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Warne slams Cricket Australia's 'greed'
The former Australia spinner has criticised the board's decision to expand the Big Bash League next summer

CA aims to appoint new coach, ODI captain ahead of England tour
The process was set in motion as the CA Board met in Melbourne on Friday

Paine promises to cut Australia's sledging
Australia's new Test captain said that talk of changing the team's on-field approach had started when Steven Smith was still in charge

Surrey open to Warner, Smith county deals
Surrey coach Michael Di Venuto said it would be "mad" not to consider either of the pair if the ECB allowed such a move

Cricket Australia to begin hunt for new coach on Friday
Reports in the Australia media suggest Justin Langer could be the one to take over from Darren Lehmann, who had resigned in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal

Finch open to Australia captaincy
Once, the kind of leader who would "throw caution to the wind", Finch said he has learnt to concentrate "to be a bit calmer out on the field, take a bit more of the planning that you have pre-game."

Seven and Fox Sports bag Australia's cricket rights in billion-dollar deal
Men's limited-overs home internationals will go behind a paywall for the first time, while all Test cricket and women's internationals are guaranteed a free-to-air broadcast for the next six years

Renshaw replaces Bancroft at Somerset
Cameron Bancroft took an Australia Ashes berth many had imagined belonged to Matt Renshaw and now Renshaw has returned the favour at Somerset

Carey, Richardson gain contracts as Australia look towards World Cup
With emphasis on the World Cup in May 2019, Australia have revamped their contract list with five new players added to an initial group of 20

Australia and Pakistan to play tri-series in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe will combine tours of Australia and Pakistan into a T20I triangular series, followed by five ODIs against Pakistan

Mumbai's Pat Cummins ruled out of IPL
The fast bowler has 'bone oedema in his vertebrae', and Cricket Australia has pulled him out of the tournament to ensure he does not aggravate his condition, given his history of serious back injuries

CA chairman criticises ex-players over ball-tampering outrage
The CA chairman also said that former Test batsman Rick McCosker would lead the review into the culture of the Australian men's team

Criticism of Australia team culture out of proportion - Ponting
The former Australia captain, however, said he was shocked by the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town, and that the penalties handed out by Cricket Australia were necessary

Warner accepts CA sanctions for ball-tampering
David Warner, the former Australia vice-captain, will not challenge the 12-month ban imposed on him by Cricket Australia for his role in the ball-tampering incident in the Cape Town Test earlier this month

Molineux, Kimmince among new Australia contracts; Beams, Cheatle miss out
Cricket Australia picked the players with a focus on the Women's World T20 in November, and recent performances

Smith, Warner sanctions will restore cricket's 'battered' image - Morgan
Eoin Morgan hopes the sanctions imposed on Steve Smith and David Warner will have served to restore the reputation of a game he feels has been "battered"

Steven Smith and Cameron Bancroft accept ball-tampering sanctions
Both players will not challenge the punishments imposed by Cricket Australia - Smith banned for 12 months, and Bancroft for nine, from international and domestic cricket

'A lot of us have to step up' - Paine
The Australia captain hopes the team, under a new head coach, will embrace a culture shift and start with a clean slate

Philander six-for completes historic series win for South Africa
South Africa wrapped up the series 3-1 - their first home win against Australia since readmission - with a 492-run victory

ACA calls for reduction of 'disproportionate' sanctions for ball-tampering
The players' body also asked CA to take the contrition shown by the players on their return to Australia into account, and allow them back into domestic cricket sooner

I feel like it's all my fault and it's killing me - Candice Warner
Candice Warner blamed herself for her husband David Warner's mindset prior to his role in the ball-tampering scandal, because of the abuse she had received from spectators in South Africa

Morkel takes SA closer to 3-1 after du Plessis ton
South Africa batted on and on in Johannesburg on the fourth day to push their lead past 600, before Morkel's strikes, as he battled a side strain, left Australia three down in a colossal chase

Hilton Cartwright signs on with Middlesex
The 26-year old replaces his former Western Australian captain Adam Voges, who served as the club's captain last year

Schutt takes top spot in ICC WT20I bowlers' rankings
Among the batsmen, captain Meg Lanning moved up one spot to No. 3, while Beth Mooney moved up to fourth and Smriti Mandhana to seventh

Smith, Warner to push for domestic clearance
The former leaders and Cameron Bancroft continue to deliberate on whether or not to take up the option of formal hearings under the board's code of conduct

Australia made to grind as SA lead crosses 400
Tim Paine and Pat Cummins showed fight with the bat, and Cummins was a constant threat with the ball, too, but South Africa remained firmly in control of the match, and almost certain to complete a historic home series win against Australia

