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Dean Jones reveals Oz dressing room yarns far worse than Ponting’s


February 26th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.26 (ANI): Former Australian cricketer and now television commentator Dean Jones has expressed surprise over information coming out of the dressing room that Ricky Ponting had allegedly broken a TV ... Read more...

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Ashes ‘hammering’ suggests that Oz cricket system is not working: Roebuck


January 8th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 8(ANI): Noted cricket commentator Peter Roebuck has urged Cricket Australia to instigate an independent review of all cricketing bodies in the country following the 3-1 Ashes series defeat to England. ... Read more...

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Merv Hughes backs Clarke’s appointment as stand-in captain for Sydney Test


December 31st, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 31ANI): Former Australian selector Merv Hughes has defended the appointment of Michael Clarke as stand-in captain due to Ricky Ponting's injury.Ponting will miss the final Test in Sydney after X-rays ... Read more...

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Beer’s selection proves Hilditch has ‘officially lost the plot’: MacGill


December 11th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 11 (ANI): The selection of Michael Beer into the Australian Test team proves that selectors chairman Andrew Hilditch has officially lost the plot, according to former spinner Stuart MacGill.Left arm ... Read more...

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Oz bowling attack is the worst in 30 years: Thomson


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide, Dec.2 (ANI): Forme Australian fast bowler Jeff Thomson has described the current Australian bowling attack as the worst he has seen in 30 years."It's a worry for the selectors. With Mitch ... Read more...

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Ashes: Ex-selector Hughes says Johnson should not be dropped


December 1st, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec. 1 (ANI): Former Test selector Merv Hughes believes it would be a mistake to drop left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Johnson from the Australian squad for the second Ashes Test to ... Read more...

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Ponting to be tested over Johnson’s poor form


November 29th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane (Australia), Nov.29 (ANI): Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting could face an intriguing test of loyalty when it comes to left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Johnson, who has been in poor form with ... Read more...

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Pietersen will be fair game for Aussie bowling attack: Hughes


November 14th, 2010 - 7:29 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 14(ANI): Former Australia batsman Merv Hughes reckons that England batsman Kevin Pietersen is the weak link in the visitors batting line-up for the upcoming Ashes series.The South African born batsman ... Read more...

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Marching orders to one of Oz selectors will be “a pity”: Hilditch


October 27th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 27(ANI): Cricket Australia's chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch has said that issuing marching orders to one of his panel members this week will be "a pity".Cricket Australia is expected to ... Read more...

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Boon, Cox or Hughes face sack following Chappell’s CA full-time selector appointment


October 26th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 26(ANI): One of Australia's cricket selectors -David Boon, Jamie Cox or Merv Hughes - will reportedly be sacked after a Cricket Australia (CA) board meeting in Melbourne on Friday.The need ... Read more...

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Warne’s criticism of Ponting was unfair: Merv Hughes


October 17th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 17 (ANI): Taking a swipe at Shane Warne in a bid to soften the scrutiny on captain Ricky Ponting, Australian national selector Merv Hughes has said that Warne's criticism was ... Read more...

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Matthew Hayden launches his biography


October 11th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 11 (ANI): Australian cricketer Matthew Hayden launched his revealing and humorous biography titled 'Last Man Standing' on Sunday.According to the Sydney Morning Herald, after two years and more than 100 ... 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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Merv Hughes may lose selectors spot to make way for Greg Chappell


August 25th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 25 (ANI): To make way for full-time selector Greg Chappell, former bowler Merv Hughes may be dumped from Cricket Australia's selection panel.Hughes joined the selection panel in 2005.One of Hughes, ... Read more...

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Selector Merv Hughes is in a fix over his part time occupations


June 20th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney June 20, (ANI): Former Australian cricketer Merv Hughesis in a fix whether to opt for Cricket Australia's new full-timeposition of national selector or not.Marv's main worry is the ... Read more...

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CA to appoint fulltime selector before Ashes


June 18th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jun 18 (ANI): Cricket Australia's requirement for the full time selector is going to be fulfilled before the Ashes campaign, with one of them Jamie Cox, David Boon or Merv Hughes ... Read more...

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ICC has open mind on split innings: Lorgat


June 17th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 17 (ANI): International Cricket Council CEO Haroon Lorgat has said that he has an open mind about Cricket Australia's trial of split-innings one-dayers, but insists the future of the format ... Read more...

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Bollinger overjoyed to be new ‘Merv Hughes’


May 23rd, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 23(ANI): Australian fast bowler Doug Bollinger has admitted that he is overjoyed to be the new 'Merv Hughes' of Aussie cricket."From what I've seen Merv was a great bowler, but ... Read more...

