Adam Cooper

Adam Cooper joined The Age in 2011 after a decade with AAP, the country's news service. Email or tweet Adam with your news tips.

Tendulkar calls for rest time

By Adam Cooper Batting great Sachin Tendulkar has implored cricket administrators to make room in the packed international schedule for players to rest between series.

Symonds wants to take fun into Tests

By Adam Cooper Australian batsman Andrew Symonds wants to keep the onus on having fun in Test cricket to keep the nerves at bay and the good results coming.

India win in Australia the best: Sachin

By Adam Cooper Sachin Tendulkar believes India can beat Australia in their own backyard and help him crown his glittering cricket career with its finest moment.

India's Test warm-up match hampered

By Adam Cooper India's cricketers are likely to get more preparation indoors for the first Test rather than at the Junction Oval.

Headaches for India against Victoria

By Adam Cooper A second-string Victorian attack and rain provided India with their share of headaches on the opening day of the first match of their Australian tour.

Harbhajan 'may miss out' at MCG

By Adam Cooper India's Harbhajan Singh could be squeezed out of the first Test unless the MCG produces a big-spinning wicket, according to vice-captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

India to do their own thing: Shipperd

By Adam Cooper Victorian cricket coach Greg Shipperd has resisted the temptation to urge India to make a game of their three-day tour match.

Kumble attempts to put Aussies in a spin

By Adam Cooper India captain Anil Kumble has highlighted spin as Australia's weakness in the coming Test series and believes Brad Hogg would pose few worries for his batsmen.

Day-night Tests 'would be a TV winner'

By Adam Cooper Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland believes the sport could grab a massive four-fold increase in television ratings by introducing day-night Test matches.

Hodge out of Vic side with back injury

By Adam Cooper Brad Hodge has been ruled out of Victoria's one-day cricket match against Tasmania at Bellerive Oval because of a back injury.

Pies would be big on Gold Coast: Eddie

By Adam Cooper Collingwood president Eddie McGuire believes the Magpies would be a "big hit" on the Gold Coast if the AFL favoured a part-time presence in the region.

Collingwood's Fraser fired up for 2008

By Adam Cooper Collingwood's Josh Fraser has vowed to use his frustrating end to last AFL season as a spur to recover from a back injury and get fitter than ever before.

Bulldogs hopeful Welsh can add goals

By Adam Cooper The Western Bulldogs will unveil a restructured forward line in 2008 following the recruitment of former Adelaide spearhead Scott Welsh.

Kangaroos abandon Gold Coast relocation

By Roger Vaughan, Adam Cooper and Daniel Pace The Kangaroos have defiantly turned their backs on the AFL's multi-million dollar Gold Coast proposal.

Lee, Tait attack reunited for NZ series

By Steve Larkin & Adam Cooper Australian captain Ricky Ponting can finally realise his wish of an extended unleashing of express quicks Brett Lee and Shaun Tait.

AFL rejects Roos' call for more time

By Adam Cooper The AFL has rejected the Kangaroos' proposal for a 12-month stay on committing to a Gold Coast move.

India request shorter cricket tour game

By Adam Cooper India have requested one of their two cricket tour matches during their visit in Australia be reduced by a day.

Tri-series shelved for next two seasons

By Adam Cooper Australia's annual triangular one-day cricket series could make its final appearance this summer after Cricket Australia opted to shelve the tournament.

NSW slight edge against Victoria

By Adam Cooper Veteran NSW opener Greg Mail celebrated his state recall with a century as the Blues eye an early declaration and a tilt at outright victory against Victoria.

Cricketers say they're loyal to country

By Adam Cooper, Philip Henderson and Tom Wald Australia's best cricketers insist they will remain loyal to country and not cash after being reminded of their priorities regarding the Indian Premier League.