The Hot Spot infrared camera technology used to help cricket umpires make decisions by detecting edges won’t be used in the Ashes series starting next month, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
England cricketer Kevin Pietersen denied a television report that he may be among players using silicone tape on their bats to cheat the review system being used in the Ashes series against Australia.
Richie Benaud, one of the best-known voices in cricket broadcasting, is recovering in the hospital after being injured in a car accident in Sydney.
Echo Entertainment Ltd. plans to invest at least A$1 billion ($960 million) to fend off Australian billionaire James Packer’s attempts to break the company’s Sydney casino monopoly.
Australian credit unions and building societies can be a “strong competitive force” against banks, helping to cut borrowing costs, Treasurer Wayne Swan said in his weekly economic note.
Cricket Australia said it will reap A$590 ($574 million) over the next five years from the sale of domestic broadcasting rights to Nine Entertainment Co. and Ten Network Holdings Ltd.
The strong Australian dollar gave an “unprecedented whack” to tax revenue the government needed to return the nation’s budget to surplus, Treasurer Wayne Swan said.