Finchy calls stumps after BBL|13 Melbourne Renegades legend Aaron Finch will call time on his incredible KFC Big Bash career, announcing this BBL|13 season will be his last. One of Australian cricket’s greatest white ball players, the 37-year-old confirmed the news at Marvel Stadium on Thursday evening ahead of the Renegades clash with the Hobart Hurricanes. A Melbourne Renegades player since the inception of the competition, Finch’s impact on the club, league and fans has been profound. Finch’s unwavering commitment to the club saw him captain the side for nine consecutive seasons, between BBL|02 and BBL|10, leading the Renegades to their maiden BBL title in BBL|08. He is the club’s leading scorer with 3311* runs and sits behind only Chris Lynn on the Big Bash League’s all-time runs tally, among a host of accolades. Reflecting on his extraordinary career at both international and domestic level, Finch said he has “loved ...

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Hussey and Larsen to be inducted in the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame The Australian Cricket Hall of Fame Committee, together with Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA), has announced Michael Hussey and Lyn Larsen AM as inductees into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame. Hussey and Larsen become the 62nd and 63rd inductees into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame, established in 1996. Media Opportunity: Australian Cricket Hall of Fame inductee Michael Hussey and Australian Cricket Hall of Fame Chair Peter King will be available to media this morning at 8.15am AEDT at the Dennis Lillee Statue at the MCG. Lyn Larsen will be available for interviews upon request. VNR: Click here to download vision and photos of Australian Cricket Hall of Fame inductee Lyn Larsen. Michael Hussey Michael Hussey was a prolific batter for Australia and Western Australia and as renowned for his incredible ability ...

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Cricket Australia Launches Multicultural Action Plan (CA) has released its Multicultural Action Plan to create further engagement and inclusion in all areas of Australian Cricket and continue the game’s mission to be a Sport for All. The Plan is the result of thousands of hours of consultation with members of local communities to help understand the current state of connection including ongoing successes and potential challenges. As part of the research, there was a specific focus on understanding the experiences of South Asian communities in cricket. As the fastest growing demographic in Australia, people of South Asian heritage are considered critical to the game’s growth in all areas including decision making and volunteerism. However, the initiatives outlined in the plan are targeted at all culturally diverse communities and the initiatives will benefit the inclusion of all such groups. The Multicultural Action Plan was informed by research conducted using funding from ...

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CA reveals new-look Test kit for home summer Australia’s men’s team given a fresh look for home summer with Indigenous artwork embossed into design and a new kit sponsor When Pat Cummins leads Australia out at the Perth Stadium for next week’s first Test, he will do so in a shirt that’s a first for Australian cricket, with Indigenous artwork embossed into the design. The Indigenous design will not be the only new-look feature, with a new sponsor across the front of the men’s playing kit for the first time since the 2017-18 season, with Cricket Australia upgrading its deal with two existing key partners to claim the prime real estate on the playing kit. CA unveiled new Asics kit for this summer in September, the ODI version of which instantly became iconic when Australia won their sixth men’s World Cup in India. Now, the Test version will take centre ...

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Mitchell Marsh eagerly anticipates West Test at Perth Stadium Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh expressed his enthusiasm and eagerness during a media conference ahead of the highly anticipated West Test against Pakistan at the Perth Stadium. Marsh, who has not played a Test match in Perth before, spoke highly of the stadium’s wicket, proclaiming it as the best in the world. He conveyed his excitement at the prospect of featuring in the West Test, emphasizing the pitch’s fast and bouncy nature that provides an equal challenge for both batsmen and bowlers. “This is the best wicket in the world. I haven’t played any Test match in Perth, but if I got selected, I would be super excited to feature in West Test. This pitch is fast and bouncy, this is what you want as a player which brings batter and bowler both an equal chance to contest,” Marsh remarked. The Australian ...

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Cricket Australia (CA) today released its Annual Report for 2022-23. • In the 2022-23 financial year, CA reported a net loss of $16.9 million driven by an expected low point in our revenue cycle with lower media rights and match revenues during a non-Ashes year. • Strategic investment was made in the Big Bash Leagues including significant pay increases and the implementation of the first player drafts to ensure the leagues retained their status among the world’s best T20 competitions in an increasingly competitive global landscape. • CA signed a $1.512 billion seven-year media rights deal with the Foxtel Group and the Seven West Media to broadcast cricket in Australia from 2024-31 and a new seven-year deal with Disney Star for the right to broadcast Australian cricket in India helping to underpin the game’s long-term financial security. • Australian Cricket negotiated a five-year MOU with the Australian Cricketers’ Association that ...

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Australian National Deaf Team DICC T20 Champions Trophy 2022 in UAE. – By Cricket Australia Source : Cricket Australia Linkedin A big congratulations to the 14 members of the Australian National Deaf Team who have been selected to take part in the 2022 DICC  T20 Champions Trophy in the UAE. CEO Nick Hockley: “Our national disability squads have a huge impact both on and off the field and we hope that these international tours continue to inspire Australians of all abilities to pick up a bat and a ball.” We can’t wait to cheer on captain Andrew Park and his squad this October. Good luck all 🙌 ...

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They came, they saw and realized the mountain was too high to conquer – by Trevine Rodrigo Photo Source:abc.net.au Watch Highlights of the 4th T20 ODI – Sri Lanka vs Australia Sri Lanka’s aspirations to gain some solace from a lost series against Australia hit an expected low as they struggled against a rampant World Cup champion sans it’s best pace attack to reveal why they have plenty to do before the upcoming World Cup in this part of the world.  Funny but most experts would have predicted a closer game knowing that Australia wasn’t at full strength as they focused on resting some stars for the upcoming Pakistan tour.  But the depth of Australian cricket was in full evidence as the second rungers emphasised to the visitors that they are still not upto  the standard to challenge the best in the world.  Australia’s second string attack raised awareness that in ...

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‘The undoing of Australian cricket’: What lurks behind the Langer uncertainty?-Put by Trevine Rodrigo. Source:theroar.com.au Cricket Australia and Justin Langer’s stoush over the future of who holds the reins of Australian cricket has the country perplexed as to why there’s a debate in the first place. Tried, tested and proven, Langer’s place in no man’s land is as perplexing as Australia’s sudden rise to the peak of world cricket. What ails a successful country about its unexpected surge to the top strongly suggests that there is a split within the team structure and the coaching department, which may indicate their own takes on the leadership roles, which have been questionable in the recent past. Whatever the reasoning is, it is not a healthy culture to remaining at the top, and sanity and national pride has got to be paramount to maintaining the current status quo. Justin Langer has proved as ...

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How Ponting could have released pressure valve in Australian cricket By Malcolm Conn Source:-smh.com.au Ricky Ponting could have been quarantining in a Dubai hotel as coach of Australia’s Twenty20 team if history had not taken such a tumultuous turn. Previous Australian coach Darren Lehmann wanted Ponting in the T20 role before the sandpaper scandal blew up Australian cricket during the 2018 tour of South Africa and maintains that the roles should be split. “I look back now and I think I coached too long,” Lehmann told the Herald and The Age. “I probably should have bowed out 12 months before that. I reckon four years is a good cycle when you’re away from home 300 days a year. “If you split the role there is more longevity because you don’t have to do everything. And it has to be done properly so the T20 team can specialise. That’s just sensible.” Whether current coach Justin ...

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