Bee-stung de Kock misses Shaun Marsh stumping
Keshav Maharaj's flight left Australia's No. 5 stranded outside his crease, but he lived to fight on (though not for too long) thanks to the timely efforts of a wicketkeeper-hating bee

Bavuma, Philander leave Australia staring at follow-on
South Africa's last four wickets added 189 to shore up an already strong total before Australia's new look batting line-up went on a freefall

Lanning's 88* powers Australia to tri-series title
Meg Lanning's fourth straight unbeaten knock of the series led Australia to the highest total in women's T20Is as they beat England in the final by 57 runs

Warner 'resigned' to the fact he may never play for Australia again
The banned Australian batsman spoke publicly for the first time on Saturday, a week after the ball-tampering scandal broke in Cape Town

Australia women seek first T20 series win in nearly three years
England, meanwhile, are hoping to recover quickly after losing their last two matches back-to-back

Paine redefines Australia and captaincy
The new Australia captain wanted to foster an environment where players did not feel they had to conform to a narrow idea of what an Australian Test cricketer should be

Injury rules Starc out of fourth Test and IPL
A "tibial bone stress in his right leg" has ruled Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc out of the fourth Test against South Africa, and the IPL starting April 7 in Mumbai

Australia find the will to fight after Markram 152
Aiden Markram capitalised on a bowling line-up lacking penetration, making 152, his highest Test score, and strengthening South Africa's position in their bid for their first home series win against Australia since 1970

Somerset pull Bancroft deal after ball-tampering outcry
Andy Hurry offered sympathy for Bancroft's predicament, but Somerset have fallen into line with Cricket Australia

Smith 'a good guy caught in a bad place' - du Plessis
South Africa's captain has expressed sympathy for Steven Smith, but was less charitable to David Warner, whom he hoped would 'reflect and see if he can change the way he has played the game'

Smith's tears force Lehmann to step down as Australia coach
Darren Lehmann has announced that the Johannesburg Test will be his last as Australia coach, as the ball-tampering scandal that occurred in the Cape Town Test continues to take its toll on Australian cricket

South Africa aim to farewell Morkel with historic series win
Despite the tumult of the ball-tampering controversy, Australia have a Test to play, and a record of not having lost a series in South Africa since 1970 to keep alive

Broken Smith takes weight of blame
A distraught Steven Smith has apologised for the ball-tampering scandal, while breaking down in tears repeatedly during his appearance in front of media soon after his return to Sydney on Thursday

Australian Cricketers Association questions severity of CA's sanctions
The ACA has questioned the process followed by Cricket Australia in arriving at the sanctions for the players, and whether the severity of the punishments were befitting of the offence

'I've given up my spot for free' - Bancroft
Cameron Bancroft was speaking to reporters on his return to Perth on Thursday afternoon, following his nine-month ban from international and domestic cricket handed by Cricket Australia

'The team culture made them do it' - Arthur defends Smith, Warner and Bancroft
Former national coach says the ravaging of the public image of Australian cricket was a long time coming

Warner apologises for 'stain on the game'
In his first public statement since the ball-tampering scandal occurred, David Warner has apologised for the part he played in bringing cricket to disrepute

'Warner's not a bad person' - Williamson
The New Zealand captain also reflected on the importance of their culture, which has been cited as an example to be followed by coach Darren Lehmann in the aftermath of the ball-tampering scandal

Gillespie tight-lipped on Australia as Sussex stint begins
Return to county cricket after successful Yorkshire stint, but ball-tampering fall-out means speculation is rife

Reverse swing: cricket's ball-tampering problem in plain sight
Everyone knows about the methods used by players to make the ball reverse, but few in power have chosen to take issue with it - until now

Humbled Lehmann looks to New Zealand culture
The Australia coach pointed to the example of New Zealand's cultural regeneration as the way forward for his team as they look to win fans' faith back

Sutherland: Sanctions for 'causing damage to the game', not tampering
Following the announcement of sanctions, Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland answered questions about Darren Lehmann's role, David Warner's future, and the Australian team culture

The six words that put Lehmann in the clear
James Sutherland on why Cricket Australia's investigations found Darren Lehmann to be distanced from the ball-tampering incident

CA says sandpaper was used to tamper, not sticky tape as Bancroft claimed
The board issued a detailed statement of the punishment handed out to Steven Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft for ball tampering

Warner and Smith axed from IPL 2018
The decision from the BCCI came as news broke that CA was banning the players for 12 months, in the wake of tremendous outrage over the ball-tampering incident at Newlands from back home in Australia

