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Players of Indian cricket team in a huddle during the third Test against Australia in Sydney(Twitter)

BCCI intervenes after Team India denied basic facilities in Brisbane hotel

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 05:11 PM IST
It is learnt that BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, secretary Jay Shah and CEO Hemang Amin have all got in touch with their Cricket Australia counterparts after complaints reached them and have been assured that the Indian contingent will be made to feel comfortable from here on.
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Australia's Will Pucovski reacts after being hurt while fielding during the fifth day of the third cricket Test match between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground(AFP)
Australia's Will Pucovski reacts after being hurt while fielding during the fifth day of the third cricket Test match between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground(AFP)

Australia to give injured Pucovski every chance for Brisbane Test

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 12:44 PM IST
Pucovski landed heavily at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday after trying to stop a shot from India's Hanuma Vihari. Cricket Australia said in a statement he had suffered a "shoulder subluxation injury".
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Indian bowlers Ravichandran Ashwin, left, Jasprit Bumrah and Navdeep Saini, right, talk during play on day three of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. (AP)
Indian bowlers Ravichandran Ashwin, left, Jasprit Bumrah and Navdeep Saini, right, talk during play on day three of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. (AP)

"Every time we play with Australia, this happens’: Azhar on racism

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 11:45 AM IST
India vs Australia: Former captain Mohammad Azharuddin believes that hurling racial abuses on Indian players while playing in Australia has become "a regular affair" and urged the ICC to find a way to end this menace "forever".
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Sydney : Police talk to spectators as the game is stopped after a complaint by Indian players during play on day four of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. (AP)
Sydney : Police talk to spectators as the game is stopped after a complaint by Indian players during play on day four of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. (AP)

ICC launches probe on racial attacks on Team India in Sydney Test

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 11:42 AM IST
Cricket Australia issued an apology to India and said anyone found guilty of racist abuse would face a ban.
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Mohammed Siraj talks to Tim Paine on the outfield(Getty Images)
Mohammed Siraj talks to Tim Paine on the outfield(Getty Images)

Former cricketers explode on Twitter after racial attacks on Team India at SCG

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2021 11:16 AM IST
Former India and Australia cricketers like Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, VVS Laxman took to Twitter to condemn the racial attack on Indian cricketers in the ongoing third Test in Sydney.
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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

By hindustantimes.com | New Delhi
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.
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Melbourne: India's Jasprit Bumrah, second left, is congratulated by teammates after dismissing Australia's Steve Smith during play on day three of the second cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.(AP)
Melbourne: India's Jasprit Bumrah, second left, is congratulated by teammates after dismissing Australia's Steve Smith during play on day three of the second cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.(AP)

Strict quarantine for India at Sydney

By Rasesh Mandani
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 11:01 AM IST
With no further updates from Cricket Australia’s investigation into the bio protocol breach by five Indian players, a full-strength team is expected to be in training on Tuesday.
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Stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja celebrating a wicket during Boxing Day Test at MCG(Twitter)
Stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja celebrating a wicket during Boxing Day Test at MCG(Twitter)

India vs Australia: ‘These incidents will galvanise India, help them get together’, says Deep Dasgupta on bio-bubble breach episode

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 05:26 PM IST
Former Indian cricketer Deep Dasgupta stated that the Australians don’t want India to focus on the upcoming game and hence, are sparking such off-field controversies
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Photo of Sydney Cricket Ground(@scg/Twitter)
Photo of Sydney Cricket Ground(@scg/Twitter)

India vs Australia: SCG capacity reduced to 25 percent for third Test

By Associated Press | Sydney
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 12:25 PM IST
The SCG had already been reduced to 50% capacity because of restrictions in place for the coronavirus pandemic and Cricket Australia has halved that again after consulting with the state government and health authorities.
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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’

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
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.
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India's MD Siraj, left, and teammate Rishabh Pant chat during play on day one of the Boxing Day cricket(AP)
India's MD Siraj, left, and teammate Rishabh Pant chat during play on day one of the Boxing Day cricket(AP)

No travel restriction for isolated five; Team India to go to Sydney together for third Test - Report

By hindustantimes.com | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 05:46 PM IST
India vs Australia: Rohit, Pant, Gill, Saini and Shaw were placed in isolation from the rest of the Indian and Australian squads but news agency PTI reported that they will travel with the rest of the Indian team for third Test.
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Prithvi Shaw was one of the five Indian cricketers sent on isolation till CA and BCCI complete a joint investigation about a breach of bio-secure protocol.(REUTERS)
Prithvi Shaw was one of the five Indian cricketers sent on isolation till CA and BCCI complete a joint investigation about a breach of bio-secure protocol.(REUTERS)

