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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 JuneĀ 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

Rain ruins New Zealand's prospects
A Kane Williamson hundred and a Josh Hazlewood six-for highlighted yet another Champions Trophy washout between Australia and New Zealand at Edgbaston

Trans-Tasman rivals prepare for battle on neutral ground
Australia and New Zealand have beaten each other at their respective homes recently, but the stakes are high in a compressed tournament

Smith insists Australia focused on the cricket
Amid the protracted pay dispute, Australia's cricketers have a major tournament to turn out for, and captain Steven Smith insists that's where their focus lies

Players offer flexibility on revenue share
The ACA have revealed that they want to discuss 'what is in and what is out of shared revenue streams',a definition that has become a major stumbling block

Katich lashes CA over BBL $33 million loss claim
Simon Katich has attacked Cricket Australia over the board's claim that it is being generous by offering pay rises despite losing A$33 million over the early seasons of the Big Bash League

Australia players to come face to face with CA bosses
Saturday's gala to celebrate Australia's former World-Cup winning women's players to be the site of an informal discussion between the two opposing parties

Jaques steps down as Queensland coach
Phil Jaques has stepped down as coach of Queensland to return home to Sydney, where he will take up a position as batting coach of New South Wales

Determined Hastings fights way back from 'pretty flat spot'
Australia have a young and rapid pace attack in the Champions Trophy, but they also have John Hastings, who has experience in England and offers something different

Australia eye record seventh World Cup title
Meg Lanning has achieved plenty in her career so far but over the next couple of months, captaining Australia to a Women's World Cup title is foremost on her list of goals

Starc reiterates players' faith in ACA
Mitchell Starc has said the Australian men's team has not changed its position on the current MoU standoff, and will continue to back the Australian Cricketers' Association to represent the players in negotiations with Cricket Australia

Government may mediate CA-ACA dispute if Ashes threatened
Greg Hunt, Australia's sport minister, has said that the government could provide officers for mediation between the CA and the ACA but is confident the parties will work out an agreement

CA rebuffs MoU mediation, writes to players
Cricket Australia's decision to rebuff the players' calls for mediation to end the escalating pay dispute has been accompanied by another attempt to deal directly with some of the nation's highest-profile players

Finch, Head star in Australians' tense win
After weeks of pay talks with their board, there was some cheer on the field for the Australians as they warmed up for the Champions Trophy with a two-wicket win over Sri Lanka

Fit, firing seam attack key as Australia eye record third title
The prospect of having Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and James Pattinson all available simultaneously has boosted Australia's chances of holding both major ODI world titles simultaneously

Grassroots require major investment - Sutherland
Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland says that "hundreds of hundreds of millions of dollars" are required to better fund the game's lower levels in the country

Winning Champions Trophy will bolster our pay negotiations - Smith
The Australia captain said an ICC trophy will be a useful bargaining chip for the players' cause in ongoing pay dispute with the board

CA reconsidering players' mediation request
Alistair Nicholson, the chief executive of the Australian Cricketers Association, is expecting Cricket Australia to respond to the players' request for independent mediation of pay talks by the time he reaches London on Friday to meet Steven Smith's team

Poulton to take over CA coaching role from Fitzpatrick
Former Australian batsman Leah Poulton will take over the role of High Performance Coach for Cricket Australia's Female Program from Cathryn Fitzpatrick

Players set up standalone commercial arm
Australia's cricketers have set up their own company to sell their intellectual property rights, further deepening their divide with Cricket Australia ahead of the June 30 expiry of the current pay MOU

Damien Wright named Bangladesh Under-19 coach
The former Tasmania seamer will be in charge of the side until the World Cup in New Zealand next year

T20 leagues could eye 'unemployed' Australian players - ACA
Cricket Australia risks having its best players targeted by Twenty20 leagues around the world as a result of the ongoing pay dispute, the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) has warned

Head pulls out of Yorkshire deal
Travis Head will no longer be representing Yorkshire in this summer's NatWest T20 Blast competition due to international commitments

Khawaja, Head to captain Australia A in South Africa
Usman Khawaja will captain Australia A's four-day team and Travis Head will lead the one-day side for a series of matches in South Africa in July and August

ACA unveils fund for 'vulnerable' women, domestic players
Australian Cricketers' Association has plans for a contingency fund to help female and domestic players avoid financial difficulty if stalled MOU talks with Cricket Australia (CA) don't progress before June 30

Lehmann sits on fence in pay dispute
Australia's coach, Darren Lehmann, has declined to publicly air his views on the ongoing player pay dispute with Cricket Australia, but has emphasised the importance of the two parties getting a deal done soon

Stoinis passed fit for Champions Trophy
The Australia allrounder had injured his right shoulder during a training session with Kings XI Punjab at the IPL in early May

Cricket Australia rejects ACA mediation request
CA chairman David Peever has rejected the Australian Cricketers Association's request for mediation in pay talks between the two parties, reiterating the board's insistence that talks resume with its formal pay offer as the starting point

Ashes on the line in pay dispute - Warner
David Warner has declared the players are prepared to forego a home Ashes series to preserve the fixed revenue-percentage model at the heart of the pay dispute with CA

Give internationals context before public gets 'fed up' - Watson
Shane Watson has spoken strongly of the need to provide more context to international cricket, for the fan and the player to retain interest in it in the long run

Players considering striking since January - Taylor
Australia's players have been considering the possibility of strike action since as early as January, according to the former Test captain and Cricket Australia board director Mark Taylor

Agree terms or CA won't pay you - Sutherland
James Sutherland, in a letter forwarded to all players, said CA won't offer payment to players if an MoU isn't reached by June 30 with the ACA

Players request mediation in CA pay dispute
The Australian Cricketers Association has put forward the request to try to avoid negotiations extending beyond the June 30 deadline

Gillespie, Rogers, Haddin to coach Australia A
The three former players will mentor the Australia A side on its tour of South Africa in July and August

Ryan Carters retires at the age of 26
New South Wales wicketkeeper-batsman Ryan Carters has announced his retirement from all cricket at the age of 26. Carters, who founded the Batting for Change charity, is leaving the game to pursue higher education

No contract talks until MOU done - Starc
Mitchell Starc has confirmed Australia's top players are not prepared to contemplate the offer of multi-year contracts from Cricket Australia - in exchange for skipping the IPL - until a new pay deal is struck between the board and the Australian Crickete

CA security team to visit Bangladesh next week
CA chief executive James Sutherland said on Monday that the board is confident the tour will take place given the feedback it has received from its government agencies

Perth Stadium scratched from Ashes
The Western Australia government confirmed the stadium would not be completed in time for the third Ashes Test between Australia and England in mid-December

WNCL gains prize money; tournament split into three rounds
The Women's National Cricket League (WNCL) will be split into three rounds next summer, and for the first time prize money of $258,000 will be up for grabs in the one-day tournament

Handscomb hits one-day form in England
He is not part of Australia's squad for next month's Champions Trophy, but Peter Handscomb could hardly be doing any more to ensure he is the first man called upon if Australia need a replacement player

Pat Howard handed two-year contract extension
Cricket Australia's team performance executive, Pat Howard, will remain in his position until 2019 after being handed a two-year contract extension

CA still striving for Perth stadium Ashes
Racing against time, Cricket Australia are trying to get the Burswood ground ready to host a Test match next summer

Australia's tour of Bangladesh still hinges on security clearance
Australia's tour of Bangladesh still hinges on security assessments of the region despite a personal assurance from Cricket Australia chairman David Peever

Lynn hoping to return before playoffs
The Kolkata Knight Riders batsman, who dislocated his shoulder last month, trained for the first time with the team since his injury

Lyon covers for Hastings with Worcestershire
Worcestershire have signed Nathan Lyon, the Australia offspinner, as a replacement overseas player to cover for John Hastings during the Champions Trophy

Warner's KKR knockout goes to plan
David Warner has said his game plan was to attack KKR, especially their spinners, and it is always important to have game plans against quality attacks

Players reject Cricket Australia pay offer
The pay dispute between Cricket Australia and its players is set to continue after the Australian Cricketers' Association rejected CA's latest pay proposal

Adam Griffith named coach of Tasmania
Adam Griffith, the former Tasmania fast bowler, has been named as the state's new head coach

CA lose key executive amid pay talks
Sean Cary, a key figure in the introduction of day/night Tests and primary link with the Australian Cricketers Association, has quit his post as Cricket Australia's head of operations in order to take up a job with the United States Tennis Association

Uncertainty continues over venue for Perth Ashes Test
Sale of tickets for the Perth Ashes Test could be delayed as a decision on whether the Perth Stadium will host the Ashes Test will only be taken in mid-May

Faulkner confronted by the finish line
James Faulkner's eclipse as a member of Australia's top echelon parallels that of Simon O'Donnell, another allrounder who found himself suddenly out of the picture

Faulkner, Marsh, O'Keefe, Siddle cut amid pay talks
James Faulkner, Shaun Marsh, Steve O'Keefe and Peter Siddle have all been jettisoned from Cricket Australia's proposed list of centrally contracted players

Khawaja frustrated by selection chain reaction
Usman Khawaja has spoken of the frustration of being rested from the ODI series in New Zealand in order to prepare for a Test series in India that he eventually played no part in

Farrell announces ODI retirement
Fast bowler Rene Farrell has announced her retirement from ODIs

Australia name Pattinson, Henriques in Champions Trophy squad
The return of the fast bowler James Pattinson and the inclusion of Moises Henriques ahead of James Faulkner among the allrounders are the two major talking points to emerge from the announcement of Australia's 15-man squad for the Champions Trophy

May challenges CA over players' pay offer
Tim May, an architect of the first collective agreement between Cricket Australia and the players, has challenged the board to provide better justification for ending the fixed revenue percentage model

Carey, Labuschagne, McDermott among NPS intake
The emergence of Alex Carey, Marnus Labuschagne and Ben McDermott as players of national interest has been confirmed by their inclusion in Cricket Australia's national performance squad for 2017

Knuckle ball my most powerful weapon in T20s - Tye
The bowler became the first to take a hat-trick and a five-for on IPL debut and four of his five wickets fell to the knuckle ball

Chris Lynn's IPL prospects not looking good
Kolkata Knight Riders opener Chris Lynn appears increasingly likely to miss the remainder of the IPL after he hurt his shoulder while fielding against Mumbai Indians

Mott to coach Australia women until 2020
Cricket Australia's decision to re-sign Matthew Mott arrived before the team led by Meg Lanning prepared to compete for the 50-over World Cup in England later this year

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