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A couple sit on a dock to look at the sails of the Sydney Opera House that are illuminated with the green and gold colors of the Australian Olympic team. (AP)

Brisbane, Australia's third-largest city, to enter three-day Covid-19 lockdown

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2021 06:51 AM IST
About 2 million people in the city, the country's third largest and the capital of Queensland state, will be required to stay home from 5 pm local time except for essential work, healthcare, grocery shopping or exercise.
Australian regional airline Rex to launch more flights amid Covid-19(Twitter/THE_Russell)
Australian regional airline Rex to launch more flights amid Covid-19(Twitter/THE_Russell)

Australian regional airline Rex to launch more flights amid Covid-19

Reuters |
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 07:01 PM IST
At a time when domestic air traffic remains low due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Australian regional airline, Rex, to challenge Qantas and Virgin on the country's big-city routes by launching more flights in competition
Dubai’s Emirates suspends flights to Australia’s three largest cities(Twitter/JetPhotos)
Dubai’s Emirates suspends flights to Australia’s three largest cities(Twitter/JetPhotos)

Dubai’s Emirates suspends flights to Australia’s three largest cities

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:25 PM IST
  • Dubai’s Emirates has announced that the last flights to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane will be on January 20 and passengers for those cities will not be accepted for travel at their point of origin
Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar.(Getty Images)
Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar.(Getty Images)

‘In Sydney, there are people coming to the ground and then going back and having dinner at a restaurant’: Sunil Gavaskar backs Team India amid doubts over 4th Test in Brisbane

New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 04:25 PM IST
Sunil Gavaskar’s comments came after the Queensland government imposed a hard lockdown of three days despite the BCCI’s formal letter to Cricket Australia to ease the restrictions on Team India.
Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne reaches to hit the ball during play on day two of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021.(AP)
Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne reaches to hit the ball during play on day two of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021.(AP)

‘Creating an image of India chickening out’: Former India opener Aakash Chopra slams Australian media

New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 07:58 AM IST
Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra slammed Australia media and said that they are creating an image as if Indian team is scared to play the Australian team at the Gabba. Describing the Aussie media as the “12th man”, Chopra said that an image is being created as if the Indian team is “chickening out” of the Brisbane Test.
Indian players walk from the field at the end of play(AP)
Indian players walk from the field at the end of play(AP)

Doubts over India vs Australia 4th Test in Brisbane grow after Queensland impose hard lockdown

New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 06:21 AM IST
Both the Indian and Australian squads are slated to travel to Brisbane on Tuesday, a day after the stay-at-home restrictions are currently scheduled to end but the local government indicated they won’t shy away from extending the lockdown if the to stop the spread of the virus.
Representational image.(REUTERS)
Representational image.(REUTERS)

India vs Australia: BCCI formally writes to Cricket Australia on relaxation of hard quarantine in Brisbane

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 08:39 PM IST
India vs Australia: The Brisbane Test is due to start on January 15 and the quarantine rules will restrict the players to just their hotel rooms after day’s play.
Melbourne:Australian captain Tim Paine, left, congratulates Indian captain Ajinkya Rahane after winning the second cricket test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. India defeated Australia by eight wickets to level the series at 1-1.(AP)
Melbourne:Australian captain Tim Paine, left, congratulates Indian captain Ajinkya Rahane after winning the second cricket test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. India defeated Australia by eight wickets to level the series at 1-1.(AP)

‘Lot of unnamed sources coming out from India’s camp’: ‘Uncertain’ Tim Paine talks about ‘power’ of India in world cricket

New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 10:48 AM IST
On the eve of the third India vs Australia third Test in Sydney, Tim Paine said the element of uncertainty is because it is coming from the Indian camp, a powerful entity in world cricket.
India's Jasprit Bumrah, centre, is congratulated by teammate after dismissing Australia's Pat Cummins during play on day four of the second cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.(AP)
India's Jasprit Bumrah, centre, is congratulated by teammate after dismissing Australia's Pat Cummins during play on day four of the second cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.(AP)

‘You knew there were restrictions’: Brad Haddin says ‘India trying not to play at Gabba’

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 08:29 AM IST
Things escalated rapidly between BCCI and Cricket Australia after the investigation on five Indian cricketers on a possible biosecure protocol breach was followed by India’s reported reluctance to travel to Brisbane for the fourth Test if strict quarantine rules were followed.
Australian captain Tim Paine, left, congratulates Indian captain Ajinkya Rahane(AP)
Australian captain Tim Paine, left, congratulates Indian captain Ajinkya Rahane(AP)

India vs Australia: No request to shift venues; fourth Test in Brisbane on as of now - Report

