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newscricket2 months ago

Nick Hockley appointed as Cricket Australia’s new CEO after interim role

After spending the last year in an interim position, Cricket Australia (CA), on Monday finally appointed Nick Hockley as CA’s full-time Chief Executive Officer. CA’s Chairman Earl Eddings also praised Hockley’s contribution to the board in the last year, citing it as immense for Australia’s future.
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newscricket6 months ago

Cricket Australia ready to pay out-of-pocket expenses to CSA after tour postponement

Cricket Australia, in a letter addressed to Cricket South Africa, have stated that the tour became untenable after advice from leading medical experts and added that they are ready to pay out-of-pocket expenses to the CSA. Recently, CSA wrote it to the ICC asking to intervene in the matter.
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newscricket7 months ago

Steven Smith not Australia's only captaincy candidate, proclaims Earl Eddings

In the wake of questions surrounding Steve Smith’s reinduction to the leadership group, Cricket Australia chairman Earl Eddings has reckoned that the former skipper is not the only candidate. Eddings has also lauded the fact that Australia have been blessed with some amazing young leaders.
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newscricketa year ago

Reports | BCCI wants ICC to take a final call on WT20 after Melbourne lockdown

Post the city of Melbourne going into a six-week lockdown, the BCCI reportedly wants the ICC to take the final call on the future of the World T20 to help them in further decision making. The BCCI official also remained adamant that a bio-secure environment would not be feasible Down Under.
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newscricketa year ago

Cricket Australia restructure system as Graeme Hick among 40 redundant staff

Cricket Australia have announced a major financial overhaul as part of a A$40 million package of savings in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Justin Langer has announced that Graeme Hick is among the most high-profile casualties, with the batting coach having been found redundant by CA.
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newscricketa year ago

‘Unrealistic’ to go ahead with T20 World Cup, asserts Earl Eddings 

Calling the idea ‘unrealistic’ or ‘very very difficult’, Cricket Australia chairman Earl Eddings has almost put a nail into the coffin for the 2020 T20 World Cup on Tuesday. Nick Hockley, however, mentioned that if the ICC do decide to go ahead, Cricket Australia would be ready with the facilities.
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newscricketa year ago

Reports | Big Three criticizes ICC’s T20 Champions Cup for 2023-2031 cycle

ICC’s proposal to host a 48-match long T20 Champions Cup for the 2023 to 2031 broadcast rights cycle has been met with strong criticism from the richest member boards. The ICC are pushing for at least one ICC event in each year of the cycle to help revenue flow to the game's smaller countries.
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featurecricket2 years ago

Big Three to Big Five - The Rise of A New World Order

'I'll make him an offer he can't refuse' - Mario Puzo’s words, familiar to the world through Marlon Brando’s display, still resonate amongst fans all around the world and, more importantly, in BCCI’s actions. 
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newscricket2 years ago

IND vs AUS | There's no formal agenda in meeting Sourav Ganguly in Mumbai, reveals Earl Eddings

CA chairman Earl Eddings has revealed that his visit to India is to meet Sourav Ganguly and welcome him to his post, playing down the rumours of talks about D/N Test with him. Eddings conceded that he does not support any tinkering with Test cricket while CA has given its nod for the same.
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newscricket2 years ago

Pink-ball Tests can’t replace traditional red-ball games, opines Sourav Ganguly

In response to Cricket Australia’s (CA) intentions of hosting two pink-ball Test matches against India, Sourav Ganguly has said that the D/N Tests can’t replace the traditional red ball games. Earlier, the BCCI President had shared his intentions of having one Pink ball Test match per series.
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