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 […]

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.”

England vs Australia 2020, Live Cricket Score And Updates, 1st ODI, Manchester

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.

Cricket Buzz: Shakib wants rotation to boost bench

“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.

England vs Australia 2020, Live Cricket Score And Updates, 2nd ODI, Manchester

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.

Ian Bell: the teenage phenomenon who finally fulfilled his huge promise

His career has gone on so long it started in an altogether different era. Bell made his first class debut in 1999, which makes him one of the few men on the circuit who played in the 90s. It was right after that age-group tour of New Zealand, when Dayle Hadlee described him as “the […]

Cricket Australia v Channel Seven: Gold Coast glow forgotten in broadcast battle

Undeniable, too, is the fact that with the BBL’s rights fee rising enormously to be worth anywhere up to half the total value of the deal with Foxtel and Seven, the amount of CA investment in the league should have gone up by a commensurate factor. Instead, the salaries on offer to players only rose […]

My netball blunder shows women’s sport can’t have a fanbase without a fanfare

In Australia, we’re lucky to have a long list of inspirational female sports heroes, not least of whom is the extraordinary Ellyse Perry, a star in the national team in both cricket and football. But I would argue that Perry has not yet received her due in sustained media attention, and that is no fault […]

Howzat for a new home! Nathan Lyon’s ex-partner Mel Waring moves into spacious five bedroom home in Canberra with her two daughters – while the spin bowler lives with glamorous new flame

Meanwhile, Ms McCarthy wrote: ‘The last 6 months have been filled with some of our best memories yet! This goodbye was harder than most but I’m excited to see you doing what you love!’ 

Former players out for redemption in Australian Survivor: All Stars

Having hosted five seasons of the reality franchise, LaPaglia, who has starred in The Slap and Love Child, has an intimate knowledge of how Australian Survivor works. He could probably write a manual, bound in coconut husk and flax twine, on how to win the game.