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IPL pits stars against national tours – but might just be perfect World Cup preparation
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IPL pits stars against national tours – but might just be perfect World Cup preparation

Far from hindering Australia’s Twenty20 World Cup campaign, the IPL shapes as an ideal warm-up for non-touring big names.

  • by Malcolm Conn

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Calls for calm after Vaughan demands Ashes cancellation

Calls for calm after Vaughan demands Ashes cancellation

Cricket Australia has called for calm after former England captain Michael Vaughan demanded the Ashes be cancelled if players’ families are unable to tour.

  • by Malcolm Conn
T20 globe-trotter who spent a year in COVID bubbles but happily signed up for more

T20 globe-trotter who spent a year in COVID bubbles but happily signed up for more

Dan Christian has undertaken an odyssey of cricket and quarantine over the last 12 months - a remarkable journey that has led him back to the Australian side at the age of 38.

  • by Malcolm Conn
Bubble and strife: Paine fears quarantine will be greatest Ashes challenge

Bubble and strife: Paine fears quarantine will be greatest Ashes challenge

Test captain Tim Paine believes months of COVID-19 restrictions may be the greatest danger to Australia’s Ashes campaign following England’s capitulation to New Zealand.

  • by Malcolm Conn
Ollie Robinson the fall guy for England cricket’s institutional racism
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Ollie Robinson the fall guy for England cricket’s institutional racism

Ollie Robinson has become the lightning rod for England’s generational failure to adequately deal with racism

  • by Malcolm Conn
Timid England begin Ashes preparation in reverse
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Timid England begin Ashes preparation in reverse

England’s meek draw against New Zealand in a rain-marred first Test has proved an unlikely Ashes boost for Australia

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Australia or bust for Ashes-winning coach Bayliss
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Australia or bust for Ashes-winning coach Bayliss

World Cup-winning coach Trevor Bayliss is comfortably placed closer to home at the helm of the Sydney Thunder and says his gun-for-hire days are over.

  • by Malcolm Conn
Cricket Australia appoint Nick Hockley as full-time CEO

Cricket Australia appoint Nick Hockley as full-time CEO

Nick Hockley has been appointed CEO of Cricket Australia almost a year after he was rushed into the position as an interim replacement

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Leadership vacuum in Australian cricket is holding the game back
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Leadership vacuum in Australian cricket is holding the game back

Australian cricket has a lack of leadership options on the field and failed management at the highest levels off it. It’s time for change.

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Pressure on Langer to change his ways as reviews turn up heat on embattled coach
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Pressure on Langer to change his ways as reviews turn up heat on embattled coach

A robust end-of-season review of players and support staff shows that Justin Langer needs to change, as players move to take greater control of the dressing room.

  • by Andrew Wu and Malcolm Conn
National cricketers in line for vaccinations as Hussey tests negative

National cricketers in line for vaccinations as Hussey tests negative

On the back of Australia’s Olympians beginning their vaccination program ion Monday, National Cabinet ruled other sportsmen and women can now join the queue.

  • by Malcolm Conn