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Cricket Australia (CA) has said that it hopes for changes in the Citizenship Act by next month that will allow leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed to play his first Ashes Test in England. The Pakistan-born spinner will have to wait for applying for a passport until any legislation change takes place in the four sitting weeks of parliamentary session before the election and the cricket series begins, ...
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Cricket Australia (CA) has announced that the country's top female cricketers will now earn up to 80,000 dollars within a year. The women team has won Women's World Cup and the T20 trophy, prompting CA to consider female cricket as professional, News.com.au reports. CA chief executive James Sutherland compared the women's cricket team to the men's cricket club, saying that the association ...
Australian opener David Warner is expected to plead guilty before a Cricket Australia (CA) hearing via teleconference from India with regard to a series of hostile tweets that he directed at News Limited journalists Robert Craddock and Malcolm Conn while playing for the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Warner could face sanctions ranging from a fine, suspension, reprimand or ...
It will be a do-or-die match for Indian women's football team when they face Chinese Taipei in their next group D match of the AFC Women's Asian Cup (qualifiers) here Wednesday. The Indian team despite giving a good account of themselves against Myanmar in their opening game of the have their backs to wall after a 0-2 reversal. Against Chinese Taipei, who pumped in six goals against hosts ...
Australia's opening batsman David Warner was Wednesday found guilty of breaching the Cricket Australia (CA) Code of Behaviour and was fined $5,750 for his twitter rant. Warner, who pleaded guilty, received the maximum financial penalty for a first offence under rule 6 of CA's Code of Behaviour, CA said in a statement. "In hindsight, clearly I let my frustrations get the better of me and posted ...
Nothing will ever completely replace playing the game I love, however I feel like I'm starting a new adventure and I'm genuinely excited about what lies ahead. I'm fortunate to have been given many opportunities throughout my career and now I feel it's my time to give back.
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Under the baton of Placido Domingo, acclaimed Chilean writer Isabel Allende's short story "Una Venganza" ("An Act of Vengeance") emerges from the printed page as the opera "Dulce Rosa", a production with a Latin heart and Greek tragedy in its soul that premiered Friday in Los Angeles.
"Dulce Rosa" is a further effort by the L.A. Opera, directed by Domingo, to bring lyric opera to a wider audience.
"We're always looking to create new works," the Spanish tenor told EFE.
Domingo got behind the adaptation of "Una Venganza" when the idea was proposed to him by composer Lee Holdridge and librettist Richard Sparks, to whom Allende gave the go-ahead years ago without really expecting anything to come of it, she told EFE.
"It finally emerged, to my surprise," the author of "The House of the Spirits" said, adding that she often receives requests from artists to stage her stories but "only about 10 percent are used as proposed, the rest get lost somewhere along the way".
Allende chose to remain on the sidelines of the project and leave the work "to people who know the field".
"Dulce Rosa" relates the traumatic experience of young Rosa Orellano, played by Uruguayan soprano Maria Antunez, who, after a political uprising takes the life of her father, a powerful senator of a Latin American country, is raped by a guerrilla with whom she will later attempt to settle scores. ...
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