Wish I played more Tests in Australia, England: Mahela Jayawardene

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 wants England to have IPL-style T20 cricket tournament

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.

Mark Waugh mulling over accepting Oz selector job

Former Australian batsman Mark Waugh is reportedly considering an offer to become a national selector after signing a new deal with Channel Ten`s Big Bash League (BBL) commentary team.

May give Dhoni a souvenir stump if India win T20WC: EcKermann

He is as possessive about his invention as much he is about his children but Bronte EcKermann would not mind giving Mahendra Singh Dhoni a souvenir LED stump if India lift the World Twenty20 trophy.

`Powerhouse nation` India deserves a little say: Ponting

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.

PCB summons Shoaib Malik back from Big Bash

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.

Big Bash players need to make presence felt for national call-up

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.

CLT20: Langer says it’s tough to play 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.

Mark Taylor blames T20, IPL for poor batting in Oz cricket

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.

Won`t bowl in IPL as I did in Big Bash: Ponting

Mumbai Indians captain Ricky Ponting on Monday ruled out bowling during the Indian Premier League (IPL), saying the grounds in India are too small for him to bowl in match situation.

Warne in hot water again, reported for breach of CA rule

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.

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.

Lehmann charged over Samuels chucking comments

Cricket Australia (CA) charged Brisbane Heat coach Darren Lehmann for breaching its Code of Conduct after he accused West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels of chucking.

Master Blaster Viv Richards to join Big Bash side Melbourne Stars as `mentor`

Legendary West Indian batsman Viv Richards will act as mentor for the Melbourne Stars during the Big Bash League that begins on December 7.

Naomi Campbell wore lehenga-choli for boyfriend's birthday bash

Naomi Campbell stepped out in an elegant lehenga-choli created by designer Manav Gangwani for the big bash.

No doubt Brett Lee was a super athlete: Shoaib Akhtar

“Lee without any doubt was a super athlete. He was a great fast-bowler. I know this for a fact that he was playing with pain since the last decade,” he said.

Brett Lee backs Cummins to be Australia’s next fast-bowling superstar

“This kid is going to be a superstar. He`s only 19 years of age, he does everything with the ball, he`s got a great temperament,” Lee told a newspaper.

Waugh says Lee raised the bar for modern generation fast bowlers

"I really take my hat off for him that even in his last game of cricket at age 34 or 35, he was still bowling 100 per cent flat out and never pulled back at all." Steve Waugh said

Don`t judge 50-over format on ticket sales: CA

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.

Is rotation best answer to protect fast bowlers?

Fast bowlers must embrace Cricket Australia`s new rotation policy if they desire to last long in Test cricket, a leading coach has suggested even as some feel that the idea is still a grey area in Australian cricket.