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16 August 2018 7:31 AM All eyes on us: WNBL nears free-to-air TV deal

The WNBL is edging closer to striking a free-to-air television deal in a massive boost to the league's profile as Basketball Australia looks to capitalise on the rapid rise of female sport. It comes as Channel Nine inks a deal with the NBL to screen two live games each week as part of a three-year partnership with the league, helping to fill the void left by cricket 3

14 August 2018 1:16 AM Smith regains No.1 Test batsman ranking despite Test cricket ban

OK, so the former Australian Test captain is still serving a 12-month suspension owing to his involvement in the ball-tampering scandal from South Africa earlier this year. But while he hasn’t played a Test since that happened in March, he has regained the No.1 spot on the ICC’s Test batting rankings, even though the only cricket he’s been playing is Twenty 8

5 August 2018 9:03 AM Call for controversial sacking to be included in cricket's review

Cricket's players association has called for the contentious sacking of a Cricket Australia staff member over a series of tweets to be included in a wide-ranging cultural review of the sport's governing body. The Australian Cricketers Association has made the recommendation, after Tasmanian-based government relations manager Angela Williamson was sacked 17

31 July 2018 6:34 AM Pakistan scraps day-night Test in bid to have Australia in a spin

A year earlier, Yasir took 5-121 and 2-113 against the West Indies, a return which was said to have disappointed the PCB. Pakistan played a Test under lights at the Gabba in 2016 when they fell just short of a world record run chase. Yasir managed only three wickets. Pakistan lost last year's series 2-0 at home to Sri Lanka, something they will be desperately 16

26 July 2018 9:53 AM Cricket Australia may look beyond the boundary for new chief

Others in the running include WACA chief Christina Matthews, who is a decorated former player, former Cricket NSW chairman John Warn and chief executive Andrew Jones. Warn, a former Westfield executive and current Destination NSW chair, quit the CNSW top job in June citing personal reasons, but still remains on the board. CA head of game development 15

19 July 2018 8:00 AM Warner gives boost to NT cricket in first Australian appearance since ban

"While we would love to host that series [in 2020] we have to make sure we can build a sufficient case to justify it being played in Darwin," NTC chief Joel Morrison said. "We'll have that conversation with Cricket Australia, we won't be the only ones wanting that series." While Warner and Bancroft are the biggest names in the second edition of the NT Strike 10

15 July 2018 10:57 AM Christmas is coming early for Canberra Big Bash fans

Christmas will come early for Canberra cricket fans with Manuka Oval set to host another Big Bash double-header on December 21. The Sydney Thunder are expected to return to the capital on the final working day of the year and host the Hobart Hurricanes under Friday night lights. The deal is almost done - the Thunder and ACT government just ironing out the final 5

10 July 2018 9:00 AM Ponting optimistic about Australia's chances at World Cup despite slump

Australia might have lost 16 of their last 18 one-day internationals but former national captain Ricky Ponting insists they have the “best depth of any cricket nation in the world” and still stand an excellent chance of winning next year’s World Cup in England. After a 5-0 thumping at the hands of England last month, the microscope is well and truly 15

10 July 2018 1:32 AM Alison Mitchell signs on with Channel Seven

English broadcaster Alison Mitchell has been unveiled as one of Channel Seven’s commentators for the upcoming summer of cricket, making her the first female to call ball-by-ball Test action on free-to-air television. Mitchell is a highly rated commentator and award-winning journalist who has worked for the BBC and called cricket in England, India, Sri Lanka 15

9 July 2018 8:23 AM Almost half the Australian indoor cricket team is from the ACT

The standout performance earned Winkler a phone call from the national selectors and the 27-year-old said he couldn't be more excited. "It was probably the best I’ve played at national champs and to top it off with another gold was terrific," Winkler said. "It was the closest tournament I've been involved in, there were four teams that could have won it and we only won the major 17