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A grave new low for lowly ICC

Jul 1, 2010: John Howard has been knocked back - and knocked back without even an opportunity to address the rejectionists

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The case for Howard

Jun 23, 2010: Those railing against the former Australian PM are not shining examples of rectitude themselves

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The county pro

Jun 12, 2010: A hinge moment in cricket history when Test stars realised first-class contracts could be more profitable than playing for their countries

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Whatever happened to governance?

May 31, 2010: Why isn't it a scandal that the BCCI spends just 8% of its revenue on actual cricket promotion? And are the other boards any better?

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Cricketainment, eh?

May 11, 2010: The Stewart Regan email shows that cricket suffers from administrators frustrated with and contemptuous of the game they have been entrusted with

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Put the game before the brand

May 6, 2010: Thinking of cricket purely as a brand will only impede the clean-up the BCCI needs to undertake in the wake of the IPL mess

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Why so surprised?

Apr 27, 2010: The IPL has always been a candidate for Enron-sized corruption. Modi operated with impunity, and Indian cricket laid itself open to becoming a vehicle for tax minimisation and money laundering

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Chris Tavare

Piece de resistance

Mar 21, 2010: An Englishman who made an art out of obduracy

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Really, Warnie?

Mar 16, 2010: The IPL has become an occasion for tub-thumping, mutual back-slapping and all-consuming PR

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Bring on the controversy

Mar 15, 2010: The five-day game has been rendered dull by wall-to-wall tours and context-less competition. A little scandal occasionally wouldn't go amiss

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Club or country? Same difference

Feb 15, 2010: Far from marking the end of nationalism, the IPL is the ultimate triumph of that principle: a global tournament in which the same nation always wins

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The captaincy of Harry Trott

Feb 13, 2010: A pioneer in moving fielders, shuffling and resting bowlers, the pathbreaking Australian captain believed much of the game was played above the shoulders

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A taxing question for the BCCI

Jan 18, 2010: Does cricket make money to exist or exist to make money? The BCCI's dispute with the Indian tax authorities throws the old question into focus again

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A crisis too good to waste

Dec 22, 2009: The ICC is struggling to remain relevant and also competing for players and money with its largest member board, the BCCI; and therein lies its possible salvation

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Let them watch TV

Dec 21, 2009: Cricket administrators care little about fans at the grounds because home audiences are seen as priority. In fact the contempt for live viewers is greatest at cricket's big-ticket events

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Cricket's tangle of formats

Nov 17, 2009: Far from being complementary, Tests, ODIs and Twenty20s are competitors; in many instances they cannibalise each other

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Victor Trumper

The man who was the Golden Age

Nov 7, 2009: How Victor Trumper came to be the embodiment of cricket's Golden Age, and an emblem for values his countryment still hold dear

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The problem with burnout

Oct 26, 2009: It's not just players who are affected - fans and the media too are, apparently

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Wasim Akram

The wonder that was Waz

Oct 17, 2009: Despite struggling against injury and illness for much of his career,Akram went on to bring about a seminal change in the way cricket was played

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Warwick Armstrong

A giant of his time

Sep 19, 2009: A colossus, both as a player and a personality, he was a barracker's delight and Australia's MVP

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