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Inclusion in Oz selection panel will 'make me more accountable', says Clarke
Australian captain Michael Clarke, who will be a part of Cricket Australia (CA)'s new five-man selection panel, has said he is looking forward to taking on the responsibility of choosing the team as well as leading it on the field. ANI

Nielsen believes 'Argus Review' will help improve Australian cricket
Australian cricket coach Tim Nielsen has said that he is fully behind the sweeping reforms to the game announced by Cricket Australia (CA) through the much awaited Argus Review. ANI

Donald backs South Africa to snatch England's World No.1 Test crown
South Africa's fast bowling coach Allan Donald insists his team can snatch England's World No.1 Test crown next year. ANI

Bhupathi-Paes through to Cincinnati Open quarterfinals
The Indian Express of tennis, Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes, are through to the quarterfinals of the men's doubles of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati. ANI

Ecclestone has high hopes for Formula One rivalling cricket in India
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone believes the sport will one day come close to rivalling cricket in India. ANI

Injured Chelsea goalie Petr Cech facing month on sidelines
Chelsea has confirmed that goalkeeper Petr Cech could be ruled out for up to a month after being injured in training. ANI

Wenger left confused by UEFA rules regarding touchline bans
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has called on UEFA to clarify their rules regarding touchline bans after finding himself at the centre of a controversy. ANI

Sweeping changes in Australian cricket, a welcome relief for fans
Though it took eight long months after the Ashes embarrassment for the Argus review to finally hand down its verdict on what corrective action needed to be taken to improve Australia's cricketing fortunes, the fans would be a very satisfied lot with the sweeping changes made to management, coaching and selection. ANI

Moores calls Pakistan's Junaid "very skilful" bowler who understands cricket
Former England and current Lancashire coach Peter Moores has praised Pakistani pacer Junaid Khan as a "very skilful" bowler and a "very natural cricketer" who understands the game. ANI

Accoutability has returned to Australian cricket, says ex-player Julian
A major outcome of Cricket Australia's Argus Review is that there will be more accountability in Australian cricket. ANI

Oz selection committee chairman Hilditch sacked, coach Nielsen asked to reapply for post
Cricket Australia chairman Jack Clarke on Friday confirmed that Andrew Hilditch's controversial tenure as the chairman of selectors is over and that Tim Nielsen must reapply for the Australian coaching role. ANI

Redknapp hopes Diarra will be in his squad against Man U
Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp hopes to sign Real Madrid's Lassana Diarra ahead of the game against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Monday. ANI

Argus review to halt slide of domestic cricket in Australia
The Cricket Australia commissioned review of the sport is expected to highlight failures in development and the drop in standard of the Sheffield Shield when it is released this afternoon. ANI

Ferdinand set for amazing Man U return after hamstring injury recovery
Ace defender Rio Ferdinand is all set to make an amazing return for Manchester United against Tottenham on Monday night. ANI

England on top due to consistency, says Graham Gooch
After rain washed away the afternoon session of the first day of the India-England fourth Test at the Oval, England's batting coach Graham Gooch gave credit to team's consistent performance for their number one ranking. ANI

Rain interrupts opening day of India, England Test match
The Indian cricket team, which looked to get England out as soon as possible on the opening day of the fourth and final Test match at Oval cricket Ground here on Thursday, was denied the opportunity after lunch because of rain. ANI

Oz players ban Chappell from dressing room
Australia's cricketers relationship with national talent manager and full time selector Greg Chappell has broken down to such an extent that he has been from their dressing room, especially when the team goes out to bat. ANI

Oz selectors, grassroots will targeted in Argus review shake-up
Former BHP Billiton chairman Don Argus is expected to recommend sweeping changes to Australian cricket, including a restructure of the selection panel, a more streamlined contract system and stronger support for grassroots cricket. ANI

Early success key for Australia in fourth ODI against Lanka: Nielsen
Australia cricket team coach Tim Nielsen believes his bowlers must make early inroads into the Sri Lanka batting line up get back to its winning ways when the fourth one-day international against Sri Lanka is played on Saturday. ANI

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