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Chris Barrett is a Sports Writer with The Sydney Morning Herald.

Adam Voges set for Australian Test debut as Fawad Ahmed's chances drift

Chris Barrett Australia are set to hand out a baggy green cap on Wednesday, but the recipient may not be who you thought.

Australia demonstrates hardline stance on concussion by standing down Chris Rogers

Safety first: Australian opener Chris Rogers gets the word from team doctor Peter Brukner that he won't be playing in the first Test.

Chris Barrett If any further evidence was needed to spell out the new world Australia's cricketers are living in since the terrible events of last November then it arrived loud and clear here.

Australian opener Chris Rogers ruled out of first Test against West Indies due to concussion

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 07: Shaun Marsh of Australia speaks with Mark Waugh, Australian selector during an Australian nets session at Adelaide Oval on December 7, 2014 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett Chris Rogers has been ruled out of the first Test due to concussion after being hit on the helmet during a net session.

Nathan Lyon closes in on record as Australia's top off-spinner

Record chase: Nathan Lyon could soon officially be Australia's most prolific off-spinner.

Chris Barrett Nathan Lyon is within range of a major milestone in this week's first Test against the West Indies.

Cricket: Fawad Ahmed knows he will be judged on performance not prayer time

Ready to rock: Fawad Ahmed in Roseau, Dominica.

Chris Barrett Fawad Ahmed concedes he will be judged by the public on how he bowls, not his remarkable journey to this point, when he makes his Test debut for Australia.

Fawad Ahmed draws inspiration from family reunion ahead of likely Test debut

Target: Fawad Ahmed is mentally relaxed and ready to play Test cricket.

Chris Barrett A Test debut for Fawad Ahmed against the West Indies next week would be the culmination of a remarkable journey but it has not come without sacrifice.

Shane Watson puts family first but hopes to fly to West Indies for first Test

On the ball: Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has a lot on his plate with a new baby on the way.

Chris Barrett Shane Watson will potentially place his Test future in jeopardy if he misses the first match of the upcoming series against the West Indies but makes no apologies for putting his family first.

Sydney Thunder turn down approach to sign reformed spot-fixer Mohammad Amir

No thanks: Mohammad Amir earlier this year.

Chris Barrett Sydney Thunder have passed on a proposal that could have seen Mohammad Amir, the former Pakistan fast bowling sensation who was banned for five years for spot fixing, make his return to the elite...

Cricket Australia and players' union in pitched battle over future of women's game

Not covered by agreement: Ellyse Perry.

Chris Barrett The governing body is opposing a push for female cricketers to have their own workplace agreement.

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Phillip Hughes death: Cricket Australia announces independent inquiry

Phillip Hughes.

Chris Barrett A leading QC will lead an investigation into the tragic events at the SCG last November

Cricketers offered multi-year deals to combat rebel league threat

Chris Barrett Cricket Australia has reacted to the rebel threat by offering its top players two-year contracts.

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Andrew Strauss says 'massive trust issue' behind Kevin Pietersen Ashes snub

Former England captain Andrew Strauss is unveiled as the new ECB Director of Cricket.

Chris Barrett Andrew Strauss, England's new director of cricket, has confirmed that Kevin Pietersen will not be recalled by England for the Ashes series, citing a "massive trust issue" between the former teammates.

Jason Gillespie favourite to coach England as old enemy follows Australia's footsteps

ECB chairman Colin Graves (right), seen here with head of selectors James Whitaker, is likely to favour Jason Gillespie as coach.

Chris Barrett England are following in Australia's footsteps by targeting Jason Gillespie 

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Test hopeful Fawad Ahmed will be targeted by West Indies, says Jason Krejza

Target: Fawad Ahmed is mentally relaxed and ready to play Test cricket.

Daniel Lane and Chris Barrett Former Australian spin bowler Jason Krejza welcomed the selection of Pakistan-born Fawad Ahmed in the national squad for the upcoming tours of the West Indies and England but warned...

Fawad Ahmed to defer part of Ramadan fasting during Ashes cricket tour

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Chris Barrett The Ashes tour also coincides with Ramadan, creating an interesting dilemma for Australia's Muslim spinner Fawad Ahmed

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Essel Group confirms plan to set up rival Twenty20 cricket league

Recruiting targets David Warner and Michael Clarke.

Chris Barrett The Indian conglomerate behind a mooted challenge to cricket's establishment have provided an insight into their intentions, confirming they plan to make a foray into the game by setting up a...

Cricket Australia to offer long-term deals over fears of rebel leagues

Movers and shakers: Recruiting targets David Warner and Michael Clarke.

Chris Barrett and Jon Pierik Cricket Australia are contemplating locking down players to longer-term contracts in the wake of the threat from a proposed rebel league and fears of a raid on their leading stars.

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Ed Cowan signs one-year deal with NSW and sets sights on Test cricket recall

Chris Barrett Ed Cowan admits he might have quit the game had he not deemed himself within grasp of a second coming in Test cricket and rejoins NSW determined to make up for unfinished business at the top...

Michael Clarke and David Warner $50 million targets of new rebel cricket league

High-priced target: World Cup-winning Australian captain Michael Clarke.

Chris Barrett An Indian conglomerate devised plans for Michael Clarke and David Warner to front their rebel league on $50 million contracts.

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Brisbane lord mayor defends skipping meeting with IOC president Thomas Bach about 2028 bid

IOC president Thomas Bach believes Australia could host another Olympic Games.

Chris Barrett  The president of the International Olympic Committee is in Sydney to discuss a potential bid for the 2028 Games from Brisbane and its surrounds on Thursday but only one of the 12 mayors...

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