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Full name Robert Frederick Merriman
Born August 22, 1935, Geelong, Victoria
Current age 79 years 220 days
Major teams Melbourne Cricket Club
Bowling style Legbreak googly
Bob Merriman, a former industrial relations commissioner of Australia, was appointed as Cricket Australia's chairman in 2001 after 13 years on the Board. A club player with Melbourne and Geelong, Merriman is the patron of the Geelong Cricket Association, which he was president of from 1965 to 1976, the president of Cricket Victoria and Australia's delegate on the ICC's executive and ICC development international boards.
After managing the 1979 tour to India, Merriman became the Australian Cricket Board's first full-time manager from 1984 to 1986, which included tours to England, India, the United Arab Emirates and New Zealand. Merriman is a Member of the Order of Australia for services to the game as an administrator, and is also the chairman of Cricket Australia's industrial relations, international and remuneration committees.
The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to
As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before
This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.
India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan
Whatever happens, the Australia-New Zealand World Cup final at the MCG will be the most divine fun