Dave Hawksworth

Mahela Jayawardene announced he would join Kumar Sangakkara in Twenty20 retirement via the ICC's Twitter Mirror campaign

The weary middle age of cricket

On the field the action is youthful and thrilling, but off it, there's depressing self-interest, with each board trying to outdo the other in incompetence and venality

Who cares for the spectator?

As the game's powerbrokers manoeuvre themselves towards greater influence, they move ever further away from the ordinary supporter