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Chris Barrett

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

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

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.

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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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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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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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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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India seeks to host ICC event every three years

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Chris Barrett India will reportedly push to host International Cricket Council events such as the World Cup, World Twenty20 and Champions Trophy once every three years as the game's superpower looks to flex its...

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Sydney Thunder have a song, now they need a victory

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Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu They can't make the Big Bash League finals – in fact they're guaranteed the wooden spoon again – but Sydney Thunder have at least one good reason to upset cross-town rivals the Sixers...

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Phil Hughes unlucky to miss tour of South Africa, says Michael Hussey

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Chris Barrett Michael Hussey has added his voice to those querying the snubbing of Phil Hughes for Australia's tour of South Africa, saying the left-hander had done everything asked of him by selectors.

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Players call for Big Bash to be played in October

The Big Bash, with all its attendant hoopla, has proved to be a hit this season.

Chris Barrett Australia's players tell Cricket Australia about scheduling and impact of BBL on other competitions.

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Player push to move Big Bash to October to save Shield

Brett Lee and Jordan Silk of the Syndey Sixers during the Big Bash League match.

Chris Barrett Australia's players have tabled a recommendation to Cricket Australia that the Big Bash League to be played in October in future seasons.

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James Faulkner ruled out of South Africa tour

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Chloe Saltau and Chris Barrett In-form all-rounder James Faulkner has been ruled out of Australia's tour to South Africa while batsman Shaun Marsh is in grave doubt with a calf strain.

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Simon Katich says the Big Bash has dragged on too long

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Chris Barrett Scorchers captain voices concerns of players about impact of T20 tournament on other competitions.

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Phil Hughes gets the nod for Test recall

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Chris Barrett Phil Hughes is off to South Africa after all, his Test career resurrected after Shaun Marsh was unable to recover from a calf strain in time to make his own return against the world No.1 Proteas.

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Australia and England cricketers get update on new Snicko

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Chris Barrett, Brisbane Australia and England players briefed by ICC officials on the last-minute addition into DRS for the Ashes.

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Ashes players briefed as real-time Snicko pitched into the battle

Chris Barrett Australia and England players were on Tuesday briefed by International Cricket Council officials on the last-minute addition of the real-time Snickometer into the decision review system for the Ashes.

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Streaking bacon: spectator smuggles pig into Gabba

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Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau A spectator at the Gabba tried to turn back the clock three decades by releasing a pig onto the ground on Thursday.

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