Samir Chopra

A personal view of a cultural passion

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A general view of the field during the Napier ODI

Set the fielders free

Artificial constraints, such as fielding restrictions, make ODIs and T20s feel contrived. The duration of the contest ought to be the only limitation

Ian Chappell hooks Tony Greig

It's better from behind the stumps

It used to be routine in the old days but is confined to replays now. The absence negatively affects our experience as viewers of sport on TV

Matthew Hayden chases after a ball

A Hayden moment

At times the TV does no justice to stunning pieces of work on the cricket field. At times you need to have played the game yourself - however casually - to appreciate these gems

Morne Morkel had a couple of decisions reversed in his favour on review

The theatre of the DRS

The relief at the howler overturned; the vindication of the accurate umpire - the dramas of the review system are many, and many of them are entertaining

Hamid Hassan remained unbeaten on 15 from 39 deliveries

Throw open the gates to the Associates

Keeping them in the World Cup will inspire their countrymen to dream bigger and also prevent the game from being monopolised by a small club