Adam Cooper

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Clark awaiting CA decision on Pakistan

Ian Jessup and Adam Cooper Fast bowler Stuart Clark hopes a looming Australian boycott of next month's Champions Trophy won't isolate Pakistan as a cricket destination.

ICC to urge Australia to tour Pakistan

Adam Cooper A delegation of world cricket officials will on Friday attempt to persuade Australia that it is safe to tour Pakistan next month.

Aussies might pull out of Pakistan tour

Adam Cooper Australian cricket officials could rule within a fortnight to pull the national side out of its scheduled visit to Pakistan because of security concerns.

Pakistan tour a fine worry for Australia

Adam Cooper Cricket Australia could run the risk of incurring a massive fine and putting the sport's power bloc offside if it opts out of the Champions Trophy in Pakistan.

Australians urged to tour Pakistan

By Adam Cooper World cricket's incoming president has urged Australia to tour Pakistan this year and believes the world champions will be safe.

Aussies still committed to Pakistan tour

By Paul Mulvey And Adam Cooper Australian cricket chiefs will stick to their plan to review security in Pakistan but are still committed to touring the troubled country.

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Players must be ready to fire in Big Bash

Ready to go: Shane Warne.

Adam Cooper When Aaron Finch took to Shane Warne last week at Etihad Stadium, it must have been tempting for some to grant the Big Bash's marquee player leeway for a limited pre-season campaign.

Season takes shape before ball is bowled

Adam Cooper WHEN Aaron Finch took to Shane Warne last week at Etihad Stadium, it must have been tempting for some to grant the Big Bash League's marquee player leeway for a limited pre-season campaign.

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.

Cricket's Twenty20 vision for 2020 Games

Adam Cooper Cricket Australia is keen for the sport to seize on Olympic euphoria and aims to have Twenty20 included in the 2020 Games.

Ponting to test wrist in the nets

Adam Cooper Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting will this weekend give his injured wrist its first work-out since he underwent surgery last month.

Vics spurred on for Twenty20

Adam Cooper Victoria will use the disappointment of losing their place in the inaugural Champions League as a major spur to win a fourth straight domestic Twenty20 title.

Vics confident about Champions League

Adam Cooper Victoria are confident they can take their peerless Twenty20 cricket form to the world stage when they compete in the Champions League in India next month.

Australia goes to bat for India

Adam Cooper Cricket's inaugural Twenty20 Champions League will take place in India this year after Australia sided with the sports power over traditional ally England.

Lawson kept in dark over sacking

Adam Cooper Coach Geoff Lawson claims Pakistan's record under his tutorage is one of the best in world cricket and has no idea why his contract won't be renewed.

Ponting steps off plane and into surgery

Adam Cooper On top of what's likely to be a massive case of jetlag, Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting has begun recuperating after wrist surgery.

Zimbabwe facing controversial ICC vote

Adam Cooper Australia are expected to on Wednesday push for the suspension of Zimbabwe from the top tier of international cricket.

Hussey, Hayden in club-vs-country row

Adam Cooper Cricket Australia is embroiled in a club-versus-country tug of war against the powerful Indian Premier League over star batsmen Mike Hussey and Matthew Hayden.

Aussies' cricket schedule 'no problem'

Adam Cooper Australia's upcoming cricket commitments are gruelling but the perfect chance to enhance their world-best standing, according to coach Tim Nielsen.

Aussies urged to repair rift with India

Adam Cooper Australia's cricketers are likely to use their stints in the Indian Premier League to mend the fractured relationship between them and the sport's powerhouse.