Machado’s prize story

Rouse Hill Times - - NEWS -

A STORY about a crick­eter’s fight to re­main in Aus­tralia, by Rouse Hill Times re­porter Lawrence Machado, has won the Sydney Thun­der BBL Me­dia Award for best ar­ti­cle for the 2016-17 NSW sea­son.

The ar­ti­cle, pub­lished on De­cem­ber 14, told the story of Pak­istan-born crick­eter Ali Rizwan and his fam­ily’s le­gal bat­tles to stay in Aus­tralia — along with per­sonal tragedy — which they fi­nally won thanks to the sup­port of the crick­eter com­mu­nity.

Rizwan, a pace bowler from The Ponds, is a mem­ber of the Sydney Thun­der’s Na­tions Cup all stars team.

Rouse Hill Times, De­cem­ber 14

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