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Australia cricket starts to break all-white mould

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As Australian cricket struggles to recapture former glories, the sport's chiefs are painfully aware of the need to widen the net to reflect the country's burgeoning cultural diversity. 

Australia's Usman Khawaja bats during a Test match against New Zealand in Brisbane on December 2, 2011. Khawaja, whose family emigrated from Pakistan when he was a child, was celebrated when in 2011 he became the first Muslim to play a Test for Australia, against England.

While rugby, Australian Rules and soccer have embraced the country's multicultural make-up, the national cricket side has lagged behind, largely stuck in its white Anglo roots.

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