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

England cricket

Will ECB take control of the Pietersen mess?

Ted Corbett, in his blog, asks if the England Cricket Board would provide a swift solution to the feuds that have begun in the wake of Kevin Pietersen's autobiography

Sri Lanka in England 2014

England should apologise for mankading, not SL

An editorial in the Guardian says Sri Lanka's mankading of Jos Buttler was well within the rule books, and so it should be England who apologise for the incident, not the visitors

Kevin Pietersen and Geoffrey Boycott have a laugh during the post-match presentation

Of Boycott, KP, and the ECB's alienation

The two are unalike as batsmen, but they share a tendency to speak plainly, have complex, sensitive personalities, and have found themselves made scapegoats at times