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No BD tour without new pay: Steve Smith

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MNA Sports Desk: Australia captain Steve Smith said he was upbeat that a bitter pay war between players and management could be nearly over — but warned the team wouldn’t go ahead with this month’s tour of Bangladesh until a new deal is signed. Some 230 Australian cricketers have been unemployed since the end of June when their contracts expired, in a row that has rattled the game and left their relationship with the governing body badly strained. But after months of bad-tempered negotiations over a new pay deal — and a player boycott of an Australia A tour to ...

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Australia’s tour still pending on pay dispute


MNA Sports Desk: Australia Test tour to Bangladesh is still pending on as the week-long negotiation meeting to solve the pay dispute between the Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) has been going on at a snail’s pace starting on Friday last. The talks between the two parties, led by CA chief executives James Sutherland (CA) and ACA chief executive Alistair Nicholson, resumed in Melbourne on Wednesday to avoid major dislocation to the game, both in terms of commercial deals with sponsors and broadcasters, and also the Bangladesh tour in August, reported ESPN Cricinfo. Steve Smith-led Australia ...

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Champions Trophy: Tigers into semis as England beat Australia

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh reached into Champions Trophy semi-finals as England beat Australia at Edgbaston on Saturday. Ben Stokes hit a career-best 102 not out and captain Eoin Morgan 87 as England knocked Australia out of the Champions Trophy with a 40-run win over their arch-rivals. England collapsed to 35 for three chasing 278 for victory before left-handers Morgan and Stokes changed the course of the game with a fourth-wicket partnership of 159. Stokes’s third one-day international century was his highest score at this level after the all-rounder had twice made 101. Brief scores: Australia 277-9, 50 overs (T Head ...

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Rain spoiled Bangladesh-Australia match

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MNA Sports Desk: Rain spoiled another Champions Trophy match on Monday as the game between Bangladesh and Australia was washed out, much to the dismay of the Aussie fans. Australia looked set to clinch an easy win, making 83 for 1 at the end of 16 overs in their chase of 183, but rain did not let that happen. It meant both of Australia’s games in the tournament so far have been abandoned due to rain, they getting a point against New Zealand from a disadvantageous position and then this share of spoils with Bangladesh. If they win the game ...

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Champions Trophy: Bangladesh to face Australia today

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh will face Australia in their 2nd match of the 8th ICC Champions Trophy at Kennington Oval in London today. The day-night Group A match will begin at 6:30 pm (Bangladesh time). The game is a must-win battle for Bangladesh to escape the early elimination from the race while Australia will also find itself into danger if it loses the match. In their previous 19 ODI encounters, Bangladesh could manage only one win against Australia which was by 5 wickets at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff in June 6, 2005. Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur ...

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Are we safe in England – specially Australia?


MNA Editorial Desk: It would not be wrong if we say that, England is now a prime target for terrorists as recently the country has witnessed several bloody terrorist attacks. Though we are concerned about the recent terrorist attacks in London, we will focus more on comparing the statement of Australian Cricket Board about security concerns in London while it was again rocked by terror on Saturday with fatal attacks on London Bridge and nearby Borough Market. This latest attack on London is the third terrorist incident in England since March. On March 22, 2017 a police officer was fatally ...

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Champions Trophy: Rain forces no result in Australia-New Zealand match


MNA Sports Desk: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson made exactly 100 before rain saw his side’s Champions Trophy opener against Australia at Edgbaston on Friday end in a no-result washout. This was an identical outcome to when the teams met at the Birmingham ground in the last edition four years ago. Australia, who were left needing a revised target of 235 to win in 33 overs, were 53 for three off nine when the players left the field for the final time Both teams received a point apiece for the no result from what was their opening match of the ...

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4 climbers die near top of Mount Everest


MNA International Desk: Four climbers have died on Mt. Everest in a busy and tragic weekend on the world’s highest mountain, officials and expedition organizers said Monday. Sherpa rescuers spotted a body of Indian climber Ravi Kumar, but it was impossible to retrieve the body, said Thupden Sherpa of Arun Treks and Expedition. It appeared that Kumar had fallen some 200 meters (650 feet) below the route, he said. Climbers from the United States, Slovakia and Australia also died on the mountain over the weekend. Kumar fell sick on his way down from the summit on Saturday and did not ...

