Katich thinks Warner is a leader

Simon Katich has joined the growing chorus extolling David Warner’s leadership virtues, which will be on display again when the batting dynamo fills the role of Australia’s de facto Twenty20 captain. Warner was at ANZ Stadium to promote the Twenty20 international against India on February 1, the first cricket international at the former Olympic stadium. … [Read the full story]

Big Bash League is going to get bigger

Gold Coast, Canberra, Newcastle and Geelong are all in the running to have a Big Bash League team as soon as next summer as the reinvigorated KFC T20 competition continues to explode. With ratings and crowds surging ahead of expectations, Cricket Australia has already started looking at further expansion years ahead of its original timetable. … [Read the full story]

Warne set to come out of retirement

Shane Warne is reportedly set to come out of retirement to play Twenty20 cricket in Australia’s Big Bash League. The leg-spinner, 42, will sign for the Melbourne Stars franchise next week, according to media reports. His glittering career ended at the Indian Premier League (IPL) in May. “We understand through Shane Warne’s management that he … [Read the full story]