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Paul Marsh accuses Cricket Australia of buckling under BCCI pressure

Outgoing chief of the Australian Cricketers` Association ( ACA) Paul Marsh has accused Cricket Australia`s (CA) of buckling under the pressure of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which has made CA a follower rather than a leader on the world stage.

New Zealand players want to test `pink ball` before day-night Test

The players union of New Zealand cricket team said that the `pink ball` needs to be tested by the squad before a day-night Test can go ahead.

Players unconvinced by pink ball for day-night tests

The Australian Cricketers` Association says the pink ball is not ready for day-night tests and have cautioned administrators not to rush into the concept.

FICA disappointed with Srinivasan elevation, NZC backs him

The Federation of International Cricketers Association (FICA) today said it was disappointed with N Srinivasan`s appointment to the post of ICC Chairman even as New Zealand Cricket Director Martin Snedden backed the controversial Indian administrator`s elevation to the top job.

FICA wants Srinivasan to step aside from ICC functions

The Federation of International Cricketers` Associations wants the under-fire N Srinivasan to stand aside from all ICC functions after being forced out as BCCI President owing to the IPL betting scandal.

ICC reforms will usher in deal-making era: players` body

"Self-interest" and "short-term deal making" will prevail over cricket`s long-term health following the recent structural reforms in the International Cricket Council (ICC), the global players` association said on Monday.

Cricket Australia defends ICC revamp plans

Cricket Australia has defended the structural overhaul of the ICC which will cede executive decision-making to India, Australia and England in the face of sharp criticism from some other Boards and Federation of International Cricketers` Associations.

ICA creates new leadership structure, Marsh named EC

The Federation of International Cricketers` Associations (FICA) on Thursday unveiled a new leadership structure after the resignation of its long-serving CEO Tim May by making Paul Marsh the Executive Chairman of the body.

Australia asks BCCI to shift Kanpur Test due to inapt international facilities

Australia has urged the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) to shift a Test match from Kanpur to some other venue during their upcoming tour due to lack of international facilities.

Impasse between CA and Oz cricketers over new pay deal set to end soon

Cricket Australia (CA) and its players are likely to break their deadlock over a new pay deal, with both parties set to announce a new pact.

Australian cricketers` strike prospects fade

The prospects of Australia`s cricketers going on strike in England have eased after negotiations between the players and Cricket Australia over their ongoing pay dispute seemed to be going on right direction.

Tour boycott option still on for Aus players

Australian cricketers have refused to rule out boycotting their ODI tour of England next month if the stalemate in the new pay negotiations is not resolved by June 30 deadline.

Australian cricketers won't go on strike despite pay dispute

The continuing stalemate over a pay dispute notwithstanding, Australian cricketers have no plans of going on strike.

Australian cricketers threatening to boycott England series over payment issues

Australian cricketers are threatening to strike less than a month before their one-day series in England if a contract is not signed by the end of the month.

Aussie players to undergo hair testing for drug detection

Australian players have agreed to provide hair samples to let the Cricket Board find if any of them uses banned drugs.

Majeed has put every player under suspicion: ACA chief

Bookie Mazhar Majeed`s claim that Australians were the biggest offenders of match-fixing is far from true but it has put every player under suspicion, feels Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) chief executive Paul Marsh.

ACA chief Marsh terms Big Bash a gamble

Australian Cricketers’ Association chief Paul Marsh said there is plenty of motivation for young players to aspire to play Test cricket.

Aussies set for salary cuts as CA revenue falls

There is bad news for Australian cricketers as the prospect of salary cuts looming large after their Board fell short of the revenue.

Timing not good for CA’s new ODI trial: ACA chief

ACA Chief Executive said the new ‘split innings’ in ODIs in domestic tournament would affect the team’s preparations for 2011 World Cup.