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Langer to head selectors for Australia’s T20 side

MELBOURNE: Australia coach Justin Langer will lead the selection panel for the Twenty 20 team, Cricket Australia said on Friday, with Trevor Hohns and Greg Chappell assisting following the resignation of Mark Waugh in May. Hohns remains the chairman of selectors for the test and one-day international teams. Former international batsman Waugh had previously been assisted by former head coach Darren Lehmann in selecting the Twenty 20 team. “We believe the changes to the structure of the selection process will deliver…

Australia sweat over injury to key test batsman Marsh

CARDIFF: Depleted Australia have concerns over another possible injury to one of their test players with long-serving batsman Shaun Marsh sustaining a shoulder problem while playing in a Twenty-20 match for Glamorgan in Cardiff on Sunday. The 35-year-old was helped off the field after landing awkwardly while trying to stop a boundary in the Welsh county’s defeat to Sussex in the Vitality Blast encounter. Cricket Australia (CA) said they would wait until they received a report from Glamorgan to decide on a course of…

Cricket Australia chief Sutherland to stand down

SYDNEY: Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland announced Wednesday he will stand down in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal that rattled the game and an acrimonious pay dispute with players. Sutherland, who has been chief executive for 17 of his 20 years with Cricket Australia, has given 12 months’ notice and will continue in his role until a suitable replacement is found. “After nearly 20 years at Cricket Australia, the time is right. I feel very comfortable that this is the right time for me and a good time for…

Cricket Australia pokes fun at Tendulkar in birthday wish to Fleming

NEW DELHI: Fans of Sachin Tendulkar were left fuming Tuesday after Cricket Australia poked fun at the "little master" -- revered as a quasi-god in India -- on his 45th birthday. The board posted a video of retired Australian paceman Damien Fleming -- who shares a birthday with Tendulkar -- bowling the Indian great with a quick delivery. "Some @bowlologist gold from the man himself - happy birthday, Damien Fleming!" Cricket Australia quipped in its tongue-in-cheek message. Some @bowlologist gold from the man himself…

Cricket Australia bans Smith, Warner for 12 months in tampering scandal: report

SYDNEY: Australia skipper Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner have been banned for 12 months by Cricket Australia for their roles in the pre-meditated plan to tamper with the ball on the third day of the Cape Town Test against South Africa, cricket website Cricinfo reported on Wednesday. "I understand that the sanctions on Smith and Warner are a ban for 12 months," said cricket commentator Jim Maxwell. Cameron Bancroft, the player caught on camera attempting to doctor the ball with a piece of tape, has been banned…

Ball-tampering scandal: Smith, Warner, Bancroft sent home from South Africa

JOHANNESBURG: Cricket Australia has recalled deposed captain Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft  following the board's preliminary findings of the investigation into the ball-tampering incident at Cape Town. Speaking at a press conference in Johannesburg, James Sutherland, Cricket Australia's CEO, said sanctions are expected to follow against the trio in the next 24 hours but insisted coach Darren Lehmann would continue in his role. Sutherland added that Smith, Warner and Bancroft were the only members of…

VIDEO: Warner, de Kock first Test ‘fight’ under investigation

DURBAN: Cricket Australia said Monday it was probing a heated exchange between David Warner and South Africa's Quinton de Kock in a stairwell during the first Test in Durban. Video footage of the clash on Sunday, broadcast in Australia, showed Warner pointing and directing a verbal barrage at de Kock before he was restrained and pulled away by his teammates. The incident reportedly took place as the players were returning to their dressing rooms at tea on day four of the first Test. "CA (Cricket Australia) is aware…

Cricket Australia’s ‘Ashes Cricket’ video game to launch this November

Big Ant Studios, Australia’s premier sports video game developer, has today announced Ashes Cricket, a new cricket video game. Developed in close collaboration with Cricket Australia, it is being described as the most realistic and authentic recreation of the sport ever created. Ashes Cricket will feature real cricketers, battling it out on real grounds and will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in November this year. “There is no competition in cricket that has the heritage and prestige…

Bitter Australian cricket pay dispute resolved: official

SYDNEY: Australia's bruising and protracted cricket pay dispute was finally resolved Thursday with players and management agreeing on a new "in principle" deal, ensuring upcoming series against Bangladesh, India and England can go ahead. "Today's agreement is the result of sensible compromises by both parties," said Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland. The bad-tempered stand-off has been rumbling for months, rattling the game and badly straining the players' relationship with the governing body.…