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Australia-India want more of each other as Pranab arrives
Sydney, June 22 (IANS) As India's External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee arrives here Sunday night on a three-day maiden visit to Australia, both countries have expressed their absolute commitment to taking this bilateral relationship to a new high.

Sunday, June 22, 2008 11:47:09 AM

Ponting airs players' worries in going to Pakistan
Sydney/Bridgetown, June 20 (IANS) Skipper Ricky Ponting spoke up for his paranoid teammates on their security concerns in going to Pakistan to defend the Champions Trophy and Cricket Australia (CA) is dispatching a security expert to the strife-torn country to assess the situation.

Friday, June 20, 2008 6:57:28 PM

No uranium but Australia wants strong ties with India
Sydney, June 20 (IANS) Reiterating that Australia will not lift the ban on sale of uranium to India, Foreign Minister Stephen Smith Friday said the bilateral relationship goes "far beyond the single issue of uranium exports' and the government looks forward to having 'mature and broad-ranging' ties.

Friday, June 20, 2008 2:44:10 PM

Australia introduces Twenty20 at junior level
Sydney, June 20 (IANS) At a time when a debate is on in India whether players at the junior level should be exposed to the shorter formats of cricket in the wake of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Australia has taken the first step to nurture cricket's new baby in their cradle.

Friday, June 20, 2008 2:19:32 PM

Avoid switch-hitting, Ponting tells teammates
Sydney, June 20 (IANS) Kevin Pietersen's innovative switch-hitting pyrotechnics might have caught the imagination of cricketers around the world, but Australian captain Ricky Ponting does not recommend the shot to his teammates.

Friday, June 20, 2008 2:07:04 PM

ICC wants to popularise Test cricket
Sydney, June 20 (IANS) To preserve the sanctity and popularity of Test cricket in the face of growing success of Twenty20 format, the International Cricket Council's (ICC) board is considering some options, including a Test Championship or a league.

Friday, June 20, 2008 2:06:34 PM

Players terrified to go to Pakistan: Ponting
Sydney, June 20 (IANS) Australian captain Ricky Ponting admitted Friday that his team is haunted by security fears in travelling to Pakistan to defend their Champions Trophy in September.

Friday, June 20, 2008 2:00:59 PM

Cricket Australia to rush security expert to Pakistan
Sydney, June 20 (IANS) Stung by the strong resentment among its players to visiting Pakistan to defend their Champions Trophy, Cricket Australia (CA) is rushing in security consultant Reg Dickason to the strife-torn country to assess the security situation for the biennial event in September.

Friday, June 20, 2008 2:00:20 PM

Undersea volcanoes, hot springs found off Fiji coast
Sydney, June 20 (IANS) A team of Australian and American geologists has discovered several active undersea volcanoes, ridges and hot springs off the coast of Fiji.

Friday, June 20, 2008 1:58:06 PM

Ponting worried by IPL's success
Sydney, June 20 (IANS) Australian captain Picky Ponting is worried by the immense popularity of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and feels that cricket administrators have to manage the rapid growth of the Twenty20 league to ensure that international cricket remains at the pinnacle of the game.

Friday, June 20, 2008 1:00:18 PM

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