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

Mustafizur cutter ad portrait

India in Bangladesh 2015

Ad wars: Cutting-edge technology

A satirical promotion of an industrial cutter featuring Mustafizur Rahman is the latest to stir some trouble

Ricky Ponting and Kevin Pietersen engage in conversation

Meet Ricky the broadcaster

Ponting's debut on Channel Ten and his grilling of Kevin Pietersen hold out hope that cricket has found a high-calibre new TV voice

Ian Ward speaks to Alastair Cook

The importance of cricket punditry

It may have started out as a bit of televisual fluff but it now is crucial in shaping perceptions of the sport

Shane Watson is miked up by the television crew before going out to bat

The cons of miking up players

Getting players to commentate on their strategies from the field could invite mischief and corruption

Broadcasting

Has cricket hit the roof?

Ashok Malik, in Asian Age, wonders cricket-viewing has hit a peak in India considering the decline in the team's performance since the 2000s and other sports vying for the average fan's interest

Indian fans cheer on their side

The visceral beauty of fandom

It is the fans' money and attention, and the players' skills and efforts that are indispensable to sport. Investors and broadcasters merely market the show