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    CRICKET fans in the rest of Australia have seen what an excellent Test batsman Steve Smith has become in the past 12 months.

    AUSTRALIAN captain Michael Clarke is hoping he can begin light running duties in the first week of January, as he races the World Cup clock.

    CRICKET World Cup organisers have been placed on red alert after a man was ejected from BBL games for suspicious betting practices.

    WITH an internal probe being launched and the players’ wives - but not girlfriends - on their way, India’s tour of Australia is getting rather chaotic.

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    T20 Big Bash League - Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades

    Jan 06, 2013

    The Stars take on crosstown rivals the Renegades in the Melbourne derby.

    Event:                         Twenty20 Big Bash League
    Teams:                        Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades*
    Date:                           Sunday January 6, 2013
    Start time:                   7.00pm

    Gate opening times
    Public/AFL members: 2.30pm
    MCC members: 2.30pm

    Schedule of Play

    Innings 1 - 7.00pm - 8.20pm
    Break - 8.20pm - 8.35pm
    Innings 2 - 8.35pm - 9.55pm

    Car park opening time

    Gate 3 - 2.00pm
    Gate 5 - 2.00pm
    Gate 6 - 4.00pm
    Gate 7 - 3.00pm

    Expected attendance: 35,000

    * This match is a double-header with the Women's National League match (Vic v NSW) commencing at 3pm.

    Tickets are on sale now through Ticketek.