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Australia to play two tests in August: BCB chief


MNA Sports Desk: Australia cricket team will visit Bangladesh in August to play the pre-scheduled two-match Test series, which was postponed on October 2015 due to security concerns, said Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chairman Nazmul Hasan Papon on Friday. The BCB chief came up with the announcement while talking to journalists after returning from ICC meeting in Dubai. BCB President said, “Cricket Australia (CA) chairman David Peever confirmed me that they are going to send the team to Bangladesh in August as per the schedule for the two-match Test series.” Australia have not played in Bangladesh since Ricky Ponting’s team ...

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Woman burnt as headphones caught fire on flight


MNA Science & Tech Desk: A woman suffered burns to her face and hands after her headphones caught fire during a flight to Australia. The passenger was listening to music on her own battery-operated headphones as she dozed on the flight from Beijing to Melbourne on February 19 when there was a loud explosion. Flight attendants rushed to help and poured a bucket of water on the headphones, but the battery and its cover were both melted and stuck to the floor. The transport safety bureau, which did not identify which airline was involved, assessed that the lithium-ion batteries in ...

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Aaron Finch to captain Australian in T20s against SL


MNA Sports Desk: Opening batsman Aaron Finch will lead the Australian Twenty20 team in the upcoming series against Sri Lanka with captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner resting ahead of the tour of India. Finch, who was stand-in captain in Monday’s one-day international against New Zealand, will take the helm for three matches in February, Cricket Australia announced Tuesday. “It’s very exciting to be back and leading the side in Steve’s absence,” said Finch, who has captained the national Twenty20 side on six previous occasions. “It’s been a rollercoaster from being captain leading up to the ICC World Twenty20 ...

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Australia loses despite heroic batting of Marcus Stoinis

Marcus Stoinis

MNA Sports Desk: Australia has fallen agonizingly short of victory in the one-day international series opener against New Zealand despite a spectacular century by Marcus Stoinis. Set just 287 runs to win at the relatively small Eden Park, the tourists crumbled to 6-67 inside 19 overs, but all-rounder Stoinis (146 not out) steadied the ship brilliantly. Having already taken three wickets in his second ODI, he reached three figures off 96 balls and continued pummelling the Black Caps to all parts until number 11 Josh Hazlewood was run out for 0 at the non-striker’s end with Australia on 280. He ...

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Australia plans to tax all online transactions

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MNA Business Desk: The Australian government plans to tax all online transactions, treasurer Scott Morrison said on Wednesday, as part of a so-called ‘tax strike’ on the rapidly-growing digital economy. Presently, the government is unable to tax all of Australia’s approximately $7.37 billion annual online transactions, news agency reported. However, Morrison said on Wednesday that as Australia moves towards a modern, cashless economy, the government must keep up to ensure the tax system remains “modern”. He said after imposing the “Google” and “Netflix” taxes, which ensure multinational corporations and online services were properly taxed for all sales in Australia. “You’ve ...

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South Africa chase down Australia’s 371 to win ODI series

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MNA Sports Desk: Australia has someway forced to lose the third one-day international against South Africa despite posting the fourth-highest total in its limited overs history. Lifted by hundreds from David Warner and skipper Steve Smith, Australia posted an imposing 6-371 at Kingsmead — at the time the highest ODI score in Durban. However an excellent victorious 118 by South Africa’s David Miller guided the Proteas to the victory target with four balls remaining and four wickets in hand. The victory means South Africa takes an unquestionable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. Warner’s 117 and Smith’s 108 appeared to ...

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$154 million upgrades for Sydney Opera House


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Australia announced strategies for the largest upgrades to the Sydney Opera House since its opening in 1973, with more than $154 million reserved to update the UNESCO world heritage-listed site. It draws more than 8 million visitors a year, bringing A$775 million into the coffers of the state of New South Wales, Deloitte Access Economics said in 2013, but gets low scores from critics and musicians for its acoustics. The upgrades, which kick off next year and wrap up in 2020, will emphasis on enlightening the acoustics and applicability, and convert unused offices into a ...

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Three dead in fierce Australian east coast storm


MNA International Desk: Fierce wild weather shattered in Australian east coast and beat up giant waves over storm on Sydney beaches and has left at least three people dead and others missing, police said on Monday. Vicious storms crushed the coast over the weekend, instigating flooding in New South Wales while huge seas, with waves up to 12 meters (40 feet), produced unadorned coastal erosion, in one instance sweeping away the in-ground swimming pool of a beach side home. “This storm, which was so ferocious, has taken life from us,” New South Wales premier Mike Baird said. “Up and down ...

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