Cricket Australia says the country’s women cricketers will get a pay rise this year, while admitting that wages will still fall well short of the men’s game.
England’s stars have committed to the Ashes tour to Australia after coronavirus quarantine fears.
England’s Ashes tour of Australia is set to go ahead after the ECB gave “conditional approval” to the trip.
England cricketers heading to Australia for the Ashes this year will get “no special deals” allowing their families to join them, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has declared.
England, Australia, India and, most recently, New Zealand have reiterated that they are the game’s controlling quartet. The International Cricket Council is powerless to curb their behaviour, the most recent examples of which robbed Pakistan of life-giving tours, writes RYAN VREDE.
Australia Test captain Tim Paine will undergo surgery for a pinched nerve in his neck, but is confident of being fit for the opening Test of the Ashes series against England.
The dramatic last-minute cancellation of the deciding fifth Test at Old Trafford has heightened the tension already surrounding the upcoming Ashes series, although English cricket’s top administrator still believes postponement is “probably not where we are going to end up”.
Cricket Australia will cancel its Test match against Afghanistan unless the Taliban backtracks on a reported ban on women playing sport.
Cricket Australia chief Nick Hockley believes the 2021-22 Ashes series against England can be played in front of crowds as scheduled, despite coronavirus concerns.
Test skipper Tim Paine Friday backed embattled Australian coach Justin Langer after “robust discussions” among senior players amid dressing-room leaks and reports of discontent over his management style.
Australian white-ball captain Aaron Finch has undergone successful knee surgery and is targeting a return for the Twenty20 World Cup, officials said on Friday.
England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive Tom Harrison said on Thursday he was “confident” this year’s Ashes tour of Australia would proceed as planned despite possible coronavirus travel restrictions.
Shakib Al Hasan took four wickets as Bangladesh skittled out Australia for their lowest-ever T20I total of 62 to seal the series 4-1 on Monday.
Dan Christian smashed 39 and spinner Mitchell Swepson returned figures of 3-12 as Australia edged out Bangladesh by three wickets for a consolation Twenty20 victory on Saturday.
Bangladesh beat Australia by 10 runs in the third Twenty20 international in Dhaka on Friday to seal their first ever series win over their opponents in any cricket format.