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Perth denied chance of hosting another Big Bash League final

Brad Elborough Perth Scorchers fans will have to travel to the east coast to watch their side play live in the final of 2014-15 KFC Big Bash competition, even if they finish on top of the table at the end of the...

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Jacques Kallis retires from one-day cricket and gives up dream of World Cup farewell

Gerald Imray South Africa’s Jacques Kallis has retired from all international cricket, as one of the game’s greatest all-rounders admitted that a swansong at the World Cup next year was...

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Kevin Pietersen draws big money, regardless of results

Kevin Pietersen in action for Surrey during a T20 match.

Chloe Saltau Kevin Pietersen will put bums on seats, dollars in the bank and nightclubbers with smartphones at the ready. He might even win the Melbourne Stars a few games of cricket; that will be a bonus.

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Phil Hughes scores 202 not out in one-dayer

Double trouble: Australia A's Phil Hughes.

Phillip Hughes smacked an incredible double century in Australia A's one-day clash with South Africa A in Darwin.

Cricket

Nicola Browne chooses ACT Meteors over New Zealand White Ferns

ACT Meteors have re-signed New Zealand international Nicola Browne.

Kyle Papworth World-class fast bowler Nicola Browne has chosen club and career over country, turning down the opportunity to represent New Zealand to re-sign with the ACT Meteors.

More international fixtures for Canberra's summer of cricket

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Fast bowler Nick Winter could be playing his last game for the ACT Comets before going interstate.
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Fleta Page Canberra’s big summer of cricket is set for an even earlier start, with Ireland and Afghanistan to play the ACT Comets in September and October as a warm-up to their World Cup campaigns.

Cricket

Phil Hughes smashes double ton in quest for Australian one-day recall

Double trouble: Australia A's Phil Hughes.

Chloe Saltau On the day Australian cricket marked 200 days until the World Cup, Phil Hughes laid down a marker of his own. 

Cricket

Canberra to host the 2014-15 Big Bash League cricket final

Ryan Carters of the Thunder bats during the Big Bash League match between the Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Thunder.

Lee Gaskin Canberra's big summer of cricket keeps getting bigger.

Cricket

Run drought weighs heavily on skipper as England looks cooked

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Tim Lane That this time last year England was two-nil up, on the way to a third straight Ashes series win, now feels like a trick of the memory.

Indoor cricket

ACT Rockets players Vinesh Bennett and Matthew Floros in Australian indoor cricket team for World Cup

Lee Gaskin ACT's Vinesh Bennett and Matthew Floros selected in Australian men's indoor cricket team for World Cup.

Cricket

Kevin Pietersen joins Melbourne Stars

Kevin Pietersen.

Rohan Connolly Melbourne Stars have landed their biggest fish yet with the signing of exiled England star Kevin Pietersen for the next two seasons.

Cricket

Michael Clarke regrets nothing from "Homework-gate" drama

Skipper setting sail: Michael Clarke will compete in the Sydney to Gold Coast yacht race.

Tom Decent Australian captain Michael Clarke has spent his off-season reflecting on Australia's meteoric rise to the top of cricket's world rankings and says he does not regret anything from infamous...

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Australia batsman Shaun Marsh suffers another major injury blow

Shaun Marsh.

Jesse Hogan The injury curse that has beset Shaun Marsh has struck again, with the batsman in danger of missing the first half of the home summer due to impending elbow surgery.

Cricket

Fast bowler Peter Siddle to chase more pace in bid for Test recall

Peter Siddle: the race for pace.

Jesse Hogan Peter Siddle will this week begin a training regimen focused on regaining his pace, and with it his fast-bowling berth in the Test team, for the October series against Pakistan and the home-summer...

Cricket

England's cricket demise gets scary

Stuart Broad

Will Brodie England cricketers have been spooked by ghosts at their team hotel. An historical survey of such events reveals that they only occur to teams in steep decline.

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Daniel Vettori still in World Cup cricket frame

Daniel Vettori delivers a ball during the Lord's bicentenary match.

Former Black Caps skipper Dan Vettori remains in the frame for next year's cricket World Cup.

Cricket

Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene to retire from Tests

Mahela Jayawardene.

Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene will retire from Test cricket following the home series against South Africa and Pakistan, the country's cricket board said on Monday.

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Alastair Cook nears his tipping point

Another failure: Alastair Cook watches the game from the pavilion after being dismissed for 10 on the second day of the Test.

Nick Hoult For the second time in three days Gary Ballance saved Alastair Cook from scrutiny although this time he was proud to play such a role in protecting the England captain.

Cricket

Indian court issues arrest warrant against cricket captain Dhoni

MS Dhoni

Mumbai An Indian court issued an arrest warrant against national cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus, according to local media...

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Alastair Cook ready to quit as England collapse against Sri Lanka

Alastair Cook

Derek Pringle Leeds: Two captains will turn up at Headingley for the final rites to this Test but with two very different futures hanging on the result.

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