Thursday, 17 October 2019

Tag Archives: Australia

Smith backs Khawaja’s Test return in Bangladesh

DARWIN: Captain Steve Smith backed Usman Khawaja to return to the Australian team for this month’s two-Test series in Bangladesh. Smith, speaking ahead of the team’s departure to Dhaka, said left-hander Khawaja was a key player for the Ashes series against England later this year and needed to work his ...

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Broad backs Anderson to fire in Ashes

LONDON: Stuart Broad is “very confident” longstanding new-ball partner James Anderson will play a “big part” in England’s upcoming Ashes defence in Australia. Anderson recently turned 35 and there are concerns a five-Test series ‘Down Under’, which starts in November, could be a tour too far for England’s all-time leading ...

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Brad Haddin appointed new fielding coach for Australia

MELBOURNE: Former wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has joined the Australian cricket team as high-performance coach. Haddin, who has signed on until the end of 2019, replaces fielding coach Greg Blewett in Darren Lehmann’s coaching staff. “I grew up in an era of players like Andrew Symonds and Ricky Ponting who gave ...

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Cricket Australia pay dispute finally resolved

SYDNEY: Cricket Australia and Australian Cricketers’ Association brokered a new pay deal to bring to an end the bitter pay dispute between the two warring parties. As per the new MoU, the players – both male and female – will receive upto 30% of the agreed revenue, which is expected ...

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Australian Police Arrest 4 Men Allegedly Plotting To Bomb Airplane

SYDNEY: Australian officials say they have arrested four men in connection with a plot to bomb an airplane, following Saturday evening raids. Police say the plot was “Islamic-inspired.” “In recent days, law enforcement has been become aware of information that suggested some people in Sydney were planning to commit a ...

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Muslim war refugee crowned Miss World Australia

A young Muslim woman who came to Australia as a refugee during the Bosnian war has been named Miss World Australia 2017. Esma Voloder who is a 25-year-old criminal profiler from Melbourne was named Miss World Australia 2017 on Friday night. Voloder, who came to Australia with her family after escaping ...

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Australia quietly makes first uranium shipment to India

SYDNEY: Three years after signing a civilian nuclear supply treaty, the Federal Government confirmed overnight the first shipment of Australian uranium has left for India. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop provided little detail about the inaugural sale, saying only that it was subject to commercial negotiations. The supply deal with India, ...

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Melbourne siege: Police shoot gunman dead, free hostage

MELBOURNE: A possible terror incident has left two men dead and three police officers and a woman hostage injured in a Melbourne apartment building. Police shot the gunman dead after discovering the body of another man in the foyer in the serviced apartment in Brighton, 11km south-east of Melbourne’s central ...

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