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About Ashes Test Cricket

The Ashes is a popular Test Cricket series held annually between the Australian and the England Cricket teams. The series is popular for the rivalry competition between the two teams and dates back to 1882. The series will be held biannually alternating between Australian and England venues.

The Ashes Series 2009 was won by England.

The Ashes Series 2010 will be held in Australia.

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Galtronics Antennas Enable Improved Mobile Connectivity at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)
Galtronics Corporation Ltd., a Baylin Technologies (TSX: BYL) company, announced today that it played an instrumental role in improving mobile coverage for cricket fans attending matches at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney, Australia.

British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC: Results for the twelve months ended 30 June 2013

MCC's 'elite' member John Fingleton disparages Oz fans ahead of Lord's ODI
John 'Fingers' Fingleton, who is a stalwart of the exclusive Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) for more than 40 years, has disparaged Australian fans ahead of the first one-dayer between England and Australia to be played at Lord's on Friday.

Australia to use ODI series against England to regain Ashes urn
Describing the pain of losing the Ashes to England, senior Australian player Shane Watson has said his team hopes to use the current five match ODI series to regain the coveted urn.

Resurgent Oz pacers will trouble England's top batting line up: Wade
Australia's wicketkeeper Matthew Wade has said his team possesses the bowling firepower to trouble England's in-form batting line up during their five-match one-day series.

Wade eyeing chance to cement Oz first keeper spot in England ODI series
Matthew Wade has the chance to cement his place as Australia's long-term wicketkeeper in the one-day series against England starting on Friday, ahead of the Ashes.

Watson ready to resume verbal battle with Anderson
Australia's vice-captain Shane Watson is ready to resume his verbal battle with England pacer James Anderson in the upcoming one-day series.

Clarke wants Oz players to stay focused on impending ODIs, T20s for now
Australia captain Michael Clarke has urged his players to solely focus on the upcoming one-day series against England and Pakistan, and then on the Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka, rather then keeping next year's Ashes series in mind.

Former Oz opener Katich retires from first class cricket
Former Test opening batsman Simon Katich, who was axed from the Australian team after the 2010-2011 Ashes series defeat due to differences with skipper Michael Clarke, has announced his retirement from first-class cricket.

Headingley, Edgbaston not to host Ashes
The Headingley in Leeds and Edgbaston in Birmingham will not host Ashes Tests matches in 2013, while Durham's Riverside Ground will host an Ashes Test for the first time.

Pietersen must prove commitment to Test cricket following shorter form exit: Vaughan
Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes Kevin Pietersen must prove his commitment for Test cricket to Andrew Strauss and coach Andy Flower.

Clarke dismisses suggestion about depletion of Oz batting stocks
Australia captain Michael Clarke has said his team is in good position for the upcoming tours against England and Pakistan, before South Africa and Sri Lanka arrive in the Australian summer, and dismissed talks that his team's batting stocks were depleted.

England bowling coach Saker rules himself out of Oz coach role
England bowling coach David Saker has ruled himself out of taking on Craig McDermott's role as bowling coach of the Australian cricket team.

Cancer foundation helped me appreciate life, get over tough cricket times: Ponting
Former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting, 37, has revealed that he and his wife Rianna's foundation, which supports charities that care for children with cancer, helped him during the tough times in his career.

Aussies hunt for bowling coach after McDermott's exit leaves Ashes plan in tatters
Cricket Australia's is frantically searching for a new bowling coach as Craig McDermott's unexpected resignation has left a gaping hole in their Ashes preparations.

Clarke has 'quickly and comfortably grown into captaincy': Report
Australian captain Michael Clarke's recent success with his young but talented team against the Indians and the West Indies shows how he is growing as a leader, according to Sydney Morning Herald columnist Richard Hinds.

Oz coach Arthur backs Ponting to play in 2013 Ashes series
Australian coach Mickey Arthur has endorsed former skipper Ricky Ponting's bid to play in the 2013 Ashes series in England.

Bopara set to bat at No. 6 spot for England during upcoming Windies series
Essex batsman Ravi Bopara is expected to bat at the No. 6 position for England in the first Test match against the West Indies, starting on May 17.

Oz coach Arthur says 'under fire' Ponting is a 'big part of this team'
Australian cricket coach Mickey Arthur cannot understand why questions are being raised over veteran batsman Ricky Ponting's international future.

Inexperienced Starc in contention to play against Windies in Dominica
Inexperienced pacer Mitchell Starc can get a chance to play against the West Indies in the third Test due to injuries to fast bowlers Peter Siddle and James Pattinson.

ESPN STAR Sports renews multi-year broadcast partnership with ECB
ESPN STAR Sports (ESS), Asia's No. 1 sports content provider, and The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced today a new seven year contract for the exclusive multi-platform rights to broadcast its domestic and home international matches.

ESPN STAR Sports Renews Multi-Year Broadcast Partnership with The England and Wales Cricket Board
ESPN STAR Sports (ESS), Asia’s No. 1 sports content provider, and The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced today a new seven year contract for the exclusive multi-platform rights to broadcast its domestic and home international matches

England cannot afford complacency to remain No. 1 Test side: Flower
England cricket coach Andy Flower has reckoned that his team cannot afford complacency in 2012 if it is to remain the No.1 Test side.

England skipper Strauss eyeing two more Ashes victories
England skipper Andrew Strauss is aiming to win two more Ashes series against Australia.

Out-of-form Ponting's place in Oz squad for India Test series in doubt
Australian batsman Ricky Ponting might be forced to retire if Shane Watson and Shaun Marsh are both fit to play the Boxing Day Test against India.

Panesar vows to relaunch career in Pakistan Test series
England off-spinner Monty Panesar has vowed to relaunch his career in the upcoming Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

'Invincibles' legend Sam Loxton dies at 90
Cricket great Sam Loxton, a member of Australia's 1948 Invincibles team, has died at the age of 90.

Damien Wright to help New Zealand plot Australia's downfall in Test series
Australian batsmen could be undermined by a countryman for the second successive summer, with New Zealand gaining access to information on England's successful Ashes campaign through its new bowling coach Damien Wright, a recently-retired Australian state cricketer.

Coach Arthur urges fans to be patient before assessing Oz cricket rebuilding
Australia's newly- appointed cricket head coach Mickey Arthur has said fans should assess his rebuilding efforts only after four years.

'Fast bowlers should love Gabba pitch for Australia-New Zealand Test'
The Brisbane Cricket Ground's head groundsman has promised an unusually juicy pitch for the opening Test between Australia and New Zealand, which starts on Thursday.

Khawaja approached by CLEO magazine for bachelor of the year competition
Australian batsman Usman Khawaja has been approached by CLEO magazine to participate in their bachelor of the year competition next year.

Johnson running out of last chances in Tests: Clarke
Australia captain Michael Clarke has said that Mitchell Johnson is running out of last chances, as the left armer is all set to get a reprieve in the second Test in Johannesburg.

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