The England cricket captain's reaction to a homophobic insult shows how far attitudes have changed – and how much sport needs champions like him to promote diversity.
Australian cricket was rocked by a cheating scandal in March. But this month it has shown us what a gracious game it can be – and our political leaders could learn from the captain's example.
The alcohol industry introduced rules to self-regulate placement of alcohol ads in November 2017. We reviewed the first six months of regulation and it was unlikely to protect young people.
Whether it's a toss of the coin or a flip of the bat, can any method to decide who plays first in cricket be unbiased?
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.
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.
Since India established itself as the driving force 20 years ago, cricket has become an exception to Western dominance of global sports.
Race still plays a big part in South African society. Sport is no exception.
A 40-year partnership between Cricket Australia and the Nine Network ended today, with Seven and Foxtel securing media rights. The deal means more hours of coverage and is a big win for Foxtel.
Of all sports, cricket is said to be the epitome of fair play. That has a lot to do with its long history.
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.
There are all sorts of ways of making a cricket ball swing, but Australia's players chose an illegal one.
Australia's cricketers were once known as tough but fair, but the latest ball tampering scandal has many asking how some of the leading players could have stooped so low.
Altering the condition of the match ball is against the rules of the sport, contrary to 'the spirit of cricket', and deemed to be 'unfair'. It is a form of cheating.
Sometimes diplomacy won the day, sometimes it didn't.
It seems obvious that a game should be suspended if it's too hot to play, but it's not as easy as implementing a maximum temperature.
Australian cricket captain Steve Smith's play during the recent Ashes saw him hailed as one of the greatest Australian players. So what do the numbers say?
In the final episode of our three-part cricket video series, we look at bowlers and how they find their rhythm and develop a game plan, and why left-armers are so successful.
Simply taking the most wickets or scoring the most runs doesn't make you the best player. Here's how to judge players based on how much they contribute to winning.
In the second of a three-part series, we look at how batsmen make split-second decisions and cope with the mental demands of Test cricket.