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IPL 2014

Drowned out by the hype machine

Apr 15, 2014: A lot has gone wrong with the IPL but as its seventh season begins, the league will brush everything aside and cheer like nothing is amiss

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Contribution to Cricket award

Tarak Sinha's 40-year labour of love

Mar 14, 2014: Four decades ago, one man set up a cricket club in Delhi that has since passed into the realm of legend

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Test batting winner

Shikhar takes the stage

Mar 14, 2014: One of the most incandescent debuts of the year came from a player who was on his way towards becoming a domestic workhorse

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ICC revamp

Grim legal tussle expected at Board meeting

Feb 7, 2014: A grim legal tussle between three of the most powerful cricket boards and three of their unexpectedly stubborn adversaries is set play itself out when the ICC's Board of directors meets in Singapore on Saturday

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ICC's revamp

PCB, CSA, SLC and BCB against proposals - Zaka Ashraf

Jan 28, 2014: PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf has said that the boards of Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are in opposition to the revamp of administrative and financial structures of the ICC

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ICC revamp

Big Three offer redraft to ICC as lobbying intensifies

Jan 27, 2014: Cricket's formally-united Big Threewill present the seven other Full Member nations with a set of re-drafted "resolutions" around their radical "position paper" at an ICC executive meeting in Dubai

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And then there were three

Jan 25, 2014: The only two cricket boards in the world who could together call BCCI's bluff and rally support chose instead to get on board with India's programme

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ICC news

No knowledge of draft proposals, says Associate representative

Jan 19, 2014: One member of the ICC's Finance & Commercial Affairs committee has said he was not privy to any details about the F&CA working group's draft proposal that recommends radical overhaul of world cricket administration

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ICC news

Big three eye bigger slice of ICC revenue pie

Jan 18, 2014: A new ICC proposal has recommended the introduction of a new revenue stream for Full Members to be earned from ICC's gross revenues and distributed to members through a graded percentage share

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ICC news

Big Three could control revamped ICC

Jan 17, 2014: The ICC is to consider a comprehensive structural overhaul of world cricket administration that will effectively cede most executive decision-making to the BCCI, Cricket Australia and the ECB

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ICC news

FTP may become bilateral arrangement

Jan 17, 2014: The nature of the ICC's Future Tours Programme (FTP), the schedule for top-level international cricket, is set to undergo a sweeping change if proposals from a Financial & Commercial Affairs "working group position paper" are approved

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Look, Junior's written a book

Dec 20, 2013: The story of India's U-19 World Cup-winning captain, Unmukt Chand, gives you an insight into what it takes for young boys in the country to become successful international sportsmen

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'I don't believe you need power to contribute'

Dec 16, 2013: Cricket administration, particularly in India, has been under scrutiny over the last few years. Anil Kumble, who was the president of the Karnataka state association, talks about the challenges officials face in professionalising the set-up

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A Madiba sighting

Dec 6, 2013: A reporter on tour at the 2003 World Cup remembers seeing the great man up close

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Tendulkar's perfect balance

Nov 17, 2013: While the team, the country and the sport changed around him, Tendulkar remained constant

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India news

Make sports cheating a criminal offence - Dravid

Nov 12, 2013: A law against sports fraud that offers real consequences of "jail time" could well be the deterrent for athletes in the fight against corruption in sports, former India captain Rahul Dravid has said

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Corruption in the IPL

IPL probe panel to meet Mumbai Police

Nov 2, 2013: The three-man probe committee appointed by India's Supreme Court to investigate the IPL 2013 corruption and spot-fixing scandal will meet Mumbai Police joint-commissioner Himanshu Roy and the BCCI's anti-corruption unit in Mumbai on November 5 and 6

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BCCI restrictions on TV commentators

Have an opinion? Think again

Oct 12, 2013: One of the requirements for a BCCI commentator is the willingness to avoid a list of taboo subjects, including Indian selection, DRS or administrative matters

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The retirement announcement

A titanic goodbye

Oct 11, 2013: For seekers of excellence like Tendulkar, accepting the march of time must be tougher than we can imagine

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Corruption in the IPL

The man who made the BCCI answerable

Oct 8, 2013: Mukul Mudgal is the judge who in 2001 made the BCCI liable to writ petitions and is also involved in formulating two key pieces of sporting legislation that could have a direct impact on cricket

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