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newscricket2 months ago

Yet to discuss Australian players' availability for resuming IPL, admits Nick Hockley

After being appointed as CA’s new CEO, Nick Hockley has admitted that they are yet to discuss the availability of the Australian players for IPL’s resumption. While talking about how the players felt returning from the turbulent IPL, he stated that the board would look to vaccinate its players.
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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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newscricket2 months ago

Men’s Ashes 2021/22 to kick off on December 8 at the Gabba

The 2021/22 Men’s Ashes will kick off on December 8th at Australia’s ex-fortress Gabba, with the fifth and final Test of the series set to be played at the Optus Stadium, which will be hosting its first ever Ashes Test. Meanwhile, a one-off Test versus Afghanistan in Hobart will serve as a prelude.
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newscricket6 months ago

CSA rejected last-ditch offer to play the series in Australia, reveal Cricket Australia

CA CEO Nick Hockley has confirmed that the board did offer CSA the option to host the Tests in Australia, a proposal believed to have been instantly rejected by the South African board. Hockley’s revelation comes on the back of Graeme Smith’s furious rant over CA’s last-minute cancellation.
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newscricket6 months ago

New Zealand through to WTC final as SA-AUS series called off

Due to the emerging Covid-19 situation in South Africa, Cricket Australia have decided to postpone their three-match Test series against South Africa, which resulted in New Zealand qualifying for the Test Championship final. Now, India need to beat England 2-0 to join the Kiwi nation in the final.
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newscricket6 months ago

Reports | Ashes 2021/22 to kick-off on December 8 at the Gabba

The date for the first Test of the 2021/22 Ashes series has reportedly been finalized as December 8, with the Gabba expected to host the game. The second, third, and fourth Tests are expected to be held in Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney, with the Optus Stadium in Perth set to host the final Test.
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newscricket6 months ago

IND vs AUS | Cricket Australia confirm fourth Test will go ahead at Gabba with 50% crowd capacity 

After many rounds of speculations, Cricket Australia have put speculations to rest as they confirmed that the fourth Test between India and Australia will go on as planned at the Gabba. However, they also made it clear that only 50% crowd will be allowed in the ground, given the COVID situation.
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newscricket7 months ago

IND vs AUS | BCCI supportive of CA’s decision; Fourth Test will be held at the Gabba, asserts Nick Hockley

CA's interim Chief Executive Officer Nick Hockley has revealed that he has received no communication from the BCCI that they want the 4th Test shifted, and asserted that the teams will complete the series in Brisbane. Earlier, reports emerged that India were unwilling to travel to Queensland.
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newscricket7 months ago

IND vs AUS | Crowd capacity for the third Test in Sydney reduced to 25%

The crowd capacity for the third Test between India and Australia at the SCG has been reduced to 25% after guidelines from the NSW Government. The third Test will be played from January 7 onward in Sydney after earlier there were doubts whether SCG will host India or not due to the COVID situation.
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newscricket7 months ago

Cricket Australia announces India-Australia women’s series postponement to 2021 summer

The three-match ODI series between India and Australia women’s teams will be played next year, with Cricket Australia announcing the series postponement till 2021 summer. However, CA have promised that they will try to deliver an expanded series between both teams when it is played.
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