OCTOBER 03, 2013

Illegal streaming sites aren't the problem

Dave Hawksworth: Cricket boards must realise that they can't tame the internet. They are better off trying to figure out how to engage cricket's young online audience
No one in their right mind would watch cricket via an illegal streaming site if they had a choice © AFP
JUNE 28, 2013

Pakistan cricket

The talented Mr Najam Sethi

Mani Khawaja insists criticism against Najam Sethi's appointment as interim president of the PCB is a sign of people wanting to stir things up. He says Pakistan cricket is in good hands, even if they are largely inexperienced in cricket administration, through a satirical blog entry in the Express Tribune.

With a deteriorating infrastructure that was failing to produce quality cricketing talent, mired in controversies and allegations of nepotism and sexual misconduct, a very capable and seasoned pair of hands was needed to steer the ship back into steady waters.

And that is why the current government went with Najam Sethi, a senior journalist with no prior experience in cricketing matters whatsoever

MAY 07, 2013

The internet and cricket: a brave new world to be seized

Samir Chopra: The game must find a way of showing itself off online, of allowing the fans to access and enjoy it
MAY 03, 2013

Is cricket slow on the internet uptake?

Dave Hawksworth: Fans have been at the forefront of using new media to expand their understanding and enjoyment of the game. It's time clubs and traditional media caught on
OCTOBER 05, 2012

ICC World Twenty20 2012

Raina blames it on the "nephew"

Suresh Raina has become the latest of a long list of cricketers who have got into trouble over their tweets - but his response might be the cue for future explanations. Minutes after Pakistan's semi-final loss to Sri Lanka in the World Twenty20, a tweet from his account mocked Pakistan for the manner of their defeat.

Expectedly, the tweet caused a furore over social media and it was several hours before Raina responded - by blaming his "nephew".

Cue a host of re-tweets and even a "Raina's nephew" twitter handle with tweets about the "uncle's" exploits. Kevin Pietersen may well be wondering why he hadn't thought of something similar when asked about the controversial messages he allegedly sent to South African players.

JANUARY 26, 2012

An open letter to Giles Clarke

Samir Chopra: Well done. With your statement that Internet piracy is the "biggest danger to cricket" you have pulled off a rather wonderful trifect