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Shane Warne believes Australia’s cricketers have been guilty of whingeing too much in recent times, but doubts that following the friendly example set by New Zealand is the way forward for a national team currently subject to a cultural review after the Newlands ball-tampering scandal. Having become the latest big name to sign with Fox
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Australian fast bowler Billy Stanlake has been withdrawn from his deal with Yorkshire for the Vitality T20 Blast as he switches his focus to proving that he has a future at Test level. The late change of heart, determined by Cricket Australia and Stanlake’s representatives following Justin Langer’s appointment as head coach, leaves Yorkshire high
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© Cricket Australia/Getty Images Bill Lawry, the former Australian captain and longtime commentator, has confirmed his retirement from cricket broadcasting after knocking back offers from the Seven and Fox Sports networks to cover the game after Channel Nine’s loss of free-to-air television rights after 40 years. Ultimately, it was the
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Australian cricket will soon rid itself of a major conflict of interest after Mark Waugh chose to step down as a national selector in order to commentate full-time for the pay-TV provider Fox Sports. Officially Waugh is still slated to be the selector on duty when the limited-overs team travels to England in June for
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A constitutional anomaly that may have blocked the banned Australian opener Cameron Bancroft from playing club cricket in his hometown in Perth, has been waived by the clubs. This means he can turn out for his club Willeton before he is again eligible to represent his state and country. Alongside David Warner and Steven Smith,
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Australia’s captain Tim Paine has denied that there is a relationship barrier to David Warner‘s return to the national team after his 12-month ban from the game expires next year. Warner was pinpointed by Cricket Australia as the instigator of the Newlands ball-tampering plot, and there were testy scenes in Cape Town in the days
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Ramifications from the Newlands ball-tampering scandal and Cricket Australia’s (CA) response have broadened with the resignation of the experienced corporate leader Bob Every from the CA Board. Every, who spent time in South Africa during the series, informed CA of his decision to quit on Friday, in the same week that the call was made
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Speaking for the first time since his emotional press conference in Sydney more than a month ago, Australia’s former vice-captain David Warner said he has “learned a valuable lesson” after the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa in March. Warner was banned from playing international and domestic cricket for a year along with Steven Smith, for
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Not even the upheaval wrought by the Newlands Test stopped Justin Langer from his inexorable path towards the task of coaching Australia, and in many ways it makes the challenge all the more enticing. It also somewhat mirrors the dysfunction into which he entered as Western Australia’s coach back in 2012, after three years as
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Conflict of interest has forced a Cricket Australia (CA) Board director to be excused from an independent review into the culture of the organisation stemming from the Newlands ball-tampering scandal. Michelle Tredenick, a CA director since November 2015, also serves on the board of The Ethics Centre, the Sydney-based body selected by CA to conduct
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Former Australia spinner Shane Warne has criticised Cricket Australia, saying that “greed” is the main reason behind the board’s decision to expand the Big Bash League next summer. An extended BBL – with an increase in fixtures from 35 to 43 – is set to stretch into mid-February next year, with games played at four
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Australia will tone down their sledging under new Test captain Tim Paine as the team try to repair their damaged reputation following the ball-tampering controversy in South Africa which led to three players being handed significant bans. Paine was named the new Test captain when Steven Smith was suspended for the final Test in Johannesburg
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Surrey head coach Michael Di Venuto has left the door ajar for David Warner and Steven Smith to play for the county during their ball-tampering bans if the ECB were to permit the pair to be available for the English domestic game. Di Venuto is a former Australia batting coach, having held the role from
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Aaron Finch is game to captain Australia once again, should the selectors come calling. With the suspensions of David Warner and Steven Smith, the team not only has to find new personnel but also appoint new leaders. Tim Paine – barely into a comeback into international cricket – became Australia’s 46th Test captain last month
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Matt Renshaw has replaced Cameron Bancroft as Somerset’s overseas player following the ball-tampering incident in South Africa which caused Bancroft’s suspension amid a global outcry. Renshaw made a comeback to the national Test squad against South Africa at the end of March after Bancroft and his fellow opener David Warner were banned for nine months
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Pat Cummins, the Mumbai Indians fast bowler, has been ruled out of the 2018 IPL season with a back issue. Cricket Australia has said Cummins has “bone oedema in his vertebrae”, and that he will sit out the tournament to ensure he does not aggravate his condition any further. Mumbai signed Cummins for INR 5.4
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