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Chris Barrett

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

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Michael Clarke's withdrawal as selector led to team success, says Rod Marsh

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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The Tonk: Bob Hawke keeps talking a good game

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Chris Barrett, Jesse Hogan Bob Hawke might be 84 but you get the impression he would still fancy himself with a pair of wicketkeeping gloves, even if Mitchell Johnson was steaming in from the other end.

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Elder statesman a handy cricketer in his time - and mind

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Chris Barrett and Jesse Hogan Bob Hawke might be 84 but you get the impression he would still fancy himself with a pair of wicketkeeping gloves.

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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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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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ECB threatens to ban future Test matches at the Gabba after hostile reception

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Chris Barrett and Chloe Saltau, Adelaide England copped it from the crowd to the committee room in Brisbane.

England threat to boycott Brisbane after hostile Gabba reception

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Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau England copped it from the crowd to the committee room in Brisbane, and the fallout from the explosive first Ashes Test continues even as the next chapter of the series begins.

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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.

Bewildered fans forced to work by Grandstand disaster

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Chris Barrett THERE was consternation aplenty on Friday as eager listeners panicked at their inability to receive that summer institution - the ABC Radio cricket commentary - on their mobile phones.

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Media stint for Ponting

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Chris Barrett Richie, Chappelli, Heals, Tubby, Binga and Slats. Get ready to add to that list Punter.

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Punter's farewell tour heads home

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Chris Barrett Richie, Chappelli, Heals, Tubby, Binga and Slats. Get ready to add Punter to that list. Ricky Ponting will become the latest ex-cricketer to join the Channel Nine commentary team, although not as...

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Bank to advise CA on rights deal

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Chris Barrett Investment bank Credit Suisse has been appointed to advise Cricket Australia.

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Hyderabad Test to stay put despite bombings

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Chris Barrett A SENIOR Indian cricket official said on Friday that next week's second Test between Australia and India would not be shifted from Hyderabad despite the southern city being rocked by bombings that...

Hyderabad Test won't be shifted despite bombings

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Chris Barrett, Chennai A senior Indian cricket official declared on Friday that next week’s second Test between Australia and India would not be shifted from Hyderabad despite the southern city being rocked by bombings...

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Sutherland gets the backing of the board

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Chloe Saltau, Taunton, and Chris Barrett Cricket Australia chairman Wally Edwards unequivocally backs CEO.

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Sutherland backed by CA board to carry on

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Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau, Andrew Wu Cricket Australia chairman Wally Edwards has unequivocally backed James Sutherland to continue as chief executive, saying his management team had done all it could to avoid the cultural meltdown that...

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