Read aloud practice Brett Lee exercise 29
Look at the text below. In 40 seconds, you must read this text aloud as naturally and as clearly as possible. You have 40 seconds to read aloud.
Lee played for the Australian team that won the 2003 World Cup. He announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket on 12 July 2012, having played his first Test in 1999. He subsequently declined to renew his contract with his home state side New South Wales, but continued to play Twenty20 matches for several seasons after, most notably in the Indian Premier League and Big Bash League.
During the 1998-99 season Lee was a more regular presence in the latter stages of the Sheffield Shield. He took 14 wickets including a 5-wicket haul against Tasmania in the second innings. He started the 1999-2000 season by claiming 8 wickets in his fist two matches. Such performances impressed his New South Wales teammate Steve Waugh, who was then Australia captain, and culminated in his Test debut in December 1999.
In 2009 he battled back from injury and was a key player in New South Wales’ success during the champions League Twenty20. During the final he played an important part with both bat and ball and was names Man of the Match. He also won the Man of the series award.
In 2007, Lee initiated Mewsic, a charitable foundation in India. Mewsic aims to facilitate the involvement of disadvantaged young people in music. Mewsic aims to ensure that music is widely recognized as a powerful tool to heal, empower , educate and advocate for marginalized children in India. Mewsic has established six centers of music across India.
The Australian cricket Academy was founded 1987 as a joint initiative of the Australian Institute of sport and the Australian Cricket Board. It was initially located at Henley beach in Adelaide before moving to the Allan Border field in Brisbane, Queensland in 2004 and renamed the “Commonwealth Bank Center of Excellence.”