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Richie Benaud rehearses at the Channel 7 studio in Sydney ahead of the match between Western Australia and the MCC in Perth

Three men in a box

Just as the game has changed, so has the way it is talked about

Tony Cozier interviews Clive Lloyd

What Cozier meant to me

When you thought of West Indies cricket in the 1980s, his name was up there with those of Lloyd, Roberts, Marshall, Holding and the rest

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

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


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