Smith, Warner banned for 12 months by Cricket Australia
Cameron Bancroft, the player to actually tamper with the ball during the Cape Town Test, has been banned for nine months, as the fall-out of the scandal rumbles on

Kimmince, Perry inflict crushing England defeat
Australia captain Meg Lanning becomes the first Australian - male or female - to pass 2000 T20I runs during the course of a modest chase

Warner steps down as Sunrisers Hyderabad captain
David Warner has stepped down as captain of IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad in the wake of his role in the ball-tampering scandal in the Cape Town Test

'Lehmann is one of the good guys' - Allan Border
With Darren Lehmann set to speak publicly for the first time since the ball-tampering scandal broke, former Australia captain Allan Border has thrown his support behind the under-fire coach

'Teams have been waiting for Australia to stuff up' - Bayliss
England coach said he was "embarrassed" by what his fellow countrymen had done during the Cape Town Test

Smith, Warner and Bancroft to leave South Africa
Australia coach Darren Lehmann was found to have had no knowledge of the ball-tampering plan, and will remain in his position

'I would hope this never happens under my watch' - Gibson
The schadenfreude is subtle in the hosts' camp, but its there. They know Australia are in a bad position, so they sniff a maiden home-series win against this opposition since readmission

Warner and CA headed for Pietersen-ECB parting
ESPNcricinfo understands that following Cricket Australia's hurried investigations into the ball-tampering incident, it has apparently emerged that David Warner "is the issue"

Renshaw steers Queensland to eighth Shield title
The opener celebrated his national call-up with an unbeaten second-innings 81 as Queenland clinched their first Shield title in six years

Renshaw back; questions over Lehmann's position
The coach Darren Lehmann is reportedly planning to announce his resignation. Meanwhile, former captain Steve Waugh has called for Cricket Australia to uphold the spirit of the game

FICA chief calls for 'honour code' among players
Cricketers around the world should consider taking a leading role in adopting their own honour code under which they operate, according to Tony Irish, chief executive of FICA

Smith, Warner, Lehmann in sights as Sutherland flies to SA
In the face of universal outrage over the ball-tampering controversy, the chief executive will arrive in Johannesburg on Tuesday to assess the findings of the integrity officer's hurried investigation

Megan Schutt's hat-trick knocks out India
Pacer snuffs out Indian chase, after Elyse Villani and Beth Mooney's Australian record third-wicket stand in T20Is fires visiting team to a hefty 186

Steven Smith steps down as Rajasthan Royals captain following ball-tampering scandal
India batsman Ajinkya Rahane will lead Royals, who are returning to the IPL this year after serving a two-year ban for corruption

Queensland in sight of eighth title
With rain in forecast, Tasmania are chasing a miracle to snatch the title from Queensland who took a 39-run lead on the fourth day

Australia must forge new identity - Paine
After echoing the Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland in apologising to fans of the game, Australia's captain for now, Tim Paine, believes his team must forge a new and better identity out of the wreckage of Newlands

Smith, Warner could face life ban from CA
An ICC suspension from the final Test against South Africa may be just the start of sanctions for Australia's captain and vice-captain

Broad pours scorn on Australian double-standards
England fast bowler openly questions Smith's defence of his team's actions, and accuses coach Lehmann of hypocrisy

Steven Smith banned for one Test, Bancroft given three demerit points
Australia captain Steven Smith will not play the fourth Test against South Africa in Johannesburg, after the ICC gave him the maximum penalty for tampering with the ball

Despondent Australia crushed in a session
Morne Morkel walked off with career-best figures as Australia lost all 10 wickets during the evening session, though off-field events continued to overshadow the result

Steven Smith and Warner stood down as captain and vice-captain
Wicketkeeper Tim Paine will lead the side for the last two days of the contest, and Smith and Warner will play under him

The ball-tampering incident: full coverage
Full coverage of the ball-tampering incident and its aftermath during Australia tour of South Africa 2017-18

Australian government calls for Steven Smith to be removed as captain
The country's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called the ball-tampering incident in Cape Town a "shocking disappointment"

Desperation drove Australia to cheat - Smith
Australia's captain said it was the decision of the team's 'leadership group' to try and rough up the ball in an effort to get it to reverse, and that the coaches had nothing to do with it

Bancroft, Smith admit to ball tampering
Australia batsman Cameron Bancroft has admitted to trying to change the condition of the ball using a foreign object on the third day of the Cape Town Test against South Africa

