Articles on Cricket

Displaying 1 - 20 of 113 articles

The Melbourne Cricket Ground is known to Melburnians simply as the ‘G and is host to a range of sports including Australian Football League and soccer, as well as other events. Shutterstock

Australians love their sport, but investing in new venues is another matter

The main sporting venues in Australian capitals have had an upgrade in recent times, with the notable exception of Sydney, where leaders seem mired in indecision and political bickering.
An independent report has found that Australian cricket’s culture of win-at-all-costs has come at a high price. AAP/Dean Lewins

Australian cricket’s wake-up call on a culture that has cost it dearly

While revered as heroes by their fans, Australia's cricketers have played hard – too hard – for too long, and now the sport must begin the difficult task of self-reflection and change.
A game of cricket at Lords Cricket Ground as captured by an unknown French artist in 1865.

How cricket got its reputation for fair play

Of all sports, cricket is said to be the epitome of fair play. That has a lot to do with its long history.
Steve Smith has borne the brunt of the public and media vitriol over Australian cricket’s ball-tampering scandal. EPA/Muzi Ntombela

Can the cricketers banned for ball tampering ever regain their hero status? It’s happened before

If the Australian cricketers involved in a ball-tampering scandal manage to return to the game, and do so triumphantly, it is likely they will be forgiven – and some may even forget their role in it.

Top contributors

More