australian sport

Mining magnate launches rival football body in Australia

March 1st, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Gold Coast, March 1 (IANS) Mining baron Clive Palmer Thursday launched Football Australia to replace his rival Frank Lowy-headed Football Federation Australia (FFA), that has been running the game in ... Read more...

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Pakistani, Australian cricket boards form anti-graft unit

November 16th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
London/Melbourne, Nov 16 (IANS) In the wake of three Pakistani cricketers being convicted of spot-fixing, both the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Cricket Australia (CA) have set-up anti-corruption watchdogs ... Read more...

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Dean Jones backs Australia to win fourth World Cup in a row

February 11th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 11 (ANI): Former Australian batsman Dean Jones, a member of Allan Border's team that first lifted the World Cup in 1987, believes that the fourth straight triumph should go down ... Read more...

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Oz IPL-style T20 teams’ 30 million dollars price tag

October 30th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 30(ANI): Australia's version of Indian Premier League-style Twenty20 franchises could be worth as much as 30 million dollars.According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the franchises will be valued between 2.5 ... Read more...

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Cricket Australia set to rope in private investors for Twenty20 ‘Big Bash’

October 24th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 24 (ANI):Cricket Australia is reportedly close finalizing an agreement to rope in private investors for domestic Twenty20 games.Chief Executive James Sutherland described the development as a potentially huge turning point ... Read more...

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Australian sport far from incorruptible

September 1st, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep.1 (ANI): Eight years after disgraced South African captain Hansie Cronje plummeted to his tragic death, cricket's corruption is about as well concealed as Merv Hughes's moustache.According to a report in ... Read more...

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Australian media, sports bodies end protracted dispute over reporting restrictions

March 30th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 30(ANI): Australian sport and media organisations have signed an agreement to end a long-running dispute over restrictions imposed on the reporting of sporting events.Major sporting bodies, including the Australian Football ... Read more...

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Don’t let Test cricket die: Warne

November 23rd, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov.23 (ANI): Former Australian leg spinner Shane Warne has called on the game's managers to take urgent steps to keep Test cricket alive and popular among the spectatorsLamenting the unusually quiet ... Read more...

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Lee has great supporter base in India, says NSW coach

September 16th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep.16 (ANI): New South Wales cricket team coach Mathew Mott believes that fast bowler Brett Lee will have a huge impact during next month's Champions League tournament in India because he ... Read more...

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Warne to enter Sports Australia Hall of Fame in October

August 12th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.12 (ANI): Australian spin legend Shane Warne was thrilled yesterday when he was told that he would be inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in October."That's fantastic news. It ... Read more...

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Bradman’’s son to sue over commercial exploitation of Don’’s name

August 2nd, 2008 - 10:56 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug.2 (ANI): The family of legendary Australian cricketer, Sir Donald Bradman, has decided to legally challenge the way his name has been commercially exploited over the past decade. The Australian ... Read more...

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Oz swimming greats split to focus on Olympic glory at Beijing

July 30th, 2008 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 30 (ANI): Australian swimmers Eamon Sullivan and Stephanie Rice today said that they had decided to end their relationship in their quest for Olympic glory in Beijing. According to the ... Read more...

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CA favours Oz football league racial vilification laws for cricket

July 10th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 10 (ANI): Cricket Australia is lobbying to the International Cricket Council for an Australian Football League-style mediation phase in cases of racial vilification in international cricket.The move is seen ... Read more...

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Alan Borders iconic baggy green to be auctioned

June 25th, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 25 (ANI): Former Australian cricket Test captain Allan Border's baggy green cap will be auctioned here Thursday night, and is expected to fetch upwards of 15,000 dollars. The reason for ... Read more...

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