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They’ve all sat through them. Long, wordy pre-season meetings in which Australian players are reminded of their values and obligations under the various charters, codes and policies they are signatories to. These sessions have long been seen as necessary, but a bit of a yawn – like HR compliance training at any company. But in
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Justin Langer asked his former boss – the WACA chief executive Christina Matthews – for his old job back. The new Australia coach was joking of course, during a draining week of meetings and discussions about how to revitalise cricket in the country in the wake of the Newlands ball-tampering scandal, before making his first
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In the midst of a cultural review following the Newlands ball-tampering fiasco, Cricket Australia has made the biggest structural change of its recent history, with the senior executive Kevin Roberts becoming the chief executive James Sutherland‘s formal second-in-command and heir apparent. Roberts, a former CA Board director, joined the executive management team in 2015 and
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6:45 PM ET Peter Della PennaCricket Close Peter Della Penna is an American cricket journalist who also writes for ESPNcricinfo.com and DreamCricket.com. Since 2010, he has penned the USA entry in the Cricket Round the World section of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.Follow Peter on Twitter @PeterDellaPenna Suspended former Australia captain Steven Smith has been named as one
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Australia’s men’s cricket teams have managed to attract a new corporate naming rights sponsor two months after the Newlands ball-tampering fiasco, with Alinta signing on at a time that the emerging energy company is looking for some more positive press of its own. While its owners are Hong Kong-based, Alinta has a long history as
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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Australian fast bowler Billy Stanlake has been withdrawn from his deal with Yorkshire for the Vitality T20 Blast as he switches his focus to proving that he has a future at Test level.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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