Big Bash: Tasmanian officials call Channel 7 claims ‘Trump-like’

Cricket Tasmania officials have launched a blistering rebuttal to broadcaster Channel 7, labelling claims about government deals to play Big Bash games there as “Trump-like” in how wrong they are. In a coup for the state, 10 matches of this season’s BBL will be played in Hobart and Launceston, including the season opener next week.
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Magic Malan finishes one run shy of a ton in South Africa T20 win

Dawid Malan admits ‘I didn’t know how it would go down if I turned down a single’ as he unselfishly finishes one run shy of a century after inspiring England to T20 series whitewash over South Africa Dawid Malan starred as England wrapped up series whitewash over South Africa Malan hit an unbeaten 99 to
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Nicky Henderson pleased to have crowd at Sandown

Nicky Henderson is pleased a limited crowd will be on track at Sandown to witness Altior’s return to action in the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase. Altior remains one of the biggest draws in National Hunt racing, and the master of Seven Barrows believes his stable star has an inkling he is very good himself. However,
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Potters Corner misses Welsh National

Christian Williams has decided to take the Tiger Roll route to Aintree with Potters Corner, and will skip a defence of this month’s Welsh Grand National in favour of the cross country chases at Cheltenham. Potters Corner was a famous home winner at Chepstow last year, owned and trained by proud Welshmen, so the decision
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Heat on Lynn after smashing knock

Big Bash blaster Chris Lynn says he still has loads of room for improvement after blowing out the cobwebs of Indian Premier League inactivity with an incredible display of power hitting last weekend. Playing in a Queensland Premier Cricket T20 match for Toombul on Sunday, Lynn smashed 20 sixes in his innings of 154 off
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Racing Victoria boss Brian Kruger says it’s an ‘anomaly’ that crowds can hit Chadstone but not the races

Christmas shoppers will pack Chadstone and thousands will be at the MCG on Boxing Day but Victorian racing clubs still need permission to have 500 spectators at a race meeting. Racing Victoria chairman Brian Kruger hopes that situation will change soon. Hundreds of thousands of bargain hunters headed into shopping centres for Black Friday sales
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Channel 7’s war with Cricket Australia takes explosive twist

Channel 7’s war with Cricket Australia has intensified after the broadcaster went to Federal Court in its bid to prove it is being short-changed by the sport’s governing body. The Daily Telegraph reports Seven wants access to emails and other communication between CA and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), believing CA
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Snowden happy to test Ga Law's speed in Henry VIII

Jamie Snowden is confident Ga Law can handle a drop in trip when putting his unbeaten record over fences on the line in the Planteur At Chapel Stud Henry VIII Novices’ Chase at Sandown. The four-year-old, who is three from three since being sent chasing, will race over two miles for the first time on
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Moe trainer Peter Gelagotis pleads not guilty to serious charges on the first day of a bicarb hearing

Group 1-winning trainer Peter Gelagotis has pleaded not guilty to two serious charges relating to the alleged stomach-tubing of a runner on the day of a race at Sandown last year. Gelagotis appeared at the Victorian Racing Tribunal on Monday to answer three charges relating to an elevated bicarb reading taken from Strong Influence before
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Gelagotis defends doping charges at racing tribunal

Stablehands for Moe trainer Peter Gelagotis say it was impossible that the group 1-winning trainer stomach-tubed galloper Strong Influence on race day before the horse returned an elevated bi-carb reading. Gelagotis, who is facing three charges at the Victorian Racing Tribunal this week, has pleaded guilty to presenting Strong Influence to Sandown with a prohibited
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