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

Racism in Australian cricket is ‘not in your face but it is definitely there’, says former all-rounder Dan Christian as he opened up on the raging issue. Christian stated ‘casual racism’ is prevalent in Australian cricket and revealed he has been subject to jokes about his colour of skin. Players and teams across sports have […]

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

“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.”

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

“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 […]

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

The last international match in Australia to have a crowd was the T20 World Cup final at the MCG on March, where more than 86,000 people watched the home side lift the trophy; globally, the last match with crowds was a T20I between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe on March 11. Two days later, the men’s ODI […]

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

“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.”

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

Christian, who is Aboriginal, was part of the panel on the first episode Cricket Australia’s new series Cricket Connecting Country on Wednesday evening which aims to tackle past and present mistakes in dealing with Indigenous players and issues of race more generally.

Yuvraj Singh expresses desire to play in BBL, Cricket Australia trying to find a club for the southpaw

“It would be incredible for them to be able to play in these tournaments. That is the ideal situation. There are so many world-class T20 players in India that aren’t playing for India that could be potentially available to play in the Big Bash and other tournaments around the world,” Watson said. “If that’s able […]