No Aussie World Cup bid, good news for Asia?

May 6, 2009

Great news that Australia will not be bidding for the 2015 and 2019 rugby World Cups.

England reject Vaughan, supremacy for Australia assured?

April 30, 2009

SPORT CRICKET AUSTRALIASporting the maniacal grin of a Bond villain caressing his favourite pet, Australia coach Tim Nielsen must have held England’s teamsheet for the series against West Indies this month comfortable in the knowledge that world domination is around the corner once again.

India fears Davis Cup decision may spark other no shows

April 27, 2009

Indian officials will be keeping their fingers crossed that Australia’s decision to boycott next month’s zonal Davis Cup tie in Chennai over security fears will turn out to be an isolated case and not one which will set a precedent for other sporting events.

New England coach Flower is used to daunting tasks

April 15, 2009

Andy Flower, appointed England director of cricket on Wednesday, was responsible with Zimbabwe team mate Henry Olonga for a startling and unprecedented protest in his team’s opening 2003 World Cup match.

Aussie Rules players fined over chicken ‘sex’ video

April 9, 2009

I think this has to go in the ‘you couldn’t make it up’ file. Enough said.

Two leading Australian Rules players have been fined A$5,000 (US$3,551) each for their part in making an offensive video showing a rubber chicken simulating sex with a chicken carcass.

Indian cricket fans are surely the world’s most demanding

April 7, 2009

India have just won their first test series on New Zealand soil in 41 years after rain spoilt their chances of winning the third and final test at the Basin Reserve.

Opinions divided on England’s Ashes leg-up to Aussies

March 24, 2009

The recent announcement that two Australian cricketers will play English county cricket before the Ashes has been met with stinging criticism and bewilderment in the UK.

Australia’s Voges puts vows before cricket

March 17, 2009

Australian batsman Adam Voges has turned down the chance to play for his country to marry his sweetheart. 

Rashid omission shows England are still behind Aussies

March 6, 2009

While England’s opponents for the famous urn this summer used their last test match to bleed new talent before the Ashes, it comes as no surprise that England spurned the opportunity to do exactly the same with leg-spinner Adil Rashid.

Flat pitches a further concern for cricket

March 4, 2009

To those uninitiated with cricket, to hear complaints about a playing surface being ‘flat’ would only further confuse them. As if the game, also hit by tragedy this week, wasn’t complex enough.