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Tim Paine apologises to Stars over cap comment

Salary-cap rorting accusation was light-hearted and poorly chosen remark, Tim Paine says.

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Tim Paine half-century helps Tasmania avoid follow-on in Sheffield Shield

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An unbeaten Tim Paine half-century helped Tasmania narrowly avoid the follow-on.

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Sam Whiteman polishes his game in the A series

Early starter: Sam Whiteman, 22, made his first-grade debut at the age of 15.

Chloe Saltau Sam Whiteman thinks playing against grown men since he was 12 has prepared him well for professional cricket, but he found one opponent more intimidating than most.

Victoria held to draw by Tasmania in Sheffield Shield

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 06:  Xavier Doherty and Luke Butterworth of the Tigers walk off after the end of day four of the Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and Tasmania at Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 6, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau It was a demoralising day to sum up Victoria's season.

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Chappell resigns from Stars

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Chloe Saltau Ian Chappell has resigned from his roles at the Melbourne Stars, venting his anger with Cricket Australia for failing to defend the club against allegations of salary cap rorting.

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Melbourne Stars in the hunt for Kevin Pietersen

Wanted: Kevin Pietersen's diary is filling up with freelance gigs.

Chloe Saltau When Kevin Pietersen became the most wanted cricketer in the world, the Melbourne Stars were initially coy about their interest in him, but now they are firming as the most likely Australian home for...

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Ryan Harris, the bowling coach, urges patience for Pat Cummins

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Chloe Saltau The national selectors have loaded up on potential Test all-rounders for a winter development series in the Top End, which will also serve as a coaching apprenticeship for recovering fast bowler Ryan...

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Abbott, Bollinger sparkle as Blues look to topple Tasmania

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Fire from Doug Bollinger and career-best figures from Sean Abbott give NSW a chance.

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The stars come out to play for a festive bash

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Michael Chammas Michael Chammas assesses the chances of the eight teams in this year’s Big Bash.

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Brad Haddin in the right frame of mind for 2015 Ashes series, says Ian Healy

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 14: Brad Haddin of Australia takes the ball during day two of the Third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at WACA on December 14, 2013 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne A ''great mental state'' has Ian Healy backing Brad Haddin to keep his job behind the stumps until at least 2015 - if not beyond.

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Let the willow wielding commence

Luke Wright of the Stars bats during the T20 Big Bash League match between the Hobart Hurricanes and the Melbourne Stars

Jesse Hogan Here is your comprehensive analysis of each Big Bash League team along with individual strengths, weaknesses and season predictions.

Long road back to top littered with bumps

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Andrew Wu Australian cricket has had its share of false dawns in recent years. Remember the series win in South Africa in 2009 that was supposed to usher in another golden era of Australian domination? Or the...

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Australia's Ashes team has tough road ahead to become world's best

Phillip Hughes of Australia bats during day two of the Third Test

Andrew Wu Australia could make a credible claim to being the world's best team.

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Former captain Mark Taylor to help train Australia's next generation of leaders

Mark Taylor.

Chris Barrett Cricket Australia moving to develop and improve the leadership skills of the next tier of leaders.

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Mark Taylor to help train cricket's next generation of leaders

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Chris Barrett Former Test captain Mark Taylor has been recruited to help train Australian cricket's next generation of leaders.

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Wade set to fill in for resting Haddin

Matthew Wade

Jesse Hogan Deposed Australia wicketkeeper Matthew Wade has been endorsed to reclaim that role.

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Rumours of Brad Haddin retirement hosed down

Brad Haddin.

Chris Barrett As rumours tend to, it started as a whisper and before long became the talk of the town.

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Sixers pip Hurricanes by seven runs

Sixers captain Steve Smith plays a lofted shot during his knock of 52 which earned him the Man of the Match award.

Sydney Sixers captain Steve Smith stars with bat and helps team move up to joint second.

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Sydney Sixers top Hobart Hurricanes in final-over thriller

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Andrew Wu Brett Lee lost the war of words but had the last laugh after the Sydney Sixers came back from the brink of defeat to beat the Hobart Hurricanes in a Big Bash League thriller on Wednesday night.

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Ashes: Kevin Pietersen and Alastair Cook clashed at SCG Test

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Andrew Wu Kevin Pietersen and Alastair Cook were involved in a ''heated'' discussion at the SCG on the eve of the fifth Test.

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