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Cricket Australia earns $ 18.2 million profit in 2018-19

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By Neeraj Nanda

MELBOURNE, October 31: Delivering its financial results for the full year ending 30 June 2019, Cricket Australia (CA) today announced a strong result in line with budgetary expectations and CA’s five-year strategy:

- The 2018-19 financial year resulted in an operating surplus of $18.2 million, more than double the operating surplus of the year prior ($8.3 million).

- At 30 June 2019, 705 international and domestic sanctioned matches were played over 255 days of cricket here and abroad.

- More than 2.166m people attended international cricket, BBL and WBBL across the 2018-19 season, making it the highest ever attended cricket season in a non-Ashes year.

- The first women’s international match of the season was the most-watched women’s cricket match in Australia, with a peak audience of 1.3 million (average audience 609k).

Cricket Australia Chair, Earl Eddings, said, “In my first year as Chair I have been humbled by the commitment, passion, and resilience of the thousands of people who work across Australian Cricket. There is no doubt the past 12 months have seen some critical milestones for our organization and the sport.

“While we will never forget the lessons of the past we want to reassure the Australian cricket community that we have listened, and we – from the players to the administration – are genuinely committed to earning back the trust of cricket fans across the country, he said.

Cricket Australia Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Roberts said, “With a focus on rebuilding trust and improving performance on and off the field, we are pleased to announce another year of strong financial performance.”

“Increasing funding for States and Territories over the next four years, from $350 million to $450 million, Australian Cricket has attributed a significant portion of this uplift to community cricket infrastructure and development. This includes 58 new community roles to support cricket in local communities, he said.

There are valuable lessons to take into next match against Pakistan: Aaron Finch (Hear audio report)

By SAT News Desk

MELBOURNE, 9 June: Australian has lost their first match of the World Cup after going down to India by 36 runs at The Oval.

A century to Shikhar Dhawan (117) and 82 to Virat Kohli helped India to 5/352 off their fifty overs, a total which proved enough to hold off Australia.

Steve Smith (69), David Warner (56) and Alex Carey (55 not-out) did their best to chase down the total but three wickets each to Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah ended Australia’s innings on 316. Full Scorecard:

https://live.cricket.com.au/match/2181/43657/india-men-vs-australia-men-icc-mens-odi-world-cup-2019/scorecard

Speaking after the match Captain, Aaron Finch, said there are valuable lessons to take into Australia’s next match against Pakistan.

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Australia play Pakistan at the County Ground Taunton on Wednesday.

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Australian Men’s World Cup Squad:
Aaron Finch (c) (Victoria)
Usman Khawaja (Queensland)
David Warner (New South Wales)
Steve Smith (New South Wales)
Shaun Marsh (Western Australia)
Glenn Maxwell (Victoria)
Marcus Stoinis (Western Australia)
Alex Carey (vc) (South Australia)
Pat Cummins (vc) (New South Wales)
Mitchell Starc (New South Wales)
Kane Richardson (South Australia)
Nathan Coulter-Nile (Western Australia)
Jason Behrendorff (Western Australia)
Nathan Lyon (New South Wales)
Adam Zampa (South Australia)

Australia’s World Cup Fixture:
Match 1 – June 1
Afghanistan v Australia
Bristol Country Ground, Bristol
1:30pm (Local Time)

Match 2 – June 6
Australia v West Indies
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
10:30am (Local Time)

Match 3 – June 9
India v Australia
The Oval, London
10:30am (Local Time)

Match 4 – June 12
Australia v Pakistan
County Ground Taunton, Taunton
10:30am (Local Time)

Match 5 – June 15
Sri Lanka v Australia
The Oval, London
10:30am (Local Time)

Match 6 – June 20
Australia v Bangladesh
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
10:30am (Local Time)

Match 7 – June 25
England v Australia
Lord’s, London
10:30am (Local Time)

Match 8 – June 29
New Zealand v Australia
Lord’s, London
1:30pm (Local Time)

Match 9 – July 6
Australia v South Africa
Old Trafford, Manchester
1:30pm (Local Time)

Semi Finals – July 9 and 11

World Cup Final – July 14

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Upgraded Gabba Set For 2021 Ashes Test

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MELBOURNE, 1 June: A $35 million upgrade for the Brisbane Cricket Ground has been backed by confirmation that the First Test of the 2021 Ashes series will be held at the Gabba.

Cricket Australia and Queensland Cricket today welcomed the Queensland Government’s announcement that this month’s State Budget would include funding to upgrade public, corporate and media facilities in the stadium.

Included in the upgrade will be improvements to enhance the experiences of fans attending cricket matches at the venue, with these set to be implemented in time for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Australia 2020.

Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts confirmed the first Test of the 2021 Ashes series would be held at the upgraded Gabba.

“Nothing excites Australian cricket fans like an Ashes series on home soil and the upgrades to the Gabba will ensure that in hosting the first test of the Ashes series in 2021-22, fans in Queensland will get the first opportunity to enjoy world-class cricket while experiencing the upgraded facilities,’’ he said.

“We thank the Queensland Government, led by Premier Palaszczuk and Minister de Brenni, for its support and ongoing collaboration to deliver these important improvements ensuring that Cricket continues to unite and inspire Queensland communities,’’ he said.

