ESPNcricinfo: Social media ban exposes gender divide

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Made by men for men. This, at its heart, appears the issue behind the recent announcement that Emily Smith, a professional cricketer for the Hobart Hurricanes, has been banned from cricket for a year (nine months suspended). Cricket Australia’s anti-corruption code is clear and Smith’s lighthearted post on social media revealing the Hurricanes’ line-up for a match an hour before it was officially announced contravened it.

The full version of this article was printed in ESPNcricinfo on 21 November 2019 and can be accessed here.

The Roar: A women’s bash, growing up gracefully

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On a lazy day in February only last year, the rumours became fact. A Women’s Big Bash League, in some shape or form, would be staged the following season.

The announcement’s timing was discrete, jammed into one of the few rest days during the month-long Cricket World Cup that was unfolding across the country.

Sports Integrity Initiative: Match-fixing – the threat from the shadows

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Match-fixing rarely makes the headlines, as those sportsmen involved are generally not high profile enough to rate media interest. The greatest danger lies, as it always has, in lower level, less well publicised and funded sports, where earning a living is a continuous struggle. This environment provides a constant battle for the authorities, but now the increased professionalism in women’s sport provides fertile new ground for corruption.

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

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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.

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

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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.

cricket.com.au: Saying Grace – Heats’ Harris lights up WBBL

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In Grace Harris we are witnessing a hugely endearing player make the transition from potential to proven

Tipped as one to watch off the back of an impressive Ashes debut, last weekend Grace Harris became the first woman to hit a century in the inaugural Rebel Women’s Big Bash League.

cricket.com.au: There’s still a fire in Babylon

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Stafanie Taylor and Deandra Dottin prove there’s still a fire in Babylon, if you know where to look

“I don’t think we have that kind of person in (the) West Indies anymore who is quite prepared to play and to give it everything to their country. And that hurts.”

It was difficult to watch.