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New Zealand close to naming new coach

New Zealand Cricket has scheduled a meeting on Friday to discuss appointing a successor to Andy Moles, who resigned as national coach last October

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The Ashes 2009

CA looks to clear air over Hughes catch

The dispute over Andrew Strauss's catch of Phillip Hughes at Lord's reached the top levels of Cricket Australia, with the chief executive James Sutherland calling the ICC for further information on the decision

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Punishments handed out for farcical final

World Cup officials banned by ICC

The International Cricket Council has delivered a humiliating punishment on the five match officials whose combined errors caused the World Cup final in Barbados to be completed amid farcical scenes of near-darkness

Officials involved in final won't be sacked

Speed apologises for light chaos

At the precise moment Malcolm Speed, the ICC chief executive, was saying sorry for the bizarre ending of the World Cup final the ICC hoarding behind him came unstuck from the wall, and almost hit his head

Australia v Sri Lanka, World Cup final, Barbados

Pure ignorance of the rule-book

Somehow a team of four of the most experienced officials in the game, plus a former Test captain in Jeff Crowe, managed to grab hold of the most luminous event in the world cricket calendar, and fumble so hopelessly that they ended up fusing the entire bu


Australia v Sri Lanka, World Cup final, Barbados

Crowe takes blame for light chaos

The match referee Jeff Crowe took the blame for the farcical finish to the World Cup final

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Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 4th day

Lee fined for over-appealing

A "confused" Brett Lee has been fined 25% of his match fee for over-appealing when he was convinced Steve Bucknor had given Kevin Pietersen out caught behind

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VB Series, 2005-06

Gilchrist fined for dissent

Adam Gilchrist, who will captain Australia against Sri Lanka on Thursday, has been fined 40% of his match fee after pleading guilty to dissent

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Koertzen, Hair, Taufel and Harper to officate in Pakistan

ICC announces umpires for various series

The ICC today announced the Elite Panel and International Panel match referee and umpire appointments for Tests and ODIs up to late March 2006