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Review of a Second Year of the Big Bash League

Submitted by Rick Eyre on February 12, 2013 - 11:37pm

Cricket Australia decided that the way to capitalise on the old Big Bash Trophy's progress was to shift to a model that copied elements of both the Indian Premier League and soccer's A-League when neither was necessary.

My reflections on the popularity and impact of the second season of the Big Bash League are the subject of my latest column for iSportconnect. The complete article can be read at http://www.isportconnect.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=17287&catid=74&Itemid=193.

Cricketwoman is back for the 2013 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup

Submitted by Rick Eyre on January 28, 2013 - 4:43pm

For a short time only. Cricketwoman makes a comeback for the 2013 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup.

This website will be a conduit for official announcements, independent news, video, tweets and information surrounding the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, which commences in India on 31 January 2013. Keep a close eye on the Calendar page for further information as well as regular updates.

Abyssinia Warnie: 10th Anniversary Edition

Submitted by Rick Eyre on January 22, 2013 - 10:35pm

In cricket's modern world of incremental exits, a legend can announce his retirement, celebrate a long emotional farewell, and then turn up playing another format for another team. But just as Warnie seems to be gone, he re-emerges. Like the monster in a slasher movie, or as I prefer to think of him, an escapee from the House of Wax.

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Ricky Ponting retires

Submitted by Rick Eyre on November 30, 2012 - 9:25am

There can never be a totally perfect time to retire. It didn't quite happen for Ricky Ponting, yet he can still be happy with the circumstances of his exit. Today, as he steps out on the WACA for the Welcome to Country, the anthems, and the Third Test against South Africa, he will be making his 168th official Test match appearance for Australia. It will be last, having announced his retirement yesterday.

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Sachin Tendulkar AM, but what's the fuss?

Submitted by Rick Eyre on October 17, 2012 - 10:42am

On Tuesday, Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced while on a state visit to New Delhi that Sachin Tendulkar would be made an honorary Member of the Order of Australia. . Yet on Wednesday morning, the Australian media is full of outrage. How can such a seemingly safe and popular decision be so controversial?

This social media #fail is brought to you by the USA Cricket Association

Submitted by Rick Eyre on October 16, 2012 - 11:28am

On Saturday, a representative of the United States of America Cricket Association posted to its Facebook page, linking to an article on Cricinfo referring to reports of internal dysfunctionality within the Association.

Will Channel Nine lose its hold on Australian cricket?

Submitted by Rick Eyre on October 16, 2012 - 11:02am

For a third of a century, Australia’s Channel Nine has been, to use its long-running advertising slogan, Still The One for telecasting international cricket. This maybe soon to come to an end. Next March, following the end of the 2012-13 domestic Australian season, the current contract to televise Cricket Australia’s home fixtures in Australia will expire. The Nine Network, holders of those rights continuously since 1979, are currently in a battle to avoid entering administration.

My latest column for iSportconnect is here: http://www.isportconnect.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=14913&catid=74&Itemid=193

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