face bans of up to five years if they are...
  • Cricket Australia suspends Matthew Wade for one match October 17, 2014

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) on Friday said that Victorian Bushrangers captain Matthew Wade has been found guilty of breaching the CA Code of Behaviour following his team's Matador One-Day Cup match loss to Queensland at North Sydney Oval on Tuesday. Wade has accepted the penalty of a one match suspension and...
  • Australia hand coach Darren Lehmann contract extension October 17, 2014

    Australia coach Darren Lehmann has been rewarded for his integral role in turning around the fortunes of the team with a one-year contract extension until June, 2017, Cricket Australia said on Friday. The former Test batsman took over from South African Mickey Arthur in the wake of last year's calamitous tour...
  • CA lauds Bill Lawry on Australia Hall of Fame induction October 10, 2014

    Melbourne: The catch cry of "it's all happening" coming out of the television screens made Bill Lawry a commentating phenomenon across the world and Cricket Australia on Friday lauded the veteran player and expert for being inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame. CA on Friday congratulated the former Aussie...
  • James Sutherland stays as Cricket Australia chief September 19, 2014

    Sydney: James Sutherland has been reappointed as Cricket Australia's chief executive beyond the 2015 World Cup, the organisation said Thursday. Sutherland, 49, took over CA's top post in 2001 at the age of 35 as the youngest chief executive to be named by the governing body. His latest threeyear deal had been...
  • Warne, Gilchrist, Ponting to team up for exhibition match September 18, 2014

    Melbourne: Australian cricket legends Shane Warne, Adam Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting are set to team up once again for an exhibition cricket match in December. According to Cricket Australia website, Perth Scorchers will begin their KFC T20 Big Bash League title defence with an exhibition match at Aquinas College in Perth...
  • Australia build artificial pitch for spin practice September 16, 2014

    Australia have built an artificial pitch at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane to help their batsmen deal with spinbowling on the slow tracks of the subcontinent, where they have so often struggled in the past. The surface, which is intended to mimic the conditions in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka,...