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Bookmarked “Former Collingwood player Leon Davis: 'We don't want our kids to have to go through the bullshit'” by Amy McQuire

Original post found at: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/feb/20/former-collingwood-player-leon-davis-we-dont-want-our-kids-to-have-to-go-through-the-bullshit

🏏 The ABC has published an article wondering if the death of test cricket is nigh. Honestly, I would’ve thought ODIs to be more vulnerable, lacking both the cachet of test matches and the “fast money” potential of T20s (not to mention that in Australia you can now only watch it on pay TV, which hardly anyone has – a sure sign of its impending demise). Still, it raises some good points about the increasing stratification of the cricketing world, with the “big three” riding roughshod over the “next five”, and everyone outside that top eight basically being screwed completely. There’s something very, very unsatisfying about the inequity in how world cricket is governed.

For today’s photoblogging challenge, the day 6 prompt is sport. Viv and I go for different AFL teams, and nearly every year (until last year, for obvious reasons…) we try to go to the Sydney Swans vs Essendon Bombers game. This is us at the SCG one freezing night in May 2019.

a white woman in a purple hooded coat and a Sydney Swans scarf, sitting close to an Indian man in a blue hoodie and (just visible) Essendon Bombers scarf, both smiling at the camera

Interesting article here by Usman Khawaja on the hostility of Australian cricket to aspiring players from immigrant backgrounds, something he describes as “slowly changing”. IMO the pressure needs to be on for shit to change much faster, as it has for the women’s game.

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