Cricket Australia has been unable to broker a new pay deal with the Australian Cricketer’s Association.
Business Briefing: following the money in cricket.
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Rather than just admiring a good hit or delivery, there’s another way to analyse what’s happening on a cricket pitch. Cricket players are actually business people, in the sense that they’re weighing up…
2016’s First Class match between Oxford MCCU and Worcestershire.
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An opportunity to study and play at the same time.
Leading Australian cricketers have indicated they may boycott forthcoming tournaments if no pay deal is reached.
Cricket has experienced its fair share of industrial drama over the years – and the 2017 dispute looks like a re-run of a brawl that enveloped the sport in Australia 20 years ago.
Lennon in action.
Help with psychological issues for elite performers is not about reacting when problems bubble to the surface.
Perth Scorchers Sam Whitman at the Big Bash League T20 Grand Final match against the Sydney Sixers this year.
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Negotiations for the new media rights for cricket in Australia could see a change in how we watch games, and even be linked to a drop in people actually playing the game.
Northamptonshire Steelbacks’ Alex Wakley bats during the final of the T20 Blast in 2016.
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Is the 20-over format a friend or foe for English cricket?
South Africa’s Temba Bavuma celebrates his century against England in Cape Town, South Africa.
South Africa's cricket is on the rise again, now represented by players of all the country's races. One of them is Temba Bavuma. His first test century in 2015 knocked a few perceptions for a six.
Tennis player Andy Murray employs former great Ivan Lendl as his coach.
Just because you were good at sport does not mean you can coach without furthering your qualifications and experiences.
Is Nick Kyrgios too difficult – and different – to become an Australian hero?
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Examining our sporting heroes reveals much about ideas of national identity and who is accepted.
Rahcael Heyhoe-Flint leading the England women’s cricket team out against Australia at Lords in 1976.
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The former England captain was a towering figure in sport, but her mission to reduce inequality in cricket remains unfinished.
Ravi Ashwin celebrates the wicket of England batsman Joe Root in Mumbai.
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The rise of India's Ravichandran Ashwin is down to both art and science.
Dusk during the second day of the day-night Sheffield Shield match between Queensland and New South Wales at the Gabba, Brisbane, in October 2016.
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New research shows pink cricket balls can be extra difficult to see in those crucial minutes when day turns to night during play.
On a knife edge. British sport faces uncertain times.
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The European Union has a deep, and maybe unbreakable reach into our sporting life.
Rain interrupts a World Twenty20 game in Sri Lanka in 2012.
When a cricket match is cut short there's a way to work out how many runs are needed in any reduced over game. That's okay for the long form game but it doesn't work for the shorter matches.
Cricketer Chris Gayle’s comments to journalist Mel McLaughlin in a mid-game interview left her reportedly ‘embarrassed, angry and upset’.
As Chris Gayle has so amply demonstrated, there is still considerable resistance to the full integration of women into sport culture – and not least in the sports media.
Australian bowler Mitchell Marsh receives the pink ball during the Test match between Australia and New Zealand at the Adelaide Oval.
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The pink ball introduced to this year's day night cricket test can be difficult to see for some players, especially if they are colour blind. There is a better choice of colour.
A fresh start? The first ball is bowled during the first day-night test match in Adelaide between Australia and New Zealand.
What can the International Cricket Council learn from FIFA and the IAAF? Plenty.
Swing and a miss.
There's no evidence that cloud cover affects bowling at all, but everyone involved with cricket seems to think it does.
Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios used an on-court sexual insult against an opponent in a recent match.
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If a misogynistic atmosphere is allowed to prevail in men’s individual and team sports, then all the platitudes about sport being a socially positive force stand exposed.
This is what sexism looks like.
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Leave debates about on-court banter aside and focus on the victim here.