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Nirgunan Tiruchelvam

Sanath Jayasuriya talks to Kumar Sangakkara in the company of Mahela Jayawardene and Dinesh Chandimal

Sri Lankan cricket

Kapila Wijegunawardene: the man who bowled Viv Richards

Kapila Wijegunawardene, Sri Lanka's new chairman of selectors, was an unsung cricketer. Not many know that he bowled Viv Richards and played a key role in Sri Lanka's first ODI win over West Indies

Richie Benaud gets ready for the camera while covering the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur

Richie Benaud, 1930-2015

My Richie era

How Richie Benaud's passion for work and attention to detail precipitated a relationship with me that lasted until his death

Jon Cocks

Richie Benaud stands next to a statue of himself

Richie Benaud 1930-2015

The voice of summer reason

A poem for Richie Benaud, who enthralled the cricket world for decades

HL Cadambi

Richie Benaud bowls during a match in Sydney

Richie Benaud 1930-2015

The panache of Benaud

Richie Benaud's style and innovative bowling turned him into an idol for a little boy in India during the 1950s

Jayakrishnan Menon

Richie Benaud commentates in his 500th Test

Australia news

Richie Benaud: Simply 'marvellous'

There is a certain beauty and charm to the game of cricket. Richie Benaud's voice raised that charm to a new plane

Hamza Khan

Wahab Riaz tries to get on Shane Watson's nerves

Pakistan news

Wahab Riaz: pace is pace yaar

Have you ever had the experience of watching a Pakistan fast bowler attempt to defend a slim total?

Uzair Rizvi

Take off: Shahid Afridi stretches while fielding

Pakistan cricket

Boom Boom Afridi: one of a kind

Shahid Afridi entertained us with his unique brand of cricket and surely left a lasting impression on the game. He was cricket's greatest entertainer. Boom Boom is irreplaceable

Suhas Cadambi

Daniel Vettori reached the landmark of 300 ODI wickets

New Zealand cricket

Daniel Vettori, back from the burnout

A World Cup win could be the prefect farewell gift for Daniel Vettori, much like how it was for Glenn McGrath in 2007 and Sachin Tendulkar in 2011

Flag-waving, bike-riding Afghanis enjoy their team's maiden World Cup win

Sri Lankan cricket

Arjuna's real-life Hobbits

A Sri Lankan fan inspired by the heroes of 1996 ponders the impact of an Associate-free World Cup on cricket fans in Kabul, Dublin, Rotterdam and Kathmandu