Cameron Bancroft at centre of alleged ball-tampering row
A small, yellow object was seen in Bancroft's hands after he had worked on the ball, and he was also captured taking it from his pocket and seeming to place it down his trousers

South Africa tighten grip as ball-tampering row erupts
Cameron Bancroft worked on the ball in an incident, which overshadowed the third day's play in Cape Town, where the hosts stretched their lead towards 300

Smith, Boucher take aim at Lehmann and Australian crowds
Former South Africa cricketers weigh in after Australia coach labels Newlands crowd behaviour "disgraceful"

Matthew Wade 92* leads Tasmania's fightback
The wicketkeeper led a strong rearguard, while Silk, Bailey and Milekno failed to kick on after half-centuries on second day in Brisbane

Newlands crowd abuse 'disgraceful'- Lehmann
Cricket Australia has made a written complaint to Cricket South Africa about taunts largely directed at the partners and families of Steven Smith's team

Warner in heated exchange with spectator after dismissal
David Warner was involved in a heated exchange with a spectator as he walked off the ground after his dismissal by Kagiso Rabada on day two of the third Test in Cape Town

Gunn, Sciver and Beaumont thrash Australia
Jenny Gunn's three-wicket haul limited Australia to 149 for 8, before unbeaten half-centuries from Sciver and Beaumont powered England to an eight-wicket victory

Bowlers keep SA on top after Elgar carries bat
Morne Morkel ran through Australia's middle order and collected his 300th Test wicket as South Africa strengthened their position

Mooney, bowlers power Australia to six-wicket win
Australia dominated again, thanks to Beth Mooney's 45, two wickets each from Ellyse Perry and Ashleigh Gardner, and India's inability to prop up Smriti Mandhana's third successive half-century

Elgar stands firm as Cummins leads Aussie revival
Pat Cummins' afternoon spell turned the tables on South Africa, after Dean Elgar and AB de Villiers had laid a very promising platform

Increased interest around women's cricket has been brilliant - Perry
The Australia allrounder is thrilled at the attention the women's game has been getting over the last couple of years, and is all praise for the atmosphere she has experienced at Indian grounds

Starc fit as Smith seeks a game-changer
Australia's captain, meanwhile, has looked notably assertive with the bat in net sessions this week, and reckons himself to be hitting the ball far better than at any stage during his prolific Ashes summer

Rabada reprieve adds spice to simmering contest
South Africa will be buoyed by the availability of No. 1 Test bowler Kagiso Rabada while Australia hope to have Mitchells Starc and Marsh fit

Jonassen No. 1 women's bowler in ICC ODI rankings
Among the batsmen, New Zealand captain Suzie Bates overtook her counterparts Meg Lanning and Mithali Raj to claim the No. 2 spot

Pattinson signs two-year deal with Brisbane Heat
Pattinson missed the entire last season because of a back stress fracture and will start bowling again this winter

Smith critical of Rabada's successful appeal
Surprised by the outcome, the Australia captain has declared the appeal verdict sets a troubling standard for allowable physical contact in the game

Lyon's Cape Town of contrasts
The Australia offspinner has never had conflicting memories of any other venue in the game and is hopeful the side will be able to emulate the feats of four years ago

Mitchell Starc troubled by sore calf
While Mitchell Marsh did bowl overs at half-pace as he recovered from a groin strain, a calf complaint for Starc is a concern given that he has just had numerous days to shake off residual niggles from the first two Tests

Sydney Thunder rope in Bond as head coach
The 42-year old worked with his former national team-mate Daniel Vettori at Brisbane Heat and has also held roles with reigning IPL champions Mumbai Indians and the England Ashes side

We'll use Philander tweet on the field - Bancroft
The Australia opener is sure the "hacked" tweet will be brought up at some stage during the Newlands Test to get under the opposition's nerves

Always going to play more aggressively than others - Healy
The centurion said scoring a blistering 133 gave her a "relief" after her 37-ball 19 in the second ODI of the series, which Australia sweeped 3-0 and saw as "revenge" after the World Cup semi-final loss last year

Codes, and politics: what the aftermath of the bust-ups tells us
Perhaps it's time Australia have another look at how they, as players, are perceived by the cricketing world. Perhaps it's also time for South Africa, as a cricketing nation, to reconsider the way they negotiate authority

Healy 133 leads Australia to massive victory
Alyssa Healy's maiden international hundred took Australia to their highest score against India ever, and a 3-0 clean sweep in the ODI series

'Patchy' Hazlewood seeks new-ball strikes
The fast bowler has admitted he has not been at his best so far on the South Africa tour, and hopes for a bit of grass on the pitches in Cape Town and Johannesburg








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