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  • Australia captain Steve Smith joins Comilla Victorians

    Smith fumes over 'mates pick' claims

    Australia skipper Steve Smith rubbishes claims he favours his "mates" as selection looms for the highly anticipated Ashes Test series with England.

  • Darren Lehmann

    Lehmann says he may ditch limited-overs role

    Australia coach Darren Lehmann says an increasingly punishing cricket calendar may leave him with "no choice" but to hand over responsibility for the country's one-day and Twenty20 sides, leaving him to focus solely on Tests.

  • Racism turned me away from backing Australia teams, says Khawaja

    Test batsman Usman Khawaja says being racially vilified when he was growing up in Sydney led him to support other countries rather than back Australian sports teams.

  • Cricket Australia behind marriage equality

    Sporting bodies across Australia have thrown their weight behind gay marriage, with cricket the latest to add its support for same-sex unions as a contentious postal vote on the issue begins.

  • Warner retires hurt after bouncer blow

    Australia vice captain David Warner walks straight off the pitch at Darwin’s Marrara Oval after being hit on the helmet by a Josh Hazzlewood bouncer during the intra-squad practice match.

  • Australia former captain Steve Smith

    Bangladesh are certainly a dangerous side: Smith

    Australia skipper Steve Smith isn’t taking Bangladesh lightly and calls the Tigers a ‘dangerous side’.

  • Warner says he can still captain

    David Warner believes he can still captain Australia and his vocal stance against Cricket Australia during the bitter pay dispute will not dent his chances of becoming captain.

  • Cricket Australia in favour of arbitration to resolve pay row

    CA chief executive James Sutherland says that an independent arbitration is the only logical step left.

  • Bangladesh tour a ‘pressure point’ in pay dispute negotiations?

    Australia’s tour of Bangladesh could turn out to be a critical pressure point in the negotiations between Cricket Australia and the players, Cricket Australia site says.

  • Pay dispute negotiations move slowly

    While Cricket Australia (CA) and Australia Cricketers’ Association (ACA) have sat down for negotiations after Saturday, the main point of contention, which is the revenue share model, is yet to be sorted, Canberra Times report says.

  • Mercedes chasing Smith adds to pay dispute conundrum

    Australia captain Steve Smith is reportedly close to signing a sponsorship deal with Mercedez Benz, who are rivals to Cricket Australia’s ‘protected sponsor’ Toyota, The Daily Telegraph reports.

  • Chris Gayle smashes a boundary against Zimbabwe

    Gayle lends his support to Australia cricketers

    West Indies dashing opener Chris Gayle voices his support for Australia cricketers in their pay dispute with Cricket Australia which sees 230 Australian cricketers without a contract.

  • Court advises MacGill to obtain legal advise

    A Victorian Supreme Court judge advises former Australian cricketer Stuart MacGill to obtain legal representation after he appeared nervous and failed to articulate his case against Cricket Australia.

  • ACA release statement on MOU negotiations

    The Australia Cricketers’ Association (ACA) releases a statement on the ongoing Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) negotiations with Cricket Australia (CA).

  • Australia face selection headache ahead of Bangladesh tour

    The cancellation of Australia A team’s tour of South Africa puts Cricket Australia selectors in a difficult place as Australia’s tour of Bangladesh approaches.

  • Starc signs with rival sponsor to Cricket Australia

    Mitchell Starc becomes the first player to take the provocative step of aligning with a rival to one of Cricket Australia's protected sponsors as the sport's industrial war rages on, Sydney Morning Herald report says.

  • Players boycott Australia A tour in pay dispute

    Australia's players boycot this month's Australia A tour to South Africa, escalating a bitter pay dispute which threatens to derail senior tours to Bangladesh and India as well as this year's home Ashes.

  • Australia A train despite tour boycott threat

    Players turn up for training ahead of the Australia A tour of South Africa, despite the threat to boycott the trip because of a bitter pay dispute.

  • Australia A to boycott SA tour if no pay deal

    Players will boycott an Australia A tour of South Africa this month in an escalation of their bitter dispute with Cricket Australia unless a new pay deal is agreed, the Australian Cricketers' Association announce.

  • Players consider South Africa tour boycott over talks breakdown

    The Australian Cricketers' Association executive arrange meeting to decide whether players will boycott this month's Australia A tour to South Africa after a failure to strike a new pay deal with Cricket Australia.

  • Australia name squad for Bangladesh tour

    Mitchell Starc will miss Australia's Test tour of Bangladesh in August due to injury, while left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe has been axed despite bowling Australia to victory with a 12-wicket haul against India in Pune earlier this year.

  • Government ready to mediate in Aus pay row

    Sports Minister Greg Hunt says the federal government is prepared to provide mediation between Cricket Australia and players over the pay-dispute stalemate.

  • Revenue share is 'starving' grassroots

    Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland believes the revenue-share model which the body is trying to dump in its ongoing pay negotiations with players will ‘starve’ the funding of grassroots game.

  • Aus cricketers move to take back image rights

    Australian cricketers unveil plans to take back their own image rights, firing the latest salvo in an ongoing pay battle with the country's cricket board.

  • Lehmann plays down Ashes strike threat

    National coach Darren Lehmann admitted Thursday a bitter pay dispute will be a distraction for Australia at next month's ICC Champions Trophy, but played down a boycott of this year's Ashes series.

  • Aus board threatens players with unemployment

    Australia's cricket board has warned players will not be given alternative contracts if they fail to agree to a new collective bargaining agreement in an escalation of a protracted and increasingly bitter pay dispute.

  • CA to send security team this month

    A delegation from Cricket Australia is expected to arrive in Bangladesh mid May to assess the security arrangements that will be made during Australia's scheduled tour of Bangladesh, which is expected to take place in August and feature two Tests.

  • Players reject Cricket Australia pay offer

    Australia's professional cricketers rejected a pay offer from the sport's governing body on Friday, saying the proposal was "a win for cricket administrators but a loss for cricket".

  • Hohns named as Aus chief cricket selector

    Trevor Hohns was named as the chairman of Australia's cricket selectors on Friday after steadying the ship as caretaker chief following a string of defeats last year.

  • ‘Fiery Kohli losing my respect’

    Former Test wicketkeeper Ian Healy says he's "losing respect" for India captain Virat Kohli, and believes his confrontational attitude is heaping pressure on his teammates.