Civil unrest in Sri Lanka prompts match changes for Australia tour-By Malcolm Conn Marcus Harris has been axed from the Australian squad for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. Source:Theage Ongoing turmoil in Sri Lanka has forced changes to Australia’s white-ball matches on next month’s tour. With the country short of fuel and medicines, and struggling with rolling power cuts, Australia’s three Twenty20 and five one-day matches between June 7 and 24 have been moved to day games. While the changes are yet to be officially announced by the governing body in Sri Lanka, a source close to Australian cricket confirmed they would take place. Australian Cricketers’ Association chief executive Todd Greenberg admits the players feel “a level of discomfort” about touring Sri Lanka in the circumstances. ...

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Australian tour to SL to go on despite DFAT travel warning Source:Dailynews Plans for Australia’s first visit to Sri Lanka in six years remain in place despite government suggesting Australians ‘reconsider’ need to travel to island Cricket Australia (CA) insists it remains committed to touring Sri Lanka next month despite political unrest prompting the Australian government to suggest citizens “reconsider” their need to travel to the island. ...

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Australia Tour Of Sri Lanka 2022: Cricket Australia Says Tour Will Go Ahead Despite Government Advisory – by CA Staff Source:cricketaddictor.com Cricket Australia on Thursday said the multi-format tour to Sri Lanka next month will go ahead despite high tensions amid recent developments of the political turmoil in the Island nation. The Australian team is due to travel to Sri Lanka to play three T20 Internationals, five ODIs and two Test matches. Australia Government issued travel advisory for nationals visiting Sri Lanka Civil unrest followed after Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s resignation earlier this week. The Australian government advised the touristd to reconsider their need to travel to Sri Lanka because of security concerns amid violent protests in Colombo. “We now advise you reconsider your need to travel to Sri Lanka due to the security situation,” the travel advice states, as reported by Sydney Morning Herald. “Several violent incidents have taken ...

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‘Reconsider your need to travel’: Australian Test team on alert before Sri Lanka tour – by Daniel Brettig   Source:theage.com.au Australia’s cricketers may be given a more extensive security blanket on their forthcoming tour of Sri Lanka after the federal government advised tourists to reconsider their need to travel to the island nation a matter of weeks before the men’s national team was due to tour. Civil unrest, culminating in the resignation of Sri Lanka’s prime minister this week and violent protests in the capital Colombo, has forced the redesignation by Australian authorities. The Australian team is due to travel to Sri Lanka for three Twenty20 internationals, five ODIs and two Tests in June and July. An Australia A tour is also due to take place concurrently. “We now advise you reconsider your need to travel to Sri Lanka due to the security situation,” the travel advice states. “Several violent ...

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Sri Lanka to tour Australia for five T20I’s Sri Lanka last toured Australia in 2019 Source:Dailynews Cricket Australia (CA) yesterday confirmed their international schedule for 2021-2022 season which includes a five-match Twenty20 International series against Sri Lanka in February, 2022. As per the scheduled itinerary, Sri Lanka will tour Australia to play five T20 Internationals from February 11 to the 20. ...

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Cricket Australia – FIXTURE ANNOUNCEMENT: 2021-22 Season – Full men’s and women’s international schedule for 2021-22 season announced, featuring England, India, Afghanistan, New Zealand and Sri Lanka Source:Cricket Cricket’s oldest and newest rivalries headline an historic Australian international summer schedule that features a total of seven Tests for the men’s and women’s teams across all six states as well as one in the national capital. In addition to the five-match Vodafone Ashes Series that will be preceded by the inaugural Test meeting between Australia and Afghanistan in Hobart, the men’s home season includes Dettol ODI and T20 clashes with New Zealand and a five-game T20 series against Sri Lanka to complete the international season. ...

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Cricket Australia confirms Indian players racially abused Source:Dailynews Sydney, Wednesday: A Cricket Australia probe Wednesday concluded Indian players were racially abused during the third Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground, but cleared six people who were kicked out of the stadium. Cricket chiefs and New South Wales police launched investigations after fast bowlers Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah complained about being targeted while they fielded by the boundary ropes on day three of the clash this month. The following day, play was halted for close to 10 minutes when Siraj ran from the fine leg boundary towards the umpires, pointing into the crowd. Six men were removed from their seats, but they have now been cleared. ...

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Cricket Australia Men’s International Fixture – It’s on! Dates, venues for India tour confirmed Source:Cricket The opening match of Australia’s highly-anticipated clash with India is less than one month away after details of the men’s international summer were finally confirmed by Cricket Australia today. The full schedule, which begins with limited-overs matches in Sydney and Canberra before the Vodafone Test Series starts in Adelaide with a first-ever day-night Test between the countries, comes after the NSW government last week approved CA’s strict biosecurity plans that will allow the 32-player India squad and the Australian players returning from the Indian Premier League to train while serving their 14-day quarantine period. ...

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Cricket Australia announce international schedule for 2020-21 season Source:theage Cricket Australia has released the men’s and women’s international schedules for the 2020-21 season. The men’s calendar is set to kick off with a one-day international series against Zimbabwe from August 9, while the women’s competition is due to to commence with a T20I against New Zealand from September 27. The full schedule for both is: ...

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Good governance is equally applicable in sports – fall-out from the great Aussie ball tampering scandal – An opinion by Aubrey Joachim Regulators of the game, Prime Ministers, sponsorship stakeholders and the sporting public are all concerned and disturbed by a little piece of yellow tape shoved down the pants of a cricketer. Seems pretty bizarre, right? However, when such an incident has virtually brought a country to its knees by embarrassing it in front of the whole world and potentially has multi-million dollar impacts across a number of fronts it is a serious concern. How could such a situation have arisen in a space where Australia has always considered itself to be world leaders – not only in the context of its ‘perceived’ superiority on the field of play but also the moral guardians of the spirit of the game? In Australia cricket is not merely a sport but ...

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