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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 4

18 November 2018 6:08 AM 'We'll hold our ground': Aussies won't be combative Kohli's welcome mat

Rivals have noticed a marked change in Australia's conduct but Paine's side has not met an adversary capable of stirring the pot like Kohli. Australia will not want to let Kohli walk over them like a welcome mat but know their every move will come under the microscope. Kohli claimed last week that he no longer needed to engage in an argument to get into the contest 6

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 6

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 4

10 November 2018 6:50 AM All is forgiven? Smith and Warner pack Coogee Oval for grade match

Randwick Petersham expected a big turnout given the star batsmen on display. Their estimate of 2000 to 3000 was quickly surpassed at the scenic ground. "I think I would have to go back to the 1970s or early ’80s when I was playing first grade we would have had something like it," former Test quick and Randy Petes president Mike Whitney said. Banned for a year from representing 24

9 November 2018 10:44 AM Heavyweights collide as Smith-Warner square off at Coogee Oval

But the presence of Smith and Warner in Sydney grade cricket has been a welcome shot of vitality for the lower tiers of cricket, which rarely see the likes of Warner and Smith, who have both found a way to embrace the upside of their exile. "I can’t remember two current players that have been captain and vice-captain of their country, still playing the game, and playing 5

6 November 2018 6:28 AM Internationals dominate but tragedy shadows win

Cross Counter had to use some luck however to win the race however after narrowly avoiding The Cliffsofmoher when he broke down leaving the straight for the first time and knocked over the James Cummings-trained Avilius who eventually finished 22nd. A trifecta of English trained horses filled the placings with Cross Counter's trainer Charlie Appleby 9

6 November 2018 5:00 AM Canberra Capitals headed for horror trip west

Capitals coach Paul Goriss has already written-off training on Monday. The worst part? They'll rinse, repeat and head back west just 18 days later to play the Lynx again. But Goriss is refusing to make excuses and said an away trip could be good for his squad after three straight home games. "Sometimes it’s good to be able to get on the road and test yourself 12

5 November 2018 6:19 AM Cricket ACT legend Peter Solway to lead Australia

He has won more grand finals and scored more runs than any other player in ACT first grade history, his high score of 339 has stood the test of time for almost 30 years, and he suited up for the Prime Minister's XI alongside Ricky Ponting, Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer. As impressive as those numbers are, none of it comes close to seeing his sons Dean and Mark turn out for the Bluebags 10

3 November 2018 7:42 AM Scott Boland stars as Vics skittle SA

The 29-year-old Boland, who has played 14 one-day internationals and three T20 matches for Australia, was irresistible, having six South Australians caught either by wicketkeeper Seb Gotch or in the slip cordon, and almost decapitating Nick Winter with a flier that the SA tail-ender parried away from his face to Peter Handscomb at slip. His case for reinstatement 12