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Tag Archives: Australia

Boxing, mental health coach for Australia’s ‘bubble’ cricketers

SYDNEY: Australia have appointed a mental health manager and introduced boxing sessions to help players cope with life in anti-coronavirus ‘bubbles’, with some facing the prospect of months in controlled environments as international cricket resumes. The Australians, minus those at the Indian Premier League, are now in 14 days’ isolation ...

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Eoin Morgan hopes for turning tracks against Australia

MANCHESTER: Eoin Morgan is hoping for spinning pitches during England’s One-day International series against Australia as the world champions plan for the 2023 World Cup in India. The England captain is anticipating a gentle turner at Old Trafford in Manchester, where the fierce rivals will play 50-over fixtures over the ...

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Australia unveils law forcing tech giants to pay for news

SYDNEY: Australia unveiled a draft law Friday to force Google and Facebook to pay news media for their content in a “world-leading” initiative sure to prompt a confrontation with the US digital giants. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announced the “mandatory code of conduct” to govern relations between the struggling news industry ...

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China halts Hong Kong extradition treaties with Canada, UK

China announced the suspension Tuesday of Hong Kong’s extradition treaties with Canada, Australia and Britain in a tit-for-tat move following similar decisions by those countries over a controversial new security law. Western nations have angered Beijing over their responses to the law imposed on Hong Kong which they see as ...

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Australia closes state border for first time in 100 years

SYDNEY: The border between Australia’s two most populous states will close from Tuesday for an indefinite period as authorities scramble to contain an outbreak of the coronavirus in the city of Melbourne. The decision announced on Monday marks the first time the border between Victoria and New South Wales has ...

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Australia facing a major cyber attack

SYDNEY: Australia said Friday it is facing a major cyber attack but stopped short of formally blaming it on China. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said public and private organizations and businesses were “currently being targeted by a sophisticated foreign state-based” hacker, ABC news reported. He did not name the hacker. The ...

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Sangakkara wants England, Australia to tour Pakistan

LONDON: England and Australia must tour Pakistan to facilitate regular international cricket in the South Asian country, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) president Kumar Sangakkara has said. Top teams have shunned Pakistan since the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lanka team in Lahore in which six players were ...

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Australia become world’s top Test and T20I Men’s Team

LONDON:  Pakistan, who had overtaken New Zealand to reach top position of the ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings in January 2018 and then spent 27 months there, have lost their top spot and are now fourth with 260 points in the rankings which saw plenty of changes as the annual ...

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Australia Demands Coronavirus Probe, China dismissed

MELBOURNE:. Australia added to growing pressure on China over its handling of the novel coronavirus, questioning its transparency and demanding an international investigation into the origins of the virus and how it spread. The coronavirus is believed to have emerged in a market selling wildlife in the central Chinese city ...

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Marnus Labuschagne ton stalls Kiwis in day-night Test

PERTH: Emerging Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne posted his third successive Test century to frustrate a resilient New Zealand attack on the opening day of the first Test in Perth. After Australia won a potentially pivotal toss in scorching heat and elected to bat in the first ever day-night Test in ...

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