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Sachin Tendulkar AM, but what's the fuss?

Submitted by rickeyre 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 rickeyre 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 rickeyre 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.

If it looks like a World Cup, feels like a World Cup, smells like...

Submitted by rickeyre on October 3, 2012 - 12:34pm

The ICC almost bend over backwards to avoid describing the World Twenty20 tournament as a "World Cup". They own the event, they are the world governing body, and therefore it is not a World Cup. To the rest of us, however, if it looks like a World Cup, feels like a World Cup, smells like a World Cup...

On the last point however, I digress. The smell is worse.

Howzat episode one Storification

Submitted by rickeyre on August 20, 2012 - 4:16pm

The first episode of the two-part miniseries "Howzat: Kerry Packer's War" went to air on Channel 9 at about 8.40pm on Sunday night, August 19, 2012. Until I complete a review following the conclusion of episode 2 on August 26, here's a storification of my tweets from the evening plus some others:

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