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JUNE 07, 2014

The challenge of building loyalty

Rahul Oak: The IPL's future could well rest upon the ability of the league to build fan loyalty; Flippant team revamps and seasons without home games won't help
The IPL needs to safeguard fans' loyalties if it wants to court longevity and worldwide appeal © BCCI
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DECEMBER 28, 2013

The simple joys of a Ranji game

Karthik Sampath: A Tamil Nadu supporter, on how it is to watch a Ranji Trophy match in Chennai
OCTOBER 11, 2013

The kid who finally had to grow up

Rajan Thambehalli : To this fan, Sachin Tendulkar is a kid who managed to extend his childhood beyond its definition
JULY 15, 2013

The day India learnt how to chase

Shyam Sundararaman: On July 13, 2002, India broke several voodoos as Mohammad Kaif and Yuvraj Singh successfully steered the team to their most remarkable victory in a run chase
APRIL 23, 2013

Hafeez, a reason to watch Pakistan bat

Osama Baig: After a long time, the country has a batsman who is as captivating and consistent as their bowlers
APRIL 10, 2013

The IPL can learn from other sports leagues

Ramakanth Josyula : From season tickets to merchandise, there are many ideas that the IPL can adopt to increase the spectator presence in stadiums
APRIL 03, 2013

IPL: The fascination of the abomination

Peter Miller, United Kingdom: There are plenty of things to dislike about the IPL, but the cricket certainly isn't one of them
MARCH 29, 2013

A Prior Engagement

Brian Carpenter, United Kingdom: Currently at the peak of his powers, Matt Prior is a delight to watch, attacking and defending with ease and always up for a tough grind
MARCH 08, 2013

An encounter with the 'dreaded' Roy Gilchrist

Richard Minott: A West Indies fan on experiencing the softer side of the once-feared Roy Gilchrist
MARCH 06, 2013

The potential of Uganda

Freddie Wilde: Two weeks in Africa, coaching children cricket and also raising HIV awareness
JANUARY 03, 2013

Tendulkar: I hate him like I love him

Suman Kumar: For a generation that believed success in life was directly linked to an engineering-college berth (or a medical-school berth), Tendulkar was an antithesis
DECEMBER 03, 2012

A story about Sachin

Freddie Wilde: It will be one of sports great tragedies if it gets to the stage where Tendulkar's attempted preservation of what he has left, is only acting as detriment to his legacy
JUNE 26, 2012

The wonder and heartbreak of being a Pakistan fan

Gul Baz Khan: For us Pakistan fans, abnormal is normal. The love that one has for their favourite sports team is different to any other kind of love. It's not bigger. It's just different, and probably brings with it a lot more sorrow than any other kind of love
DECEMBER 04, 2011

The ups and downs of English fandom

Cricinfo: From Ewan Day-Collins, UK
NOVEMBER 27, 2011

Watching cricket at the Wankhede

Cricinfo: From Arish Rajan, India
AUGUST 02, 2011

On being a fan

Cricinfo: From Arun Sagar, France
SEPTEMBER 25, 2010

An insider's guide to the wacky world of Indian fans

Cricinfo: From Sankaran Krishna, United States
OCTOBER 30, 2009

The genesis of a cricket nut

Cricinfo: From Gopal Rangachary, India
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