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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.

Coach Justin Langer promises ball-tampering 'won't be happening again' with Australia, says it's an international problem
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Coach Justin Langer promises ball-tampering 'won't be happening again' with Australia, says it's an international problem

Justin Langer said he was shocked when he learned Australian players had taken sandpaper onto the field to deliberately alter the ball in the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town.

Darren Lehmann reveals emotional struggle following ball-tampering scandal, says he's still receiving counselling
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Darren Lehmann reveals emotional struggle following ball-tampering scandal, says he's still receiving counselling

Former Australia coach Darren Lehmann revealed how he has paid a heavy emotional toll over the ball-tampering scandal and claimed under-fire Cricket Australia could have done more to support him.

Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft's bans to stand, says Cricket Australia ahead of India series
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Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft's bans to stand, says Cricket Australia ahead of India series

The Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) termed the punishment on the trio 'harsh' and called for a reconsideration from Cricket Australia.

Australian Cricketers' Association asks CA to reduce bans of Steve Smith, David Warner after report into ball-tampering
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Australian Cricketers' Association asks CA to reduce bans of Steve Smith, David Warner after report into ball-tampering

An independent review by a leading ethicist into ball-tampering said Cricket Australia put too much pressure on the players to win at all costs.

Ball-tampering report says Cricket Australia's 'arrogant' culture led to players cheating against South Africa at Newlands
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Ball-tampering report says Cricket Australia's 'arrogant' culture led to players cheating against South Africa at Newlands

Cricket Australia chairman David Peever said the ball-tampering report provided an opportunity for the board to 'look in the mirror'.

David Warner walks off the field mid-innings after being sledged during club game in Australia
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David Warner walks off the field mid-innings after being sledged during club game in Australia

David Warner, who is serving a 12-month ban from international and state cricket for his role in a ball-tampering scandal, was batting for his club Randwick-Petersham at the time.

Faf du Plessis says South Africa won't sledge Australia over ball-tampering scandal during upcoming tour
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Faf du Plessis says South Africa won't sledge Australia over ball-tampering scandal during upcoming tour

Faf du Plessis said the tour of Australia would give some of the younger members of South Africa the opportunity to push for places in the squad for next year’s one-day World Cup in England.

Former Australia pacer Jason Gillespie expresses interest in becoming selector, says role is not to be underestimated
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Former Australia pacer Jason Gillespie expresses interest in becoming selector, says role is not to be underestimated

Former Test fast bowler Jason Gillespie revealed his ambition to become a selector on Friday as Australia rebuilds after this year's ball-tampering scandal.

CA re-appoints controversial chairman David Peever ahead of release of reviews into state of Australian cricket
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CA re-appoints controversial chairman David Peever ahead of release of reviews into state of Australian cricket

Cricket Australia (CA) reappointed its controversial chairman David Peever Thursday, before the release of two reviews prompted by a ball-tampering scandal that sullied the sport's reputation during his tenure.

Shane Warne rates current Australian side as 'ordinary', says team needs 'kick up the backside'
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Shane Warne rates current Australian side as 'ordinary', says team needs 'kick up the backside'

Australia suffered a 373-run defeat against Pakistan in the second of the two-Test series last week after a familiar batting collapse, following a fightback to secure a draw in the first Test.

Cricket Australia names Kevin Roberts as replacement for former CEO James Sutherland
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Cricket Australia names Kevin Roberts as replacement for former CEO James Sutherland

Kevin Roberts was lead negotiator for Cricket Australia in last year's pay row, when the organisation was accused of using hardball negotiating tactics in a bid to cap remuneration costs.