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Cricket fans with sandpaper

Australia returns to cricket for first time since #sandpapergate

It has been 69 days since the ban hammer of Cricket Australia fell on disgraced trio Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft. Now, for the first time since #sandpapergate, Australia returns to the cricket pitch in a five ODI series against England. Proposed Test series’ against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh have been scrapped since the offending yellow […]

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South African cricket star AB de Villiers

The legacy of AB de Villiers – his finest moments

I’ve made a big decision today pic.twitter.com/In0jyquPOK— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) May 23, 2018 One of AB de Villiers most famous quotes was ‘you live for those pressure moments’.It is a line that will likely define the South African superstar, who has shocked the world by retiring from all forms of international cricket.There have been […]

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The ANZACs playing cricket at Shell Green

How cricket saved the ANZACs

The game of cricket can likely be credited for saving thousands of Australian and New Zealand lives at ANZAC Cove. This ANZAC Day, we take the time to honour and respect the 8141 men that died in the doomed confrontation with the Ottoman Empire (Turkey) at Gallipoli in 1915. The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) […]

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Australia might not play Zimbabwe in a scheduled Test

Australia’s Test tour of Zimbabwe in doubt

Australia’s scheduled Test against Zimbabwe is in doubt following the ball-tampering scandal that has rocked the sport.The recent Test series between Australia and South Africa became marred in controversy in the third match when video footage caught Aussie opening batsman Cameron Bancroft using sandpaper to alter the condition of the ball.He was consequently suspended for […]

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Cricket Australia former captains Steve Smith and Michael Clarke

Where to next for Cricket Australia?

Now that the dust has settled on the ball tampering scandal that rocked Cricket Australia, we have two months to lick our wounds.But then, an arduous year of cricket looms where we will be without the suspended Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft (for the first nine months).Australia faces Test matches in Zimbabwe and […]

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Steve Smith breaks down

Why Australia needs to forgive Steve Smith

Unless you have a heart made of stone, watching former Australian Test captain Steve Smith break down in tears was difficult viewing. Returning from South Africa in disgrace, Smith fronted the media – and the Australian public – to unreservedly apologise for his role in the ball-tampering scandal. It resulted in tears, reminiscent of when Kim Hughes […]

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