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Justin Langer on Australia’s ball-tampering: “In terms of culture, how it got to that point I don’t know” | Cricket Bats | Australia

Australia’s new coach Justin Langer cannot believe how the team culture had got to a stage where its youngest and most inexperienced member – Cameron Bancroft – was put in a position to tamper with the ball during the Cape Town Test in South Africa. “When I first became an Australian cricketer, if Allan Border […]

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Bangladesh upset by Australia’s snub | Cricket Bats | Australia

12:38 PM GMT Mohammad IsamESPN The Bangladesh Cricket Board has expressed disappointment at Cricket Australia’s decision to cancel their bilateral series in Australia later this year because the tour was not commercially viable. Nizamuddin Chowdhury, the BCB chief executive, said that boards like CA were expected to host teams regardless of the tour’s appeal to […]

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Justin Langer named Australia’s new head coach | Cricket | Cricket Bats | Australia

Justin Langer and Phillip Hughes at training © Getty Images Justin Langer has been named as Australia’s new head coach, just over a month after Darren Lehmann resigned from the job following the ball-tampering scandal that engulfed the Cape Town Test. Langer begins his new role on May 22, […]

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Warne slams Cricket Australia’s ‘greed’ | Cricket Bats | Australia

Former Australia spinner Shane Warne has criticised Cricket Australia, saying that “greed” is the main reason behind the board’s decision to expand the Big Bash League next summer. An extended BBL – with an increase in fixtures from 35 to 43 – is set to stretch into mid-February next year, with games played at four […]

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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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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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Cricket Australia’s statement on Smith, Warner, Bancroft bans | Cricket Bats | Australia

Following the announcements made yesterday in Johannesburg, the Cricket Australia Board has met again today to consider the report of the investigation into the incident in Cape Town. The key finding from the investigation was that prior knowledge of the incident was confined to three players, Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft. Key findings: […]

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Renshaw added to Australia’s Test squad | Cricket Bats | Australia

Matt Renshaw will fly to Johannesburg on Tuesday night to join the Australian squad reeling under the backlash of the ball-tampering scandal. The 21-year old was dropped ahead of the Ashes series, in favour of Cameron Bancroft, one of two players charged by the ICC for altering the condition of the ball using a foreign […]

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Mark Taylor critical of Australia’s on-field behaviour | Cricket Bats | Australia

Mark Taylor, the Cricket Australia Board director, has criticised the national team for their on-field behaviour in South Africa, saying both sides had contributed to the ugly atmosphere that led to Kagiso Rabada’s two-Test ban for physical contact with Steven Smith, and the confrontation between David Warner and Quinton de Kock. In a series of […]

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South Africa show fight but Australia’s lead crosses 400 | Cricket Bats | Australia

Australia 351 and 213 for 9 (Bancroft 53, Morkel 3-42, Maharaj 3-93) lead South Africa 162 by 402 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball details It was a long shot that South Africa could significantly improve their situation on the third day at Kingsmead, and long shots rarely get up. They fought hard, took wickets, fielded well, kept […]

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