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Phil Jaques: Dukes ball helped stretch Sheffield Shield players
The NSW coach enjoyed the variety of challenges on offer

Cricket Victoria assessing early-season plans amid Melbourne lockdown
The latest Covid-19 restrictions have the potential to impact the start of the domestic season

Cricket Australia spin chief: Sheffield Shield pitches, not the ball, need to change
Craig Howard has urged a move towards providing more help for spinners in the domestic game

Australian cricket pay dispute averted as compromise found
Revenue projections for 2020-21 will now be done when full extent of Covid-19 impact is known

The kings of the Dukes ball and how it wasn't all bad for spin
Which batsmen and bowlers especially enjoyed using the Dukes ball?

Sheffield Shield returns to Kookaburra ball throughout
For the last four seasons the Duke had been used for the second part of the tournament

The Indigenous hole at Australian cricket's heart
Important strides have been made in the game but much work remains to be done

Aaron Finch: ODI and Test league commitments secondary to cricket's holistic recovery
He believes Australia will need to embrace flexibility, to the point of playing series at shorter notice than usual

Zimbabwe's three-match ODI tour to Australia postponed
The matches had been scheduled for early August but were always doubtful

Sammy-Jo Johnson: 'Australia the hardest team in the world to get into at the moment'
On opportunities for young girls in the sport in Australia, Johnson said there was a need for more 50-over cricket

Mark Taylor raises prospect of Boxing Day Test being moved
Adelaide and Perth may be able to host larger crowds than Melbourne

Belinda Clark: 'There's still plenty of money in cricket'
CA's head of community cricket knows there are challenges to come due to Covid-19

Aaron Finch thinking ahead to Australia's 2023 World Cup plans
The downtime hasn't stopped Australia's limited-overs captain looking at the challenges to come

Matthew Mott: Kim Garth exit could push Ireland towards professionalism
The Ireland allrounder has opted for a future in Australia and could play for them when she qualifies

Bryce Street's emergence adds to Queensland's top-order options
Jack Wood, a young left-arm wristspinner, has also earned his first contract

Chris Green's action cleared, can resume bowling
The offspinner underwent testing in Brisbane last week following his January ban

Kim Garth leaves Irish cricket for future in Australia
The allrounder will settle in Australia and may be eligible to represent them in the future

Tim Paine: Australian cricket 'can get very excited' about Cameron Green
The Western Australia allrounder scored the most Sheffield Shield hundreds last season

Tim Paine backs Cricket Australia board, clarifies Kevin Roberts relationship
The Test captain said there had to be an appreciation of how tough it is to run a sport at the moment

Shane Watson slams 'absurd reactionary whispers' over Greg Dyer's position
The ACA president has defended the chairman, praising his role in ensuring domestic competitions were not cut

T20 World Cup 2020 breaks new ground in women's cricket
According to the ICC, the tournament saw a 131% jump in unique audience members from the 2018 edition

Interim Cricket Australia chief Nick Hockley flies into Melbourne to unite executives
"By nature I'm an optimistic pragmatist," Hockley says ahead of a hectic few weeks

Marnus Labuschagne extends Glamorgan stay until 2022
Australia batsman had been due back this year before Covid-19 interruption

What's in the inbox of interim Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley?
Nick Hockley has been rushed in to replace Kevin Roberts, and has a lot on his plate

Ellyse Perry grateful Australia's women's team avoided staff cuts
She said it was vital that the domestic competitions were retained in their current structure

Justin Langer planning for September return and adapting to reduced staff
An England tour appears the earliest comeback as coach prepares for new ways of working

Interim Cricket Australia chief Nick Hockley calls for unity after redundancies
He said the game is "by no means broken" ahead of the challenge of pulling the summer together

Rachel Priest announces international retirement and joins Tasmania
The wicketkeeper-batter lost her NZC central contract earlier this month

Scotland cancel Australia T20 fixture due to Covid-19 pandemic
The possibility of scheduling the match later in the summer has also been ruled out

Graeme Hick among 40 job losses amid Cricket Australia restructuring
The major domestic competitions have escaped cuts but there will be no Australia A tours in the next financial year

Timeline: Three months that brought down CA chief Kevin Roberts
The former CA chief executive could not galvanise the game amid questions over the financial impact

T20 World Cup 'unrealistic' and 'unlikely' this year - Cricket Australia chairman
Earl Eddings says CA has presented different options to the ICC Board

Nick Hockley interim Cricket Australia chief executive as Kevin Roberts departs
Hockley was chief executive of the Australia T20 World Cup organising committee

