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20 November 2018 6:33 AM ACA loses its appeal

No, all was not well in Australian cricket at the time of Cape Town, but flawed culture cannot be allowed to act as an historical smokescreen. In that moment, experienced adult professional sportsmen conspired in or assented to a wrong. They knew it, as their ham-fisted effort to cover it up and so compound the offence showed. That wasn't culture, that was the blind 37

18 November 2018 6:59 AM Tensions rise over hearing into ball-tampering bans

This could have been worked into a meeting urged in the Longstaff report to occur within 30 days of the public lodging of the report, in a bid to begin a healing process between the two bodies after an ugly two years featuring a pay war and friction over the culture of the sport. However, that meeting won't be held for another week, with the CA board 41

15 November 2018 9:48 PM I don't need to feed on conflict any more: Kohli

"We understand within the group what we need to work on. It's up to the individuals to take ownership of that responsibility and the things that are explained, that are laid out as expectations from team culture point of view," Kohli said. "That can only be achieved when individuals go and work on those things. "There were a lot of things we sat down and discussed 14

15 November 2018 7:50 AM Uber driver left almost bankrupt stakes Open claim

"You get sore backs [driving all the time]. You know what, it's been great. You meet really good people. [I] haven't had any bad people, which is good." Stephens was forced to rise at 4.30am – a time he could be forgiven for ferrying passengers home – to help prepare for his 6.45am tee time, but found himself bashing the snooze button a couple of times 20

14 November 2018 9:22 AM States want to wrest more control over player management from CA

There is also a view that a centralised system is stifling innovation by not encouraging diversity in ideas, which the states believe drives improvement. It's understood there are already states that are cherrypicking parts of CA's high-performance program to implement into their own such is the scepticism they hold for the governing body. The appetite 15

14 November 2018 4:53 AM Big hit: It's country ahead of IPL pay day for me, says Starc

However, the workload and injury debate also impacts batsmen and all-rounders, including power hitter Chris Lynn, who continues to nurse a troublesome shoulder which prevents him from diving in the field. Lynn was the highest-paid Australian in the IPL last season, pocketing $1.86 million from the Knight Riders. All CA-contracted players are on one-year 15

13 November 2018 6:41 AM The Tonk: Breakfast club ends for axed CA executive

With Ben Amarfio departing Cricket Australia, so, too, will the gibes about how the former head of broadcasting had his assistant, Belinda, cook a hot breakfast for him – although there is some debate about this. There are former CA employees who insist that was the case, while others insist Amarfio was on the pre-made Lite N' Easy meal program at the time, where 19

12 November 2018 7:31 AM Deadline looming: CA, players association set for rare meeting

Smith and Warner have been suspended for a year for their involvement in the ball-scuffing fiasco of March but one suggestion has been to allow them to at least return to Sheffield Shield cricket from January 1. Bancroft was handed a nine-month ban, and can return on December 29. The trio, who have lost millions of dollars in earnings as a result of the scandal 20

11 November 2018 6:46 AM Banned Warner still harbours baggy green ambitions

“My goal is always to play in the next game I’m going to play in, and play well for that team. My focus here with Randwick. “That is my priority now but obviously the end result, and the prime goal, is to get back in the baggy green and play the World Cup, but as I said it is a game at a time.” Warner took on his former captain Steve Smith, who is also serving 19

10 November 2018 5:26 AM 'Bloody tired': Stressed players feeling the toll of game in crisis

Vice-captain Josh Hazlewood believes the narrow win on Friday night has released some of the pressure that has been building for months after series defeats in England and the Middle East across all three formats. While it is only two games into an international summer that does not finish until February, Stoinis, whose vigorous celebration of a wicket 22