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.

Afghan pride on the line at cricket World Cup

Chloe Saltau Afghanistan's cricketers had a reality check this week when they saw Mitchell Johnson, with his rippling muscles and tough-guy sleeve tattoo, get out of his car at their training ground in Perth.

Sutherland to stay cricket boss beyond 2015

Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland will continue in his role.

Chloe Saltau James Sutherland's reign as chief executive of Cricket Australia has been renewed with an unlimited tenure, just one year after the board withstood calls for his head. 

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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.

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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Bowlers called but chuckers beating the system: Hussey

Rules are there: Michael Hussey.

Chloe Saltau Mike Hussey believes bowlers with dubious actions have been able to beat the system too easily, and fears traditional spinners will have little impact at next year's World Cup in Australia and New...

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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Phil Hughes smashes double ton in quest for Australian one-day recall

Double trouble: Australia A's Phil Hughes.

Chloe Saltau On the day Australian cricket marked 200 days until the World Cup, Phil Hughes laid down a marker of his own. 

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Paul Marsh faces big issues in move from cricket to AFLPA

On the right path: The Southern Stars celebrate winning the ICC Women’s World Twenty20.

Chloe Saltau On his last day as chief executive of the Australian Cricketers Association, Paul Marsh tackles the big issues in that sport and the ones he will confront when he takes the top job at the AFL Players...

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Cricket Australia follows India instead of leading, says departing players' chief Paul Marsh

Harbhajan Singh (centre) asks Andrew Symonds to move as umpire Steve Bucknor looks on during the second Test at the SCG in 2008.

Chloe Saltau As he prepares to take the top job at the AFL players' union, departing cricketers' association chief Paul Marsh says Cricket Australia's desire to pacify India has made it a follower rather than a...

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Bigger boundaries on the agenda for international cricket

With constant advances in bat technology, the size of grounds is one of the few things match referees can control

Chloe Saltau Cricket, at least in its short forms, has become a batsman's game, but there is a move to claw back some of the willow-wielders' advantage.

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Srinivasan takes control with a "clear conscience", denies corruption is a widespread problem

Chloe Saltau Controversial Indian supremo Narayanaswami Srinivasan has claimed neither he or world cricket has a major corruption problem after sweeping to a position of unprecedented power in the global game.

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Non-Test countries won't be left behind: CA

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Chloe Saltau Cricket Australia chairman Wally Edwards has tried to reassure non-Test playing nations that they won't be left behind when cricket's brave new world becomes a reality this week.

We walk the line: Clarke defends Australia's Ashes sledging

'There's a line you can't cross': Michael Clarke.

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke says he and his players understand there is a line you cannot cross, and admits he stepped over it twice.

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Mitch Johnson ponders limited-overs future

Australia's Mitchell Johnson.

Chloe Saltau Mitchell Johnson is prepared to ditch one or both of the limited overs formats if it helps him repeat his menacing of England in next year's Ashes.

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Champions League games probed for fixing

Lou Vincent playing for the Auckland Aces in the Champions League in 2011.

Chloe Saltau Cricket's lucrative Champions League has been drawn into the potentially explosive match-fixing case shaped by the testimony of former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent.

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Victoria's cricketers to be pushed off the MCG

Victoria won the 2009 Sheffield Shield at the Junction Oval.

Chloe Saltau An unprecedented scheduling squeeze means Victoria’s Sheffield Shield team may have to play home games interstate.

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Brendon McCullum has no regrets about match-fixing testimony

New Zealand's Brendon McCullum.

Chloe Saltau New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has full faith in the International Cricket Council's fight against fixing despite the leak of his confidential testimony.

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Ricky Ponting wants cricket cheats exposed promptly

Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting.

Chloe Saltau Ricky Ponting has urged cricket authorities to quickly make an example of those known to have fixed matches, saying there is nothing worse for the game than the shadow hanging over it.

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Cricket Australia imports Indian soil to conquer spin demons

India's Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates taking the wicket of Australia's Nathan Lyon during the first cricket test match, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground December 28, 2011.   REUTERS/Tim Wimborne   (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

Chloe Saltau If Australia is to stay at No.1, it will have to get better at playing spin, and Cricket Australia is going to great lengths to make that happen.