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Australian Open 2021 participants required to quarantine in Melbourne for two weeks
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Australian Open 2021 participants required to quarantine in Melbourne for two weeks

Players are expected to arrive in Melbourne from mid-January, undertaking a mandatory two-week quarantine period that permits them to train for a maximum of five hours per day at Melbourne Park

India vs Australia: David Warner aims to play in Boxing Day Test after recovering from groin injury
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India vs Australia: David Warner aims to play in Boxing Day Test after recovering from groin injury

Warner limped out of Australia's second one-day international against the tourists last month in agony after straining his groin.

Victorian state Premier Daniel Andrews confident Australian Open tennis will go ahead
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Victorian state Premier Daniel Andrews confident Australian Open tennis will go ahead

Australia’s Victorian state Premier Daniel Andrews said despite “incredibly complex” negotiations, he is confident January’s Australian Open tennis tournament will proceed.

'Very confident we will get a crowd at the MCG for Boxing Day Test', says head of Victoria government
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'Very confident we will get a crowd at the MCG for Boxing Day Test', says head of Victoria government

The head of government in the Australian state of Victoria, Daniel Andrews said he is "very confident" that fans will be able to attend and the administration is "working towards" it.

Novak Djokovic hoping to play Australian Open, says he wants to become 'historic number one'
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Novak Djokovic hoping to play Australian Open, says he wants to become 'historic number one'

Topping the world rankings since 3 February, the Serbian star is almost 2,000 points ahead his main rival Nadal, who demolished Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 in the Roland Garros final earlier this month.

Family bid farewell to late Australian great Dean Jones with last lap of empty Melbourne Cricket Ground
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Family bid farewell to late Australian great Dean Jones with last lap of empty Melbourne Cricket Ground

The casket of Jones, who collapsed and died aged 59, was draped in an Australia flag and carried in a white hearse adorned with flowers spelling "324", his Test cap number and his highest first-class score, achieved at the MCG.

India vs Australia 2020: We must do everything to keep Boxing Day Test at MCG, says Shane Warne
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India vs Australia 2020: We must do everything to keep Boxing Day Test at MCG, says Shane Warne

Cricket Australia is set to announce the schedule for India's tour of Australia this week which will include four Tests and there are fears that the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) may lose the Boxing Day Test.

Austarlia's anti-lockdown protesters clash with police; over a dozen arrested in Melbourne
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Austarlia's anti-lockdown protesters clash with police; over a dozen arrested in Melbourne

Ignoring official warnings and public health orders, several hundred people gathered at an illegal "Freedom Day" protest calling for an end to lockdown measures

Coronavirus Outbreak: Australian Open tune-up event Kooyong Classic called off as Melbourne battles second wave of pandemic
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Australian Open tune-up event Kooyong Classic called off as Melbourne battles second wave of pandemic

Organisers said safety was their main consideration in cancelling the Melbourne event for men and women, a traditional tune-up played in the week before the Australian Open Grand Slam in January.

Australia Test captain Tim Paine fears Boxing Day Test against India could be moved out of MCG
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Australia Test captain Tim Paine fears Boxing Day Test against India could be moved out of MCG

Australia Test captain Tim Paine fears the Boxing Day Test against India could be moved out of the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground in the wake of rising cases of coronavirus in Victoria.

Coming soon in a Melbourne suburb: 'Tendulkar Drive', 'Kohli Crescent' and 'Dev Terrace'
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Coming soon in a Melbourne suburb: 'Tendulkar Drive', 'Kohli Crescent' and 'Dev Terrace'

The estate has also named streets after other international cricketers such as "Waugh Street", "Miandad Street", "Ambrose Street", "Sobers Drive", "Kallis Way", "Hadlee Street" and "Akram Way".

Coronavirus outbreak: From politicos leading way to public volunteers, how Kerala is fighting COVID-19
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Coronavirus outbreak: From politicos leading way to public volunteers, how Kerala is fighting COVID-19

With 112 persons testing positive in Kerala for COVID-19, the state has been under complete shutdown since Monday, a day before the Central government announced a lockdown across the country.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Australian tourists face hostile locals, forcible quarantine in Kerala, scramble to get home
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Australian tourists face hostile locals, forcible quarantine in Kerala, scramble to get home

Incidents of foreign nationals attempting to escape from coronavirus quarantine facilities to fly home has increased the fear among locals, adding to the hostility faced by them.

Coronavirus pandemic: Australian Grand Prix cancelled, ODIs to be played in empty stadiums, Australian sports feel impact of virus outbreak
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Coronavirus pandemic: Australian Grand Prix cancelled, ODIs to be played in empty stadiums, Australian sports feel impact of virus outbreak

Cricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts said the decision to play games without any spectators was common sense 'in the face of an unprecedented public health issue'

ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: Brett Lee backs Australia for final but says India's maiden title triumph could start a major breakthrough
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ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: Brett Lee backs Australia for final but says India's maiden title triumph could start a major breakthrough

Brett Lee said Australia women will have to look for ways to counter India's in-form 16-year-old Shafali Verma.

Mumbai man seeks govt help to get mother’s mortal remains back from China; body in Zhengzhou since 24 Jan due to restrictions on movement of people
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Mumbai man seeks govt help to get mother’s mortal remains back from China; body in Zhengzhou since 24 Jan due to restrictions on movement of people

A doctor from Mumbai has sought help from the Indian government to get his mother's body back from China, which is hit by the coronavirus epidemic

Four-day downpour brings relief to bushfire-hit Australia, replenishes depleted dams across New South Wales
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Four-day downpour brings relief to bushfire-hit Australia, replenishes depleted dams across New South Wales

Weekend drenching represented biggest sustained run of rainfall in Sydney and surrounding areas for 30 years

Women's T20 tri-series 2020: Anya Shrubsole, Natalie Sciver shine as England beat India
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Women's T20 tri-series 2020: Anya Shrubsole, Natalie Sciver shine as England beat India

Natalie Sciver smashed a strokeful fifty as England beat India by four wickets in the fourth T20 of the women's triangular series on Friday.

Novak Djokovic battles back from set down to claim eighth Australian Open title
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Novak Djokovic battles back from set down to claim eighth Australian Open title

Novak Djokovic won his record-extending eighth Australian Open championship and 17th Grand Slam title overall by beating Dominic Thiem in five sets in the final

Australian Open 2020: Gritty Novak Djokovic topples Dominic Thiem in five-set thriller to clinch 17th Grand Slam title
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Australian Open 2020: Gritty Novak Djokovic topples Dominic Thiem in five-set thriller to clinch 17th Grand Slam title

Regaining his stamina and strokes, Djokovic came back to edge Thiem 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 Sunday night for an eighth Australian Open title, second in a row, and 17th Grand Slam trophy overall.