November 12, 2009

Australian cricket

Hayden goes north to spread cricket’s word

Peter English

Matthew Hayden is passing on the message that anyone can play cricket and Larine Statham reports in the Daily Telegraph on his trip to the Tiwi Islands.

Hayden wants more Aboriginal kids to embrace the baggy green and to become professional cricketers. "I'd love to see an indigenous player playing what is a really great game," he said. "It has been a sport that has really only been among mainstream Australia and I think there is a massive opportunity to change that."

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