New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 06:03 PM IST
As of now BCCI has not taken any call on asking Cricket Australia (CA) to shift the fourth Test match from Brisbane to Sydney.
Ajinkya Rahane with head coach Ravi Shastri(Getty Images)
Ajinkya Rahane with head coach Ravi Shastri(Getty Images)

India vs Australia: ‘If Indians don’t want to play by the rules, don’t come,’ Queensland government responds amid reports of India’s Brisbane quarantine demands

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 07:52 AM IST
India vs Australia: Members of the Queensland government made it clear that not abiding by the rules is not an option for the Indian team.
India would prefer having the last two Tests being played at the SCG.(Getty Images)
India would prefer having the last two Tests being played at the SCG.(Getty Images)

Brisbane Test in doubt as Indian team shows reluctance in accepting quarantine proposals: Report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 09:11 AM IST
India vs Australia: As per a report in Cricbuzz, the team management is not keen to accept further restrictions on the mentally-exhausted players and that if the players are to be confined to their rooms in Brisbane, the team will not travel.
Sydney Cricket Ground - File Photo(AP)
Sydney Cricket Ground - File Photo(AP)

SGC remains our preference, says Hockley after reports that CA mulling swapping 3rd and 4th Tests

Adelaide | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 12:17 PM IST
Australian cricket officials were put on high alert last week after an outbreak of the virus in the northern beaches in Sydney.
Skipper Sourav Ganguly hit a brilliant 144 in the first Test of the 2003-04 series against Australia. The rain-affected match in Brisbane ended in a draw. India returned with the four-Test series level at 1-1(Getty Images)
Skipper Sourav Ganguly hit a brilliant 144 in the first Test of the 2003-04 series against Australia. The rain-affected match in Brisbane ended in a draw. India returned with the four-Test series level at 1-1(Getty Images)

Sourav Ganguly, Gabba, and a century that was enough

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aditya Iyer (Chief Cricket Writer)
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 07:42 AM IST
From on-field flare-ups, highs and lows to the historic series win in 2018-19, India’s tours of Australia have been among cricket’s most fierce contests. In this series, we explore some of the highlights from past tours. Today we look at Sourav Ganguly, whose Brisbane ton set the tone for India showing verve on tours to come.
Australia captain Tim Paine (L) shakes hands with India skipper Virat Kohli(Getty Images)
Australia captain Tim Paine (L) shakes hands with India skipper Virat Kohli(Getty Images)

India vs Australia: Sydney, Canberra likely to host limited-overs leg - Report

Sydney | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 03:09 PM IST
Cricket Australia have been given the all clear for the India squad to quarantine in Sydney ahead of their blockbuster Test series around the New Year.
India's Virat Kohli looks on as Australian cricketers celebrate his dismissal during the first day of the second test match at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.(PTI)
India's Virat Kohli looks on as Australian cricketers celebrate his dismissal during the first day of the second test match at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.(PTI)

With plans not agreed by Queensland’s health department, Australia still negotiating India’s arrival for test series

SYDNEY | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 10:26 AM IST
The India squad is scheduled to quarantine in Brisbane and play six short-form internationals in Queensland in late November and early December before moving on to Adelaide for the first of four tests.
The Australian Open courts.(REUTERS)
The Australian Open courts.(REUTERS)

Australian Open chief wants quarantine relaxed for players

Melbourne | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 03:00 PM IST
Tiley on Thursday said he remains “absolutely” confident the Australian Open will go ahead as planned at Melbourne Park from Jan. 18-31, along with lead-up events including the men’s ATP Cup and tournaments in Brisbane, Sydney and Hobart.
Younis Khan(Twitter)
Younis Khan(Twitter)

Younis Khan brought a knife to my throat in Brisbane: Former Pakistan batting coach Grant Flower narrates shocking incident

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 08:08 AM IST
The Zimbabwean cricket great Grant Flower, who also worked as the batting coach of Pakistan, has revealed that former Pakistan cricketer Younis Khan once held a knife to his throat when he tried to offer him some advice.
A demonstrator wearing a protective face mask during a Black Lives Matter protest in Leicester, following the death of George Floyd who died in police custody in Minneapolis, Leicester, Britain(REUTERS)
A demonstrator wearing a protective face mask during a Black Lives Matter protest in Leicester, following the death of George Floyd who died in police custody in Minneapolis, Leicester, Britain(REUTERS)

World witnesses another day of protests over George Floyd’s death

Hindustan Times, Washington/Sydney/Toronto | By HT Correspondent and Agencies
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 04:32 AM IST
Over 1,000 people marched in Sydney after winning a last-minute appeal against a Friday ruling declaring their rally unauthorised. In Brisbane, about 30,000 people gathered, forcing police to shut down some major streets.
(Left to right) Itai Disraeli, an Israeli bassist, Lili Haydn, Canadian-American violinist, Hamid Saeidi, Iranian santoor master and MB Gordy, American percussionist were recently in India(Shivangi Kulkarni)
(Left to right) Itai Disraeli, an Israeli bassist, Lili Haydn, Canadian-American violinist, Hamid Saeidi, Iranian santoor master and MB Gordy, American percussionist were recently in India(Shivangi Kulkarni)

In world music, collaboration is the new cool!

