Sledging/Spirit of cricket

Wanted at the World Cup: Respect

Stare away, fellows. Challenge a batsman. But everything can't be a scowl and a cavalcade of curses and spitting confrontations, writes Rohit Brijnath in Livemint

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Backyard cricket

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In his piece for the Guardian's Spin, John Ashdown draws on his childhood memories and mulls on how the seemingly rigid rules of cricket can be warped - with a little creativity - to allow its practitioners a quick game of cricket in unlikely condi

Asad Rauf signals no-ball after consulting with the third umpire

The no-ball's sinister hue

What used to be an innocuous infraction has turned decidedly different since 2010

MS Dhoni exchanges handshakes with the Australia team, after what turned out to be his final Test

Just what is the Australian way?

It's not as easily defined as just saying it is about playing positive, aggressive cricket at all times

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West Indies cricket

Lara's outback adventures

In an interview with Andrew Webster of the Sydney Morning Herald, Brian Lara recalls his earliest memories of cricket and the aggressive on-field encounters he had with the Australian side