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An explanation

On why a column on the site was taken down

Tim Southee, Daniel Vettori, Trent Boult and Corey Anderson before the start of the game


McCullum's side left an unforgettable imprint on the World Cup, and they also produced the batsman of the year

Tributes for Phillip Hughes at Adelaide Oval


How dangerous is cricket?

The chilling reality that a cricket ball can kill has questioned the overall safety of the sport and made cricketers look inward

Jagmohan Dalmiya addresses the media

Talking Cricket - Jagmohan Dalmiya

'In a democracy, the majority always rules'

His commercial savvy saved cricket from bankruptcy; now they say cricket needs saving from his lust for power. To Jagmohan Dalmiya, though, the idea of a split in world cricket is laughable

There were plenty of Chennai fans at the Nehru Stadium in Kochi

A day for cricket to rejoice

The Lodha committee report is a long-overdue opportunity to restore public faith in Indian cricket

Ian Botham fishing


Behind the superstar

It's hard to get there nowadays, but the interview with Virat Kohli in this issue does

Mitchell Starc takes off after bowling Brendon McCullum

Advantage batsmen, game to bowlers

In a tournament that gave the appearance of being dominated by the bat, the ball had the last word and it was Australia's attack that provided a degree of redemption

Tim Southee, Daniel Vettori, Trent Boult and Corey Anderson before the start of the game

Australia v New Zealand, World Cup 2015, final, Melbourne

Why I'm hoping for a fairy-tale finish

A New Zealand win will be good for the country, the game, and for one man

AB de Villiers wears a despondent look during the press conference

Triumph and disaster in an unforgiving minute

The difference between New Zealand and South Africa in Auckland was a matter of moments: fleeting minutes that laid bare the fickle beauty and cruelty of sport