Jon Pierik

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.

Cricket

James Sutherland confident cricket World Cup will be a huge success

James Sutherland.

Jon Pierik Cricket Australia chief is confident next year's World Cup will not be ambushed by the rise of Twenty20.

Fixing the fixers

Umpire Nadir Shah is one of the six non-ICC sanctioned umpires found to be taking bribes.

Jon Pierik More work and education is needed to weed out corruption in cricket.

Cricket

State to cash in on Test of titans

Queensland Cricket is hopeful of attracting its biggest attendance outside of an Ashes summer when it hosts the first test between Australia and South Africa.

Jon Pierik Queensland Cricket hopes to attract a record crowd when it hosts the opening Australia and South Africa test.

Cricket

Jayawardene in spat with Sri Lanka's cricket board

Jayawardene

Jon Pierik Sri Lanka captain faces uncertain future in Test series against Australia.

Cricket

New policy has Hohns bemused

Trevor Hohns.

Jon Pierik Former national chairman of selectors questions the overall philosophy of those in charge.

Soccer

Liverpool sacks Brukner

The Australian Socceroos train at AAMI Park ahead of a friendly soccer match against New Zealand on Monday before heading off to South Africa for the 2010 World Cup. 
Australian midfielder Vince Grella with Australian team doctor Peter Brukner
Picture by PAUL ROVERE / FAIRFAX MEDIA
19 May 2010

Jon Pierik Australian doctor Peter Brukner has reportedly been axed from the high-profile club.