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Sutherland to stay cricket boss beyond 2015

Chloe Saltau James Sutherland's reign as chief executive of Cricket Australia has been renewed with an unlimited tenure, just one year after the board withstood calls for his head. 

Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe suffers cancer relapse

Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe.

Former New Zealand cricket captain Martin Crowe has suffered a relapse of his cancer.

Phil Hughes to replace Michael Clarke for Australia's ODI series against Pakistan

Phil Hughes

Phil Hughes will replace injured skipper Michael Clarke in Australia's one-day international squad for next month's series against Pakistan.

Injured Michael Clarke on track to make first Test against Pakistan

Greg Buckle Australian captain Michael Clarke remains on track to play in the first Test against Pakistan beginning on October 22, despite being ruled out of the preceding one-day series.

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SA Redbacks' Nick Winter hoping summer brings one-day debut

Ready: Canberra's Nick Winter.

David Polkinghorne Canberra fast bowler confident he can make his Sheffield Shield debut this summer.

Saeed Ajmal targets World Cup heroics after straightening out bowling action

Scrutiny: Pakistani spinner Saeed Ajmal.

Suspended Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal is hoping to compete in next year's World Cup, after completing a rehabilitation program at the National Cricket Academy.

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Tim Nielsen the new South Australian cricket manager

Former Australian coach will replace the sacked Jamie Cox as high performance manager of South Australian cricket.

Tests show Saeed Ajmal's elbow extension beyond 40 degrees

The loss of Saeed Ajmal is a major blow to Pakistan's chances in next month's series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates.

Shahid Hashmi Pakistan's cricket chief has revealed that spinner Saeed Ajmal's arm extension was on average more than double the permitted limit during tests which led to the spinner's suspension from...

Charges against Chris Cairns and lawyer confirmed

WELLINGTON, Sept 13 NZN/PA - Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns his legal advisor are both facing charges, the Crown Prosecution Service in Britain has confirmed.

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Jason Behrendorff aims for his Australian cricket dream as Perth Scorchers prepare for Champions League

Jason Behrendorff  is hoping for a national call-up.

Chris Dutton Canberra fast bowler Jason Behrendorff has set his sights on a dream call up to the Australian team to cap off his remarkable rise through the cricketing ranks.

Chris Cairns to be charged with perjury by London police

Chris Cairns has vowed to clear his name.

Chris Barrett, Sarah Harvey Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns will be charged with perjury by London's Metropolitan Police in a dramatic climax to the game's latest match-fixing investigation.

Chris Cairns confirms perjury charges

Chris Cairns has vowed to clear his name.

Former New Zealand cricket allrounder Chris Cairns has confirmed he will face perjury charges brought by the Metropolitan Police in the United Kingdom.

Former Pakistan star Saqlain Mushtaq brought in to help with Saeed Ajmal's action

Saeed Ajmal bowls during a practice session.

Pakistani cricket authorities have turned to former top spinner, Saqlain Mushtaq to help Saeed Ajmal change his bowling action and make a comeback to international cricket.

Biomechanist questions Saeed Ajmal's unusual elbow defence

Saeed Ajmal is the fifth off-spinner to be suspended since December last year.

Chloe Saltau A leading biomechanist has questioned the relevance of Saeed Ajmal's unusual elbow condition, which he will use as a defence as he fights to overcome a suspension for throwing.

Pat Cummins back from injury, now for a return to national colours

Chris Barrett Back in national colours for the first time in nearly two years, Pat Cummins could emerge as a key figure for Australia in the World Cup next February, according to the speedster's state coach Trevor...

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Steve O'Keefe, Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell called in to Test squad

Got his big break: Steve O'Keefe.

Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu Perennially overlooked, Steve O'Keefe will finally get the opportunity to prove himself at the highest level after being selected in Australia's touring party to the United Arab Emirates next month...

Pakistan withdraws appeal against Saeed Ajmal ban

Saeed Ajmal

The Pakistan Cricket Board has retracted its decision to file an appeal for Saeed Ajmal, who believes he can overturn his suspension for an illegal bowling action on medical grounds.

Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal suspended for throwing

On the outer: Saeed Ajmal’s suspension suggests the age of leniency over throwing is over.

Chloe Saltau Pakistan's star spinner Saeed Ajmal has been suspended from bowling in international cricket.  

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Michael Bevan takes Canberra's Matt Condon under his wing

David Polkinghorne Matt Condon would run around the house in Michael Bevan pads - now he can learn from him.

Australia exposed by South Africa in ODI final

South Africa captain AB de Villiers.

Australia's World Cup preparations have been given a timely reality check, after they were exposed by South Africa in the tri-series final in Harare to slip to No.4 on the ODI rankings.