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David Warner makes return to competitive cricket with appearance in Darwin's limited overs Strike League
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David Warner makes return to competitive cricket with appearance in Darwin's limited overs Strike League

Former Australia vice-captain David Warner has played his first cricket match in Australia since his ball-tampering suspension, scoring 36 in a one-day match in Darwin's limited overs Strike League.

Former Sri Lanka skipper Arjuna Ranatunga blames country's cricket board for mishandling ball-tampering scandal
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Former Sri Lanka skipper Arjuna Ranatunga blames country's cricket board for mishandling ball-tampering scandal

Ranatunga said the island's cricket officials were to blame for the misconduct that saw Sri Lanka's skipper, coach and manager penalised during the second Test against the West Indies.

Highlights, England vs Australia, 1st ODI at London, Full cricket score: Hosts win by three wickets
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Highlights, England vs Australia, 1st ODI at London, Full cricket score: Hosts win by three wickets

Catch the live score and updates from the 1st of the five-match ODI series between England and Australia

Aaron Finch excited by presence of rookies in new-look Australia squad ahead of England one-dayers
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Aaron Finch excited by presence of rookies in new-look Australia squad ahead of England one-dayers

Aaron Finch believes a new-look Australia have everything to gain and little to lose when they face 2019 World Cup hosts England in an upcoming one-day international series.

Justin Langer says he would be 'surprised' if ball-tampering scandal prompted James Sutherland's resignation
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Justin Langer says he would be 'surprised' if ball-tampering scandal prompted James Sutherland's resignation

James Sutherland, who has been chief executive for 17 of his nearly 20 years with CA, announced earlier Wednesday he would be standing down.

Eoin Morgan says Sandpapergate has potential to 'galvanise' young Australian side ahead of England ODIs
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Eoin Morgan says Sandpapergate has potential to 'galvanise' young Australian side ahead of England ODIs

England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan expects a "young and hungry" Australia will be "galvanised" by the ball-tampering scandal that rocked world cricket when the old rivals meet in a one-day international series next month.

Steve Smith will be mentally stronger when he comes back from ban, says former South Africa captain Graeme Smith
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Steve Smith will be mentally stronger when he comes back from ban, says former South Africa captain Graeme Smith

Former Australia captain Smith was stripped of his position and banned from international and domestic cricket for a year by Cricket Australia (CA) for conspiring to scuff up the ball with sandpaper during a March test against South Africa in Cape Town.

Australia will strive to become world's most professional and honest team, says head coach Justin Langer
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Australia will strive to become world's most professional and honest team, says head coach Justin Langer

Justin Langer recently took the reins during a time of crisis after the 12-month suspensions of ex-captain Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner over the scandal which also saw previous coach Darren Lehmann quit.

Former Australia coach Darren Lehmann takes up new job of grooming young cricketing talent in country
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Former Australia coach Darren Lehmann takes up new job of grooming young cricketing talent in country

Lehmann, who worked with National Cricket Centre in Brisbane before taking charge of the national team, will oversee the development of the National Performance Squad (NPS)

Australia coach Justin Langer names Tim Paine as ODI captain for England tour, Aaron Finch to lead T20 side
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Australia coach Justin Langer names Tim Paine as ODI captain for England tour, Aaron Finch to lead T20 side

Langer on Tuesday named Tim Paine as one-day captain for next month's tour of England as they look to open a new era after a damaging ball-tampering scandal.

Australian cricket team is in 'good hands' with new coach Justin Langer, says predecessor Darren Lehmann
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Australian cricket team is in 'good hands' with new coach Justin Langer, says predecessor Darren Lehmann

Australian cricket must move on from the damaging ball tampering scandal and the team could not have found a better coach to help them achieve that than Justin Langer, his predecessor Darren Lehmann said.

Hope Australia ball-tampering scandal provides reality check for cricket, says Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur
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Hope Australia ball-tampering scandal provides reality check for cricket, says Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur

Arthur was sympathetic to the idea of the banned trio of Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft playing county cricket.

David Warner seen working on construction site, but there's more to it than meets the eye
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David Warner seen working on construction site, but there's more to it than meets the eye

Warner was working on his beachside mansion in the eastern Sydney suburb of Maroubra — a 900 sq m property that he bought for $4 million in December 2015.

Tim Paine promises to lead Australia to new era of 'respectful' cricket after ball-tampering scandal
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Tim Paine promises to lead Australia to new era of 'respectful' cricket after ball-tampering scandal

"Going forward we have a clean slate. We can rewrite the way we play a little bit," Australia's captain Tim Paine said after a ball-tampering scandal rocked the national team.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Event helped restore Australia's image after ball-tampering scandal, says chief organiser
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Commonwealth Games 2018: Event helped restore Australia's image after ball-tampering scandal, says chief organiser

The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games have restored Australia's global sporting reputation that had taken a hit during the recent ball-tampering scandal, Games Organising Committee Chairman Peter Beattie said on Sunday.

Somerset name Matt Renshaw as replacement for banned Australian batsman Cameron Bancroft
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Somerset name Matt Renshaw as replacement for banned Australian batsman Cameron Bancroft

"I'm delighted to have the opportunity to play alongside some very experienced players and the exciting young talent that is coming through at Taunton," said Matt Renshaw.

Glenn Maxwell feels banned Australian trio treated like criminals during ball-tampering scandal
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Glenn Maxwell feels banned Australian trio treated like criminals during ball-tampering scandal

Glenn Maxwell said it had been extremely hard for the young squad to witness what happened to his teammates.

Shane Warne says ball-tampering scandal has given cricketing world to 'slam boot' Australians
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Shane Warne says ball-tampering scandal has given cricketing world to 'slam boot' Australians

Shane Warne, who has taken over the role of a Mentor for Rajasthan Royals, said he was disappointed and embarrassed by what happened during the third Test between Australia and South Africa in Cape Town.

Ricky Ponting talks tough on ball-tampering scandal but backs Australian dressing room culture
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Ricky Ponting talks tough on ball-tampering scandal but backs Australian dressing room culture

Ricky Ponting, said talk of an over aggressive attitude in the Australian dressing room had been blown out of proportion following bans imposed on Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft.

England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan hopes ball-tampering bans will restore cricket's image
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England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan hopes ball-tampering bans will restore cricket's image

England’s limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan believes cricket’s reputation has been “battered” by the recent ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town but hopes the sanctions imposed on the Australian trio could help the game move on from the episode