Show me the money!

The West Indies won both the men’s and women’s World Twenty20 cricket trophies over the weekend. The men took home $1.6 million in prize money, the women $100,000. I’d like to know which bright spark in the International Cricket Council thought it was OK to pay the women just 6.25 per cent of what they…

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Abbott’s hardline surfing policy

You’re 17 years old. You’re surfing at Noosa Heads. It’s Easter. The last thing on your mind is politics. And then some dude drops in on your wave, the cardinal sin of surfing. He’s wet-suited like a seal, also marginal behaviour in these balmy Autumn waters. It’s your former Prime Minister, Tony Abbott. While she…

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What World Twenty20?

Virat bloody Kohli. He sledges like an Aussie, so much so he could probably earn an honorary place in our team. But in his latest outing, he let his bat do all the talking. It was a lethal conversation, at the end of which Australia was no longer in the World Twenty20. Since then, we’ve…

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Kiwis fans play the wimp card

The Rugby World Cup is here. And if the All Blacks are anything like their fans, they’ll crumble like a chicken stock cube. In the land of the long white band of cotton wool, a petition is doing the rounds calling for a 10am start to the working day because of all the early morning…

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Time to see women’s cricket

I had to read the women’s T20 World Cup final last night. That’s right, read. It’s not the most satisfying way to follow a game. Granted, the Twitter banter between Adam Gilchrist and Michael Vaughan was an entertaining alternative to the live action. @MichaelVaughan appreciating Meg Lannings work! #goaussiegirls pic.twitter.com/PxlRiBkEDM — Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) April…

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