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Afghanistan Test to be Ashes warm-up for stars with Perth to host series finale

Afghanistan Test to be Ashes warm-up for stars with Perth to host series finale

The match against Test minnows Afghanistan will provide much-needed red-ball practice for Test stars Pat Cummins, Steve Smith and David Warner leading into Australia’s defence of the urn.

  • by Andrew Wu and Daniel Cherny

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Undercover police operative helped nab Stuart MacGill’s alleged kidnappers

Undercover police operative helped nab Stuart MacGill’s alleged kidnappers

An undercover police operative was used to investigate the brother of Stuart MacGill’s girlfriend after the former cricketer reported the incident to police.

  • by Fergus Hunter
National cricketers in line for vaccinations as Hussey tests negative

National cricketers in line for vaccinations as Hussey tests negative

On the back of Australia’s Olympians beginning their vaccination program ion Monday, National Cabinet ruled other sportsmen and women can now join the queue.

  • by Malcolm Conn
Hussey to be airlifted to Chennai as players begin long journey home

Hussey to be airlifted to Chennai as players begin long journey home

Michael Hussey’s IPL franchise want their batting coach to be closer to the team’s base so they can provide him with better medical care in his recovery from COVID-19.

  • by Andrew Wu
‘Stuart is safe’: MacGill’s partner still fearful following alleged kidnapping
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‘Stuart is safe’: MacGill’s partner still fearful following alleged kidnapping

On Wednesday, news broke that the 50-year-old spin bowler had been allegedly kidnapped from outside his home on Sydney’s lower north shore by four men including the brother of his partner.

  • by Laura Chung and Fergus Hunter
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The curious incident of Stuart MacGill’s alleged kidnapping

The curious incident of Stuart MacGill’s alleged kidnapping

Today on Please Explain, Nathanael Cooper joins crime reporter Fergus Hunter to find out more about a bizarre series of events.

  • by Nathanael Cooper
‘Not involved in any other backstory’: Police say MacGill did not owe alleged kidnappers a debt

‘Not involved in any other backstory’: Police say MacGill did not owe alleged kidnappers a debt

How the 50-year-old former international cricketer came to be a kidnapping victim, taken from outside his home on Sydney’s lower north shore, allegedly by four men including the brother of his girlfriend, has left those who know him stunned.

  • by Andrew Wu, Fergus Hunter and Laura Chung
‘I am OK’: COVID-positive Hussey to remain in India as exit confirmed for other Australians

‘I am OK’: COVID-positive Hussey to remain in India as exit confirmed for other Australians

Though the cricket great’s symptoms were mild on Wednesday, there is anxiety among cricket figures that his condition could deteriorate in a country where the medical system has been swamped.

  • by Malcolm Conn and Andrew Wu
Former Australian cricketer Stuart MacGill allegedly kidnapped and threatened at gunpoint
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Former Australian cricketer Stuart MacGill allegedly kidnapped and threatened at gunpoint

The brother of Stuart MacGill’s partner has been arrested and charged over his alleged involvement in the Australian cricketer’s abduction on Sydney’s lower north shore last month.

  • by Fergus Hunter and Laura Chung
Postponement of IPL leaves Australian players stranded in India
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Postponement of IPL leaves Australian players stranded in India

The sensational development came after a member of David Warner’s team, Sunrisers Hyderabad, became the latest player to test positive to coronavirus.

  • by Andrew Wu and Malcolm Conn