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Jon Pierik is cricket writer for The Age. He also covers AFL and has won awards for his cricket and basketball writing.

Seven dealt blow in TV stoush with Cricket Australia

Seven dealt blow in TV stoush with Cricket Australia

Seven West Media had asked for a $70 million reduction from its annual $82 million deal. An independent assessment found the network can recoup just $5 million.

  • by Andrew Wu and Jon Pierik

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Blue skies: Warner planning to face Redbacks in state return

Blue skies: Warner planning to face Redbacks in state return

David Warner may still have a tear in his groin tendon but Cricket Australia is planning to have him return to the field for NSW in matches against South Australia next week.

  • by Jon Pierik
‘Forget the pain’: Groin injury could take nine months to heal, says Warner

‘Forget the pain’: Groin injury could take nine months to heal, says Warner

On a night a panicked Australia fell to a 53-run loss to New Zealand in the opening Twenty20 clash, David Warner revealed he may not be fully fit until the home Ashes series.

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‘No regrets’: Wade holds out hope for Ashes recall

‘No regrets’: Wade holds out hope for Ashes recall

Matthew Wade may have been axed from Australia’s Test squad but he still has a key role to play in the team’s Twenty20 World Cup plans, beginning in New Zealand on Monday.

  • by Jon Pierik
‘Making us better’: Weitering caps rise with maiden Nicholls medal

‘Making us better’: Weitering caps rise with maiden Nicholls medal

Young star Jacob Weitering completed a fine 2020 season by belatedly being named as the Blues’ best and fairest while another young talent finished just behind him.

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Semi-final on debut: Unknown qualifier Karatsev beats hurt Dimitrov

Semi-final on debut: Unknown qualifier Karatsev beats hurt Dimitrov

Unseeded Russian Aslan Karatsev may be in his maiden grand slam, but he finds himself in an Australian Open semi-final after ousting an injured Grigor Dimitrov on Tuesday.

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Is Smith jockeying to replace Paine as Test captain?
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Is Smith jockeying to replace Paine as Test captain?

The debate over Tim Paine’s successor continues to swirl, with Steve Smith adding to the intrigue by declaring it was too early to judge Pat Cummins’ prospects after only one day in charge.

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‘One of the best’: Vics search for a solution to curb Smith

‘One of the best’: Vics search for a solution to curb Smith

Steve Smith was at his best against Victoria on Monday but the Vics hope a leg-side plan can have an impact in their Sheffield Shield clash at the SCG from Wednesday.

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Cricket’s ‘big three’ could be only three, fears Smith

Cricket’s ‘big three’ could be only three, fears Smith

Graeme Smith, South Africa’s head of cricket, says relations with Australia are “strained” and fears the aborted Test series could lead to only three nations playing the traditional format.

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Cummins enjoys ‘different’ day as Smith leaves Vics singing the Blues

Cummins enjoys ‘different’ day as Smith leaves Vics singing the Blues

Pat Cummins made a successful start as NSW captain on a day a Steve Smith century bankrolled the Blues’ strong win over Victoria at North Sydney Oval.

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‘Very much in my prime’: Glenn Maxwell eyes Test recall
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‘Very much in my prime’: Glenn Maxwell eyes Test recall

Glenn Maxwell has rubbished suggestions he has quit red-ball cricket and hopes to return to the Test squad next year when Australia have three tours through Asia.

  • by Jon Pierik