Kevin Roberts set to go as Cricket Australia looks for a solution
The chief executive has come under increasing pressure for the handling of the Covid-19 fallout

Adam Zampa returns to New South Wales after seven years with South Australia
Zampa made his first-class debut for NSW in 2012 before moving to South Australia in 2013

Australian cricket set to be able to welcome crowds
The return of spectators to events next month bodes well for the cricket season later in the year

Cricket Australia open to meeting with states to thrash out financial issues
There is the prospect of progress being made in the tense situation over financial forecasts

BBL to remain 61 games as bonus points and substitutions considered
The potential cost of reducing the tournament length will mean changes are made in-game

Matthew Wade won't be trying to get under Virat Kohli's skin
He believes India feed off confrontation and also expects players to be able to adapt to empty stands

Veteran Australian administrator Ian McDonald dies
He was the ACB's first media manager and a longtime manager of the national side

Michael Clarke, Lyn Larsen receive Order of Australia honours
Clarke was named an Officer and Larsen a Member in the general division

Coronavirus newsfile: NZC deputy CEO resigns as workforce is trimmed
A round-up of how the cricket community is reacting to the Covid-19 threat

Summit required to stop Australian cricket's chaos
CA's leaders must show humility about their own actions, and curiosity about the needs of their owners and partners

Australian Cricketers Association to formally challenge Cricket Australia revenue forecasts
CA has estimated a 48% reduction in revenue for 2020-21 and 20% for 2021-22, the figures out of which the players' revenues are drawn

Australia won't rush back Ellyse Perry and Tayla Vlaeminck
Meg Lanning says the team is making plans for the 50-over World Cup but knows a lot can change due to Covid-19

CA claims cuts will reduce A$142 million revenue hole
The board's modelling indicates a deficit of half that figure by June 2021

Travis Head's Sussex contract deferred until 2021
Batsman had been due to spend full summer playing county cricket

Melbourne Renegades chief to report to Melbourne Stars' chief
New appointments a result of major downsizing at Cricket Victoria

Steven Smith willing to play IPL if T20 World Cup is postponed
If the World Cup doesn't happen and the IPL does, "then so be it", the Rajasthan Royals captain says

T20 World Cup fate under 'very high risk'- Cricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts
Number of venues for the Test series against India later this year could also be brought down based on circumstances

Peter Siddle switches to Tasmania after 15 years with Victoria
A future career in coaching and a chance to mentor Tasmania's young fast bowlers were the reasons behind his move

CA redundancies looming even as forecasts improve
CA chief was blunt in stating that staff reductions at the central governing body were inevitable

Australia scheduled to return to action with Zimbabwe ODIs in August
The series is subject to change dependent on the Covid-19 situation

India Test snub a 'kick in the guts' for us - WACA chairman
According WACA CEO, they were promised a guaranteed top-line Test every year once Perth Stadium replaced the WACA Ground as the state's prime venue

Australians who could have IPL-state cricket clash
Some states would be without big names if the IPL is slotted in later this year

2020 T20 World Cup prospects fade, as alternatives sought
A board official says hosting it this October would be 'too big a risk'

Adelaide to host India for pink-ball Test in December
Australia's Test season is likely to start at the WACA when they play Afghanistan for the first time in Test cricket

Annabel Sutherland hopes for pace boost after fitness work
The Australia allrounder is eager to build on her early taste of international cricket

Mitchell Starc: Saliva ban risks 'boring' cricket without balance
Pacer asks cricket authorities to counterbalance prohibition of saliva for ball shining by another measure

Cricket Australia chief: India tour 'nine out of 10' chance of taking place
Kevin Roberts also said there remains a possibility the men's team could tour England

CA considering disinfecting the ball to adapt to Covid-19 risks
CA's head of science and medicine says not sharing equipment is also part of the overall risk

Shane Warne v Steve Waugh - how a stats piece reignited 21-year-old grudge
In 1999, Waugh had dropped Warne for the final Test against West Indies with the series on the line

Cricket's comeback from Covid-19: the state of the game
ESPNcricinfo's correspondents sum up the state of each Full Member nation

Allrounder Cameron Green a 'scary' talent who can handle pressure
Western Australia team-mate Ashton Agar has lauded the 20-year-old

ACA swipes at Cricket Australia: 'Something is horribly wrong'
The ACA president was highly critical of proposals to shrink the Sheffield Shield

Darwin open to being testing ground as cricket returns to Australia
Northern Territory Cricket hopes to help the rest of the country with a return of the sport

