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Is cricket finally ready to throw the book at chuckers?

Malcolm Knox Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal is cricket's most effective spin bowler, with 178 Test wickets at an average of 28.10 and 323 wickets in all international cricket since 2011.

Suspended Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal to start remedial work

Saeed Ajmal has applied for reassessment with the ICC after correcting his action.

Suspended Pakistani off-spinner Saeed Ajmal would start remedial work on his bowling action next week after it was deemed illegal, the country's cricket chief said.

Former prime minister John Howard takes role with Cricket NSW

Bowling them over: John Howard in Pakistan in 2005.

Chris Barrett John Howard, former prime minister and unabashed cricket tragic, has been lured into a formal role with the sport four years after Cricket Australia's bid for him to take the ICC vice-presidency bit...

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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...

Injured Michael Clarke still in doubt for Pakistan series

Injured: Michael Clarke.

Injured captain named in Australia's test and one-day squads for series against Pakistan but remains in doubt to be fit for start of the tour.

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.

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Kevin Pietersen will seize the chance to shine in Lord's bicentenary match, says Shane Warne

Run machine: Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen.

Shane Warne believes Kevin Pietersen will seize the chance to shine when they line up in a star-studded Rest of the World side in the Lord's bicentenary match on Saturday.

Aaron Finch stands tall among legends at Lord's

Aaron Finch led the MCC to victory.

Joe Barton In a dream Lord's debut, Australian opener Aaron Finch's unbeaten 181 propelled the MCC side to a dominant seven-wicket victory over Shane Warne's Rest of the World side on Saturday.

Brett Lee beamer breaks Shane Warne's hand

Rest of the World's captain Shane Warne waits for the presentations with teammate Virender Sehwag (L) after the cricket match against MCC to celebrate 200 years of Lord's at Lord's cricket ground in London, July 5, 2014.  REUTERS/Philip Brown (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

Shane Warne suffered a broken hand after being struck by an unintentional beamer from former Australia team mate Brett Lee in the MCC's seven-wicket win over the Rest of the World at Lord's on...

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Stuart Broad risks sanction over Ajmal chucking jibe

England fast bowler Stuart Broad.

England's Stuart Broad has risked disciplinary action after appearing to question the legitimacy of Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal's action.

Brian Lara to play Lord's bicentenary match

West Indies great is added to the star-studded list of players who will play in the MCC v Rest of the World Lord's Bicentenary match on July 5.

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Murali teaches Nathan Lyon the carrom ball

Murali talks shop with Australian spinner Nathan Lyon.

Chloe Saltau Old grudges have been discarded in Australia's quest to tackle its spin problems, with Muttiah Muralitharan hired as a coaching consultant for the tour of the United Arab Emirates against Pakistan in...

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Ashes 2013: Peter Siddle's KPI is Kevin Pietersen's impediment

Australia's Peter Siddle, center, is congratulated by his teammates for taking the wicket of England's Kevin Pietersen during the fourth day of the second Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia, in Adelaide, Australia, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/James Elsby)

Chloe Saltau He's been the quiet achiever of the Australian attack but Peter Siddle's name is ringing in the ears of Kevin Pietersen.

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Tennis ball cricket is coach Anil Rideegammanagedera's secret to training

Lee Gaskin Hitting a tennis ball around the streets of Galle was how a man with one of the longest surnames in world cricket learnt the game.

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Jono Dean hits Twenty20 for six with Adelaide Strikers

Jono Dean.

Lee Gaskin Smashing an Ashes hero for six is Jono Dean's way of showing he is not out of place on the national stage.

The Warner era: Players adapting to changed cricket landscape

David Warner.

Will Brodie David Warner's barnstorming success at Test match level signals a landmark in cricket evolution. The modern cricket landscape is now so varied that it contains several, distinct types of player.

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Wisden's selection of a best XI stands the test of all eras

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Malcolm Knox No Lillee, Lindwall or Lara? No Gilchrist or Miller? No Greg Chappell or Barry Richards? Twice as many Englishmen as Australians? No Murali? No problem.

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Live: Day one, 1st Ashes Test, Brisbane

Stuart Broad

Follow all the action with Phil Lutton at the Gabba.

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Comets' chance to shine among stars of Big Bash League

Sri Lankan bowler Muttiah Muralitharan successfully appeals for the wicket of England's batsman Ravi Bopara, unseen, during the Cricket World Cup quarterfinal match between England and Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, March 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Chris Dutton ACT Comets coach Mark Higgs has challenged his players to prove they can perform on the big stage when they get a chance to impress Big Bash League scouts in a three-game series against the Melbourne...

Doosra? No sir, that's not cricket

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Chloe Saltau CHAIRMAN of selectors John Inverarity believes Cricket Australia would compromise its integrity if it set out to teach young spinners to bowl the doosra in an effort to improve the nation's spin...