Jon Pierik

Jon Pierik is a sports writer with The Age, focusing primarily on AFL football, cricket and basketball. He has won awards for his cricket and basketball writing.

Repercussions of a losing one-day series against South Africa were minimal for Australia.

Time for cricket authorities to act over schedule

The message is loud and clear. Australia's top cricketers are complaining there are too many matches, and the need to satisfy bilateral agreements and television contracts is diluting the honour of representing your country.