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2013-14 Ashes series dates unveiled

England will play five Tests, five one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals in their 2013-14 Ashes campaign in Australia, Cricket Australia said today.

The Test series begins at Brisb

Australian 'collar bomber' jailed for at least 10 years

An investment banker who attached a fake bomb around the neck of a Sydney schoolgirl in a bid to extort money from her wealthy family was Tuesday jailed for at least 10 years.

Paul Peters, who was ar

Beckham wants to play Down Under

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David Beckham could be heading Down Under with his management approaching Football Federation Australia about the English star playing in the country's domestic league.

The 37-year-old LA Galaxy midf

Viv Richards to mentor Warne's T20 team

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Legendary batsman Viv Richards was Friday named as the latest recruit to the ranks of Shane Warne's Australian Twenty20 side, with the West Indian to mentor the Melbourne Stars.

Warne, who will skipp

Watson in Australia squad for S. Africa Test

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All-rounder Shane Watson was today included in Australia's squad for the pivotal second Test against South Africa, despite concerns about his fitness.

Vice-captain Watson sat out the first drawn Gabb

Warner denies pressure after lean run

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Australian opener David Warner on Thursday denied he was feeling the pressure after a lean run and said it was only a matter of time before he hits his explosive best again.

The left-hander, whose st

Pak asylum-seeker given Aussie visa after his services for the cricket team

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A Pakistani asylum-seeker and leg-spin bowler who helped Australia as they prepared for the first Test against South Africa was today rewarded with a permanent visa to stay in the country.

Fawad Ahme

Australia needs Shane Watson for 2nd Test, says Chappell

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Former great Ian Chappell said Thursday that Australia need key all-rounder Shane Watson for the second Test against South Africa, dismissing as "ridiculous" suggestions he was not a top-six batsman.

Watson ruled out, Quiney to make Test debut

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Key Australian allrounder Shane Watson has been ruled out of this week's first Brisbane Test against South Africa, with Rob Quiney called up as his replacement, Cricket Australia said on Monday.

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Spinner Tahir to play in Test, says Proteas' coach

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South Africa will be looking to play leg-spinner Imran Tahir and opt against playing four specialist pace bowlers in Friday's opening Test against Australia, a team coach said on Monday.

Tahir proved

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