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Encouraging news for Victorian leg-spinner
Melbourne, Dec 20 (IANS) Victorian leg-spinner Bryce McGain may not have made the Australian squad for the Boxing Day Test against India, but he was heartened Wednesday on the eve of playing against India in a warm-up game at Junction Oval, with news from skipper Ricky Ponting that he was in contention as late as Tuesday morning, Australian media reports said.

Thursday, December 20, 2007 1:53:22 PM

Money in India, but in a clash Australian cricketers prefer home
Melbourne, Dec 20 (IANS) Australia's cricketers would like to represent their home teams in the global Champions League even if they sign with the multimillion-dollar Indian Premier League, an Australian media report says. They have expressed a preference to play for their state teams should they qualify for the global Champions League.

Thursday, December 20, 2007 1:30:29 PM

Keep spinners out of Twenty20, Australian players say
Melbourne, Dec 20 (IANS) The Australian Cricketers Association has found out from a survey of player attitudes towards Twenty20 cricket that if quality spinners have to be preserved then they should not be thrown into the shortest and the trendiest form of the game, the Australian media reports.

Thursday, December 20, 2007 1:29:30 PM

Australia faces fine if it opts out of Pakistan tour
Sydney, Dec 20 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) would face a multimillion-dollar penalty if it opts against touring Pakistan, following the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) announcement that it would not consider staging the series in a neutral venue, it was reported by the media here Thursday.

Thursday, December 20, 2007 12:04:42 PM

Practice games in Australia: India's record poor
Melbourne, Dec 20 (IANS) As the Indian cricket team starts its practice game before the first Test on Dec 26, here's a look at India's record in practice games down under:

Thursday, December 20, 2007 9:51:26 AM

Indians ill-prepared for the Boxing Day Test: Dhoni
Melbourne, Dec 19 (IANS) India vice-captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni obliquely admitted that his team will be going into the Boxing Day (Dec 26) Test match against Australia rather ill-prepared if they are looking to end the hosts' 14-Test winning streak.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 9:31:31 PM

Greenpeace ship sails to thwart Japanese whalers
Wellington, Dec 19 (DPA) New Zealand and Australia announced Wednesday they will lead a formal diplomatic protest against Japan's move to catch more than 1,000 whales in the Antarctic over the southern hemisphere summer.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 2:22:23 PM

Australian aircraft, ship to monitor Japanese whaling vessels
Canberra, Dec 19 (Xinhua) Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith Wednesday announced that Australia will send an aircraft and a custom ship to monitor Japanese whaling vessels off Antarctica.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 12:35:53 PM

Mark Philippoussis to undergo fifth knee surgery
Melbourne, Dec 19 (IANS) Two-time Grand Slam runner-up and one of the top tennis players of Australia in recent years Mark Philippoussis has injured his right knee yet again and is heading for his fifth surgery for a damaged cartilage, the media reported here Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 12:29:30 PM

Gilchrist to wear pink gloves to promote cancer research
Melbourne, Dec 19 (IANS) Adam Gilchrist will wear pink wicket-keeping gloves in the first Test against India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) to raise awareness for breast cancer research, it was reported by the media here Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 11:17:31 AM

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