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CA aims to appoint new coach, ODI captain ahead of England tour | Cricket Bats | Australia

Australia’s new head coach and ODI leadership will be announced in the lead up to their limited-overs tour to England, if all goes to plan for Cricket Australia. As expected, the CA Board met in Melbourne today to work out the process behind the coach hunt. Australia are set to play five ODIs and a […]

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Paine promises to cut Australia’s sledging | Cricket Bats | Australia

Australia will tone down their sledging under new Test captain Tim Paine as the team try to repair their damaged reputation following the ball-tampering controversy in South Africa which led to three players being handed significant bans. Paine was named the new Test captain when Steven Smith was suspended for the final Test in Johannesburg […]

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Surrey open to Warner, Smith county deals | Cricket Bats | Australia

Surrey head coach Michael Di Venuto has left the door ajar for David Warner and Steven Smith to play for the county during their ball-tampering bans if the ECB were to permit the pair to be available for the English domestic game. Di Venuto is a former Australia batting coach, having held the role from […]

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Cricket Australia to begin hunt for new coach on Friday | Cricket Bats | Australia

Cricket Australia (CA) will begin the process of appointing a new head coach this Friday, even as one report suggested that Justin Langer is all but confirmed as Darren Lehmann’s replacement. CA said in a statement that “no appointment has been made, and nor will any candidate be put to the board for ratification on […]

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Finch open to Australia captaincy | Cricket Bats | Australia

Aaron Finch is game to captain Australia once again, should the selectors come calling. With the suspensions of David Warner and Steven Smith, the team not only has to find new personnel but also appoint new leaders. Tim Paine – barely into a comeback into international cricket – became Australia’s 46th Test captain last month […]

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Seven and Fox Sports bag Australia’s cricket rights in billion-dollar deal | Cricket Bats | Australia

The Seven Network and Fox Sports have bagged the broadcast rights for Australian home cricket for the next six years, signing a deal worth AUD 1.182 billion with Cricket Australia. The deal represents a significant jump in revenue for CA, with the previous five-year deal with Channel Nine (international cricket) and Ten (Big Bash League) […]

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Alex Carey, Jhye Richardson gain contracts as Australia look towards World Cup | Cricket | Cricket Bats | Australia

© Getty Images With emphasis on the World Cup in May 2019, Australia have revamped their contract list with five new players added to an initial group of 20. Steven Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were not part of that number after receiving bans of up to one year […]

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Australia and Pakistan to play tri-series in Zimbabwe | Cricket Bats | Australia

Zimbabwe Cricket, still reeling from their inability to qualify for the World Cup and the sacking of the organisation’s entire coaching staff, will host Australia and Pakistan in July for a T20I triangular tournament and then Pakistan for five ODIs. Neither country will play a Test in Zimbabwe, although the FTP had Australia pencilled in […]

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Mumbai’s Pat Cummins unlikely to show up at IPL | Cricket Bats | Australia

Pat Cummins is unlikely to play for Mumbai Indians this IPL season, ESPNcricinfo has learned, because Cricket Australia want to manage his workload given the fast bowler’s history of back problems. Cummins has not arrived in India even though the tournament got underway on Saturday with Mumbai losing the opening game to Chennai Super Kings […]

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Rick McCosker to lead review into Australian team culture | Cricket Bats | Australia

Former batsman Rick McCosker will lead a review of issues relating to culture and governance of the men’s national team, and set out a charter for improved on-field behaviour, in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal during the Cape Town Test that has rocked Australian cricket. McCosker, 71, played 25 Tests and 14 ODIs for […]

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