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Backyard cricket

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In his piece for the Guardian's Spin, John Ashdown draws on his childhood memories and mulls on how the seemingly rigid rules of cricket can be warped - with a little creativity - to allow its practitioners a quick game of cricket in unlikely condi


Has cricket hit the roof?

Ashok Malik, in Asian Age, wonders cricket-viewing has hit a peak in India considering the decline in the team's performance since the 2000s and other sports vying for the average fan's interest

Indian cricket

Is India's connection with fans failing?

Tanya Aldred, in the Telegraph, ponders how the BCCI's stringent control of players talking to the media is hurting the fans from connecting with this new Indian team

England cricket

Broad's Brisbane trial

Stuart Broad recounts the sour welcome he received from the Brisbane crowd in the first Ashes Test in an interview with the Guardian

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English cricket

Durham reaps the rewards of empowerment

In the Telegraph, Scyld Berry lauds Durham's Championship victory and says the county's success is tribute to the power of empowering regions with first-class cricket

Cricket in unusual places

Cricketing postcards from Estonia

In an article on Wisden India, Sara Torvald, a Finland-based cricket fan, recounts a cricket tour that began on an online commentary forum and ended with three teams on a cricket pitch in Tallinn, Estonia

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IPL 2013

Kohli's pot-to-kettle moment

Sandeep Dwivedi in the Indian Express opines that the Virat Kohli incident in Mumbai was an example of IPL's fan loyalty finally falling into place