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Cricket Australia chairman David Peever welcomes Afghanistan and Ireland

Cricket Australia chairman David Peever has welcomed Test cricket's latest additions, and says the new financial model for all nations is a "fair result".

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Afghanistan and Ireland admitted to Test cricket by ICC

Afghanistan and Ireland have been voted in as full members of the International Cricket Council, meaning they can play Test matches against the world's elite countries.

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Test cricket welcomes newest members Ireland and Afghanistan

Test cricket welcomes newest members Ireland and Afghanistan

The number of Test-playing nations is raised to 12, with Ireland and Afghanistan joining the game's elite and and now able to play official five-day Test matches.

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Australia test cricket captain Steve Smith hopeful of resolution to pay dispute

​Australia skipper Steve Smith has welcomed reports Cricket Australia (CA) will now consider allowing independent mediation to help end the pay dispute that is threatening to rip the game apart.

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Cricket pay dispute: CA may stop uncontracted Australians from playing away

Cricket Australia could stand in the way of disgruntled Test cricketers who seek to play in other competitions around the world _ notionally. Whether they would or not is another matter.

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Shane Warne calls for more aggression from England cricket team under new skipper Joe Root

Shane Warne expects new captain Joe Root to change the way England play Test cricket.

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Brian Lara advocates getting rid of Test cricket draws to revive crowds

Former West Indies batsman Brian Lara says having a winner in every Test match could arrest dwindling crowd numbers.

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I would shout Virat Kohli a drink, says Australia Test cricketer Nathan Lyon

Australian bowler Nathan Lyon says he is not the type to give rival cricketer Virat Kohli the cold shoulder if he spotted him at the local pub.

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Test cricket's not dead, nor resting

 Now, where were we? Oh yes, that's right… it's about Test cricket. It's dead!

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St Kilda v Melbourne: Saints have been lucky against Demons says captain Jarryn Geary

Saddam Hussein was alive, Shane Warne was an active Test cricketer, and Jarryn Geary hadn't been drafted the last time Melbourne beat St Kilda.

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St Kilda Saints v Melbourne Demons: Saints have been lucky against Melbourne says captain Jarryn Geary

Saddam Hussein was alive, Shane Warne was an active Test cricketer, and Jarryn Geary hadn't been drafted the last time Melbourne beat St Kilda.

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Australia v India Test cricket series 2017: David Warner searching for runs as Australia eye cricket manna in Dharamsala

David Warner insists he has the game to succeed in India but the numbers are suggesting otherwise as the dynamic opener strives to end his worst form trough since he rescued his career from the brink four years ago.

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Australia v India Test series 2017: Pat Cummins quickens Australian hearts

If not a red letter day for Australia, it was at least a red leather day. Pat Cummins on his return to Test cricket took four wickets, and is not done yet.

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Cummins strikes but Pujara leads Indian fight in Ranchi

Cummins strikes but Pujara leads Indian fight in Ranchi

Pat Cummins continues his strong return to Test cricket, but Cheteshwar Pujara makes life difficult for Australia in the third Test.

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Why Steve Smith's century was Shakespeare on steroids

The exemplar of the virtues of Test cricket.

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Chappell brothers warn cricketing ties could suffer if Adani mine goes ahead

Chappell brothers warn cricketing ties could suffer if Adani mine goes ahead

Former test cricketing greats Ian and Greg Chappell want Indian miner Adani to abandon its controversial Queensland coal mine plan, saying bitter opposition in Australia could even damage sporting ties.

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Adam Voges and Xavier Doherty announce retirements

Former Australian Test cricketers Adam Voges and Xavier Doherty have announced their retirements from first-class cricket.

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Voges calls time on Shield career

Voges calls time on Shield career

After retiring from Test cricket, Adam Voges announced he is walking away from the domestic game in Australia to play for Middlesex.

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Cummins confident he's ready for Test return in Ranchi

Cummins confident he's ready for Test return in Ranchi

Pat Cummins insists he has never been better prepared to make a long-awaited return to Test cricket, dismissing the notion Australia erred by rushing him to India.

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Cummins confident he's ready for Test return

Cummins confident he's ready for Test return

Pat Cummins insists he has never been better prepared to make a long-awaited return to Test cricket, dismissing the notion Australia erred by rushing him to India.

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Socceroos coach Postecoglou takes aim at poor quality SFS pitch

Socceroos coach Postecoglou takes aim at poor quality SFS pitch

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou blasts the pitch quality at the Sydney Football Stadium, saying if a Test cricket pitch was prepared that helped an opposition, even the Prime Minister would speak out.

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Moises Henriques hopeful Pat Cummins is ready for Test return in India

Moises Henriques says Pat Cummins can star in India if his body handles the rigours of Test cricket.

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Australia v India Test cricket series 2017: Selectors roll dice big time by recalling Pat Cummins

Pace ace Pat Cummins is set to play his first Test in more than five years after selectors resorted to desperate measures to cover the giant hole left by Mitchell Starc in India.

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Australia v India Test cricket series 2017: David Warner suggests tensions still bubbling despite ceasefire

Australia remain seething at India's in-your-face attitude despite the two nations having officially agreed to a ceasefire.

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India vs Australia: M.S. Dhoni advising on pitch for third Test in Ranchi

M.S. Dhoni retired from Test cricket in Melbourne during the most recent series between Australia and India, but the iconic keeper has helped shape pitch preparations for the third Test starting in Ranchi on Thursday.

