Machado’s prize story
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