UPDATE: A number of past and present Sharks players have been offered one-year suspensions - back-dated to November 1 2013 - if they admit taking banned substances.

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    International cricket schedule released

    Jul 19, 2012

    The Boxing Day Test at the MCG will again be the jewel in the crown of the international summer of cricket, announced today by Cricket Australia.

    The Boxing Day Test will pit Australia against Sri Lanka, led by number one ranked batsman Kumar Sangakkara.

    The MCG will also host a Twenty20 International between the two sides on January 28, 2013, which will be a public holiday in lieu of Australia Day.

    The MCG will host one-day internationals against Sri Lanka on  January 11, 2013 and against the West Indies on February 10.

    Details about on-sale dates for visitor tickets and reserved seats will be provided shortly.

    2012/13 international fixture

    Tests

    November 9-13: Australia v South Africa (Gabba)
    November 22-26: Australia v South Africa (Adelaide Oval)
    November 30 - December 4: Australia v South Africa (WACA)

    December 14-18: Australia v Sri Lanka (Hobart)
    December 26-30: Australia v Sri Lanka (MCG)
    January 3-7: Australia v Sri Lanka (SCG)

    One-day internationals

    January 11: Australia v Sri Lanka (MCG)
    January 13: Australia v Sri Lanka (Adelaide Oval)
    January 18: Australia v Sri Lanka (Gabba)
    January 20: Australia v Sri Lanka (SCG)
    January 23: Australia v Sri Lanka (Hobart)

    February 1: Australia v West Indies (WACA)
    February 3: Australia v West Indies (WACA)
    February 6: Australia v West Indies (Manuka Oval)
    February 8: Australia v West Indies (SCG)
    February 10: Australia v West Indies (MCG)

    Twenty20 internationals

    January 26: Australia v Sri Lanka (ANZ Stadium, Sydney)
    January 28: Australia v Sri Lanka (MCG)
    February 13: Australia v West Indies (Gabba)