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Chris Barrett is Chief Sports Reporter of The Sydney Morning Herald.

'Always had your back': Glenn Maxwell's parting gift to manager to the stars

'Always had your back': Glenn Maxwell's parting gift to manager to the stars

Outside his family and his wife there was no greater supporter of the Australian batsman than player agent Tony Connelly, who lost his life to cancer two months ago.

  • by Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu

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False COVID-19 positive delays release of India's unsung hero
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False COVID-19 positive delays release of India's unsung hero

While Virat Kohli and his team will be set free from quarantine on Thursday, the arrival of one of their secret weapons has been more complicated.

  • by Chris Barrett
‘Ignore youth at your peril’: Chappell urges Australia to find spot for Pucovski

‘Ignore youth at your peril’: Chappell urges Australia to find spot for Pucovski

While all signs point to Joe Burns staying at the top of the Test order, Will Pucovski has won backing from the highest level of Australian cricket.

  • by Chris Barrett
'NRL did not follow its own rules': Ex-Storm directors in fresh appeal of cap penalty
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'NRL did not follow its own rules': Ex-Storm directors in fresh appeal of cap penalty

Former Melbourne directors are preparing a formal submission to the NRL to have the club’s devastating salary cap penalty in 2010 re-examined.

  • by Chris Barrett
'No reason Australia won't be coming': Return to Pakistan edges closer

'No reason Australia won't be coming': Return to Pakistan edges closer

An Australian international team has not played in Pakistan since 1998 because of security concerns but formal talks have begun about another long-awaited tour.

  • by Chris Barrett
Player ratings: The stars who shone and flopped in Origin III

Player ratings: The stars who shone and flopped in Origin III

The Maroons' boilover series win had its fair share of heroes and villains. Here's who can hold their head up high after the decider at Suncorp Stadium.

  • by Chris Barrett and Adrian Proszenko
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Cricket Australia supremo best-paid chair in Australian codes

Cricket Australia supremo best-paid chair in Australian codes

Even with a 20 per cent pay cut brought on by the pandemic, Earl Eddings' salary is well north of his counterparts at the NRL, AFL and Rugby Australia.

  • by Chris Barrett
'We haven't done enough in past': Australian team to make anti-racism stand

'We haven't done enough in past': Australian team to make anti-racism stand

Pat Cummins says the national men's team will perform a barefoot circle ceremony before each series this summer but individual players could also choose to take a knee.

  • by Chris Barrett and Jon Pierik
Paine among cricketers in isolation as outbreak wreaks havoc
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Paine among cricketers in isolation as outbreak wreaks havoc

Tim Paine and Matthew Wade have been forced into isolation and there could be changes to the Australian white-ball squad because of the coronavirus outbreak in SA.

  • by Jon Pierik and Chris Barrett
'Envelopes of cash': Cricket travel payments under microscope
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'Envelopes of cash': Cricket travel payments under microscope

A leaked document reveals how a practice of officials receiving cash at ICC meetings in Dubai was brought to a halt after concerns were raised internally.

  • by Chris Barrett
Stan's 'toe in the water' with rugby changes sports rights landscape

Stan's 'toe in the water' with rugby changes sports rights landscape

There is a new player in the streaming of live sport but the big question is what it will do for the value of the broadcast deals that prop up Australia's major codes.

  • by Chris Barrett and Zoe Samios