Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke was named as the world’s best player by the game’s governing body, while Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara earned the award for the best one-day player.
Cricket Australia said revenue rose 63 percent to A$684 million ($660 million) in 2009-2012 and is projected to reach A$1.08 billion over the next four-year cycle.
South African Mickey Arthur was hired as the first non-native head coach of Australia’s cricket team, completing a revamp of the national squad following a performance review.
Cricket Australia backed the decision by national team management to stand down four players for this week’s third Test against India for disciplinary reasons as one of the quartet said he accepted his punishment.
Ricky Ponting, Australia’s record run-scorer and most-successful cricket captain, said he wants to continue playing elite Tests a day after being dropped from the one-day squad.
Cricket Australia will trial day- night first-class matches in February with the intention of staging an elite Test under floodlights the following year.
Mickey Arthur, the first overseas- born coach of Australia’s national cricket team, said he sued Cricket Australia for being “sacked and scapegoated,” as details of his claim were leaked.
Former Australia cricket captains Allan Border , Mark Taylor and Steve Waugh were appointed to a panel that will review the national team’s performance following the 3-1 Ashes loss to England.
Australia fast bowler James Pattinson will miss the rest of the Ashes cricket series against England because of a stress fracture of the lower back.
Former Australia national team coach Mickey Arthur, who’s suing Cricket Australia after being fired from the job last month, said he failed to reach a settlement during conciliation talks today.