Queensland Cricket Chief Executive Officer Max Walters welcomed today’s announcement.

“The Gabba receiving stage one upgrades is fantastic news for Queensland Cricket and all cricket fans across the State,” he said.

“Our recent discussions with the State Government on the future of the ground have been extremely positive, and we thank Minister de Brenni for sharing in our vision of ensuring the Gabba remains one of Australia’s premier stadiums.

Walters said confirmation the Gabba would host the first Test of the 2021 Ashes series delivered certainty for fans and would heighten cricket’s appeal as well as deliver an economic boost.

“Australian Cricket has worked closely with the Queensland Government to advance the redevelopment of the Gabba, which will not only foster cricket’s growth in Queensland but also deliver a range of economic benefits to the state,’’ he said.

“There is intrinsic value in the first Test of the season and studies have shown that past Ashes encounters have injected significant uplift to the local economy to the tune of $36 million,’’ he said.

The post-event study completed by consultancy firm IER Pty Ltd has found the 2017-18 Ashes Summer of Cricket generated $36.5m in spending to Queensland’s economy, $34.3m of which was achieved from November’s opening Ashes Test of the series at the Gabba.

130,665 fans witnessed Australia record a resounding victory over England at the Gabba across four days of the Test, the first three of which were sold out, while 29,683 fans watched the two countries play a One-Day International in January.
The study showed that the 2017-18 Ashes Summer of Cricket brought in 22,727 visitors to Queensland, accounting for a total of 82,010 visitor nights, 29,928 of which were from overseas guests.

The Gabba will host the opening Domain Test of this summer against Pakistan from 21 November, with points in the forthcoming ICC Test Championship up for grabs for the first time on Australian soil.

Australia’s record at the Gabba currently sits at 30 Tests unbeaten since 1988, the longest active streak in world cricket.

Source: Cricket Australia.

Usman Khawaja century seals Australia’s series victory over India in Delhi

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By SAT Sports Desk

DELHI, 14 March: It’s the first time an Australian side has come from 2-0 down in an ODI series and won, it also sealed Australia’s first ODI series win in India in a decade.

Usman Khawaja’s (100) second century of the series helped secure Australia victory, it also earned him player of the series after he amassed 383 runs from his five innings.

Khawaja’s ton, a half century to Peter Handscmb (52) and a late blast from Jhye Richardson (29) helped Australia set India 273 for victory.

An all round contribution from Australia’s bowling attack saw India dismissed for 237. Adam Zampa was the pick of the bowlers, finishing with figures of 3/46. Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson, and Marcus Stoinis claimed two wickets each.

The ODI series win caps off a successful Qantas Tour of India, with Australia also securing the T20I series over India 2-0.

Australia to play five ODI’s against Pakistan in Sharjah

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By SAT News Desk

MELBOURNE, 8 March: The Australian Men’s team will play five ODI matches against Pakistan starting in Sharjah on March 22. The National Selection Panel has announced an unchanged ODI squad of fifteen for the upcoming Qantas Tour of the UAE.

Chairman of the National Selection Panel, Trevor Hohns, said:

“The National Selection Panel has named an unchanged squad for the upcoming tour against Pakistan in the UAE.

“The squad has started this tour well against a very good Indian side, they won the T20I Series and have pushed the hosts in the opening two matches of the ODI series in challenging sub-continent conditions.

“The squad is making pleasing progress ahead of the World Cup, and with three matches remaining in India and the five match series against Pakistan to come, we believe they will benefit further from the continuity of playing together.

“Despite returning to Australia last week, Kane Richardson has been included in the squad as we monitor his recovery from the left side strain injury. We are hopeful he will recover in time for the Pakistan series.

“Unfortunately, Mitchell Starc’s recovery from his left pectoral muscle strain has been set back by a slight recurrence as he commenced bowling. This has ruled him out of the Pakistan Series and while frustrating for all involved, our focus is to have Mitch ready for the World Cup.”

Hohns also clarified the rationale behind Steve Smith and David Warner’s non-selection for the final two matches of the Pakistan Series.

“After consultation with members of the National Selection Panel, Greg Chappell and Head Coach Justin Langer, Interim EGM Team Performance Belinda Clark, CA Medical Team and both players, it has been agreed Steve Smith and David Warner will not be available for selection for the final two matches of the series against Pakistan.”

“While their bans will be finished on March 28, Steve and David have been working through rehabilitation from elbow surgery and it has been agreed the best pathway for them to return to play is in the Indian Premier League, a strong competition which features some of the world’s best players.

“David will play with Sunrisers Hyderabad and Steve with Rajastan Royals. Cricket Australia will continue to liaise with both Steve, David and their IPL clubs to monitor progress as we build towards the ICC World Cup and the Ashes.”

Qantas Tour of the UAE Schedule:

First ODI – March 22
Pakistan v Australia
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
3:00pm Local Time

Second ODI – March 24
Pakistan v Australia
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
3:00pm Local Time

Third ODI – March 27
Pakistan v Australia
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
3:00pm Local Time

Fourth ODI – March 29
Pakistan v Australia
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
3:00pm Local Time

Fifth ODI – March 31
Pakistan v Australia
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
3:00pm Local Time

Source: Cricket Australia media release.