Hindustan Times | By Priya Pathiyan
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 02:55 PM IST
When you shed all inhibition and collaborate, great music is born. Six international award-winning musicians show us how...
File image of Ashleigh Barty.(REUTERS)
File image of Ashleigh Barty.(REUTERS)

Difficult to train with the same intensity during lockdown: Ashleigh Barty

Brisbane | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2020 06:30 PM IST
Barty is in her hometown Brisbane and like other tennis players, is waiting out the unique period where the sport has come to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Ab de Villiers during his innings against Melbourne Stars.(Twitter)
Ab de Villiers during his innings against Melbourne Stars.(Twitter)

6 sixes, 2 fours: AB de Villiers proves why he is ‘one of the best Big Bash has ever seen’ - Watch

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 05:31 PM IST
De Villiers was impeccable on Saturday as he hit 2 boundaries and 6 huge sixes in his innings for Brisbane. De Villiers had a strike rate of 191 as his team won the match by a mammoth 71-run margin.
Naomi Osaka of Japan plays a shot during her quarter final match against Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia.(AP)
Naomi Osaka of Japan plays a shot during her quarter final match against Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia.(AP)

Osaka battles, Kvitova cruises to Brisbane semis

Brisbane | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 03:21 PM IST
Kvitova, a two-time Wimbledon champion who won her first WTA title in Brisbane in 2011, was in superb touch against Brady, who beat Maria Sharapova and Ashleigh Barty in the first two rounds but was never in the hunt.
Matthew Wade of the Hobart Hurricanes bats during the Big Bash League(Getty Images)
Matthew Wade of the Hobart Hurricanes bats during the Big Bash League(Getty Images)

Out or not-out? What does the rule say in Matthew Wade’s controversial dismissal in BBL

Sydney | By AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 08:41 AM IST
“I had no idea of the rule really - once he hit outside the field of play I didn’t know if he was allowed to touch the ball or not,” Wade told match broadcaster.
Spain's Rafael Nadal in action during his Group B singles match against Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka.(REUTERS)
Spain's Rafael Nadal in action during his Group B singles match against Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka.(REUTERS)

ATP Cup: Rafael Nadal made to sweat by Yoshihito Nishioka, Novak Djokovic has it easy

Sydney | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2020 02:15 PM IST
It was Nadal’s third singles win in the $15 million ATP Cup, which features 24 nations competing in Perth, Brisbane and Sydney over 10 days.
General view of the Rod Laver Arena(REUTERS)
General view of the Rod Laver Arena(REUTERS)

Smoke delays unlikely at Australian Open, say organisers

Sydney | By AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2020 12:22 PM IST
With the opening major of 2020 due to start at January 20, Melbourne has been blanketed by haze in recent days from blazes burning to the east -- part of Australia’s bushfire crisis that has left 25 people dead.
Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka(REUTERS)
Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka(REUTERS)

Stan Wawrinka looks to end title drought in desert sideshow

Doha | By AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2020 06:30 PM IST
The 34-year-old Wawrinka, a three-time major winner, is top seed in Doha which boasts a respectable $1.4 million prize fund.
Venus Williams of the United States hits to Elina Svitolina of Ukraine.(USA TODAY Sports)
Venus Williams of the United States hits to Elina Svitolina of Ukraine.(USA TODAY Sports)

Venus Williams pulls out of Brisbane International

Brisbane | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 07:01 AM IST
The American veteran said she still hoped to play at the Adelaide International later this month ahead of the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year.
File image of Maria Sharapova(AP)
File image of Maria Sharapova(AP)

Sharapova to return next month as Brisbane wildcard

Sydney | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2019 09:02 AM IST
The five-times Grand Slam champion, who last played a competitive match in the first round of the U.S. Open in August, has dropped to 133rd in the world after a season in which injuries restricted her to eight tournaments.
Zac Efron poses with his guide in Papua New Guinea.(Facebook)
Zac Efron poses with his guide in Papua New Guinea.(Facebook)

Zac Efron rushed to Australia on ‘life-or-death’ flight after contracting deadly disease on shoot: report

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2019 12:35 PM IST
Actor Zac Efron was reportedly flown to Australia in a life-or-death situation after contracting a disease while filming a reality series in Papua New Guinea.
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