“It’s more of a casual racism. Little throwaway lines here and there that are made to be jokes. And a lot of that, for me personally, has been around the colour of my skin and the fact that I don’t look aboriginal, whatever that means. That’s the most noticeable thing for me.”
“We just need to educate ourselves and encourage others around us to educate themselves,” he said. “And part of that education is calling it out and having the guts to call it out. That’s the hardest thing; to not just let it go and pretend it didn’t happen.
“When I did hear it I was really taken aback in the moment and the situation, because it came from a place where it didn’t come from a teammate or the team environment, it came from a place surrounding that, and in a moment where I didn’t envisage that would happen,” Haynes said. “I did […]
“One of the things where I think it is pretty well known is the number of Aboriginal athletes that have come through other team sports compared to cricket. When you see that, you know something’s not right” Justin Mohamed “When I heard about that, this is part of the example we see – you can’t […]
Chasing Australia’s total of 155, Lancashire batsman Buttler paced his innings nicely and didn’t take unnecessary risks in the early exchanges. It was only when the hosts were in a winning position and the victory looked almost certainly in their bag, that Buttler went for his big shots.
“(The messages said) ‘I’d love to know some more about your personal story, your family story, things that I can do in the community that I can try and help out’. So from that perspective, I think it’s been a wonderful thing to have happened, to be able to have that conversation and for people to […]
England legspinner Adil Rashid underlined his status as one of the best white-ball bowlers in the game with 3-21 in the third T20, producing a brilliant googly that clean bowled opening batsman Finch, while he also snared all-rounder Glenn Maxwell and star batsman Smith.
“There is no doubt that he is among the best in the business. Patrick not only has an enviable body of work, but he also commands tremendous amount of respect among cricketers. I am absolutely confident that our players will benefit hugely from Patrick’s presence,” he added.
An injury denied him the chance to be a part of England’s World Cup squad last summer, but Billings knows from personal experience that his opportunity could come at any time and is determined to be ready when it does.
Members of Australia’s squad from New South Wales, Victoria, and the ACT, along with the full New Zealand party, are currently in two weeks quarantine in Brisbane. They are able to train for three hours a day at Allan Border Field during this time with the rest of the Australia squad arriving next Monday. The […]