BBL

Kevin Pietersen sends timely reminder to England selectors with explosive knock
Kevin Pietersen sends timely reminder to England selectors with explosive knock

Voices in favour of maverick batsman Kevin Pietersen grew louder after the batsman compiled a knock of 66 runs off 44 balls in the Big Bash League.

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.

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.

Sammy to play for Tasmania in Big Bash

West Indies T20 captain Darren Sammy is to make his debut in Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL) this summer after signing with the Hobart Hurricanes.

BBL team Melbourne Renegades sign Moody as director

Former Australia all-rounder Tom Moody signed on as the director of cricket at Big Bash League (BBL) team Melbourne Renegades Tuesday. The 48-year-old will be responsible for list management, talent identification and recruitment.

CPL team Tallawahs appoints Arthur as coach

Former Australia cricket coach Mickey Arthur will take charge of defending champions Jamaica Tallawahs for the upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

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.

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.

Shoaib Malik needs to explain his playing in Big Bash League

Pakistan all rounder Shoaib Malik may face disciplinary action from his home department for flying off to Australia for the Big Bash T20 tournament while the domestic season was still on in the country.

Arafat replaces Smith in Scorchers` BBL squad

Perth Scorchers` international all rounder is expected to miss the entire Twenty20 Big Bash League (BBL) due to personal reasons and will be replaced by Pakistani Yasir Arafat.

Dwayne Smith pulls out of Big Bash

West Indies cricketer Dwayne Smith has pulled out of the Big Bash League (BBL), Australia’s premier T20 tournament, the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) has confirmed.

No reason has yet been given for Smith’s decision to withdraw and speculation has heightened in Barbados over the sudden move after he played in the final national Super50 trial match this week, BCA`s reported.

IPL scouts to target Oz players from Big Bash League for Feb 2014 auction

Talent scouts from the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) will reportedly be watching every game of this season`s Big Bash League in Australia in order to target potential players for the major auction, which would be held next February.

Changes in three teams for Big Bash

The T20 Big Bash League (BBL) Technical Committee has approved changes to the Sydney Sixers, Melbourne Stars and Hobart Hurricanes squads, said Cricket Australia (CA) Thursday.

Three changes for Melbourne Renegades

The technical committee of T20 Big Bash League (BBL) has approved three changes to the Melbourne Renegades squad, including Zimbabwean-born Solomon Mire’s elevation as community rookie to be eligible for selection in the Renegades final XI for Friday’s opening match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

Now Warne involved in Twitter row

Shane Warne has once again got involved in a spat on Twitter after he scoffed at Big Bash League (BBL) team Adelaide Strikers’ team selection for their match against Perth Scorchers.

Warner wants Samuels to `control himself`

Australia opener David Warner says controversial West Indian all-rounder Marlon Samuels needs to "control himself" better on the field following his recent clash with Shane Warne in the Big Bash League (BBL).

Muralidaran backs Samuels following chucking allegations

Spin legend Muthiah Muralidaran has backed West Indian all rounder and Melbourne Renegades teammate, Marlon Samuels in the ongoing chucking debate over all rounder’s bowling action.

Samuels not bothered by Lehmann incident

West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels remains unperturbed by the criticism of his bowling action, Melbourne Renegades coach Simon Helmot has said.