October 30, 2009

Australian cricket

Too much cricket for everyone

Peter English

Adam Gilchrist is not just worried about how the amount of cricket is affecting the players but also the fans, Peter Lalor reports in the Australian.

"The burn-out issue is there, but then the player has to be smart about management," Gilchrist said. "The lucrative dollars are there, but you have to be successful for the national team to reap the rewards in tournaments like the IPL and the Champions League.”

Brett Lee is off home and will have a break from signing autographs for a while. Jesse Hogan, writing in the Sydney Morning Herald, says the invention of the camera phone has made Lee's life a lot tougher.

It hasn’t been a great year for the relationship between the Australian team and the media, and Greg Baum analyses the situation in the Age. He takes issue with Tim Nielsen’s Cricket Australia blog and the players' answers to Indian journalists this week, a paragraph which has since been removed.

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