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Cricket

Jones blasts poor pitches

Dean Jones.

Adam Cooper Dean Jones says young batsmen are getting no favours from curators around Australia and that state sides should be docked Sheffield Shield points if they produce substandard pitches.

Starc puts the Ashes before IPL riches

Australia's Peter Siddle (R) and Mitchell Starc

Chloe Saltau, Adam Cooper MITCHELL STARC will reject offers worth up to $500,000 to play in next year's Indian Premier League because he wants to be in peak condition for the Ashes.

Starc keen, but rest talk goes on

Fighting fit: Mitchell Starc wants to play on Boxing Day.

Chloe Saltau and Adam Cooper Left-armer to keep out of IPL and concentrate on Tests - but will he play at the MCG?

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Hussey's shock retirement

Mike Hussey .

Chloe Saltau and Adam Cooper Highly respected and in-form Australian veteran Michael Hussey has announced that he will retire from Test cricket.

Cricket

Berry reported over Samuels incident

Marlon Samuels.

Adam Cooper Adelaide Strikers coach Darren Berry must face a Cricket Australia disciplinary board after he was reported over a verbal exchange with West Indies allrounder Marlon Samuels.

Samuels to miss series

Marlon Samuels.

Adam Cooper All-rounder's facial injuries keep him out of West Indies' squad to tour Australia.

Big Bash rules set to change

Daniel Worrall

Adam Cooper and Jesse Hogan Cricket Australia could change schedule and competition rules for substitutions.

Stars win to draw women to sport

Southern Stars arrive in Melbourne.

Adam Cooper Australia's triumphant women's cricketers hope their latest world title win will foster more growth in the game at grassroots level.

Tributes flow for Matthew Hayden

Adam Cooper and Larine Statham Matthew Hayden's former teammates have commended the retired Australian opener for his decision to bow out on his terms after a difficult season with the bat.

Hilditch open to chat with axed players

Adam Cooper Australia's embattled cricket selectors have given players the chance to clear the mass confusion plaguing their summer.

Twenty20 the way back for sidelined Lee

Adam Cooper Twenty20 looms as the path back to Test cricket for Australian fast bowler Brett Lee, who has ruled himself out of next year's tour of South Africa.

Australia unsure on attack for MCG Test

Adam Cooper Australia will consider entering the crucial second cricket Test against South Africa without a specialist spinner, according to coach Tim Nielsen.

Australia could play two allrounders

Adam Cooper, Jim Morton, Adrian Warren & David Beniuk Australia will consider re-vamping their side to play allrounders Shane Watson and Andrew Symonds together for the first time in the cricket Test against NZ.

Australia keen for day-night Tests

Adam Cooper Research on finding the cricket ball suitable to be used at night will determine whether the traditional game reaches a new frontier.

India must show greater leadership: CA

Adam Cooper Cricket Australia has urged India to assume greater leadership in the sport instead of using their financial clout to pursue self-interests.

Aussie cricketers hope for bumper crowd

Adam Cooper Australia are hopeful of enticing a bigger crowd to watch them play Bangladesh in Saturday's third one-day cricket international at TIO Stadium.

McGain takes early lead in spin-off

Adam Cooper Bryce McGain took the early lead in the battle to earn selection as Australia's specialist spinner on the tour of India with three wickets in a warm-up game.

Lee to join team after marriage split

Adam Cooper Brett Lee will reunite with his Australian cricket teammates on Thursday for the first time since the break-up of his marriage.

Greg Chappell empathises with Symonds

Adam Cooper and Jeff Turnbull Former Australian captain Greg Chappell has some sage advice for troubled star Andrew Symonds - take time out of cricket and learn to deal with the attention.

Coach not banking on Symonds in India

Adam Cooper Australian cricket coach Tim Nielsen admits he's not banking on having Andrew Symonds in India.