Almanac Cricket: Russell Jackson’s profile of Sam Almaliki, protector of community cricket (from The Guardian)
Sam Almaliki looks after community engagement for Cricket Australia. He is a capable and energetic executive with a vision of inclusion for cricket in Australia.
Sam has been a supporter of the Almanac, attending a number of our functions and, with Nick Hatzoglou, supporting our Adelaide launch. Most recently he was at the Tom Wills dinner. We hope to make an announcement about Sam, Tom Wills and the Almanac soon.
Russell Jackson is the sports editor at the Guardian. He finds good stories and tells them faithfully, and well.
Here is his profile of Sam Almiliki who arrived in Australia from Iraq as a political refugee, as you will see: