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West Indies to open U-19 World Cup against New Zealand
The 22-day tournament will feature 16 teams and will be played between January 13 and February 3

Wade's move home to Tasmania confirmed
Matthew Wade's return home to Tasmania has been officially confirmed after he was named in the state's list of contracted players for 2017-18

Lehmann confident of Warner's fitness after neck blow
The batsman passed a concussion test on Tuesday following the incident, but sat out of the final day of the practice game as a precaution

Maxwell adjusts bowling action ahead of Bangladesh tour
Victorian team-mate Peter Handscomb is also willing to keep wicket "if it's good for team balance" in Bangladesh

Chris Lynn misses out on Queensland contract
Batsman Chris Lynn, who was named in Australia's Champions Trophy squad earlier this year, has not been offered a Queensland contract for the 2017-18 season

Warner retires hurt after being hit by bouncer
The incident occurred while he was batting in a practice match in Darwin, and he left the field unaided to be assessed by medical staff

Stoinis heads home to Western Australia
Allrounder Marcus Stoinis will return to his home state of Western Australia for the 2017-18 season, after spending the past five summers playing with Victoria

'Women's cricket can be on a par with tennis' - Perry
Ellyse Perry believes it is time to move on from comparing women's cricket with the men's game and celebrate the female version as a sport in its own right.

Haddin appointed Australia's fielding coach
The former wicketkeeper-batsman has signed on for a two-year term starting with the Bangladesh tour in August

Bird replaces Pattinson on Bangladesh tour
A back inflammation has ruled James Pattinson out of the Test series

Swepson called in for Bangladesh tour
Queensland legspinner Mitchell Swepson has been named as a late addition to Australia's Test squad for the upcoming tour of Bangladesh

Cricket Australia and players finally reach pay deal
Australian cricket's long and bitter pay dispute is over, paving the way for the Test tour of Bangladesh to proceed later this month

Bangladesh tour depends on MoU - Steven Smith
The Australia captain has reiterated that players are unlikely to tour Bangladesh without a resolution to the ongoing pay dispute between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers Association

Dodemaide to step down as CEO of Cricket Victoria
Tony Dodemaide has announced that he will step down as the CEO of Cricket Victoria after the coming summer

CA board to decide on pay war's end
The end to Australian cricket's pay war hinges on Cricket Australia's board of independent directors who must approve the new compromise deal being drafted

BBL expands into first week of February
The BBL and WBBL seasons will expand by a week next summer, with the tournament finals scheduled for February 4

Players 'would be silly' to say no to arbitration - Clarke
Considering it comes with the option to get cricket underway, the former Australia captain felt the offer needs to be taken up

To arbitrate, or not to arbitrate
Rollover contracts to get Australia's cricketers back to work would effectively end the pay war, so why is Cricket Australia so eager for arbitration?

CA proposes arbitration to resolve pay dispute
Cricket Australia has proposed independent arbitration with the Australian Cricketers' Association if the ongoing pay dispute is not resolved by early next week

Compromise offers bring peace closer
CA and the Australian Cricketers' Association are inching towards a compromise, with discussions of a new hybrid model

Players endorse compromise amid further CEO talks
Cricketers touring Bangladesh were briefed about recent developments in the pay war issue

Sutherland, Nicholson in 'productive' talks
Australian cricket's warring chiefs met for about four hours on Sunday in the latest effort to find a way to end the damaging pay war, but anger and mistrust remain major obstacles

Lynn to undergo shoulder surgery
The Australia batsman has injured his left shoulder three times in the last two years, and feels it is functioning at only 50% currently

Australia players offer A$30 million for grassroots
But the pay dispute hit a new problem as Cricket Australia sends a revised MoU that has no mention of revenue sharing

Australia's supremacy challenged: now what next?
There does not need to be panic from Australia after their semi-final exit, but there are a few areas of concern and chief among them is Meg Lanning's fitness

MacGill ends legal case against Cricket Australia
Former Australia legspinner Stuart MacGill has reached an out-of-court agreement over a pay dispute with Cricket Australia

'WBBL stint has transformed Harmanpreet'
India captain Mithali Raj pointed to Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana's inputs on Australia players, courtesy their WBBL stints, as being key to plotting Australia's downfall in the semi-final in Derby

Unemployed Australians to 'face the music'
Australia's vanquished tournament favourites return home to the uncertainty of unemployment and the questions of a nation that expected them to be lifting the World Cup

Kaur's 171* sets up final against England
Harmanpreet Kaur's 171 not out off 115 balls razed Australia and vaulted India into their second World Cup final

Pay war damage already done - Johnson
Former Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson believes relations between players and Cricket Australia will take a long time to heal after difficult negotiations over the MoU

'India can beat Australia' - Chopra
The former India captain believes that Australia's confidence is the only thing which will be missing in the Indian line-up

Defending champs brace for resurgent India
A rousing victory against New Zealand in their last league match will give India a measure of belief as they head into a semi-final against a dominant Australia side that seems to have all bases covered

Will Sutherland chooses cricket over AFL
The 17-year-old Sutherland has chosen to accept the offer of a multi-year rookie deal with Victoria rather than nominating for the AFL draft

Australia defend 269, play India in semi-final
Australia beat South Africa by 59 runs and have set up a knockout clash with India, a team they had already beaten in the group stages of the Women's World Cup

CA-ACA talks bring MoU closer 
Two days of talks have broken down barriers of rhetoric and transparency between CA and the Australian Cricketers Association, but the signing of a new MoU remains elusive

Spinners, Lanning power Australia into semi-final
Mithali Raj's world record and Punam Raut's maiden World Cup century were mere footnotes on a day when Meg Lanning, Ellyse Perry and Australia's spinners stamped their authority to seal a semi-final berth

CA chairman Peever's attack doesn't derail talks
In his column in the Australian, David Peever has presented a graphic picture of the differences between CA and the ACA

Sutherland, Nicholson in marathon meeting
Australian cricket's warring chiefs James Sutherland and Alistair Nicholson have held their most intensive meeting yet in an urgent attempt to end the pay fight

Semi-final berths up for grabs in triple-header
ESPNcricinfo previews the three Women's World Cup Games to be played on July 12, 2017

Out-of-contract Australian cricketers to get external funding boost
Major financial institutions and private individuals have shown interest in supporting the players, according to the ACA

Mark Taylor calls for MoU compromise
Mark Taylor, the Cricket Australia board director, has admitted that compromise must be found between the game's governing body and the Australian Cricketers Association before the game suffers further damage

The collateral damage of the pay dispute
Pressure from commercial sponsors may finally end the dispute between Cricket Australia and the players over the pay model

Brunt, Gunn help England end 24-year wait
The all-round efforts of Katherine Brunt and Jenny Gunn helped England end a 24-year wait for Women's World Cup success against Australia

Smith insists revenue sharing must stay
In his strongest message yet in the pay war between CA and the ACA, Steven Smith declared that the leaders of the men's and women's national teams were unanimous in fighting for a fair share for all players, directly linked to the game's overall financial

Serene England prepare to face their oldest rivals
Eighteen months ago in Delhi, Australia's World T20 victory triggered a chain of events for England women that culminate in tomorrow's rematch

Australia, England set to revive rivalry
Australia and England will look to firm up their chances of a semi-final spot, even as Sri Lanka and West Indies pursue their first win in this edition

England won't tour for Ashes unless pay dispute is resolved
The ECB has said they will not send a team to Australia until the dispute between the cricket board and its players is resolved

Australia canter to fourth straight victory
Australia recovered from 60 for 3 in the 20th over to post 290 for 8. It was 159 too many for Pakistan, whose lack of intent all but killed the chase early on

Lanning grounded by shoulder problems
The state of Lanning's shoulder is a considerable worry for Australia given her pivotal role in the team, and there is no certainty that she will only be missing from the Pakistan fixture

Australia, India eye fourth win on the trot
ESPNcricinfo previews the three Women's World Cup matches to be played on July 5, 2017

Sutherland refuses to intervene in pay dispute
Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland has declined to intervene in the pay dispute between the board and the Australian Cricketers' Association on his return to the head office last week

Jonassen, Perry star in Australia's third win
Ellyse Perry's 91-ball 71 formed the bedrock of Australia's 220 chase, which they saw off with five wickets in hand in the penultimate over

The full list of resolutions passed at the ACA meeting


Players won't tour without MoU
Australia players, including the A side, will not sign contracts or tour South Africa until an MoU between CA and the Australian Cricketers Association

How Australia's pay dispute escalated
A concise look back at the events that led to the pay-dispute crisis between the Australian players and their cricket board

Australians players' pay goes to grassroots after MoU expiry
More than A$1 million in fortnightly payments originally intended for out-of-contract players will instead be diverted directly to grassroots funding until an MoU is reached between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers Association

Lanning 152* trumps Atapattu 178*
Australia sauntered to an eight-wicket victory in Bristol but only after they were forced to chase 258 courtesy a marvellous unbeaten 178 from Chamari Atapattu

CA warns of six-month bans for playing unsanctioned matches
Australia's players face a ban from the 2017-18 Ashes series should they take part in any kind of "disapproved cricket" in the event of an extended pay dispute beyond the July 1 expiry of the current MOU between Cricket Australia and the ACA

Players press Sutherland to intervene in pay dispute
Australia players have urged their CEO James Sutherland to play a key role in negotiations of the ongoing pay dispute even as the June 30 deadline looms

Bolton century leads Australia to breezy win
An opening partnership of 171 between Nicole Bolton and Beth Mooney paved the way for Australia women to begin their title defence with an eight-wicket win against West Indies

Australia target 300 total in World Cup opener
Australia's captain Meg Lanning is targeting a total beyond 300 as the World Cup favourites commence their campaign against a familiar finals foe - West Indies

Marsh comes to Yorkshire's aid for Blast campaign
Shaun Marsh is heading to Yorkshire for this season's NatWest Blast

CA offers concessions, sends contract offers
Australia's players have been offered key concessions in their pay dispute with Cricket Australia, as the Australian Cricketers Association renewed its call for independent mediation to find a way forward only a week before the expiry of the current MOU

Playing for NZ was an easy decision - Ronchi
The former wicketkeeper batsman talks of his switching ties to New Zealand, his Australian team-mates' reactions to his decision, and his match-winning knock on Test debut

Australia's pay fight endangers international game
With domestic T20 leagues gaining traction across the world, Cricket Australia's approach to the pay dispute has added risk to the future of international cricket, according to the former ACA chief executive

SCG curator Tom Parker steps down
The long-serving SCG curator Tom Parker will step down later this year, just a few months before Australia's home Ashes series

Australia players could sign up for CSA T20
Australian international players may populate South Africa's new Twenty20 competition and even play exhibition or charity matches among themselves in the event of an extended pay dispute between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers' Association

Players 'won't budge' on revenue - Warner
The Australia vice-captain told Channel Nine that players were committed to ensuring that all players shared in the game's upside, not just an elite few

Australia pay talks crawling two weeks from deadline
Cricket Australia is adamant about breaking up the fixed percentage model of revenue sharing with the players, while the Australian Cricketers' Association wants to retain it

Wade Seccombe appointed coach of Queensland
Former Queensland wicketkeeper Wade Seccombe has been appointed as the state's new coach after his predecessor Phil Jaques last month announced he was returning to New South Wales

Perth Ashes tickets to go belatedly on sale
Tickets for the Perth Ashes Test will belatedly go on sale at the end of July after unsuccessful efforts to have the match staged at the city's new multi-purpose stadium rather than the unpopular WACA Ground

Injured Starc out of Bangladesh Tests, O'Keefe dropped
Mitchell Starc will miss Australia's Test tour of Bangladesh in August due to injury, while left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe has been axed despite bowling Australia to victory with a 12-wicket haul against India in Pune earlier this year

Perry seeks greater polish for Australia
Ellyse Perry was satisfied after Australia's win over New Zealand in a warm-up match in Southampton, but outlined some clear areas that needed improvement before the Women's World Cup begins later this month

Kohli reclaims top spot; Hazlewood tops ODI bowling rankings
After the end of the last round of league matches in the ongoing Champions Trophy, India captain Virat Kohli and Australia quick bowler Josh Hazlewood have risen to the top of ICC ODI rankings

Ten woes cloud Big Bash League's future
The Big Bash League's next broadcast rights deal - and perhaps even its coverage later this year - has been pushed into uncertain waters by a grim financial outlook for its current rights holder, the Ten Network

Pay dispute not an 'excuse' for early exit - Lehmann
After suffering a knockout at the hands of England, Australia's coach Darren Lehmann denied that the ongoing pay dispute involving Cricket Australia and the nation's cricketers played any role in his team's performance

'Every team would want Stokes' - Morgan
England captain Eoin Morgan has praised Ben Stokes for his all-round efforts in England's win over Australia

'We let ourselves down today' - Smith
Steven Smith insisted there were no excuses for his side's unsuccessful campaign

Wood, Stokes close the door on Australia
In another rain-hit game at the Champions Trophy, England got the better of Australia and knocked them out of the tournament

Smith relishes chance to put off-field frustrations to one side
England are in the unusual position of entering an ODI match against Australia as favourites. But their upsurge owes much to a common adversary

Australia's last chance to get their campaign started
For Australia this is a must-win game; for England, a victory would continue their winning momentum into the semi-finals, but their real incentive must surely be the chance to eliminate their oldest foe

Pay 'summit' option to resolve CA-ACA dispute
A multi-day intensive "summit" between negotiators for CA and the ACA has been discussed as a possible way of moving forward from the current pay dispute

Perry shakes off injury troubles for World Cup
Ellyse Perry has put an injury-blighted summer behind her ahead of the looming World Cup, and expects English conditions to aid Australia's pace battery in their defence of the crown won in 2013

Farbrace praises Captain Morgan for leading England's stunning revival
Eoin Morgan "is the single biggest factor in England's success in white-ball cricket over the last two years", according to the team's assistant coach, Paul Farbrace

Roy 'selflessness' deserves loyalty - Farbrace
Jason Roy's "selflessness" is likely to see him retain his place in the England side for their final Champions Trophy group-stage match against Australia

Warner says Root punch-up was 'pivotal' in his development
Four years after the incident with Joe Root in a Birmingham bar, the Australia vice-captain says it changed him as a person and cricketer

Warner criticises Cricket Australia for undermining Champions Trophy campaign
David Warner has questioned whether CA want to help Australia win the Champions Trophy, after it released a video aimed at persuading players to give up the revenue sharing model

Australia women united on revenue share - Lanning
Ahead of the team's departure for the World Cup in the UK, Meg Lanning said that Australia's female players shared the view that a fair deal for all cricketers was key to the resolution of the pay dispute

Buttler braced to ramp up pressure on Australia
Jos Buttler admitted it would be "nice" to knock Australia out of the Champions Trophy when the sides meet at Edgbaston on Saturday.

CA drops 'Southern Stars' tag for women's team
The board announced that the team will instead be referred to as the Australian women's cricket team in its communication henceforth, in a symbolic move towards gender neutrality

'Australia at its best in knockout situations' - Starc
Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc says his side will have no trouble raising their game with their backs against the wall in a Group A Champions Trophy clash against England on Saturday

'We're looking at England game as a quarter-final' - Zampa
Following their two washouts, Australia are viewing their game against England as a quarter-final according to Adam Zampa

CA backs down from contract offer threat
Cricket Australia and the states have backed down from a threat to send out contracts under the terms of the pay proposal already rejected by the players

Smith says it's win or bust for Australia against England
The scenario for Australia to stay in the tournament beyond the group stage is pretty simple according to captain Steven Smith, with a win needed over England to qualify for the semi-finals

So close, but rain denies Australia victory
After being on the fortunate end of a washout in their first group game, Australia were denied victory at The Oval, where it began to rain after 16 overs of the chase

Winless teams in search of crucial points
Australia and Bangladesh will be desperate to get two proper points in the day-night clash on Monday after Australia got one point from their first match and Bangladesh were handed a defeat by England

Warner sounds Ashes warning to CA again
David Warner has stuck firm to his assertion that the players are prepared to be absent from this summer's Ashes if the pay dispute drags into the six months beyond June 30

Warner warns against too-hard approach
David Warner has admitted the top order batsmen were similarly out of rhythm in the early overs of a curtailed chase against New Zealand

Australia 'comfortable' with security following London attacks
Cricket Australia remains "comfortable" with the level of security provided to the Australian team, after terror attacks in London on Saturday night left at least six dead and 48 injured

We would have preferred to be in New Zealand's position - Smith
Steven Smith admitted his Australia side "got away with one" after rain forced an abandonment in their ICC Champions Trophy match against New Zealand at Edgbaston








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