Timid umpires allowed chucking to flourish, says Darrell Hair
Timid umpires allowed chucking to flourish, says Darrell Hair

Timid officiating has allowed a generation of `chuckers` to flourish in international cricket and the current crackdown on bowlers with illegal actions has arrived two decades late, according to former test umpire Darrell Hair.

Hawthorn overpower Swans to win back-to-back Australian titles
Hawthorn overpower Swans to win back-to-back Australian titles

Melbourne side Hawthorn smashed the Sydney Swans by 63 points in the Australian Football League grand final to win their 12th premiership in Melbourne on Saturday.

Home of Cricket welcomes ICC World Cup

The most coveted prize in cricket, the World Cup trophy is scheduled to arrive at Lord`s on Sunday and it will be welcomed by England ODI vice-captain Eoin Morgan along with representatives of ECB, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and the ICC.

Six Australians nabbed from `tennis match-fixing ring`

Six Australians, some of them tennis players, were Friday arrested in connection with an alleged international tennis match-fixing ring.

BCCI hails Srinivavsan`s appointment as ICC Chairman

The BCCI on Thursday congratulated its president-in-exile N Srinivasan for becoming the first chairman of the ICC, saying there could not have been a better person for the position.

Melbourne to host ICC annual conference from Tuesday

The ICC Annual Conference week will begin in Melbourne on June 24 with the Associate and Affiliate Members` meeting at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), and will conclude with the IDI Board meeting on June 28.

Bradman`s first Test bat up for auction

The cricket bat used by Australian sporting legend Don Bradman to launch his Test career has been put up for auction and is expected to fetch up to Australian dollars 145,000.
Bradman, who retired with a yet-to-be-topped Test batting average of 99.94, used the bat to open his Test career in the 1928 series against England.

Pattinson left out of Australia team for ODI opener

Australia have left out paceman James Pattinson for Sunday`s opening one-day international with England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Doolan named as cover for Australia`s fifth Ashes test

Tasmanian batsman Alex Doolan could be in line for a test debut pending the fitness of all-rounder Shane Watson after being named in Australia`s 14-man squad for the fifth and final Ashes test in Sydney.

Relieved Clarke lauds bowlers and Rogers after toss anxiety

Australia captain Michael Clarke was left to thank his bowlers and centurion Chris Rogers for the hosts` escape in the fourth Ashes test on Sunday, having risked his team`s winning streak by opting to bowl first after winning the toss.

Brett Lee could have killed Piers Morgan: Hadlee

"Incensed" New Zealand cricket great Richard Hadlee claims TV host Piers Morgan could have been killed by Brett Lee in an exhibition over and he wants the former Australian speedster punished.

The Ashes: Pietersen curbs instincts in England crawl

Kevin Pietersen played a cautious out-of-character innings and lived a charmed life as English wickets clattered around him on an attritional opening day of the dead-rubber fourth Ashes Test against Australia Thursday.

Record crowd at fourth Ashes test

Australia`s Boxing Day test has drawn a world record test crowd of 90,831 to the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the opening day of the fourth Ashes contest between Australia and England on Thursday.

Flower contemplating replacing Prior with Bairstow in Boxing Day Test

England wicketkeeper Matt Prior is reportedly facing a fight to keep his spot for the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground ( MCG) with team director Andy Flower contemplating replacing Prior with wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow, who has averaged 30.2 from 12 Tests.

Australia names unchanged squad for the Boxing Day Ashes Test

Australia has named an unchanged 12-man squad for the Boxing Day Ashes Test against England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

Ashes not welcome at the Melbourne Cricket Ground

Sports fans appear to have taken Melbourne Cricket Ground`s (MCG) status as an Ashes venue quite literally last month by smuggling in the mortal remains of loved ones to scatter on its turf during an open day.

Sold-out tickets for MCG Ashes Test opener raises prospect of world record crowd

Cricket Australia (CA) has said that the tickets for the opening day of the Ashes Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) have been sold out.

ICC 2015 World Cup: India start title defence against arch-rivals Pakistan

The Melbourne Cricket Ground will host the final of the 2015 cricket World Cup, 23 years after a bumper crowd at the 100,000-seat stadium saw Pakistan defeat England in the 1992 final.

2015 World Cup Final: MCG firming up as favoured venue

The Melbourne Cricket Ground is emerging as the favoured place for hosting the 2015 World Cup final, although the Sydney Cricket Ground is also under consideration.

Oz great Neil Harvey’s bronze statue to be placed outside MCG

One of Australia’s finest batsman, Neil Harvey’s bronze statue will be placed outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground next year in the latest episode of the Avenue of Legends.

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