Ian Chappell

Cricket commentator for Channel 9, and a columnist

N Srinivasan and Dave Richardson after the ICC meeting

Many sides to a cricket revolution

While an administrative shake-up of the ICC would be welcome, the Essel Group's past cricketing ventures hardly inspire confidence

Shoaib Akhtar clocks 159 kph on the speed gun

Three questions for cricket

Do fast bowlers need verbal fisticuffs to generate aggression? Does sending a nightwatchman in always make sense? Is surpassing 100mph even possible?

Richie Benaud, his wife Daphne and Ian Chappell  at Keith Miller's funeral at St Paul's Cathedral

Fifty-two years with Benords

Gracious and generous, Richie Benaud was a thorough professional but with a wicked sense of humour

Brendon McCullum packed the slip cordon at the start of the game

Gimmicks don't win you ODIs, wickets do

As long as ODIs are governed by stifling regulations, only imaginative captaincy can keep the format from being hopelessly dull

Rohit Sharma drives through the off side

Rohit, Mohit, and India's resurgence

India have turned their fortunes in Australia around during the World Cup because their captain has become proactive, encouraging his bowlers to attack

Brendon McCullum dives to stop the ball

How about a World Cup summit?

The major stakeholders of the game coming together at the global event makes this the best time to sit down and discuss the direction cricket should take