All-rounder Dan Christian Addresses Racism in Australian Cricket, Says I Think it is an Issue

“I’ve received a lot of messages in the past few months from people I’ve played with and against that have said ‘sorry if I’ve ever said anything to you that you’ve been offended by’,” said Christian, one of just six indigenous people to play for Australia at international level.

Racism in Australian cricket is not in your face but it is definitely there: Dan Christian

“(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 […]

Australian cricket’s Indigenous inclusion – ‘You can’t just window dress things’

Mohamed’s best illustration of what he is aiming for is to ask people to think of something they value, and why. “There’s definitely no one thing that can make it happen, it’s a combination of things, but really the way I like to look at it is you’ve got to create a space where people […]

Dan Christian lifts lid on casual racism in Australian cricket

“I think it is an issue in Australian cricket, I don’t think it’s as ‘in your face’ as you might see around the world or even elsewhere in Australian culture,” Christian told the panel. “I think it’s definitely there, it’s more of a casual racism, just little throwaway lines here and there, made to be […]

Spectators set for return to Australian cricket – with minimal cheering

Crowds of varying sizes have been able to return to watch the winter sports codes in Australia since July in all states and territories other than Victoria. One of the key elements of the men’s international season, whether the MCG can host the Boxing Day Test against India, hinges on if crowds are able to […]

Former Australian cricketer to make racing debut

“For me it’s that release – it’s not quite the same as what I got with cricket but it’s a great adrenaline rush for me to get my mind off things.

Players open up on racism in cricket

“Graeme Smith has got a lot of criticism of late but he was the captain of the team that had the first ever team culture camp and came up with the ‘Protea Fire’,” Rhodes told PTI, referring to the 2014 campaign which focussed on humility, resilience, adaptability, unity and respect in the team as an […]

‘That’s been our Achilles heel for a number of years’: Adam Gilchrist explains what’s hurting Australia cricket

Following Australia’s 1-2 defeat to England in the T20Is, former wicketkeeper batsman Adam Gilchrist has pointed out certain issues the national team is grappling with, saying lack of runs and consistency is a concern and that the team needs to address it soon. Australia have been on a bit of a downward spiral post last […]

Cricket Australia blasts ‘blatantly racist’ abuse of Dan Christian

“Whilst we have chosen not to name the publisher of these comments publicly, we want to strongly reinforce that any form of racism or discrimination has no place in cricket, sport or wider society,” it added. “Comments like these demonstrate just how far we still have to go.”

Cricket Australia investigates racist abuse towards Dan Christian

FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintAn investigation is underway to identify and potentially sanction the senders of racist abuse towards Dan Christian on social media the day after the allrounder spoke out about the casual racism he has experienced in Australian cricket.