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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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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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Ashes 2013: Michael Clarke wins ICC award

Chris Barrett He would undoubtedly hand it back in exchange for Ashes glory but 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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Michael Clarke named ICC Test Cricketer of the Year

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Chris Barrett Australian skipper Michael Clarke has been crowned as the best cricketer in the world in 2013 by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

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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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ICC must pay up to improve technology, says Marsh

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Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu Australian Cricketers' Association chief Paul Marsh has called on the International Cricket Council to invest more money in improving the technology used in the decision review system and believes...

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Hot Spot here to stay, says ICC

Australia's captain Michael Clarke (L) signals to review the umpires decision.

Chris Barrett The International Cricket Council has confirmed that Hot Spot will remain part of the Decision Review System for the remainder of the Ashes series despite a freefall in confidence in the technology...

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ICC would need 'strong evidence' before acting on Hot Spot claims

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Chris Barrett ICC's general manager of cricket says governing body would need to see 'some strong evidence' before acting upon suspicions that material such as silicone tape affects detection of edges by Hot Spot.

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Lehmann may face ICC wrath for Broad outburst

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Chris Barrett Chief executive of ICC will take up to five days to consider whether to charge Australian coach for the radio interview outburst in which he accused England bowler of 'blatant cheating'.

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ICC charge Darren Lehmann for calling Stuart Broad a cheat

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Chris Barrett Darren Lehmann has been charged and fined about $3000 for a breach of the International Cricket Council code of conduct over a radio interview outburst in which he accused England bowler Stuart Broad...

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ICC to make third umpire reasoning public

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Chris Barrett The International Cricket Council is planning on taking a leaf out of the book of sports such as rugby league and rugby by having its third umpires publicly explain their decisions to crowds and...

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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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Most satisfying day or feeling in my career: Michael Clarke on No.1 Test ranking

Michael Clarke reacts to an England boundary at Lords last year.

Chris Barrett When Michael Clarke was told on Wednesday night about Australia’s long-awaited return to the summit of the Test world rankings, his mind immediately scrolled back a year.

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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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David Warner out of Australia's tour of Zimbabwe

Expecting: Candace Falzon and David Warner.

Chris Barrett David Warner will put family first and sit out Australia’s next overseas assignment in Zimbabwe due to the impending birth of his child with ironwoman Candice Falzon.

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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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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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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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