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Ian Chappell says Steve Smith might get captaincy back, but only if there is no other choice
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Ian Chappell says Steve Smith might get captaincy back, but only if there is no other choice

Paine's performance behind the wickets and his tactics as captain in the just-concluded Test series against India which Australia lost 1-2 were severely criticised by former players.

Former cricket chief James Sutherland lands top Australia golf job
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Former cricket chief James Sutherland lands top Australia golf job

Golf Australia chairman Andrew Newbold said it was a coup to secure someone with Sutherland's experience.

Australia coach Justin Langer likens David Warner to boxing great Floyd Maweather
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Australia coach Justin Langer likens David Warner to boxing great Floyd Maweather

'I love him [Warner]. He talks it up, he is a great player by any calculations and he's been fantastic in the team over the last two years,' Justin Langer said.

'The Test' review: Docu-series on Australia men's cricket team is entertaining, but it could have been much more
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'The Test' review: Docu-series on Australia men's cricket team is entertaining, but it could have been much more

The Test is an entertaining, binge-worthy series about Australia men's cricket team trying to find a new identity under a new coach (Justin Langer) while also coping with the rigorous demands of winning matches across the globe.

South Africa vs Australia: Smith and Warner will receive hostility on their return to Rainbow Nation, but they also deserve some respect
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South Africa vs Australia: Smith and Warner will receive hostility on their return to Rainbow Nation, but they also deserve some respect

The redemptive narratives of Smith and Warner drip with metaphor and meaning. They return to a familiar backdrop for the next scene. How much they have developed in the intervening years will soon become clear.

South Africa vs Australia: CSA interim CEO Jacques Faul asks fans to respect Steve Smith, David Warner as Aussies return since ball-tampering scandal
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South Africa vs Australia: CSA interim CEO Jacques Faul asks fans to respect Steve Smith, David Warner as Aussies return since ball-tampering scandal

Both Warner and Smith, then Australia's captain and vice-captain, were banned by Cricket Australia for one year for involvement in ball-tampering during the Cape Town Test in March 2018.

Crowd hostility in South Africa won't faze Steve Smith and David Warner one bit, says Australia pacer Josh Hazlewood
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Crowd hostility in South Africa won't faze Steve Smith and David Warner one bit, says Australia pacer Josh Hazlewood

Steve Smith and David Warner will be ready for whatever South African crowds throw at them when the Australia batsmen return to the nation two years after the ball-tampering scandal, paceman Josh Hazlewood has said.

Alastair Cook claims David Warner admitted using hand strapping to accelerate deterioration of ball in first-class match
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Alastair Cook claims David Warner admitted using hand strapping to accelerate deterioration of ball in first-class match

On the Australians using sandpaper to tamper with the ball during the infamous Cape Town Test in March 2018, Alastair Cook said Steve Smith's team had gone too far.

Ashes 2019: 'Steve Smith will be always remembered as cheat', says former England pacer Steve Harmison
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Ashes 2019: 'Steve Smith will be always remembered as cheat', says former England pacer Steve Harmison

Steve Smith might be scoring runs in abundance but for former England cricketer Steve Harmison, he will remain a cheat.

Ashes 2019: We should be applauding Steve Smith and not jeering, urges UK sports minister Nigel Adams
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Ashes 2019: We should be applauding Steve Smith and not jeering, urges UK sports minister Nigel Adams

Britain’s sports minister Nigel Adams has described the booing of Australian Steve Smith during the Ashes series as “distasteful” and says the batsman has served his punishment for his part in last year’s ball-tampering scandal.

IPL 2019: Steve Smith says only BCCI can explain his absence from the T20 league last year
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IPL 2019: Steve Smith says only BCCI can explain his absence from the T20 league last year

Steve Smith who received a one-year ban from Cricket Australia for ball-tampering scandal was eligible to play in IPL last year but BCCI decided to impose its own sanctions.

IPL 2019: Steve Smith and David Warner's chance at redemption and making a strong claim for World Cup spots
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IPL 2019: Steve Smith and David Warner's chance at redemption and making a strong claim for World Cup spots

Playing in the IPL can be draining most of the times with all the travel, the heat, the training, and matches. But for Smith and Warner, it is exactly what they need after a year away from the game.

Cameron Bancroft cautious on Australia return despite red-hot form after ball-tampering ban
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Cameron Bancroft cautious on Australia return despite red-hot form after ball-tampering ban

Cameron Bancroft, back in the domestic Sheffield Shield after a nine-month ban for ball-tampering, patiently compiled 138 not out from a marathon 358 balls and then 86 off 263 deliveries in his second dig for Western Australia.

Sandpapergate fallout: Australia announce new sports integrity body to incorporate three existing agencies
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Sandpapergate fallout: Australia announce new sports integrity body to incorporate three existing agencies

The new watchdog, Sport Integrity Australia, will combine the powers of three existing agencies, including the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA), to better investigate doping, match-fixing, illegal betting, organised crime, and corruption.

2018 in the rearview mirror: Reliving 365 days in 200 clips, GIFs, pictures and memes
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2018 in the rearview mirror: Reliving 365 days in 200 clips, GIFs, pictures and memes

Sometimes, moments stick out like sore thumbs. In 2018, a year which had a FIFA World Cup, a Hockey World Cup, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and the Winter Olympics, these moments came thick and fast. 2018 was just that sort of year.

2018 in the rearview mirror: From Belgium winning Hockey World Cup to ball tampering scandal, the biggest stories
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2018 in the rearview mirror: From Belgium winning Hockey World Cup to ball tampering scandal, the biggest stories

Cricketers weeping, underdogs winning, a Ballon d’Or winner not called Ronaldo or Messi. 2018 was a year rich with sporting headlines. Here are the ones that stood out

Steve Smith, Cameron Bancroft's statements not going to impact David Warner's reintegration, says Cricket Australia
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Steve Smith, Cameron Bancroft's statements not going to impact David Warner's reintegration, says Cricket Australia

Cameron Bancroft and Steve Smith have made it clear in interviews recently that the former vice-captain David Warner was the instigator of the ill-fated plan in Cape Town.

India vs Australia: Virat Kohli sympathises with Steve Smith and David Warner; says he hopes no one gets treated like them
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India vs Australia: Virat Kohli sympathises with Steve Smith and David Warner; says he hopes no one gets treated like them

Virat Kohli said it was unpleasant to see Steve Smith and David Warner being treated like criminals upon arrival in Australia from South Africa.

Michael Clarke slams journalist for blaming him for ball-tampering saga; brands him as ‘headline-chasing coward’
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Michael Clarke slams journalist for blaming him for ball-tampering saga; brands him as ‘headline-chasing coward’

The war-of-words between the journalist and Michael Clarke stems from comments of former Australia skipper made on Wednesday criticising attempts to improve the cricket team's image in the wake of the cheating row in South Africa this year, insisting they "won't win a game" without their infamous abrasive attitude.

Australia vs South Africa: Faf du Plessis advises toned-down hosts to not abandon aggression entirely post-Sandpapergate
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Australia vs South Africa: Faf du Plessis advises toned-down hosts to not abandon aggression entirely post-Sandpapergate

Australia have clearly toned down their sledging since a ball-tampering scandal broke, South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said Friday, but urged them not to totally sacrifice their confrontational approach.