Chloe Saltau

Chloe Saltau

Chloe Saltau is the chief cricket writer at The Age, regularly covering international cricket and providing news, comment and analysis on international cricket. She joined The Age as a trainee in 1998 and spent several years writing for general news (chiefly as a social policy reporter covering welfare and family issues) before moving to sport.

Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal suspended for throwing

On the outer: Saeed Ajmal’s suspension suggests the age of leniency over throwing is over.

Chloe Saltau Pakistan's star spinner Saeed Ajmal has been suspended from bowling in international cricket.  

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Biomechanist questions Saeed Ajmal's unusual elbow defence

Saeed Ajmal is the fifth off-spinner to be suspended since December last year.

Chloe Saltau A leading biomechanist has questioned the relevance of Saeed Ajmal's unusual elbow condition, which he will use as a defence as he fights to overcome a suspension for throwing.

Uni of WA questions independence of cricket's 'chucking' procedures

Saeed Ajmal this week became the biggest name reported so far.

Chloe Saltau The University of Western Australia, until recently the main destination for bowlers with dubious actions, has cast doubt on the independence of the International Cricket Council’s new testing...

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ICC beefs up regime to stamp out chucking

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Chloe Saltau The drive to purge cricket of bowlers who throw will be strengthened when the International Cricket Council accredits new testing centres in three countries in the coming months, as the governing...

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Murali teaches Nathan Lyon the carrom ball

Murali talks shop with Australian spinner Nathan Lyon.

Chloe Saltau Old grudges have been discarded in Australia's quest to tackle its spin problems, with Muttiah Muralitharan hired as a coaching consultant for the tour of the United Arab Emirates against Pakistan in...

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Fired up for another bash

Round one? Shane Warne lines up Marlon Samuels.

Chloe Saltau Aaron Finch forecasts another heated Melbourne derby, without repeat of ugliness of last year.

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Bolton a one-day wonder as Australia keeps series alive

Nicole Bolton

Chloe Saltau Australia has a new Ashes hero. Nicole Bolton, a nimble left-hander from Perth, has kept alive the Southern Stars' hopes of reclaiming the urn and become the first Australian woman to score a century...

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Southern Stars debutante Nicole Bolton smashes a century on debut in a one-dayer against England at the MCG

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Chloe Saltau Nicole Bolton has become the first Australian woman to make a century on debut.

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Warner loves life

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau, Andrew Wu Dave Warner's relationship with ironwoman Candice Falzon has been the secret to his rediscovery of form.

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Ironwoman Candice Falzon adds steel to Dave Warner's armoury

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau, Andrew Wu Dave Warner's relationship with ironwoman Candice Falzon has been the secret to his return to form, culminating in a sensational start to the Ashes series.

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Cricket players union looks at DIY development route

Australian players at Adelaide Oval.

Chloe Saltau Australia's cricketers are considering putting their money where their mouth is and dipping into their own pay to fund solutions to the game's problems in this country.

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Australia's Test cricketers consider pay cut to boost grassroots

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Chloe Saltau Australia's star cricketers are considering dipping into their own pay to fund some of the solutions to the game's problems in this country, as some believe Cricket Australia is not doing enough to...

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Kallis v Sobers

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Chloe Saltau No Test all-rounder can match the record of the South African run machine, but few experts are willing to rate him alongside the charismatic West Indian.

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Murali puts a positive spin on return to MCG

Muralidharan

Chloe Saltau Muthiah Muralidaran has tried to forget the indignity of being called for throwing on cricket's biggest stage, on its biggest day, and has urged his countrymen to cherish Sri Lanka's first Boxing Day...

The day a throw changed the game

Muttiah Muralidharan's action is watched by umpire Darrell Hair

Chloe Saltau, Andrew Wu Soon after lunch on Boxing Day of 1995, Chandika Hathurusinghe was fielding at square leg at the MCG when New Zealand umpire Steve Dunne posed him a question.

Throwaway line with a dire result

No ball: Umpire Darrell Hair calls Muthiah Muralidaran for throwing at the MCG in 1995.

Chloe Saltau and Andrew Wu When Darrell Hair called Muthiah Muralidaran for throwing, the cricket world changed.

Warne faces action over BBL tantrum

Warne

Chloe Saltau Shane Warne faces severe disciplinary action over his eruption towards Marlon Samuels.

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CA takes stick to suspect bowling action

Marlon Samuels.

Chloe Saltau Cricket Australia set to introduce tougher regime for dealing with illegal bowling actions in domestic cricket.

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Bowler probe throws up tricky issue

Aaron Bird.

Chloe Saltau Match officials are so reluctant to report flawed bowling actions that in-game testing represents cricket's last hope to confront the politically charged throwing issue.

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Chucked out

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Chloe Saltau The last Australian player to be suspended for throwing accepts the decision, but says overseas players are treated differently to domestic players.