Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Tag Archives: Cricket Australia

Dean Jones farewelled in last lap of empty MCG

MELBOURNE: Former Australia batsman Dean Jones has been farewelled in a poignant final lap of an empty Melbourne Cricket Ground following his sudden death last month. The casket of Jones, who collapsed and died aged 59, was draped in an Australia flag and carried in a white hearse adorned with ...

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Australia’s Afghanistan test, one-day series v New Zealand postponed

MELBOURNE: Australia’s one-off test against Afghanistan and one-day series against New Zealand have been postponed to the 2021-22 season due to scheduling “complexity” during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Friday. Australia were to play their first home test against Afghanistan in Perth from Nov. 21 and three ...

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Australian women stars slam timing of India’s T20 Challenge

ICC @ Twitter SYDNEY: Some of Australia’s top women s cricketers on Monday blasted a decision by India to schedule its T20 Challenge during the Big Bash League as a “huge shame” and “sad for the game”. Indian cricket bosses on Sunday said the women s T20 Challenge will take place in ...

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Shoaib Akhtar takes a dig at BCCI, CA and ICC

LONDON: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar lashed out at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket Australia (CA) as he fumed about economic inequality in cricket. Talking on a YouTube chat show, Shoaib Akhtar alleged that CA let incidents like the infamous Monkeygate controversy pass due ...

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Earl Eddings says T20 World Cup is unlikely in 2020

SYDNEY: Cricket Australia chairman Earl Eddings described the staging of the Twenty20 World Cup this year as “unlikely” on the same day as he confirmed the head of the organising committee for the 2020 tournament would be taking over as interim chief executive of the sport’s national governing body. Nick ...

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Hampshire cancel Lyon deal amid virus chaos

LONDON: Australia spinner Nathan Lyon will not play for English county Hampshire this year after a mutual decision was made to cancel his contract because of the coronavirus chaos. Lyon is third on Australia s all-time Test wicket-taker list with 390 scalps and his signing was a big coup for ...

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Australia whitewashes Pakistan in Test series

MELBOURNE: Australia on Monday whitewashed Pakistan in the second Test match of the series with an innings and 48 runs at Adelaide Oval after its yesterday’s clever decision of enforcing a follow-on on the tourists. Nathan Lyon grabbed five wickets to push Australia to victory on day four of the ...

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George Bailey appointed Australia cricket selector

SYDNEY: Former Australia Twenty20 captain George Bailey was appointed as one of the country s three national selectors, replacing the retired Greg Chappell. He joins chairman Trevor Hohns and coach Justin Langer and draws the curtain on his long playing career after the domestic Big Bash League in early February ...

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Australia lock down top order after big win over Pakistan

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Captain Tim Paine thinks Australia might have found a top order for the foreseeable future after putting together an innings of 580 with minimal contribution from Steve Smith in their victory over Pakistan in the first test on Sunday. Smith was a colossus when Australia retained the ...

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Bowling in blind spot key to dismissing Smith: Misbah

BRISBANE: Pakistan cricket team head coach Misbah-ul-Haq has said that pitching the ball consistently on the blind spot or near the top of the off stump would be key to dismissing Australian stalwart Steve Smith. Smith returned to Test cricket by taking the Ashes by storm earlier in the year. ...

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