BBC World Service: Stumped – The Toughest Job in World Cricket?

BBC World Service: Stumped – The Toughest Job in World Cricket?
BBC World Service
21 April 2018

Taking on the role of Australia’s men’s head coach is a daunting task. In the week Cricket Australia meet to discuss the process of recruiting a replacement for Darren Lehmann, we debate who are the frontrunners for the job.

South African batsman Aiden Markram reflects on his blistering start in international cricket.

And find out more about the ultimatum issued by the Afghanistan Cricket Board to some of its star players.

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The Roar: The art of the deal – Cricket Australia’s pitch perfect or aggressive declaration?

Just days following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union last year, the Financial Times ran the ominous headline: “The UK has no trade negotiators”.

After decades of being part of one big – for some, too big – club, the UK now found itself on the other side of the table, only this time without the negotiators.

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The Roar: Rallying around Cameron White’s flag of independent thought

Social media entered into the public domain amidst a frenzy of expectation that a direct line between us, the public, and the sports stars, actors, world leaders and general elite, was now a reality.

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The Roar: We’re all feminists now – a fuss about nothing

“We want you to comment on the pregnancy thing with female cricketers.”

“I think it’s a fabricated gender issue.”

“It was a bit over the top wasn’t it?”

“Yes.”

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Sports Integrity Initiative: Cricket South Africa joins Australian challenge to ICC on concussion subs

On the day of an independent review commissioned by Cricket Australia into the death of international batsman Phillip Hughes, an investigation by The Sports Integrity Initiative has learnt that the governing body of cricket in South Africa will introduce a concussion substitute policy into its domestic first-class competition. Earlier today Cricket Australia announced that it too would formally propose a concussion substitute be allowed in first-class matches.

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The Herald Sun: Women’s Big Bash League a triumph for the true believers

IT’S easy to come away from the inaugural Women’s Big Bash League singing its unequivocal praises.

It’s easy to think that its stellar launch will continue seamlessly into next year, and beyond.

It’s easy too to assume that its success was written in the stars, right from the outset. It won’t necessarily, and it wasn’t. But what a first season it was.

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cricket.com.au: A new frontier for Perry

The ultimate athlete, Ellyse Perry has been presented with a new challenge in the inaugural WBBL season

Ask any sports fan in Australia to name a female cricketer and chances are the first name they’ll jump to is Ellyse Perry.

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cricket.com.au: Lanning returns to ruin Renegades’ run

Lanning’s unbeaten knock too much for the Renegades, unable to repeat yesterday’s upset in the second Melbourne derby

It was a poignant moment. Over two hours before the start of play, a solitary figure wandered out into the vast expanse of the MCG.

True to her heritage with an Aussie rules ball in hand, Meg Lanning paused, standing silently at the top of the crease.

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cricket.com.au: Hogg, Perth and the creation of a legacy

The fun-loving, free-spirited, living-legend continues to live the dream in the BBL

The KFC Big Bash League is only five years old but already it’s creating legacies. Class war may be the preserve of the English, but state snobbery runs true in Australia – and no more so than when it comes to sporting rivalries.

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cricket.com.au: Lyon rams home white-ball case

He made his intentions clear from the outset.

“I was disappointed,” said Nathan Lyon, after being overlooked for Australia’s squad for the limited-overs series against England earlier this year.

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