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AUGUST 04, 2014

Are the big three's bonds in danger of fraying?

If Australia come after India on the field the way James Anderson allegedly did, will the triumvirate be able to hold together?
The Anderson-Jadeja incident shows that cricket boards will only act on national self-interest © Getty Images
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MARCH 27, 2014

The white-line crime

Officials spend precious time scrutinising bowlers' foot faults but ignore it when non-strikers gain unfair head starts
MARCH 13, 2014

Time to draw a line in the sand?

It's hard for everyone to agree on what constitutes acceptable boundaries when it comes to on-field behaviour. It's best if the ICC spells it out
DECEMBER 15, 2013

Cricket's finest bloke?

Quiet, unassuming, polite and humble, Hashim Amla remains a terrific role model
NOVEMBER 28, 2013

How did sledging become a sign of manliness?

Michael Clarke has gained praise in some quarters for showing mongrel by sledging. What sort of message does that send?
SEPTEMBER 18, 2013

Can liability be enforced in sport, like in business?

Umpires and referees make mistakes, but challenging them legally in the name of professionalism would be taking things a step too far
AUGUST 20, 2013

Do nasty guys finish first?

Snarls and frowns can never guarantee success. Only the right combination of players can. So why criticise a captain for being gracious?
JULY 13, 2013

Is there a different moral code for batsmen?

Why do we judge a player who nicks it and stands his ground differently from one who claims a bump catch?
JULY 08, 2012

Sledging is not necessary

So Paul Nixon, gifted ex-international cricketer and intellectual giant, thinks that sledging is a sign of wanting to win
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