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Hilditch eyeing regaining Ashes on English soil in 2013


March 27th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Australia's chief cricket selector Andrew Hilditch is not only planning for next summer's Ashes revenge but also for regaining the Ashes on English soil in 2013.Hilditch says that he and the ... Read more...

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Kiwi coach welcomes aggressive start of Chappell-Hadlee series


March 8th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Mar 8 (ANI): New Zealand coach Mark Greatbatch has no problem with the aggressive start of the Chappell Hadlee series and expects the Hamilton crowd to be "quite rowdy" on Tuesday ... Read more...

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Australian spinners fail to get confidence vote from colleagues


December 23rd, 2009 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 23 (IANS) With none of the Australian spinners getting a vote of confidence from the national and state-contracted players to be automatically selected, it is a big blow for ... Read more...

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Benaud calls for overhaul of Australian selection panel


August 30th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 30 (ANI): Former Test selector John Benaud has blamed the Australian selection panel for a series of blunders, including dumping opening batsman Phil Hughes for Shane Watson, opting for wicketkeeper ... Read more...

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Hilditch says he’s pleased with Ashes selectors’ decisions


August 27th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug.27 (ANI): Cricket Australia's embattled chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch has said that he is pleased with the selection decisions made in the Ashes series and says he has no plans ... Read more...

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Former Australian players slam selection panel for Ashes defeat


August 25th, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Aug 25(ANI): Former Australian cricketers Shane Warne and Tom Moody have criticised the selectors, following Australia's Ashes-losing defeat in the Fifth Test at The Oval.Warne said that he was 'staggered' by ... Read more...

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Poor batting, not absence of spin cost Australia the Ashes: Hilditch


August 25th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 25 (ANI): Chairman of Australian selectors, Andrew Hilditch, has rejected criticism for not playing spinner Nathan Hauritz in the fifth Ashes Test, and said that Australia lost the Test because ... Read more...

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Merv Hughes approves of Poms’ clowning ways ahead of Ashes


June 4th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 4 (ANI): England's pre-Ashes treatment of Australian all rounder Andrew McDonald has the backing of Australian selector and former master on-field sledger Merv Hughes."It's open slather - if you've got ... Read more...

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Watson cleared for Ashes selection


May 14th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 14 (ANI): Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has been cleared for Ashes selection by the medical staff.According to Fox Sports, Watson was assessed by Cricket Australia medical staff following his return ... Read more...

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Lee will have to fight for his place in Ashes squad: Paper


May 1st, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Abu Dhabi, May 1 (ANI): While Australian fast bowler Brett has already stated on his website that he is ready to assume the lead role for the Ashes Tests, The Age newspaper ... Read more...

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Big Merv’s boxing tip helping NSW pacer Bollinger to shape up


April 19th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr.19 (ANI): New South Wales fast bowler Doug Bollinger credits his current level of fitness to Australian team selector Merv Hughes.Hughes is believed to have told Bollinger that he could get ... Read more...

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Despite mauling, McGain hopeful for Ashes berth


March 26th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 26 (ANI): Australian leg spinner Bryce McGain, despite suffering harsh treatment at the hands of South African batsman in his debut Test, is hopeful about his Ashes selection chances.The ... Read more...

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Hilditch pleads for time to return team to golden days


January 4th, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 4 (ANI): Cricket Australias chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch has asked critics to give selectors a chance to arrest the teams slump.Hilditch made no excuses for recent series defeats ... Read more...

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Hilditch walks on beach while Aussie pride burns Down Under


January 4th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 4 (ANI): Australias chief selector Andrew Hilditch took a leisurely walk along the beach near his home in Adelaide instead of watching his team playing South Africa to salvage ... Read more...

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”Warne perfect candidate to lead Oz selection panel overhaul”


January 4th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 4 (ANI): Former Test selector John Benaud has called for an overhaul of Australias selection panel, and said that legend Shane Warne would be the ideal candidate to lead ... Read more...

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Australia lacking in tactical acumen: Warne


January 1st, 2009 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 1 (IANS) In a veiled attack on Ricky Ponting's captaincy, spin legend Shane Warne has said that Australian team lacked imagination and tactical thinking in the ongoing series against South ... Read more...

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Warne says Oz bowlers must attack at Sydney


January 1st, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.1 (ANI): Former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne has called on the current Australian squad to show more imagination and flair if it is to again rule the cricket world. In his ... Read more...

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