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Chris Barrett

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

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Fears over India going it alone are behind Cricket Australia's support for ICC shake-up

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Chris Barrett Position paper proposes far greater powers for India, Australia and England.

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Cricket Australia backs dramatic shake-up of ICC in bid to prevent India breaking away

Chris Barrett Fears that India could break away from the International Cricket Council are behind Cricket Australia's support for a controversial plan to shake up the world governing body, say sources inside the...

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Steve Rixon has 'little respect' for Cricket Australia after being axed

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Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu You get the impression Steve Rixon knows he will not be in the queue for a job at Cricket Australia any time soon.

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Cricket Australia praises the improvement in pitches

In form: Phil Hughes hits a ton against Victoria, his second in five shield games this season.

Chris Barrett One of Australia's chief problems in its fall from grace appears to be on the mend.

Cricket Australia set to appoint first female board member

Chris Barrett Cricket Australia is poised to appoint a woman as a director for the first time in more than a century as the revolutionising of its boardroom structure continues to take shape.

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Cricket Australia to get first woman director

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Chris Barrett Cricket Australia will appoint a woman as a director for the first time in more than a century.

Ritchie threat to sue Cricket Australia

Greg Ritchie during the 1985 Ashes tour.

Chris Barrett Former Test batsman threatens to sue Cricket Australia and its chief executive James Sutherland, claiming he can muster the support of current and past players.

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Mark Taylor set for Cricket Australia return

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Chris Barrett Former Test captain Mark Taylor is set to make a popular return to the Cricket Australia board.

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Geoff Lawson applauds Sheffield Shield's move back to the bush

Chris Barrett Former Test bowler Geoff Lawson has hailed the decision to take NSW Sheffield Shield games to his home town of Wagga Wagga this summer but says Cricket Australia does not do enough to promote the...

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Cricket hierarchy's opposition a blow to planned women's Twenty20 tournament

Ambitious plan: Retired cricketer Lisa Sthalekar.

Chris Barrett The boards of Australia and England have dealt a potentially hammer blow to a proposed IPL-style women's Twenty20 tournament which hoped to pay top female players as much as $40,000 for a 12-day...

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Sydney Cricket Ground poaches traditional Australia Day one-dayer from Adelaide Oval

Australia's one-day team celebrates winning the one-day international series against England at the Adelaide Oval on Australia Day earlier this year.

Chris Barrett Sydney has pinched the rights for Australia Day cricket this summer from Adelaide, with Michael Clarke's team to host India in a one-day international at the redeveloped SCG on the January public...

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Alex Doolan misses CA contract as Johnson, Warner and Haddin the big winners

CENTURION, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 10: Alex Doolan looks on during an Australian nets session at Centurion Park on February 10, 2014 in Centurion, South Africa.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett Australian selectors have given an indication of their top-order intentions by including Shaun Marsh and Phillip Hughes in a compressed 18-man central contract list but excluding incumbent No.

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Women's cricket stars to cash in with international tournament

Chris Barrett Australia’s world champion Southern Stars are set to cash in as part of a plan to revolutionise the women’s game, with players to have their incomes doubled in some cases by featuring in a new...

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Australia back on top of Test world

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Chris Barrett It's official - Australia are once again the world's No.1 ranked Test nation, reclaiming the position for the first time in more than five years without a ball being bowled overnight.

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Michael Clarke's withdrawal as selector led to team success, says Rod Marsh

Rod Marsh, Darren Lehmann and Michael Clarke during the Ashes in England last year.

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke's standing down as a Test selector was a key turning point in Australia's stunning return to the top of the world rankings, according to new chairman of selectors Rod Marsh.

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Schoolboy Jake Doran eyes baggy green after being signed by NSW

Chris Barrett Schoolboy sensation Jake Doran hopes to play Test cricket for Australia by his early 20s and he has taken the next step towards realising that ambition by being awarded a rookie contract with NSW.

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Michael Clarke 'extremely confident' no Australian cricketers involved in spot-fixing

Chris Barrett Test captain Michael Clarke says he is ‘‘extremely confident’’ that no Australian players have been tempted to engage in spot-fixing, imploring supporters of the game not to...

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Michael Clarke named ICC Cricketer of the Year

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Chris Barrett Michael Clarke has been rewarded for another glut of runs by being named the International Cricket Council's Cricketer of the Year.

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Former captain Mark Taylor to help train Australia's next generation of leaders

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Chris Barrett Cricket Australia moving to develop and improve the leadership skills of the next tier of leaders.

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Help for depressed ex-cricketers

Jonathan Trott has put the focus on stress in the game.

Chris Barrett A quarter of former players in Australia experienced depression after leaving professional cricket.