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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

Tendulkar says he isn't too old to play key role
Melbourne, Dec 19 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar is a man of few carefully chosen words and as he wheeled his luggage towards the team bus he said quietly but firmly that he was not too old to play a meaningful part in a tour that could put the finishing touches on his great career.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 11:02:08 AM

Kumble sees Brad Hogg as Australia's weak link
Melbourne, Dec 19 (IANS) Anil Kumble has identified Brad Hogg as Australia's weak link only two days after the Indian skipper's off-spinning team mate Harbhajan Singh said Indian batsmen would feast on the left-arm wrist spin of Hogg who was 'not close to the class' of the retired Shane Warne or the injured Stuart MacGill.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 9:09:15 AM

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