Perth Scorchers player Laurie Evans returns positive dope test; cricketer 'shocked'
Evans, who has played 225 T20s scoring over 5,000 runs in the format, has denied any wrongdoing. "I was shocked to be told that an anti-doping sample I provided in August 2022 tested positive for trace amounts of a banned substance," Evans said through the Professional Cricketers' Association (PCA), reports sen.com.au.
Alyssa Healy to lead in five-match T20I series against India next mon
The teams will play two matches at the DY Patil Stadium followed up by three at Brabourne Stadium. Young Phoebe Litchfield and former Ireland international Kim Garth have also secured a place on the tour of India, with all-rounder Heather Graham earning another call-up. McGrath stands in as vice-captain after the retirement of Rachael Haynes in the 15-member squad.
Cummins meets Adam Gilchrist to 'heal the rift' between current and former players: Report
Langer, who was coach of the Australian side from 2018 till the time the home team won the Ashes 4-0 in early 2022, reportedly did not enjoy a great rapport with senior players resulting in things reaching a crisis stage on a couple of occasions. Cricket Australia then offered the former opening batter a six-month contract extension till the T20 World Cup, which he rejected and decided to step down ahead of the crucial away Test series against Pakistan.
We don't fight hard enough when the chips are down: Ian Healy on Australia's performance
The 58-year-old great said it's time for Australian cricketers to improve their public image and engage with the masses. Crowds were negligible for Australia's matches during the ICC T20 World Cup at home and the trend continued during the home team's big win against England in the opening One-day International at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday, which raked in only 15,000-odd spectators.
CLOSE-IN: T20 World Cup 2022 was a 'Comedy of Errors'
One should have got a clue about the roller-coaster ride that one was to experience from the very first match of the tournament, when Sri Lanka, the T20 Asian champions lost to Namibia. The next to tumble was West Indies, known for their T20 skills, against Scotland first and Ireland, thereafter. Sri Lanka managed to salvage their defeat by qualifying for the Super 12. However, the calypso-singing West Indian side had to exit in shame.