How the new MOU works

Peace in our time. A new deal. All the 1930s cliches you like, but Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers Association have agreed on a new Memorandum of Understanding for the next five years.

This infographic (sourced from the ACA website) explains the main issues of how it will work.


Cricket tournament to U.S. team: Bug off

The US papers are starting to catch wind of their nation’s latest cricketing debacle. Even if the¬†Baltimore Sun¬†chooses to package it all under a Jiminy pun. Continue reading “Cricket tournament to U.S. team: Bug off”

USA a failed state – ICC intervenes

Sensational but not entirely unexpected news from the ICC (that’s International Cricket Council, not the International Criminal Court). The USA has been kicked out of the 2005 Inter-continental Cup, with the Cayman Islands taking their place in the Americas group. Continue reading “USA a failed state – ICC intervenes”

Sledging by Media 2: Is that the truth or is your news limited?

Rupert Murdoch’s flagship random word generator doctoring photographs and dredging up sexist, homophobic stereotypes yet again. Yes, it’s all good clean honest sledging, isn’t it?

Sledging by Media 1: Shane’s Shame

Shane’s Shame: Married Aussie cricket ace begged me for sex, but it was OWZAT! in seconds
(Mike Duffy/Sunday Mirror, 19.6.05) Continue reading “Sledging by Media 1: Shane’s Shame”

The paper rout of Bangladesh’s Aussie rout

Coverage from the British Sunday papers of Australia’s humiliation by Bangladesh at Sophia Gardens on Saturday: Continue reading “The paper rout of Bangladesh’s Aussie rout”

BCCI-WCAI merger put on hold

[This article originally appeared on the now defunct website Cricketwoman. – RE]

The merger of the Women’s Cricket Association of India (WCAI) with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been put on hold, at least for the time being. Continue reading “BCCI-WCAI merger put on hold”

Nine live: cricket’s TV blackouts face the axe

Nine live: cricket’s TV blackouts face the axe
(Sydney Morning Herald, 29.4.05)

The SMH is reporting today that the antiquated home city Test TV blackout of the first two sessions of the day might be canned, if Cricket Australia signs up with Channel 9 for another seven years of covering Australian cricket. Continue reading “Nine live: cricket’s TV blackouts face the axe”

Cricket’s home moves closer to the money

Cricket’s home moves closer to the money
(Raja M/Asia Times, 22.4.05)

“The ICC cannot afford to pay 30% tax…”
– Inderjit Singh Bindra

Why the ICC moved to a tax haven, in the words of the man who wants to get the BCCI listed on the Indian stock market.

Death by Powerpoint II: Mal Speed

SportAccord, a high-powered annual convention run by the GAISF, ASOIF and AIOWF, is currently under way for this year in Berlin. While the 2005 event seems to be dominated by the five aspirant cities for the 2012 Olympics hawking their stuff, the ICC’s very own Malcolm Speed was on deck yesterday giving a talk on “The integrity issue – the impact of betting on sports”. Continue reading “Death by Powerpoint II: Mal Speed”