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Paul Marsh faces big issues in move from cricket to AFLPA

Chloe Saltau On his last day as chief executive of the Australian Cricketers Association, Paul Marsh tackles the big issues in that sport and the ones he will confront when he takes the top job at the AFL Players...

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Small matter between Jimmy Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja revives bigger issues

In the spotlight: India's Ravindra Jadeja pulls up his shirt collar as he walks across the field during a training session before the second cricket test match against England at Lord's.

Chloe Saltau What happened in the corridor? In the absence of CCTV cameras between the playing field and the dressing rooms at Trent Bridge, we might never know.

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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...

One-day captain Darren Bravo issues Windies rallying cry

Darren Bravo

One-day captain Darren Bravo says something must be done in West Indies cricket after the humiliating defeat in the Test series against New Zealand.

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Back to the future? Smith and Clarke share injury issues

Steve Smith

Chris Barrett Steve Smith defying back condition similar to that suffered by Michael Clarke to thrive in Tests.

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Sammy issues Gayle warning for Manuka

Chris Gayle

Chris Dutton CHRIS GAYLE is poised to recapture his big-hitting best and spoil Ricky Ponting's farewell party at Manuka Oval on Tuesday, West Indies skipper Darren Sammy says.

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CA issues challenge to cricket in ACT

14 November 2011.  AFR Magazine.  James Sutherland, CEO Cricket Australia.

Photograph by Arsineh Houspian.  +(61) 401 320 173.  arsineh@arsineh.com

Lee Gaskin Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland says Canberrans should treat the inaugural visit of the Australian team like it's the last, to prove the demand for elite cricket is genuine.

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Lyon has "technical issues" to work on - Arthur

Nathan Lyon

Chris Barrett Australia head coach Mickey Arthur has defended the controversial axing of Nathan Lyon for the second Test, saying the sidelined off-spinner has "technical issues" to work on.

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Coaches 'let issues reach crisis'

Coach Mickey Arthur

Chloe Saltau Player representatives say team management to blame for issues reaching crisis point.

CA backs staff despite 'issues' with whitewash

Mickey Arthur

Chris Barrett Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland says national team management, including Mickey Arthur, John Inverarity and Pat Howard, retain the board's full support but agrees the 4-0 loss in India was...

McGuire demands Big Bash Stars ‘get job done’

'Get the job done': Eddie McGuire.

Jesse Hogan Melbourne Stars chairman Eddie McGuire is desperate to end its record of choking at the last hurdle.

Australian cricket to adopt ICC's tough new chucking regime

Saeed Ajmal is among three players who have been suspended from bowling in international cricket.

Chloe Saltau Cricket Australia will launch its own crackdown on throwing in domestic competitions this summer, bringing its testing regime into line with tough new global standards. 

Injured Mitch Marsh blasts Perth Scorchers to T20 win

Mitch Marsh is set to take his place in the Australian Test side.

Mitch Marsh gave Australian selectors a scare when he momentarily left the field during the Perth Scorchers T20 clash with the Lahore Lions, before returning with a match-winning knock.

Delayed action on throwing failed a generation of spinners: coach

John Davison, seen here during his days with the Canadian team, says the Australian decision not to teach the doosra to emerging spinners with conventional actions has been vindicated.

Chloe Saltau World cricket is 20 years too late to save a generation of spinners who can't bowl legally, according to a leading Australian spin coach. 

Jackson Bird signs county deal with Hampshire

Jackson Bird has fallen back in the pecking order and will be eager to return to full fitness and his best form ahead of the Australian summer.

Fringe Test paceman Jackson Bird has joined English county side Hampshire for a three-month stint as he looks to work his way back into favour in the national team.

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Afghanistan pips ACT Comets in World Cup warm-up

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Jon Tuxworth Afghanistan coach Andy Moles has declared guiding the country to the Test arena is his long-term focus.

Mitch Johnson, Peter Siddle set for Pakistan Test series

Left-armer Mitchell Johnson is the only paceman from Australia's last Test, in Cape Town in March, fit to face Pakistan, with Ryan Harris (knee) and James Pattinson (back) still recuperating.

Jesse Hogan Mitch Johnson will be fit to lead Australia's Test bowling attack next month against Pakistan and is highly likely to be supported by a rejuvenated Peter Siddle.

Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood on verge of Test inclusion

Ready for the big time: Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood.

Chris Barrett If cricketers were permitted to bet, the smart money would be on a towering fast bowler from Tamworth to finally arrive in the big smoke of Test cricket this summer.

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Mountainous escape from Afghanistan war takes Samiullah Shinwari into cricket

Samiullah Shinwari, takes a photo on his phone of team mates having an impromptu backyard game near the Wide Brown Land sculpture at the National Arboretum in  Canberra.

David Polkinghorne Afghanistan all-rounder Samiullah Shinwari was too young to remember his family's trek through the mountains, as his mother and father fled the war to seek safety in neighbouring Pakistan.

Australia's Steve O'Keefe says spinners who bowl with bent arms deserve to be banned

Having a ball: Steve O’Keefe, left, with NSW teammates Josh Hazlewood and Peter Nevill.

Chris Barrett Australia's newest Test spinner, Steve O'Keefe, admits he feels little sympathy for suspended Pakistani counterpart Saeed Ajmal, welcoming the International Cricket Council's crackdown on chuckers he...

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