Andrew Flintoff joins Brisbane in Big Bash League

Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff joined Brisbane Heat on a short-term deal in the Big Bash League (BBL) on Thursday, extending his surprise return to Twenty20 cricket.

Brisbane Heat sign West Indies spinner Samuel Badree
Brisbane Heat sign West Indies spinner Samuel Badree

World No.1 Twenty20 bowler Samuel Badree will campaign in this year’s Big Bash League after penning a deal with Brisbane Heat.

Brisbane Heat close on Andrew Flintoff move
Brisbane Heat close on Andrew Flintoff move

Ex-England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff is close to joining Brisbane Heat for the 2014-15 Big Bash League, the Australian club`s coach revealed in a British newspaper interview published on Tuesday.

Bailey promises better show after Kings win their CLT20 opener
Bailey promises better show after Kings win their CLT20 opener

Kings XI Punjab captain heaped praise on Glenn Maxwell and Thisara Perera after the five-wicket win against Hobart Hurricanes here on Thursday and promised his team will get better in the Champions League T20.

Three Big Bash League teams fined
Three Big Bash League teams fined

 Cricket Australia (CA) Sunday announced that Big Bash League teams, the Hobart Hurricanes, Brisbane Heat and Sydney Sixers, have each been fined for breaching the competition's Player Contracting and Remuneration Guidelines.

Perth Scorchers aiming for Champions League T20 triumph
Perth Scorchers aiming for Champions League T20 triumph

Perth Scorchers may have failed to win a single game at last year's Champions League Twenty20 but the Justin Langer-coached side is hoping to set the record straight this year by winning the tournament.

Azhar Mahmood calls for end to mental health 'taboo'
Azhar Mahmood calls for end to mental health 'taboo'

Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood hopes to make mental health less of a "taboo" subject in South Asia.

Kevin Pietersen signs for Melbourne in Big Bash League

England outcast Kevin Pietersen will make a long-awaited appearance in this season`s Big Bash League in Australia after signing a two-year deal with the Melbourne Stars.

CA planning to launch women`s Big Bash League in 2015-16 season

Cricket Australia (CA) is reportedly planning to launch a women`s Big Bash League (BBL) in the 2015-16 season, boosted by fresh impetus due to the recent success of the national women`s team, the Southern Stars.

Azhar Mahmood says Pak has `good, bright` chances of winning World T20

Former Pakistani cricketer Azhar Mahmood has rated Pakistan`s chances highly for winning the World Twenty20 tournament, dismissing critics` writing off the team as a no-show in the mega event.

Azhar Mahmood `ready` to assist Pakistan during World T20

Pakistani-born England cricketer Azhar Mahmood has said that he is ready to pass on his experience to Pakistan`s national team for the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.

CA may break 100,000 pound-`pay barrier` to lure KP to BBL

Sacked England batting star Kevin Pietersen is reportedly in huge demand in Australia, with Cricket Australia ( CA) willing to break their 100,000 pound-pay barrier to lure him to add even more glamour to Australia`s T20 format in theBig Bash League (BBL).

Vettori sets May comeback target

Injured New Zealand cricket great Daniel Vettori has set a May target to resume his international career with captain Brendon McCullum saying he should be an automatic selection if fit.

Sri Lanka wants big bash stars for national duty

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has asked two of its three national squad members playing in the ongoing Australian big bash to return home immediately.

`Unknown` Oz cricketer scores fastest 39-ball BBL ton

A relatively unknown Australian cricketer, who has been contracted to Big Bash League side Perth Scorchers, has reportedly scored the fastest ever century in the history of the domestic Twenty20 tournament.

Sydney Thunder approached Tendulkar to play in BBL: Report

Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was reportedly approached by the Big Bash League (BBL) franchise Sydney Thunder to feature in this year`s edition of the Twenty20 tournament, but eventually the deal could not be reached.

PCB refuses to compensate Hafeez for putting Tests over T20

The Pakistan Cricket Board has refused to provide any compensation to national Twenty20 captain Muhammad Hafeez, who had to miss the Big Bash tournament in Australia because of the national team`s Test commitments.

Shakib Al Hasan replaces Strikers skipper Botha

Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will replace injured captain Johan Botha in the Adelaide Strikers squad ahead of their Twenty20 Big Bash League (BBL) clash against the Sydney Sixers Sunday.

Rogers chooses holidays after Ashes to `recoup` ahead of Proteas clashes

Australian Test opener Chris Rogers has said that he is ready to take a break after the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney before he takes on the might of the world`s best Test team South Africa next month.

Shoaib Malik `at loggerheads` with domestic Pak side for `preferring` Big Bash League

Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik has reportedly come into loggerheads with his domestic Pakistani side Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) for `preferring` Australian Twenty20 tournament Big Bash League over them.