Australia

10:50 AM IST Australia legspinner Adam Zampa wants to change the perception of him as a limited-overs specialist as he targets more opportunities to develop in the longer format. After losing his place during the World Cup, Zampa reasserted himself as Australia’s premier white-ball spinner during the 2019-20 season, but is desperate for the chance
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11:01 AM IST ESPNcricinfo staff Jhye Richardson, the Australia fast bowler, has undergone further surgery to stabilise the shoulder he dislocated last year which led to him missing the World Cup and Ashes tour. Richardson suffered the original injury in the second ODI against Pakistan in Sharjah last March when he dived in the outfield.
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5:30 PM IST Sam MillerESPN.com Close ESPN baseball columnist/feature writerFormer editor-in-chief of Baseball ProspectusCo-author of “The Only Rule Is It Has To Work” The World Series begins with only one promise: It will produce a winner. It won’t assure us a compelling story, though it does often deliver. It won’t guarantee seven nights of entertainment,
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A view across the redeveloped Junction Oval in Melbourne © Getty Images Up to half of Cricket Victoria’s staff have been sacrificed, with community cricket particularly hard hit, in a restructuring of the state association that has been explained away as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic but has origins stretching back nearly a decade.
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5:15 PM IST Cricket’s custodians in Australia should have the luxury of being able to wait on the outcomes of the winter football codes’ attempts to return to play before making any far-reaching decisions about cutbacks to the game’s costs, the Queensland board director Ian Healy has said. As Cricket Australia (CA), their state association
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Tahlia McGrath pulls © Getty Images Allrounder Tahlia McGrath has been included among 15 contracts handed out for Australia’s women’s squad alongside the expected inclusions of fast bowler Tayla Vlaeminck and allrounder Annabel Sutherland. Top-order batters Nicole Bolton and Elyse Villani lose their deals having dropped out of the reckoning over the last 12 months.
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8:16 AM IST Usman Khawaja and Marcus Stoinis have lost their Cricket Australia contracts after falling out of favour with the national selectors over the past 12 months, leaving both with a particularly steep battle to return to international cricket whenever it resumes after the coronavirus pandemic. Alongside Nathan Coulter-Nile, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Harris, Shaun
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12:17 PM IST Australian cricket’s state associations and players’ union will be presented with Cricket Australia’s opened financial books and forecasts on Thursday, the same day centrally contracted players for Australia’s men’s and women’s team are to be announced. While April 30 had always been set down as the deadline for CA central contracts to
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2:59 AM GMT Malcolm Speed, the former Cricket Australia chief executive, believes the incumbent Kevin Roberts has “stumbled” in trying to explain how the game’s finances have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic and also stressed that any chief executive must work to build respect rather than popularity. CA is now attempting to deal with
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5:19 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Graeme Watson, the former Australia allrounder who was battling cancer, has died at the age of 75. Primarily a middle-order batsman and a medium-pace bowler, he played five Tests from 1967 to 1972 and two ODIs in 1972. After starting his domestic career at Victoria, Watson earned an Australia call-up
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