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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

Tim Paine.

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

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

James Faulkner.

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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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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Chappell resigns from Stars

Ian Chappell

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.

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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Third time lucky for Perth Scorchers

Brad Hogg of the Scorchers.

Brad Elborough, Perth Shaun Marsh has let the selectors know he has regained his fitness with a match-winning innings in the Big Bash League final.

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Cricket Victoria throws its support behind young captain Matthew Wade

Matthew Wade.

Chloe Saltau Wicketkeeper will lead new-look Victorian side against South Australia in Adelaide from Thursday.

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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

Steve Smith

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

Kevin Pietersen

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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Eddie McGuire hits out at BBL rorting claims

Hurricanes wicketkeeper Tim Paine adds plenty of spice to Tuesday's semi-final with the Melbourne Stars by claiming the BBL minor premiers operate under a different salary cap.

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Hurricanes upset Stars to enter BBL final

Tim Paine smashes a boundary off John Hastings at the MCG on Tuesday.

Chloe Saltau Wicketkeeper Tim Paine shines with the bat as unbeaten Stars eliminated again.

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Stars captain White urges second chance for ladder leader

Cameron White skies a delivery from Shoaib Malik to be out, caught by Ben Laughlin (both not in picture).

Chloe Saltau Stars will have to carry stigma of losing three semi-finals in a row through next season.

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Players on board with leadership initiative aimed to unearth future captains

Ashton Agar

Andrew Wu Cricket Australia is putting a host of Australia's brightest young stars through a leadership program that has the potential to unearth the next two long-term Test captains.

Sheffield Shield: Michael Clarke passed fit, wins toss for NSW

Michael Clarke

Australian skipper Michael Clarke has won the toss for NSW after being given the final all clear to play in their opening Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania.

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Mark Taylor takes Ricky Ponting to task over book row with Michael Clarke

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Chris Barrett Ricky Ponting broke the sanctity of the Australian cricket dressing room with his revelations about Michael Clarke in his autobiography, according to former Test captain Mark Taylor.

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Michael Clarke falls short of century in Sheffield Shield comeback

Michael Clarke

Australian captain Michael Clarke is spending valuable time in the middle for NSW in their Sheffield Shield opener against Tasmania at Blacktown.

Doug Bollinger's six scalps confirm his Ashes hopes are truly alive

Doug Bollinger

Ben Horne It looked as though England had ended Doug Bollinger's Test career three years ago, but the fiery fast bowler sent an emphatic message to Australian selectors on Thursday at Blacktown.

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Doolan earns praise from Clarke after showing his Ashes potential with ton

Alex Doolan

David Sygall The son of a former Tasmania wicketkeeper, batting for the Tigers in Ricky Ponting's customary No.3 spot, showed his Ashes potential to selectors on Saturday, scoring a classy century in a remarkable...