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Australian Open 2022: Crowds capped at 50 per cent as COVID-19 cases continue to rise
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Australian Open 2022: Crowds capped at 50 per cent as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Face masks will also be mandatory at the opening Grand Slam of the year, which starts on Monday, except when eating or drinking, and spectators must socially distance while indoors.

Test series win in Australia last year one of the greatest in Indian cricket history: Sunil Gavaskar
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Test series win in Australia last year one of the greatest in Indian cricket history: Sunil Gavaskar

India defeated Australia 2-1 in a closely-fought four-Test rubber winning in Melbourne and then breaching fortress Gabba in Brisbane last year after Australia had outplayed the visitors in the Day-Night Test at Adelaide.

Anti-vaccine groups co-opt Novak Djokovic's visa fight
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Anti-vaccine groups co-opt Novak Djokovic's visa fight

The men's world number one tennis player, who had long declined to reveal his Covid vaccination status before court documents showed he had not been immunised, won a stunning victory over the Australian government on Monday to overturn the cancellation of his visa.

Cricket Australia set to relocate COVID-affected Big Bash League to Melbourne
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Cricket Australia set to relocate COVID-affected Big Bash League to Melbourne

The BBL has witnessed an unprecedented COVID outbreak with numerous positive cases being reported across eight franchises, forcing postponement and last minute rescheduling of matches.

As Novak Djokovic's entry into Australia is denied, here's a look at the country's strict COVID-19 restrictions
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As Novak Djokovic's entry into Australia is denied, here's a look at the country's strict COVID-19 restrictions

The Serbian Tennis star's chance to play for a 10th Australian Open title has been thrown into limbo after the country cancelled his entry visa after a public outcry over his 'medical exemption'

Summer Set tournament 2022: Nick Kyrgios pulls out of Melbourne event with asthma
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Summer Set tournament 2022: Nick Kyrgios pulls out of Melbourne event with asthma

Kyrgios's Australian Open plans were derailed Tuesday when he withdrew from the Melbourne Summer Set tournament, saying he was unwell but had been cleared of having COVID-19.

Multiple COVID-19 outbreaks hit Australian domestic cricket leagues
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Multiple COVID-19 outbreaks hit Australian domestic cricket leagues

Both the men's and women's domestic games were hit hard and Cricket Australia (CA) was forced to make many late schedule changes.

Australian Open: Nine-time champ Djokovic a doubt for tournament after vaccine decision
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Australian Open: Nine-time champ Djokovic a doubt for tournament after vaccine decision

Djokovic has repeatedly refused to disclose his vaccination status and intimated he would not play if the vaccine ruling was enforced

Gandhi statue vandalised in Australia; Prime Minister Scott Morrison terms it 'disgraceful'
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Gandhi statue vandalised in Australia; Prime Minister Scott Morrison terms it 'disgraceful'

Prime Minister Morrison had unveiled the statue at the Australian Indian Community Centre in Rowville on Friday as part of a celebration of 75 years of India's Independence

Unvaccinated players welcome at Australian Open, suggests leaked WTA email
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Unvaccinated players welcome at Australian Open, suggests leaked WTA email

The email to players from the women's governing body was leaked and contradicts officials earlier statements implying unvaccinated players would not be granted visas.

Boxing Day Ashes Test could see 80,000 crowd at MCG as Covid rules ease
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Boxing Day Ashes Test could see 80,000 crowd at MCG as Covid rules ease

The five-Test Ashes series will start in Brisbane on 8 December before moving to Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and ending in Perth.

5.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Australia's Melbourne; no injuries reported
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5.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Australia's Melbourne; no injuries reported

Earthquakes are quite rare in Australia's populated southeast. Notably, this earthquake was the biggest one to strike Australia since a magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck closer to the northwest coastal town of Broome in 2019.

Australia optimistic Ashes will go ahead as planned despite COVID-19 concerns
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Australia optimistic Ashes will go ahead as planned despite COVID-19 concerns

While Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth are largely virus-free and fans are allowed into venues, Sydney and Melbourne are both in lockdown battling outbreaks of the Delta variant with case numbers and deaths rising.

Indian women's cricket team's schedule for Australia tour likely to be altered due to COVID-19, says report
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Indian women's cricket team's schedule for Australia tour likely to be altered due to COVID-19, says report

All international arrivals have to undergo a two-week quarantine, according to the COVID-19 protocols in Australia.

Yuvraj Singh, Chris Gayle could play T20 matches for Melbourne club in Australian summer
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Yuvraj Singh, Chris Gayle could play T20 matches for Melbourne club in Australian summer

Mulgrave have already secured the services of Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga for the summer with Sanath Jayasuriya as their head coach.

Australian Open 2021: Serena Williams says she must raise her game against 'cool cat' Naomi Osaka in semi-final
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Australian Open 2021: Serena Williams says she must raise her game against 'cool cat' Naomi Osaka in semi-final

Williams, 39, continues to chase Margaret Court's elusive all-time mark of 24 major titles, after losing four Slam finals since her 2017 victory at Melbourne Park while pregnant.

Australian Open 2021: Fans poised to return after snap lockdown quashes Melbourne COVID-19 outbreak
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Australian Open 2021: Fans poised to return after snap lockdown quashes Melbourne COVID-19 outbreak

Snap restrictions were ordered last Friday after a small outbreak of the more infectious UK COVID-19 variant.

Melbourne to relax third lockdown as no new COVID-19 cases reported in past 24 hours
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Melbourne to relax third lockdown as no new COVID-19 cases reported in past 24 hours

People will still be required to wear masks and visitors to homes will be limited to five people until 26 February, when the last of the state's 25 active COVID-19 cases will no longer be infectious

Australian Open 2021 midweek review: Lockdown sparks bizarre scenes, some big names fall early and Indians disappoint
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Australian Open 2021 midweek review: Lockdown sparks bizarre scenes, some big names fall early and Indians disappoint

The live electronic line calling has triggered an interesting debate on whether technology will take over tennis.