Sexism row in BBL: Chris Gayle hits back heavily at criticisers, says it was just for ‘little fun’

Sexism row in BBL: Chris Gayle hits back heavily at criticisers, says it was just for ‘little fun’

In an extract published in The Times, Gayle first tried to clarify his stance over the incident.

Safety in focus, one year after tragic Phillip Hughes tragedy

Safety in focus, one year after tragic Phillip Hughes tragedy

Hughes' death -- a freak accident -- stunned Australia and the world cricket community, sparking an outpouring of grief.

Facing Mitchell Johnson in nets was horrible, says Ricky Ponting

Facing Mitchell Johnson in nets was horrible, says Ricky Ponting

Ponting said that Johnson used to be extremely competitive as his only aim was just to bowl at full pace.

As veterans retire, 'excited` Steve Smith confident about young Australian side

As veterans retire, 'excited` Steve Smith confident about young Australian side

Intimidating speedster Mitchell Johnson is the latest Aussie cricketer to hang his boots.

Mitchell Johnson admits he mulled retirement post Ashes defeat

Mitchell Johnson admits he mulled retirement post Ashes defeat

Mitchell Johnson admitted he considered calling it quits after four teammates retired after Ashes series.

Trent Boult says Test series against Aussies will be ' highlight of his career'

Trent Boult says Test series against Aussies will be ' highlight of his career'

New Zealand are all set to play a three-match Test series against Australia.

Keen on starting something special this summer: Mitchell Marsh

Keen on starting something special this summer: Mitchell Marsh

Mitchell Marsh says Australia team is keen to forge its own legend now that a quorum of established greats have taken the final walk from the playing field into history.
 

Shaun Marsh deserves place in Test team: Mike Hussey

Shaun Marsh deserves place in Test team: Mike Hussey

 Former Australia Test batsman Mike Hussey believes left-hander Shaun Marsh deserves to be handed a recall for the first Test against New Zealand.

People should be patient with new-look Australian side: Chris Rogers

People should be patient with new-look Australian side: Chris Rogers

Chris Rogers urged the Australian supporters to back next generation of Test players.

Steve Smith will succeed as captain: Michael Clarke

Steve Smith will succeed as captain: Michael Clarke

 Former Australia captain Michael Clarke believes that incumbent Steve Smith's batting won't be affected by his elevation to the top job, and insisted that the newly appointed Test skipper has been handed the reins at the best possible time.

Bangladesh relish chance against new-look Aussies

Bangladesh relish chance against new-look Aussies

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim said his side faces its best chance yet of defeating Australia with the visitors fielding a relatively inexperienced side for the Test series next month.

Australia to unviel brand new opening pair in Bangladesh, and host of other changes

Australia to unviel brand new opening pair in Bangladesh, and host of other changes

Reeling under a spat of retirements, Australia are ready to give their Test cricket team a facelift. And the focus, surely, is in the batting department.

Australia opener David Warner ruled out of Bangladesh tests

Australia opener David Warner ruled out of Bangladesh tests

Australia will be forced to blood an entirely new opening partnership in Bangladesh next month after David Warner was ruled out of the two-test series with a broken finger on Friday.

Veteran Aussie wicket-keeper Brad Haddin joins Michael Clarke, Chris Rogers in retirement

Veteran Aussie wicket-keeper Brad Haddin joins Michael Clarke, Chris Rogers in retirement

Australia cricket received yet another jolt with veteran wicket-keeper Brad Haddin announcing his retirement from international cricket on Wednesday.

Uncertain opening for new captain Steve Smith in Bangladesh

Uncertain opening for new captain Steve Smith in Bangladesh

Australia face fielding their most inexperienced opening pair in decades in Bangladesh, with David Warner all but ruling himself out of the tour.

Matthew Hayden provides solution to Chris Rogers' replacement

Matthew Hayden provides solution to Chris Rogers' replacement

Australian batting great Matthew Hayden on Friday offered a solution to the debate over who should replace Chris Rogers as David Warner's opening partner in Australia’s Test cricket XI.

To lead from front, Steven Smith seeks advice from Ricky Ponting

To lead from front, Steven Smith seeks advice from Ricky Ponting

With Australia aiming to recover from a disastrous Ashes series, new captain Steven Smith is looking forward to gaining valuable counsel from former skipper Ricky Ponting on how to lead the team during the transition period.

Steve Smith wishes retiring team-mates Michael Clarke, Chris Rogers

Steve Smith wishes retiring team-mates Michael Clarke, Chris Rogers

Australia's new Test captain Steven Smith on Tuesday congratulated his predecessor Michael Clarke and Chris Rogers who wound up the clock on their respective careers after the recently concluded Ashes series.

Michael Clarke hails Australian grit after swansong win

Michael Clarke hails Australian grit after swansong win

Retiring Australia captain Michael Clarke paid tribute to his team mates after they sealed a consolation victory over England in the final Ashes test at The Oval on Sunday.

England future excites Ashes winning skipper Alastair Cook

England future excites Ashes winning skipper Alastair Cook

England captain Alastair Cook said he was excited by the future for his emerging side following their Ashes campaign win over Australia.