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Chief selector Trevor Hohns, the last link to Australia’s dominant era, retires

Chief selector Trevor Hohns, the last link to Australia’s dominant era, retires

Trevor Hohns, whose time in charge of selection adds up to a combined 16 years, quietly managed successful transitions of several generations of international cricketers.

  • by Daniel Brettig

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Ashes threats by England are condescending and ungrateful
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Ashes threats by England are condescending and ungrateful

Michael Vaughan’s continuing tirade about cancelling the Ashes if families can’t tour shows the former England captain has a short memory.

  • by Malcolm Conn
Delay the Ashes or change rules to avoid farcical tour

Delay the Ashes or change rules to avoid farcical tour

If families of the England players are not allowed to enter Australia then the England and Wales Cricket Board must stand firm and say series is off.

  • by Michael Vaughan
Langer hopes Australia’s one-day win not a T20 mirage

Langer hopes Australia’s one-day win not a T20 mirage

Australia’s success in the one-day series against the West Indies can’t hide their T20 failings as the World Cup approaches.

  • by Malcolm Conn
Starc wary of fatigue amid fears of England Ashes withdrawals

Starc wary of fatigue amid fears of England Ashes withdrawals

The England squad will discuss the COVID situation in Australia with their board this week amid fears that some players could withdraw from this summer’s Ashes tour if they can’t be joined by their families.

  • by Daniel Brettig and Nick Hoult
Low and slow: Australian spin trio get cooking, Windies slam pitch

Low and slow: Australian spin trio get cooking, Windies slam pitch

Not for the first time, an Australian team overseas found its most balanced XI on slow, spinning surfaces at the very end of the trip.

  • by Daniel Brettig
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Cricket Australia eyes Euros-style vaccine passport for Ashes summer

Cricket Australia eyes Euros-style vaccine passport for Ashes summer

Cricket Australia boss Nick Hockley is hopeful players won’t have to submit to tight lockdown bubbles this summer, and has been encouraged to see fans getting back to events in the UK.

  • by Daniel Brettig
Double blow for Australia: Finch heads home after loss to West Indies

Double blow for Australia: Finch heads home after loss to West Indies

Australia squandered a lower-order revival on a dry Barbados surface to allow the West Indies to level the ODI series with a five-wicket victory.

  • by Daniel Brettig
No new positive cases in West Indies, relief after ODI series cleared to finish

No new positive cases in West Indies, relief after ODI series cleared to finish

It was possible that both the West Indies series and the subsequent tour of Bangladesh may have been called off due to isolation requirements for either positive cases or close contacts.

  • by Daniel Brettig
West Indies, Bangladesh tours in doubt after positive COVID-19 test

West Indies, Bangladesh tours in doubt after positive COVID-19 test

The second one-dayer against the West Indies was postponed minutes before it was due to start placing Australia’s tours of the Caribbean and Bangladesh in fresh doubt.

  • by Malcolm Conn and Daniel Brettig
‘Every ball is an event’: Hazlewood happy juggling as T20 World Cup, Ashes loom

‘Every ball is an event’: Hazlewood happy juggling as T20 World Cup, Ashes loom

Josh Hazlewood believes he is capable of putting in another dominant Ashes performance with minimal Sheffield Shield preparation.

  • by Daniel Brettig