Samir Chopra

A personal view of a cultural passion

Fans protest the proposed revamp of the ICC which will give more power to the BCCI, the ECB and CA

Cricket always needs an underclass

History shows us that those who rule the game seem to occupy a centre they cannot bear to share with those at the margins

Sachin Tendulkar has a laugh while training

Tendulkar: not a players' player

Perhaps fighting the BCCI is a losing battle but if there was one player who could have thrown sand in the wheels of their juggernaut, it was Tendulkar

M.I.T ground in Manipal, Karnataka

Two friends, lost in a maze

Thousands of Indian cricketers aspire to play for their college. Many promising ones slip through the cracks