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Flush Australia 'never in better health' SYDNEY: Cricket Australia on Thursday reported a strong financial position ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand early next year.Revenue of almost Aus$300 million (US$262 million) is expected to grow to Aus$360 million (US$315 million) by the end of this southern summer season, CA said.Over CA's four-year reporting cycle that spans from 2013-14 to 2016-17, revenue will climb to a projected Aus$1.22 billion ($1.07 billion), up from Aus$736 million in the previous four-year period.CA explained that cricket revenue is recorded over four-year periods due to the sometimes significant annual fluctuations in income depending on the teams touring Australia.The organisation said it has "never been in better health" and will invest Aus$30 million into key strategic projects, including several grassroots programmes around the country.And CA CEO James Sutherland said cricket has never been more popular in Australia."From a fan's point of view, last summer's 5-0 Ashes ...

Pakistan win toss, bat in second Australia Test ABU DHABI: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq won the toss and chose to bat in the second and final Test against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.Pakistan, 1-0 ahead after their big 221-run win in the first Test in Dubai, remained unchanged. Australia, seeking to avoid their first series defeat against Pakistan in 20 years, made two changes with paceman Mitchell Starc and Glenn Maxwell in for Steve O'Keefe and Alex Doolan. Teams: Pakistan: Misbah-ul Haq ...
Australia one-day squad to play South Africa SYDNEY: Australia have named the following 13-man squad to play South Africa in the first two games of a five-match one-day international series starting in November.Squad: Michael Clarke (captain), George Bailey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Shane Watson.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Australia line up paceman Hazlewood for South Africa ODIs SYDNEY: Paceman Josh Hazlewood was named Wednesday in Australia's initial one-day squad against South Africa in November as selectors look to the 2015 World Cup on home soil.The lanky 23-year-old, who has played only two ODIs for Australia and has struggled with injuries, has earnt rave early season reviews for New South Wales."We are continuing to keep a close eye on players we feel could have a significant role to play in the 2015 ICC ...
Hazlewood gets call up as Australia go for pace in Perth SYDNEY: Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood received his reward for some fine domestic form on Wednesday when he was included in a pace-heavy 13-man squad for the first two one-day internationals against South Africa next month.The 23-year-old right-armer, who has played two previous one-dayers for his country, was given the chance to audition for a place in the squad for next year's World Cup in matches against the Proteas in Perth on Nov. 14 and ...
Pakistan got golden opportunity to seize Test series: Iqbal Qasim KARACHI: Pakistan team got the golden opportunity to seize the 2-Test match series against Australia by maintaining their, focus, momentum and firepower.These observations were made on Tuesday by former Test left arm spinner Iqbal Qasim in an interview here with APP."These kinds of golden opportunities doesn't come your way too often. So Pakistan team seize golden chance," he stressed."Pakistan team was outstanding in batting and bowling and they outplayed Australians with their brilliant display," he ...
Spin-hit Australia try to bounce back ABU DHABI: After failing another Asian spin test, Australia will strive to bounce back in the second and final Test against Pakistan starting in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.The world number two team were all at sea against an inexperienced but effective Pakistan spin attack and suffered a crushing 221-run defeat in the first Test in Dubai.It was their fifth consecutive flop against spinners in Asia after being routed 4-0 in India last year.Left-arm spinner Zulfiqar ...


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