Ryan Harris announces shock retirement from international cricket
Ryan Harris announces shock retirement from international cricket

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.

BCCI mulling performance-based incentives for Indian team
BCCI mulling performance-based incentives for Indian team

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.

MCC welcomes day-night Test match decision
MCC welcomes day-night Test match decision

MCC has voiced its support for Cricket Australia and Cricket New Zealand's decision to host the first ever day-night Test match in Adelaide later this year.

Mitchell Starc expresses dissatisfaction over use of pink ball for day-night Test
Mitchell Starc expresses dissatisfaction over use of pink ball for day-night Test

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-NZ to play first day-night match in Test history
Australia-NZ to play first day-night match in Test history

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.

Aussie Chris Rogers regrets ticket furore, had kept officials informed
Aussie Chris Rogers regrets ticket furore, had kept officials informed

 Chris Rogers has been frustrated by a furore over his securing tickets for the second Ashes test at Lord`s and then offering them as part of an unofficial hospitality package.

Sachin Tendulkar voted best Test player of 21st century
Sachin Tendulkar voted best Test player of 21st century

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.

Pink cricket ball ready for day-night Test, says manufacturer
Pink cricket ball ready for day-night Test, says manufacturer

 Kookaburra, the manufacturer of cricket's new pink ball, on Tuesday declared it is Test match ready, if the inaugural day-night contest goes ahead in Australia in November.

Australia's Chris Rogers to miss another Test due to concussion
Australia's Chris Rogers to miss another Test due to concussion

Australia opening batsman Chris Rogers will go into the Ashes series short of match fitness after being ruled out for a second consecutive test against West Indies due to concussion.

Pakistan's Mohammad Aamer fired up after 'tough' spot-fixing ban
Pakistan's Mohammad Aamer fired up after 'tough' spot-fixing ban

Pakistan`s Mohammad Aamer admits he almost gave up cricket after being hit with a five-year ban for spot-fixing, but the paceman is now fired up to take wickets and repair his reputation.

Australia`s Brad Haddin quits one-day game
Australia`s Brad Haddin quits one-day game

Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has announced his retirement from one-day internationals, Cricket Australia said on Sunday.

CSA, CA chiefs invited for IPL 2015 final, to discuss fate of CLT20
CSA, CA chiefs invited for IPL 2015 final, to discuss fate of CLT20

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.

BCCI thinking of hosting Tests in small centres: Anurag Thakur
BCCI thinking of hosting Tests in small centres: Anurag Thakur

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.

Australia to hold independent review of Phil Hughes death
Australia to hold independent review of Phil Hughes death

Cricket Australia (CA) said Thursday it will commission an independent review into the death of Test batsman Phillip Hughes to try to prevent similar tragedies in the future.

Black Caps sceptical about day-night Tests
Black Caps sceptical about day-night Tests

 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.

Ryan Harris hopes to keep steaming in to Australian summer
Ryan Harris hopes to keep steaming in to Australian summer

 Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris has dashed any suggestion the Ashes might be his international swansong and said he hopes to keep playing into the Australian summer.

$39 million rebel contracts ''highly speculative'': Cricket Australia
$39 million rebel contracts ''highly speculative'': Cricket Australia

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.

Samuel Badree to work with young Australian spinners
Samuel Badree to work with young Australian spinners

Cricket Australia (CA) on Tuesday hired the services of West Indies spinner Samuel Badree to work with the World champions' young tweakers.

Coaches exchange programme with CA to be discussed at NCA meet
Coaches exchange programme with CA to be discussed at NCA meet

 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.

Australia's Ed Cowan still dreams of Test comeback
Australia's Ed Cowan still dreams of Test comeback

Uncontracted Australian Test batsman Ed Cowan on Sunday admitted that a national recall is unlikely, but his cricket career still remains alive.