BCCI set to back five Indian players sent in isolation, investigation launched - Report

By hindustantimes.com | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 08:03 PM IST
The five players in question - Sharma, Pant, Gill, Shaw, and Saini - were placed in isolation after Cricket Australia decided to launch joint investigation with BCCI to determine on whether there was a breach of bio-secure protocols on the players’ part.
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Shubman Gill is one of the five Indian players who have been placed in isolation.(AP)
Shubman Gill is one of the five Indian players who have been placed in isolation.(AP)

Twitter erupts after five Indian players placed in isolation ahead of third Test against Australia

By hindustantimes.com | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 09:01 PM IST
There were mixed reactions on Twitter after Cricket Australia on Saturday confirmed that they and BCCI have launched a joint investigation and separated Rohit, Pant, Shaw, Gill, and Saini from the rest of the Indian and Australian squads in Melbourne.
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India's Richa Ghosh, right, plays a shot past Australia's Alyssa Healy during the Women's T20 World Cup cricket final match in Melbourne.(AP)
India's Richa Ghosh, right, plays a shot past Australia's Alyssa Healy during the Women's T20 World Cup cricket final match in Melbourne.(AP)

3-match Australia-India women’s ODI cricket series postponed

By Associated Press | Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 09:17 AM IST
There have been new COVID-19 outbreaks in Sydney which has resulted to some states imposing travel restrictions. And international passengers arriving into Australia are required to quarantine for 14 days.
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A bat and ball at the MCG(Getty Images)
A bat and ball at the MCG(Getty Images)

India vs Australia: Cricket Australia declares Melbourne as standby venue for Sydney Test

By Press Trust of India | Melbourne
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 12:33 PM IST
The fate of the third Test has been shrouded in uncertainty since earlier this month after a fresh Covid-19 outbreak in the northern beaches in Sydney, which is scheduled to host the third Test from January 7.
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SCG(Twitter)
SCG(Twitter)

Australia board discussing Sydney Test

By Reuters | Sydeny
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 10:08 AM IST
India vs Australia: The third test venue has been the subject of debate after a new community outbreak emerged in Sydney’s northern beach suburbs late last week.
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Photo of Sydney Thunder openers Usman Khawaja and Alex Hales(BBL/Twitter)
Photo of Sydney Thunder openers Usman Khawaja and Alex Hales(BBL/Twitter)

COVID-19 Impact: CA bans haircuts of Big Bash players

By Press Trust of India | Melbourne
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 10:47 PM IST
As per the protocols, CA has barred David Warner and Sean Abbott from from re-joining their Australian teammates ahead of the Boxing Day Test against India here.
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Photo of Steve Smith(Twitter)
Photo of Steve Smith(Twitter)

Smith not the only contender for captaincy, CA says Australia have other options

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 05:18 PM IST
Smith was removed from captaincy due to his involvement in the 2018 ball-tampering scandal, with Cricket Australia (CA) appointing Tim Paine to the top job. However, there have been speculations recently that Smith could be reinstated as skipper.
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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

By Press Trust of India | Adelaide
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.
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India's players celebrate the wicket of Australia's Matthew Wade on the second day of their cricket test match at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia, Friday, Dec. 18, 2020.(AP)
India's players celebrate the wicket of Australia's Matthew Wade on the second day of their cricket test match at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia, Friday, Dec. 18, 2020.(AP)

Brett Lee flies back home after Fresh Covid-19 outbreak in Sydney, Cricket Australia on high alert

By hindustantimes.com | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 11:41 AM IST
Cricket Australia, however, asserted that the third Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against India, which is slated to take place in Sydney is not threatened even though the situation is being closely monitored.
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Australia's Steven Smith(Reuters)
Australia's Steven Smith(Reuters)

Steve Smith bats in the nets, expected to be fit for first Test against India

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 11:30 AM IST
After doing a few stretching exercises and running drills, Smith had skipped the routine football session and headed straight to the dressing room in some discomfort. Australia Test captain Tim Paine, however said it was not a serious niggle and a day’s rest came as a “blessing in disguise” for the star.
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Moises Henriques in the nets(Getty Images)
Moises Henriques in the nets(Getty Images)

