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  • Cricket Australia looking to cash in on India's commercial pull

    SYDNEY: World champions Australia will host India in five one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals in January, it was announced Thursday...

    Cricket Australia (CA) said it wanted to build on the success of the World Cup co-hosted with New Zealand earlier this year when former champions India lost to Australia in the semi-final in Sydney...

  • Cricket Australia confident Pakistan will draw large crowd on Boxing Day

    Cricket Australia (CA) chief James Sutherland is confident Pakistan will pull in large crowds when it features in the Boxing Day and New Year's Test Down Under...

    Australia were hoping to take on world number one South Africa for its season's biggest Tests but with the Proteas engaged in other fixtures, the showdown between the two teams will now take place in November...

  • Pakistan crush Cricket Australia XI by 201 runs

    Opener Azhar Ali hit an unbeaten 82 and spinner Mohammad Nawaz took three wickets as Pakistan thrashed a modest Cricket Australia XI by 201 runs in Cairns on Saturday...

    3 overs to win early on the final day of their three-day day-night game ahead of next week's first Test against Australia in Brisbane...

  • Pakistan crush Cricket Australia XI ahead of first Test

    CAIRNS: Pakistan’s bowlers dismissed a modest Cricket Australia XI for 109 to clinch a 201-run win on Saturday on the third and final day of a tour match ahead of next week’s first day-night Test against Australia in Brisbane...

    3 overs to roll through the inexperienced home side, after Pakistan declared at 216-6, setting a target of 311 with two sessions to play...

  • Cricket Australia chief attacks ‘reckless’ players’ union

    SYDNEY: The chairman of Cricket Australia (CA) has heavily criticised the country’s top players for their stance in a long-running pay dispute, and accused their union of a “reckless strategy that can only damage the game...

    Those comments, combined with social media posts from Australia captain Steve Smith earlier this week, suggest the game’s governing body and its top players are further apart than ever...

  • Cricket Australia revises offer in bid to resolve pay dispute with players

    Cricket Australia (CA) on Friday revised its offer to players in a bid to resolve a bitter pay dispute that threatens to disrupt upcoming tours...

    “Player feedback suggests that the sharing of international cricket surpluses with male and female domestic players and the level of pay increases for male state players are critical issues for them...

  • Cricket Australia looks for arbitration to resolve pay dispute

    Cricket Australia (CA) Chief Executive James Sutherland wants an independent umpire appointed to arbitrate in the pay dispute with the players' union if the long-running impasse isn't resolved next week...

    But if there's no new agreement, he'll push for arbitration and short-term contracts to allow the upcoming tours to Bangladesh and India to proceed and for players to prepare for the domestic season and the Ashes series starting in...

  • Cricket Australia ready for arbitration to resolve pay impasse

    MELBOURNE: Cricket Australia (CA) said on Thursday it will take its bitter pay dispute with players to independent arbitration if agreement cannot be reached by early next week, with a tour to Bangladesh looming...

    The first match on the Test tour of Bangladesh is due to start on Aug 22, followed by a one-day tour to India in September and October ahead of the showpiece home Ashes series, beginning in November...

  • West Indies aim to play aggressive cricket on Australia tour

    BRISBANE: The West Indies will target perceived weaknesses in Australia’s middle-order batting and aim to play aggressive but smart cricket during their tour of the country, skipper Jason Holder said on Monday...

    The tourists have been largely written off as a serious challenge to Steve Smith’s team after losing 2-0 to Australia at home in June and 2-0 in Sri Lanka in October...

  • Cricket Australia pushes iconic Gabba to modernise

    MELBOURNE: A failure to keep up with the times has already cost one iconic Australian cricket ground lucrative Test matches and the pressure is now on Brisbane's Woolloongabba ground to modernise...

    The Gabba has traditionally hosted the first Test of each Australian summer but has begun to look dated after major renovations at the Sydney Cricket Ground and Adelaide Oval...

  • PCB keen to accept day-night Test offer by Cricket Australia

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is looking forward to accept Cricket Australia's invitation to play a day-night Test, when the two teams face-off in December 2016, but wants to take the players into assurance before reaching a conclusive decision, said a report on Cricinfo...

    PCB's cricket committee will draft an in depth report on playing with the pink ball next summer, and has talked about the likelihood of using the ball for the...

  • Cricket Australia should compensate Bangladesh: Shaharyar Khan

    Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan has slammed Cricket Australia (CA) for withdrawing the Australian Under-19 side from the upcoming U-19 World Cup to be staged in Bangladesh...

    Australia have withdrawn from the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh later this month because of concerns over the “safety and security” of the squad, Cricket Australia said in statement on Tuesday...

  • Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris retires from cricket

    LONDON: Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris has retired from all forms of cricket after being ruled out of the Ashes series against England with a knee injury...

    Harris said: “Given the news I received yesterday, and after talking it over with my family, I know now is the right is the time to step away from cricket...

  • Cricket Australia toughens helmet standards after Hughes review

    MELBOURNE: Australia's cricket board will make it compulsory for players to wear helmets when facing fast and medium-paced bowling in line with recommendations from a review into the death of test batsman Phillip Hughes...

    The helmets, mandatory in games and during practice, must adhere to the highest British standard, Cricket Australia (CA) said...

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