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.

CA wants umpires to think of the fans

Chloe Saltau THE embarrassment of last month's abandoned one-dayer at the SCG has prompted Cricket Australia to implore the ICC to relax its standards for getting teams back on the field after rain.

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Umpires' errors embarrass the ICC

Stuart Broad.

Chloe Saltau ICC embarrassed by a diabolical umpiring decision on the second day.

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Call for umpires only to use DRS

Brad Haddin

Chloe Saltau, London, and Jon Tuxworth, Canberra Brad Haddin believes decision review system should be taken out of players' hands.

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James Pattinson keeps eye on long term in fight to return from back injury

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 19:  James Pattinson of Australia during an Australian training session at Adelaide Oval on November 19, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau Any international cricket he plays before next year’s Ashes - 13 months from now - will be “a bonus”.

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David Warner's sour grapes is a (reverse) swing and a miss

Chloe Saltau

Chloe Saltau David Warner's latest outburst sounded all the more churlish for the fact Australia has struggled for years with reverse swing, both bowling it and batting against it.

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SA skipper Johan Botha banned from shield for spiking ball

Johan Botha.

Chloe Saltau South Australian captain Johan Botha will appeal his suspension for spiking the ball.

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Cricket Australia crackdown on dissent, sledging

Matthew Wade.

Chloe Saltau As Australia rejoices in regaining its tough-guy image in the Ashes, Cricket Australia is cracking down on players who put a foot out of line in domestic ranks.

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Mitchell Johnson and Ben Stokes escape ICC sanction for argy-bargy

Mitchell Johnson

Chloe Saltau Australian paceman determined to continue intimidation of England in Perth.

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Finch on song as Australia makes it home with ease

Finch

Chloe Saltau Aaron Finch hits ton as Australia romps to easy win over England in first ODI.

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Cook has more to complain about after defeat

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Chloe Saltau England captain says recalling David Warner after contentious catch was wrong.

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Mitchell Johnson and Ben Stokes escape ICC sanction for argy-bargy

Chloe Saltau Mitchell Johnson returns to the wild west determined to continue his intimidation of England's batsmen in the third Test.

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DRS for review by cricket's bosses

Despite the shortcomings of the system, Australian players were quick to use the DRS in England. Here David Warner refers a decision in the third Test to be adjudicated.

Chloe Saltau Australia, England lead push for comprehensive review of system.

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Changes could lead to DRS abuse

Michael Clarke calls for an umpire's review.

Chloe Saltau Giving teams extra challenges could exacerbate the frivolous use of the decision review system.

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Spot of bother as umpiring technology bites the dust

David Warner refers a decision to the third umpire as captain Michael Clarke looks on during the third Ashes Test earlier this year.

Chloe Saltau It started out as the shiniest toy in the box - a military-designed thermal imaging machine.

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Chappell rails against India's media muzzling

Ian Chappell.

Chloe Saltau Indian board muzzles commentators on the Decision Review System.

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Australia wins first Ashes Test as Clarke in spat with Anderson

Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau Three years of Ashes pain spills over as Australia claims a drought-breaking first-Test victory, with Michael Clarke unleashing an expletive-laden tirade at Jimmy Anderson in the final overs.

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'Mongrel' shows against the Irish

Fired up: Irish bowler Kevin O'Brien gets Michael Hussey lbw for 10 runs in Colombo.

Chloe Saltau, Colombo When Shane Watson talked about making a statement, he wasn't just alluding to his short ball to dismiss the Ireland captain with the opening salvo of Wednesday's match.

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Lehmann steps into chucking row

Darren Lehmann.

Chloe Saltau Heat coach questions Marlon Samuels' bowling action.

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.