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Australia name Verbeek as chief football coach
Canberra, Dec 6 (Xinhua) Australia ended their 17-month search for a permanent replacement for Guus Hiddink Thursday, by naming fellow Dutchman Pim Verbeek as the chief football coach.

Thursday, December 06, 2007 4:24:28 PM

Haneef probe will go ahead: Rudd
Sydney, Dec 6 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says the government will institute an inquiry into the failed case of Indian doctor Muhammad Haneef, back home in Bangalore after charges of terrorism against him were dropped and his visa cancelled.

Thursday, December 06, 2007 11:55:17 AM

Australia begin grooming Clarke as future captain
Sydney, Dec 5 (IANS) Widely touted as a strong future claimant to Australian Test captaincy, Michael Clarke, was Wednesday named as captain for Australia's Twenty20 international against New Zealand to be played Tuesday in Perth.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007 5:22:56 PM

Surgery may be end for MacGill's career, says expert
Sydney, Dec 5 (IANS) Australian leg-spinner Stuart Macgill faces a momentous challenge by opting for surgery on his right wrist, which is most likely to end his international career, the media reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007 3:07:58 PM

Surgery rules out MacGill for series against India (Lead)
Melbourne, Dec 4 (IANS) Australian leg-spinner Stuart MacGill will undergo surgery on his right wrist Thursday and has been ruled out for the three-match Test series against India starting Dec 26, according to Cricket Australia (CA).

Tuesday, December 04, 2007 3:30:11 PM

India will be 'important' in Australian foreign policy (Lead)
Sydney, Dec 4 (IANS) India, with its 'remarkable development', will play an increasingly important role in Australia's foreign policy, the country's new foreign minister Stephen Smith said.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007 3:25:50 PM

India to practice in Canberra, play Test in Perth
Melbourne, Dec 4 (IANS) The Indian cricket team will not get to acclimatise to the bouncy track of Perth in the third Test match due to the laidback attitude of the Indian cricket board, the Australian media reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007 2:19:33 PM

Pros and cons of IPL for Australian cricketers
Melbourne, Dec 4 (IANS) Australian vice-captain Adam Gilchrist has conceded previous warnings of player burnout could be perceived as hypocritical as the nation's elite cricketers queue to join the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL), the Australian media reported Tuesday

Tuesday, December 04, 2007 12:28:12 PM

McGill to decide on India series by weekend
Melbourne, Dec 4 (IANS) Australian spinner Stuart MacGill will learn the extent of damage to his bowling wrist soon and is likely to make a decision on his playing future by the end of the week, the Australian media reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007 12:27:18 PM

Brett Lee to star in Bollywood film on cricket
Sydney, Dec 4 (IANS) Paceman Brett Lee has long expressed his desire to act in a Bollywood film and now fans of the Australian cricketing legend can look forward to soon seeing him in action on the big screen.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007 11:24:20 AM

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