Jon Pierik

Jon Pierik

Jon Pierik is a sports writer with The Age, focusing primarily on AFL football, cricket and basketball. He has won awards for his cricket and basketball writing.

Cricket

James Sutherland confident cricket World Cup will be a huge success

James Sutherland.

Jon Pierik Cricket Australia chief is confident next year's World Cup will not be ambushed by the rise of Twenty20.

Fixing the fixers

Umpire Nadir Shah is one of the six non-ICC sanctioned umpires found to be taking bribes.

Jon Pierik More work and education is needed to weed out corruption in cricket.

Cricket

S African Test snub irks Nine

Graeme Smith

Jon Pierik Channel Nine says marquee series of season should be during the peak of summer.

No-show by Proteas spoils Nine's schedule

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Jon Pierik CHANNEL Nine says South Africa's decision to not tour over the Christmas and New Year period is less than ideal, declaring the marquee cricket series of the season should be held in the peak of...

Basketball

New coach talks up Boomers' chances

Excited: New Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis (right) with the Breakers' Will Hudson after the NBL grand final.

Jon Pierik Andrej Lemanis believes he has a squad that can achieve something "special".

Basketball

Lemanis to lead Boomers

Jon Pierik While Andrej Lemanis initially had tears at his farewell press conference as coach of the New Zealand Breakers on Wednesday, it was quickly down to business for Australia's new national coach.

Keneally playing hardball

In the air: Basketball Australia chairwoman Kristina Keneally with Opals coach Carrie Graf.

Jon Pierik Former NSW premier understands more than most what it is like to face a major challenge.