India vs Australia: Moises Henriques joins Australia Test squad, Sean Abbott ruled out

By Reuters | Melbourne
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 10:12 AM IST
Cricket Australia on Monday confirmed that all-rounder Moises Henriques has been added to the squad for the first Test against India in Adelaide, beginning Thursday.
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A policeman walks past a logo of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) during a governing council meeting of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at BCCI headquarters in Mumbai.(REUTERS)
A policeman walks past a logo of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) during a governing council meeting of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at BCCI headquarters in Mumbai.(REUTERS)

Aggrieved Channel 7 says CA ‘terrified’ of BCCI, seeks access to communication between two boards

By Press Trust of India | Melbourne
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 11:14 PM IST
According to ‘The Sydney Morning Herald’, the channel “confirmed it had lodged an affidavit with the court here in a pre-discovery action, as the media company attempts to prove its contention that CA breached its contract with a raft of scheduling changes this summer” in order to cater to the BCCI’s interests.
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KL Rahul jokes on David Warner’s injury(Twitter)
KL Rahul jokes on David Warner’s injury(Twitter)

India vs Australia: ‘Wouldn’t mind him being injured for a long time’, KL Rahul jokes on David Warner’s injury

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 12:04 PM IST
KL Rahul was questioned about Warner’s injury in the post-match virtual presser. In reply, the Indian vice-captain quipped that he would hope Warner doesn’t recover in time
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Indian cricket captain, Virat Kohli is going to be on a paternity leave, and will return home -- after the first test -- to be with wife Anushka Sharma whose due date is in January next year.(Photo: AFP)
Indian cricket captain, Virat Kohli is going to be on a paternity leave, and will return home -- after the first test -- to be with wife Anushka Sharma whose due date is in January next year.(Photo: AFP)

Brand Kohli: skipper’s absence to hit broadcasters hard?

By Prashant Singh | HT Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 01:09 PM IST
Apparently, the Australian broadcaster, Channel 7 is upset with Cricket Australia as it’s set to “lose big” due to the absence of Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, from three test matches as he will be on a paternity leave
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File image of Dean Jones.(Hindustan Times)
File image of Dean Jones.(Hindustan Times)

India, Australia players to wear armbands during 1st ODI in honour of Dean Jones

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 04:50 PM IST
The former Australia batsman, who had represented his country in 52 Tests and 164 ODIs, was in Mumbai as part of IPL official broadcaster’s commentary panel when he died on September 24 following a cardiac arrest.
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Photo of Cricket Australia interim CEO Nick Hockley(Twitter)
Photo of Cricket Australia interim CEO Nick Hockley(Twitter)

‘Several million dollars’ spent on Covid-19 measures, 14-day quarantine mandatory: Cricket Australia

By Abhishek Paul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 09:15 PM IST
Due to a sudden spurt in Covid-19 cases in South Australia last week, several members of the Australia Test squad, including captain Tim Paine, were airlifted to New South Wales
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India's captain Virat Kohli celebrates with his wife Anushka Sharma after winning the series 2-1(REUTERS)
India's captain Virat Kohli celebrates with his wife Anushka Sharma after winning the series 2-1(REUTERS)

‘Nothing will have financial bearing’: CA on Virat Kohli’s absence after first Test in Australia

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 08:31 PM IST
India vs Australia Test series, starting December 17, is expected to stabilise the stream of revenue but with Kohli going back after the opener in Adelaide for the birth of his first child, there have been doubts that it could affect the host nation’s cricket board. Hockley , however, confirmed that Kohli’s absence won’t have much affect on the finances of CA.
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Australia’s Test captain Tim Paine with Indian captain Virat Kohli(Twitter)
Australia’s Test captain Tim Paine with Indian captain Virat Kohli(Twitter)

Cricket Australia inks deal to broadcast 2020-21 season in 70 countries

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 05:05 PM IST
The deal includes all the international fixtures for India’s 2-month long tour of Australia, the men’s Big Bash league and some selected games of Women’s Big Bash.
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Hayley Silver-Holmes(Getty Images)
Hayley Silver-Holmes(Getty Images)

CA fines Sydney Sixers USD 25,000 for listing player outside its squad

By Press Trust of India | Sydney
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 03:16 PM IST
Without the approval, Silver-Holmes was technically ineligible for selection. She did not bat in Sixers’ innings, with the error discovered before she took the field for the second innings. The Sixers reported the error but were still handed the hefty fine, of which USD 15,000 was suspended for 12 months.
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