‘So bad for the game’: Hockley under fire over Warner leadership affair

David Warner has been assured there will be no barrier to coaching and leadership roles once he retires from playing, as Cricket Australia’s chief executive Nick Hockley came under sustained attack for the way the affair had been handled. Sources close to Warner told The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald that part of why he had entered the process to have his leadership ban commuted was to ensure it would not be held against him in any post-playing jobs […]

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David Warner's full statement after Australia opener withdraws captaincy bid

Australia opener David Warner has confirmed he has withdrawn his bid to have his lifetime captaincy ban revoked. In a lengthy statement posted on his Instagram page, Warner revealed he had applied to have his leadership ban lifted last month. Warner, 36, was banned from taking any leadership roles in the national side for his part in the 2018 ball-tampering scandal. The opening batter hoped a review into the suspension would focus more on his growth since the incident and […]

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Race-by-race tips and preview for Bathurst on Tuesday

Bathurst is rated a Soft 5 with the rail in the true position. Race 1 (2:05pm) PEARCE’S FURNITUREONE LITHGOW CTRY BOOSTED MDN PLATE (1300m) Local mare 8. Ohana Joy has gone down narrowly at her past two starts and gets her chance to break through for a well-deserved win. It was only a bob of the heads when edged out at Narromine and she should get a charmed run with Grant Buckley aboard. Bathurst hosts an action-packed program.Credit:Getty Dangers: 4. […]

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NASSER HUSSAIN: Stokes produced best captaincy I've ever seen

NASSER HUSSAIN: Ben Stokes produced the best five days of captaincy I’ve EVER seen as England beat Pakistan in the nick of time… playing for a draw goes against every fibre of his being and each call he made was vindicated England recorded a stunning 74-run win over Pakistan in the opening Test match Ben Stokes ran everything with clockwork precision and got all his call spot on He dangled the carrot of victory to Pakistan’s batsmen with his declaration […]

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LAWRENCE BOOTH'S RATINGS: England have a serious talent in Harry Brook

LAWRENCE BOOTH’S RATINGS: Zak Crawley vindicated England’s decision to stick with him and they’ve found a serious talent in Harry Brook, while Ollie Robinson was heroic in conditions that didn’t suit him and Ben Stokes was typically inspirational England made good on their aims to force a result in beating Pakistan by 74 runs  Harry Brook was England’s best player after scoring 240 across both innings Ben Stokes drove his side on despite only picking up one wicket and scoring […]

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Australia v West Indies LIVE: Pat Cummins injury concern on day five in Perth

1 of 1 Latest on Cummins’ injury Australia has one eye on these last seven wickets and another on the upcoming day-night Test in Adelaide starting on Thursday. Skipper Pat Cummins is expected to lead the Australian side out and captain with the quad injury he’s carrying. Pat Cummins celebrates his 200th Test wicket earlier in the game.Credit:Getty David Warner on Fox Cricket talking along the lines that Australia are a “bowler down”, with the home side hoping Cummins won’t […]

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Ricky Ponting opens up on 'scary' health scare after being rushed to hospital

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has opened up on the ‘scary’ health scare that saw him rushed to hospital due to pains in his chest. Ponting, 47, was taken to hospital on Friday after feeling ‘sharp pains’ in his chest and experiencing dizziness as he commentated on the first Test between Australia and West Indies in Perth. ‘I probably scared a lot of people yesterday and had a scary moment for myself,’ Ponting said on Channel 7 as he returned […]

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Ponting returns to work after health scare

Ricky Ponting has returned to work on Seven’s commentary team during the first Test against the West Indies in Perth after a health scare on day three. Having been driven to hospital by Australia’s team doctor Leigh Golding after reporting feelings of dizziness around the lunch break on Friday, Ponting underwent medical examinations before returning to his hotel on Friday night. He is expected to speak about the events of the past 24 hours when Seven’s broadcast of day four […]

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Pakistan respond strongly to England’s 657 in Rawalpindi

Sign up to our free sport newsletter for all the latest news on everything from cycling to boxing Sign up to our free sport email for all the latest news Thanks for signing up to the Sport email Pakistan reached 108 without loss at tea on the second day of the first Test as they responded serenely to England’s swashbuckling 657 all out in Rawalpindi. Openers Imam-ul-Haq and Abdullah Shafique both brought up half-centuries as the tourists toiled in the […]

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Australia cricket legend Ricky Ponting rushed to hospital after health scare

Australia cricket legend Ricky Ponting has been taken to hospital after suffering a health scare during the first Test between Australia and the West Indies. Ponting, one of Australia’s greatest ever cricketers, was commentating on the Test match in Perth when he suffered what has been described as a ‘heart problem’. The 47-year-old reportedly told his colleagues he was feeling ‘OK’ but was going to hospital for checks as he was concerned by some symptoms he was experiencing. ‘Ricky Ponting […]

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