Bangladesh cricket chiefs announced Tuesday they were lifting a suspension for bad behaviour on Shakib Al Hasan, allowing the star all-rounder to play in overseas leagues including Australia`s Big Bash T20 tournament.
As his illustrious innings in Test cricket came to an end, the artistic Mahela Jayawardene wished he could play more matches in Australia, England and South Africa and built his reputation of being a connoisseurs delight the world over.
Kevin Pietersen feels that IPL-style T20 cricket tournament will benefit English cricket. Talking to All Out Cricket magazine, the former English skipper said that franchise cricket would work in the United Kingdom.
Australian legend Ricky Ponting says India deserves a "little say" in international cricket being the "powerhouse nation" of the game but also hopes that the concerned stakeholders would strike a balance in the near future.
Former captain and senior all-rounder Shoaib Malik is unhappy after the PCB summoned him back from Australia where he was playing in the Big Bash and told him to make himself available for the domestic T20 tournament ahead of World T20 selections.
The players of Big Bash sides Brisbane Heat and Perth Scorchers will reportedly be rewarded with a call-up in the Australian national team, along with big cash bonuses, if they manage to make their presence felt in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament in India.
Big Bash team Perth Scorchers`s coach Justin Langer has said that the team will not know how to cope with Indian conditions until it `tastes the sugar` by playing in the Champions League , and that the players were looking forward to it.
Former Australian cricketer Mark Taylor has said that he believed that Twenty20 cricket is to blame for the impoverished state of batting in Australian cricket, adding that the existing players have to stand up if the visitors are going to have any chance in the Ashes.
Days after he was banned for one game for clashing with Marlon Samuels, Australian spin legend Shane Warne was reported for breaching Cricket Australia`s Code of Behaviour during Big Bash semi-final at the WACA Ground in Perth.
Around 30 percent tickets, meant for general public, are still available for the Australia-Sri Lanka ODI Match at Perth in contrast to the Big Bash final, sold out in a record 16 minutes, but Cricket Australia says it should not be understood as a sign of a dwindling interest in the 50-over format.