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Chris Barrett

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

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ICC to make third umpire reasoning public

Third upmpire

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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Wait for it: DRS makes its Ashes debut

David Warner has words with Joe Root who was given out after a review.

Chris Barrett A decision review system controversy has finally arrived to leave its mark on the Ashes.

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Joe Root bemused as DRS raises its head in third Ashes Test

Joe Root

Chris Barrett It has taken until nearly the halfway point of the series but a Decision Review System controversy has finally arrived to leave a mark on the Ashes.

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Reviews harsh on 'pantomime villain' Warner

David Warner.

Chris Barrett After replacing Ricky Ponting as England's pantomime villain David Warner is well equipped for the hostile reception he is likely to receive for the rest of the Ashes, according to captain Michael...

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Enter Dave Warner, the player English crowds love to hate

David Warner.

Chris Barrett, Manchester After replacing Ricky Ponting as England's pantomime villain, David Warner is well equipped for the hostile reception he is likely to receive.

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Ashes 2013: Mitchell Starc's late wickets shift momentum back to Australia

Mitchell Starc.

Chris Barrett "It's always nice to get a big scalp and it's always nice to get Kevin (Pietersen) as well," Mitchell Starc said with a smile on Saturday night. "I'll leave it there."

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Captains confused, but relations are officially good

Michael Clarke.

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke insists relations between players and umpires "are fine" despite the Ashes being marred by repeated controversies with decisions made on the ground and in the television umpire's box...

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Relations fine with umpires: Clarke

Umpire Marais Erasmus checks the light at Old Trafford.

Chris Barrett More uproar on final day concerning much maligned decision review system.

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Ashes 2013: Blue Monday for Australia as rain saves England

Clarke

Chris Barrett England retain the Ashes as rain rescues the hosts at the beginning of the afternoon session on the final day.

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Ashes teams bid to clear up confusion over DRS

Usman Khawaja

Chris Barrett A leading official from the International Cricket Council will meet with Australia and England ahead of the fourth Test in Durham in response to confusion from both teams about the use of the...

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Pietersen slams silicone slur

Kevin Pietersen.

Chris Barrett English batsman Kevin Pietersen has slammed any suggestions he used silicone on his bat.

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Tweet revenge: Pietersen hits out at silicone claims

Kevin Pietersen

Chris Barrett, Glenn Jackson English batsman Kevin Pietersen has slammed any suggestions that he used silicone on his bat to beat the decision review system.

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Hot Spot tests on bat tape

Hot Spot.

Chloe Saltau, Chris Barrett Secret tests on Hot Spot have shown tape on bats can mask evidence of thin edges as debate rages on over whether the thermal imaging machine should be dropped from the decision review system.

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Tale of tape: secret tests show Hot Spot can be fooled

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Chloe Saltau, Chris Barrett Secret tests on Hot Spot have shown tape on bats can mask faint edges as debate rages on whether the thermal imaging machines should be dropped from the Decision Review System.

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Hot Spot's hits ... and misses: Make your own call

Kevin Pietersen

Chris Barrett Nine to cover for Hot Spot absence by providing ultra-motion split-screen technology.

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New Snicko may be used in Ashes series

Snicko

Chris Barrett Cricket's latest technology gizmo, the real-time Snickometer, could make a surprise late entry to the game's decision review system in this summer's Ashes series after behind-the-scenes negotiations...

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Snicko, Hot Spot set to rise for Ashes

Snickometer

Chris Barrett Cricket's latest technology gizmo could make a late entry to the game's decision review system.

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Ashes 2013: Real-time Snicko to be used in Tests for first time

Stills from Hayden's dismissal. 081009.

Chris Barrett Cricket's much-maligned decision review system is in for a last-minute update in the Ashes, with new device the real-time Snickometer set to be added to the technology available to umpires this...

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Cricket umpires to broadcast DRS decisions to spectators and viewers

Calling for the third umpire.

Chris Barrett The International Cricket Council plans to have its third umpires publicly explain their decisions to crowds and television viewers, though not in this series.

Quicks take the glory but Nathan Lyon turns Test Australia's way

Nathan Lyon

Chris Barrett Nathan Lyon is used to playing the unsung hero.