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End-of-season review tells Justin Langer to change coaching style to continue as Australia head coach, says report
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End-of-season review tells Justin Langer to change coaching style to continue as Australia head coach, says report

A source-based report in the Sydney Morning Herald said, the 50-year-old was given a "strong and straightforward" feedback — taken from 40 players and support staff — about his coaching style as part of the team's regular end-of-season reviews.

Cricket Australia's integrity unit reaches out to Cameron Bancroft after his ball-tampering revelations
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Cricket Australia's integrity unit reaches out to Cameron Bancroft after his ball-tampering revelations

Bancroft, who had the sandpaper in his possession, was suspended for nine months for his role in the ball tampering plot during the Cape Town Test.

Cricket Australia defends Tim Paine, says commentary on his future as Test skipper 'wide of the mark'
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Cricket Australia defends Tim Paine, says commentary on his future as Test skipper 'wide of the mark'

Though Paine did well with the bat, his captaincy and his performance behind the stumps attracted criticism in the wake of a heartbreaking 1-2 defeat against India in the four-match Test series.

Australia axe Matthew Wade, keep Tim Paine as captain for South Africa Test tour
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Australia axe Matthew Wade, keep Tim Paine as captain for South Africa Test tour

Wade will join Australia's Twenty20 squad on their tour of New Zealand as vice-captain to the out-of-form Aaron Finch.

Australia's limited-overs tour of England to begin on 4 September, says report
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Australia's limited-overs tour of England to begin on 4 September, says report

The Daily Telegraph reported that the tour will start with the T20s to be played on 4, 6 and 8 September, followed by the ODIs on 10, 12 and 15 September.

Former Australia captain George Bailey set to be part of national selection panel alongside Justin Langer, Trevor Hohns
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Former Australia captain George Bailey set to be part of national selection panel alongside Justin Langer, Trevor Hohns

Although it is believed that CA is showing a keen interest in Bailey because of his vast knowledge of the white-ball formats as a player, especially with next year's Twenty20 World Cup at home round the corner, Oliver said the new selector would also be involved in selecting squads for Test matches

Ian Chappell says Cricket Australia needs to figure out root cause of cricketers' mental health problems
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Ian Chappell says Cricket Australia needs to figure out root cause of cricketers' mental health problems

Young Victorian batsman Will Pucovski has become the third Australia cricketer to report mental health problems to the team management two weeks after Glenn Maxwell took an indefinite break from the game

Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell takes 'short break' from cricket to deal with mental health issues
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Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell takes 'short break' from cricket to deal with mental health issues

Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has taken a 'short' break from cricket to deal with mental health issues, Cricket Australia said in a statement released on Thursday.