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Oct 7, 2013: Cricket boards need to realise the game will not perish if they don't monetise every "product" and police the utterances of every player

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The sovereign republic of the BCCI

Sep 16, 2013: The Indian board is setting a precedent by ignoring the FTP, and thus seemingly reserving the right to do with international cricket as it pleases

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Farewell: Ricky Ponting

The very essence of desire

Apr 11, 2013: To one Australian captain, winning was the main thing - and so it remained for him till the end

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Are South Africa a durable No. 1?

Mar 19, 2013: Their predecessors in the position had short reigns but Graeme Smith's team might just be the real deal

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The Wrong Line

A life on the cricket-writing treadmill

Dec 23, 2012: Andrew Ramsey's account of his days as a cricket journalist (and why he called it a day) is a fine book, but it ought to have gone further

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The Bradman Oration 2012

'Amateurism endures, and mightily'

Oct 24, 2012: Gideon Haigh's speech at the Bradman Oration in Melbourne, during which he spoke about the the importance and pleasures of club cricket, and the impact it has had on Australia as a country

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What should the ICC be?

Sep 27, 2011: Cricket's governing body has long been a fiefdom board presidents use to serve their countries' interests. It's time it became a modern policy-making institution instead

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Which are the greatest dynasties of them all?

Aug 2, 2011: Is it possible to compare the Invincibles of 1948 to the West Indian teams of the '80s and '90s? After all they were simply products of their time

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Ave Test cricket

Jun 21, 2011: Many premature reports of its death later, the five-day game still stands, a byword for excellence in an era that encourages, and even worships, mass mediocrity

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Where's the next Katich coming from?

Jun 18, 2011: CA needs to focus on developing proper cricketers, but it seems too much in thrall to the needs of Twenty20 to care

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It's an Irish question and a global one

Apr 29, 2011: Ireland deserve to participate in the 2015 World Cup. That the ICC executive board wishes to freeze them out reflects a new phase in the game's global evolution

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Who administers the administrators?

Jan 31, 2011: Players are expected to follow a code of conduct. But is there one such for those who govern the game? Self-regulation is no longer a solution to corruption in cricket

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Cricket Australia, look at yourself

Jan 18, 2011: Australians used to pride themselves on having the best cricket governance. Not anymore, now that the board seems bent on casting itself as a marketing organisation that dabbles in the game on the side

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No favourite, no underdog

Nov 2, 2010: Form or intuition - what does one go by when picking a team to back for the Ashes? Both Australia and England seem vulnerable this time round

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The joy of the past

Oct 22, 2010: There may be plenty of well-known problems inherent in picking all-time XIs, but the exercise is still a worthwhile one

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Gideon Haigh's XI of those who didn't make the ESPNcricinfo shortlist

The excluded

Oct 12, 2010: Our soon-to-be announced all-time world XI will be picked from a shortlist of 88. But there are plenty of stellar names outside those ranks, as this XI, chosen from those who weren't on the shortlists, proves

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The age of conspiracy

Sep 29, 2010: The tendency to blame external elements for every problem - as seen in Ijaz Butt's recent utterances - can only be countered by making governance more transparent and being serious about conflicts of interest

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Corruption? It's everywhere

Aug 31, 2010: It's no wonder there's match-fixing in the modern game, with its environment of easy money and pervasive maladministration

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No. 29

Packer's circus

Aug 21, 2010: The circumstances were already in place. The Australian media magnate simply triggered the explosion

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Cricket's fig leaf of democracy

Jul 4, 2010: To be legit, democracy needs to meet certain preconditions. In cricket, legitimacy is something the boards have been happy to overlook, as shown by the Howard affair

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