Though a "cricket tragic" - Mark Taylor's epithet, not mine - John Howard has struggled to put a mark on the cricket world.
Jon Pierik While one young multi-sport star will soon have a major call to make, another who had been in the same situation is hoping for a strong finish to his football season.
Jon Pierik Federal sports minister Greg Hunt might intervene to resolve cricket's pay stoush.
Jon Pierik AFL superstar Patrick Dangerfield says the threat of players striking is greater in cricket than football as both sports continue to broker new pay deals.
Jon Pierik As tensions escalate, Cricket Australia has outlined why it believes the players' push to retain a payment model adopted for two decades is outdated, breeds "mistrust" and even "damages" the sport.
Jon Pierik EON sports, the digital 24-7 sports radio network, has been forced to abandon local programming due to cost issues.
Jon Pierik Cricket Australia's bid for concussion substitutes to be permanently introduced has taken an important step with the world game's governing body agreeing to relax its archaic rules in a two-year trial.
Jon Pierik, Greg Baum Former prime minister John Howard has called for "common sense" to prevail in cricket's pay fight on a day Australia's top players drafted in a hardline unionist to help their cause.
Jon Pierik While the fight between Australia's top cricketers and their governing body over pay continues, one Australian coach could enjoy a major payday.
Greg Baum Grassroots cricket needs up to $30 million immediately and much more in the long run if the game is not to wither in Australia, says Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland.