Veteran Australian pacer Ryan Harris has bid adieu to cricket which comes as a shock to many lovers of the game worldwide. Knee injury has forced Harris to retire from the sport and that serves as a big blow for the Aussies ahead of the Ashes starting from 10th July.
Encouraged by the financial model followed by Cricket Australia and England and Wales Cricket Board, the BCCI is planning to introduce a performance-based incentive for the Indian team for each and every home and away series.
Australia paceman Mitchell Starc has expressed concerns about the pink ball to be used in the first day-night test, saying it behaved "very differently" to the usual red ball and crowds might not even be able to see it.
Australia and New Zealand will play the first day-night match in Test cricket`s 138-year history, cricket chiefs announced Tuesday, in a bid to drive up dwindling spectator numbers for the five-day game.
The legend of Sachin Tendulkar once again dominated another voting round, this time conducted by Cricket Australia. The Indian batting maestro was adjudged the best Test player of the 21st century by cricket fans on an online vote.
The BCCI will discuss the fate of Champions League T20 with the Presidents of Cricket South Africa and Cricket Australia, who have been extended special invitations to watch the May 24 IPL final at the Eden Gardens.
Admitting that drawing spectators to the ground to watch Test matches now-a-days has become a "great challenge", BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur on Thursday said the Cricket Board was open to the idea of hosting five-day games in smaller centres in future.
New Zealand`s top players are overwhelmingly against a proposal to play "day-night" Test cricket when they tour Australia this year, fearing it will "devalue" the game, the New Zealand Cricket Players Association said Thursday.
Cricket Australia have dismissed as "highly speculative" media reports that Michael Clarke and David Warner will be offered A$50 million ($39.37 million) contracts to defect to an Indian-financed rebel cricket league.
The National Cricket Academy's new committee headed by MP Pandove in its first meeting will discuss the possibilities of having an exchange programme with Cricket Australia for coaches, physios and trainers.