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Iconic WACA ground loses Test matchesThe WACA has decided to move some Test and one-day internationals to the new $1.2 billion stadium at Burswood. Sri Lanka off-spinner reported for actionSri Lanka's Tharindu Kaushal has become the latest bowler to be reported for a suspect action. Aussies ready to be the hunted, says SmithAustralian skipper Steve Smith has been quick to point to the world rankings ahead of the one-day series with England. Australia keen to flex ODI musclesAustralia and England will renew hostilities with a five-match one-day series in which Mitchell Starc hopes to remind the world what they're capable of. I don't need to rest, says StarcHaving been burnt before after being forced to rest by Cricket Australia, Mitchell Starc insists he won't be putting his hand up for a break anytime soon. WACA claims no rift as Dennis Lillee quitsThe future of the WACA Ground is about to be unveiled, but Dennis Lillee won't be there after announcing his shock resignation. Cricket umpires risking death, warns MarshAustralia's chairman of selectors Rod Marsh has warned an umpire could be killed unless cricket reverts to the back-foot no-ball. Clarke pulls out of BBL dealFormer Australia captain Michael Clarke has withdrawn from his contract with his Big Bash League team the Melbourne Stars. No Test toss 'not a bad thing': WaughFormer Australian captain Steve Waugh says he is open to eliminating the toss from Test cricket. Bailey not retired, wants to play T20 WCGeorge Bailey says he wants to play in the World Twenty20 tournament in India next year, rubbishing talk of his retirement from the format.
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ICC suspends Sharma and ChandimalIndia bowler Ishant Sharma and Sri Lanka batsman Dinesh Chandimal have been given one-match suspensions by the ICC. Cummins ready for Poms after run-up tweakAustralian paceman Pat Cummins was back to his best in the Twenty20 loss to England, and he credits a small change to his run-up. Cook in search of Test opening partnerAfter going through six opening partners in three years, England skipper Alistar Cook is still trying to find his perfect match. Watson's miserable dismissal compounds frustrating yearJust when you thought things couldn't get any worse for Shane Watson, the dumped Test allrounder was dismissed in inglorious fashion in Australia's Twenty20 match against England. Boyce travels world for one-over spellIt was a long way to go for a game of cricket, but Steve Smith insists Cameron Boyce's trip from Chennai to Cardiff for a one-over spell was worthwhile. Cricket Gods offside with luckless WatsonShane Watson suffered an embarrassing dismissal which confirmed once and for all that he is out of favour with the cricket Gods. Pakistan fixing trio can return to cricketThe three Pakistani players who were caught up in the 2010 spot fixing scandal can resume playing cricket after five-year bans. England wins women's Ashes dead rubberEngland have beaten Australia by five wickets and with 11 balls to spare to win the Twenty20 series, with Australia having already clinched the Ashes. England win T20 despite Smith's brillianceSteve Smith starred with a terrific 90, but his dismissal triggered an Australian collapse which allowed England to take a five-run victory in Cardiff. Boyce tipped to put England in a spinTwenty20 specialist Cameron Boyce has been called in for Australia's one-off clash with England on the back of his outstanding record in the format. Blackwell hopes to build on Ashes successAustralia needs to make the most of their Ashes triumph by using it to promote the women's Big Bash League, according to vice-captain Alex Blackwell. Stoinis to debut for Aust in England T20Australia have called on debutant Marcus Stoinis for their Twenty20 clash with England in Cardiff. Aust look to turn around poor T20 historyWith some of the biggest T20 names on the planet at their disposal, why hasn't Australia been able to succeed at the World T20 tournament? T20 captaincy is Finch's, says SmithAustralian skipper Steve Smith says he's happy with the Test and ODI leadership, and doesn't need to take the T20 role from Aaron Finch. James Faulkner stars in Lancashire T20 winJames Faulkner has played a starring role as Lancashire scored a 13-run win over Northamptonshire in the Twenty20 Blast. Warner's solution to end no-ball farceDavid Warner believes bowlers are sending down more no balls than ever because umpires have moved away from calling them during play. Warner eyes Aussie Twenty20 World Cup winNew Australian vice-captain David Warner says he's determined to win a Twenty20 World Cup and insists he wants to keep playing all three forms of cricket. Warner has Sutherland's 100% backingDavid Warner says he has been told by Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland that being given the vice-captaincy is reward for his reformed ways. Australia reclaim the women's AshesAustralia's women have beaten England by 20 runs in their second Twenty20 clash to regain the Ashes at Hove. Ex-Zimbabwe star sleeping on the jobA man on his way to work in Nottingham opened his car and was shocked to find former Zimbabwe cricket captain Brendan Taylor asleep on the back seat.
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