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Former Test cricketing teammates Mark Vermeulen and Brendan Taylor in online verbal stoush

Two retired Zimbabwean cricketers have engaged in a brutal social media exchange.

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Australia v India Test cricket series 2017: Matt Renshaw responds to Allan Border's jibe

Matt Renshaw has responded to Allan Border's criticism of his decision to leave the field to use the toilet, saying when you've got to go, you've got to go.

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Jon Holland in dark over India Test cricket tour snub

In-form Victorian spinner Jon Holland remains in the dark about missing out on the Australian cricket team's tour of India and believes that will probably stay the case.

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India v Australia Test cricket series: Matthew Wade's India tour 'biggest challenge of his career'

As Matthew Wade prepares to confront his demons on the subcontinent, Australian wicketkeeping great Ian Healy has labelled the series in India as the biggest challenge in the gloveman's career.

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Australia vs India Test cricket series: Mitch Marsh pushing for Test recall

Mitch Marsh could join brother Shaun in earning a Test recall, having also impressed in Australia's only tour game before their four-Test series against India starts in Pune on Thursday.

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Stuart MacGill, Cricket Australia urged to begin mediation by Supreme Court

Cricket Australia and Stuart MacGill have been ordered by the Victorian Supreme Court to attend mediation over the former Test cricketer's $2.6 million injury case.

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India v Australia Test cricket series: Five key issues confronting Australia in India

Five key issues confronting Australia, who are about to embark on mission impossible in India.

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New skipper Joe Root promises England team will play entertaining Test cricket

It was not what Joe Root said that was so impressive when he was enthroned as England's new Test captain on a grey afternoon at Headingley, but the clarity with which he said it.

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Joe Root has the talent and temperament to succeed as England Test cricket captain

A captain needs the respect of his players for the way he has played, how he has reacted to pressure in the past and his attitude to the game. Dealing with pressure and deflecting it away from the players is one of the captain's main roles.

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Joe Root named England Test captain after Alastair Cook resignation

Joe Root said he felt "privileged, humbled and very excited" to be named England Test cricket captain on Monday, replacing Alastair Cook.

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Australia backing new Test cricket league

Australia backing new Test cricket league

Cricket Australia is backing the creation of a new Test league, designed to give fans more engagement with the traditional form of the game.

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Technique key for wicketkeepers in unforgiving India: Brad Haddin

India can be an unforgiving place to play Test cricket, especially if you're a wicketkeeper.

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Joe Root set to replace Alastair Cook as England Test cricket captain

Alastair Cook's resignation as England Test captain puts Joe Root centre stage as by far his most likely successor - but there will be no immediate confirmation of his appointment.

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Shane Warne: 'I've had some really bad hairstyles'

The retired Test cricketer, 47, spoke about his infamous hairstyles during an interview with WSFM's Jonesy & Amanda on Friday morning

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Sam Heazlett learns from NZ legend Brendon McCullum

One of New Zealand's favourite sons has helped fast-track the development of Australia's latest cricket debutant Sam Heazlett.

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I haven't thought about Test cricket since axing: Nic Maddinson

Nic Maddinson says he hasn't thought about playing Test cricket since he was dumped from the Australian team.

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Love of Big Bash League needs to translate to Test cricket, says Shane Watson

Cricket Australia must turn the new generation's passion for T20 into a love of Test cricket, says Shane Watson.

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Alastair Cook's future as England Test cricket captain is put on backburner

Alastair Cook will meet England's director of cricket Andrew Strauss on Friday with his future as Test captain still in the balance. The pair will discuss the recent 4-0 drubbing in India, but no definitive announcement is expected until after the en

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Stuart MacGill accepts AVO conditions sought by girlfriend Julie Singleton

Former Test cricketer Stuart MacGill has accepted the terms of an interim apprehended violence order for his girlfriend, Julie Singleton, without accepting any fault on his behalf.

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Australia v India series 2017: India the proving ground for Australian Test cricket credentials

After a terrific finish to the Test summer beating Pakistan 3-0 the challenge of next month's Indian tour now looms large.

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India v Australia: ABC radio may call Test series

The ABC says it remains hopeful of returning to call Test cricket in India this year after a nine-year hiatus.

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Alastair Cook prepares to stand down as England Test cricket captain as Joe Root looms

Joe Root flies on Wednesday to join the England one-day tour to India with expectation growing that Alastair Cook is about to stand down as Test captain.

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Lynn wants to follow Warner's path into Test cricket

Lynn wants to follow Warner's path into Test cricket

Power-hitter Chris Lynn has become a short-form phenomenon this summer, but he wants to follow a similar tactical approach to David Warner to Test cricket.

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Australia v India Test cricket: Steve Smith tells team to start thinking about India now

Australia captain Steve Smith has told his players to start formulating strategies on how they will conquer India in order to give themselves as much time as possible to mentally and physically adjust to the alien conditions of the subcontinent.

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Warner the SCG diamond, as Younis adds jewels to a glittering career

Warner the SCG diamond, as Younis adds jewels to a glittering career

No one is surprised when David Warner smashes an attack at the SCG - but Pakistan veteran Younis Khan remains the most low-key 34-time centurion in Test cricket.

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