Ricky Ponting on potential Usman Khawaja return: 'He's going to find it difficult'
Ponting still a fan of out-of-favour Khawaja, but thinks we didn't see his best at international level

Australian cricketers prepare for new-look pre-season
CA is in the process of drawing up guidelines for how training will operate

Alyssa Healy concerned by talks of cuts to domestic competitions
The Australia keeper-batter says domestic players struggle to combine cricket and a second career

Shane Watson: Big Bash warning signs have come to fruition
Calls for fewer games, better pitches and more overseas players to revive league

Adam Zampa: Australia's T20I focus rewarded by top ranking
If the T20 World Cup does take place this year, Australia would be one of the favourites

Adam Zampa wants to be more than a white-ball specialist
Australia's main short-format spinner is eager for the chance to push for Test cricket

India jubilant as Srinath, Kumble pull off improbable victory
Tendulkar played his part, but India found two unlikely batting heroes to deliver a tense win

India hope to rekindle good memories in Bangalore
India are battling poor form; Australia haven't fared better either. Clash of equals then?

Megan Schutt braced for women's game to feel impact of Covid-19
The pace bowler has seen friends lose their jobs as part of cost-cutting

BCCI says India ready for two-week quarantine to make Australia tour happen
Arun Dhumal, the BCCI treasurer, indicated that everything possible will be done to resume cricket

Joe Burns: 'Unfortunately, I didn't go on and get too many big ones'
The Australia opener conceded he didn't capitalise on his good form last season and is determined to put it right against India should the series take place

Jhye Richardson undergoes further shoulder surgery
The fast bowler initially dislocated his shoulder last March

Players' association casts doubt on Cricket Australia's financial warnings
ACA has an 'optimistic and confident' outlook for how the sport can cope with the pandemic

Rachael Haynes happy to be flexible for needs of Australia's ODI team
The vice-captain has been a success opening the innings but would be content in the middle order

Yuvraj Singh arrives, as India dispatch Australia in style
The 18-year-old made a sparkling 84, while fellow rookie Zaheer Khan also did well

Covid-19 crisis could force Australian players to be more self-reliant
Cost-cutting could impact the number of support staff when cricket returns

Crowds, not teams, the big issue - Australian sports minister on men's T20 World Cup
A decision would need to be made about the value of a global event behind closed doors

Ganguly's young brigade face up to Waugh's world champions
One side is keen on a fresh start, the other is looking to extend dominance

Marnus Labuschagne reflects on the year that changed his life
While content, he is also driven by the aim of continually improving his game

Saliva and sweat to shine the ball restricted under Australian Covid-19 guidelines
A framework has also been drawn up to manage athletes who contract Covid-19 when sport resumes

Cricket Victoria, community cricket gutted by staff cuts
Up to half of the state's staff have been made redundant

Australia No. 1 Test and T20I team after rankings update
India have slipped to No. 3 in Tests and Pakistan end a 27-month stay at No. 1 in T20s

Cricket calls should wait for football return - Healy
Queensland board director Ian Healy said the NRL and AFL could show the way for cricket to resume

George Bailey's influence evident in Australia's selection revolution
Players who have been dropped have more chance to question the decision-makers

Tahlia McGrath 'has the attributes' to cover for Ellyse Perry
Allrounder's leadership potential also endorsed by national selector Shawn Flegler

Tahlia McGrath handed Australia contract; Nicole Bolton, Elyse Villani left out
Tayla Vlaeminck and Annabel Sutherland are also among the 15 names

Usman Khawaja and Marcus Stoinis lose Cricket Australia contracts
Ashton Agar, Joe Burns and Mitchell Marsh among those included in the list

Ellyse Perry re-signs with Sydney Sixers for two more seasons
Though the Australia allrounder lives in Melbourne, she will continue to play the NSW-based T20 team

Cricket Australia chief stands by pay cuts, apologises to staff for poor communication
Questions from employees are believed to have been about the way the stand downs were handled

Australia 2020-21 central contracts: who comes in and who goes out?
Marnus Labuschagne is all set to get in, but some other decisions might not be so straightforward

Scotland willing to host New Zealand and Australia behind closed doors
Cricket Scotland will wait on guidance from boards, government before making any decisions

Cricket Australia to open books to states, announce contracts
Tensions have been high in recent days amid major cost-cutting by the board

Domestic-only WBBL could showcase Australia's depth - Mooney
It remains uncertain whether players from overseas will be able to travel to Australia by October

Kevin Roberts 'stumbled' explaining Cricket Australia's financial battle - Malcolm Speed
The former CA CEO believes the current man in charge faces a critical two or three weeks

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