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FEBRUARY 08, 2015

Amir's ban a blessing in disguise

He may have saved himself from the physical toll that years of fast bowling takes on the body
The biggest challenge Mohammad Amir faces in regaining his old heights is shedding the stigma of being a fixer © AFP
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OCTOBER 24, 2014

The bias of umpires

Understanding historical trends in decision-making might help you deal with the iffy calls you receive. Or maybe not
JULY 27, 2014

The geometry of captaincy

Maybe leadership in cricket is not so much about the art of captaincy as about the real-time computing of information
JANUARY 19, 2014

Time to regionalise county cricket?

A six-team tournament above the Championship might strengthen the supply line for the England team
NOVEMBER 10, 2013

How to prepare to bowl in village cricket

No net practice required since your time umpiring while your team bats will tell you everything you need. Then just pray the ball leaves your hand
AUGUST 18, 2013

The five stages of grieving

A village cricketer begins his quest when his youthful heart is first sent soaring by a hero, and is thereafter tantalised by the possibilities of batsmanship
JUNE 28, 2013

Who's an Australian then?

England gets stick for playing "overseas" players. It's time the old enemy got some
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