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Former Australian cricketer Elliot mulls joining ICL
Melbourne, Feb 13 (IANS) A day after announcing his retirement, former Australian Test batsman Matthew Elliott said that he was considering an offer to play in the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL) Twenty20 tournament this year, the media reported here Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 1:53:14 PM

Don't abandon tour, Pakistan warns Australia
Melbourne, Feb 13 (IANS) The chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Nasim Ashraf has warned Cricket Australia (CA) of severe consequences if it refuses to tour the South Asian country for security reasons, the media reported here Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 1:51:43 PM

Australia removes a 'great stain', says 'sorry' to Aborigines (Lead)
Sydney, Feb 13 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Wednesday offered an historic, unconditional apology to its vast indigenous population for the wrongs committed by the state in the past.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 10:01:51 AM

Australia says 'sorry' to Aboriginals for `Stolen Generations'
Sydney, Feb 13 (IANS) In a symbolic yet significant act to undo the wrongs of the past, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Wednesday offered an unconditional apology to indigenous Australians for the wrongs committed by the state in the past.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 9:07:30 AM

OPEC crude price rises by almost $3 a barrel
Vienna, Feb 12 (DPA) The price of crude oil produced by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) increased by almost three dollars a barrel at the beginning of the week, OPEC said Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 8:29:47 PM

Australia still the best: Clark
Perth, Feb 12 (IANS) Australian speedster Stuart Clark has dismissed Indian players' comments that the world champions were 'scared' of being beaten.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 5:59:40 PM

Australian troops to East Timor to round up rebel soldiers
Sydney, Feb 12 (DPA) A contingent of Australian troops landed in East Timor Tuesday with a mandate to round up rebel soldiers who lost their leader in a failed attempt to assassinate the troubled country's two top leaders.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 5:44:59 PM

Sri Lanka scores biggest overseas win over India
Canberra, Feb 12 (IANS) Sri Lanka's eight-wicket win over India in the Commonwealth Bank Triangular One-day Series here Tuesday is their biggest win by wickets over their opponents away from home, eclipsing their seven-wicket win in Goa in December 1990.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 5:42:07 PM

Dhoni completes 100 dismissals, 3,000 runs
Canberra, Feb 12 (IANS) India's one-day team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni played his 100th match Tuesday and celebrated the occasion by becoming the first Indian wicketkeeper to complete 3,000 runs.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 5:41:19 PM

Triangular series is wide open: Dhoni
Canberra, Feb 12 (IANS) After the eight-wicket defeat by Sri Lanka here Tuesday, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the Commonwealth Bank Triangular One-Day Series is still wide-open.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 4:27:32 PM

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