STEVE Smith should remain Australia’s Test captain and be appointed ODI skipper even if and when Michael Clarke does return, writes Ian Chappell.

Melbourne City coach John van’t Schip hailed his ‘fighters’ after a win that lifted them into the six, but warned there’s a long way to go in the A-League race.

MITCHELL Johnson has spearheaded Australia to a 2-0 lead in the Border-Gavaskar trophy, defeating India by four wickets at the Gabba.

ONE day they were blowing up about the spice in their food. On Saturday it was the spice in the practice pitches, writes Robert Craddock.

VOTE: JON Anderson names his Top 20 sports stars for 2014. Check them out and see if you agree.

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Media

The press writers in action in the Ron Casey Media Centre at the MCG.The Melbourne Cricket Club has a strong and co-operative working relationship with media outlets and individuals.

As stadium manager of the MCG, the MCC understands that the media has a legitimate interest in the ground’s activities, and that of the club, and considers it important to disseminate newsworthy information to its stakeholders via the media.

All media requests for interview or access to the stadium on non-event days must be submitted to the Communications Department for approval and coordination.

All media wishing to access the stadium on an event-day are required to have the relevant media accreditation pass as provided by the event promoter.