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The BCCI  president Shashank Manohar is escorted out of the board's headquarters at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai

The giant broom of the BCCI

The board's new reforms are largely to be welcomed, but that does not mean it's going to be smooth sailing from now

Stuart Broad was struck on the nose by a Varun Aaron bouncer

Cover story

Mortal combat

Cricket has always been a dangerous sport, but since the tragic death of Phillip Hughes, the abyss appears closer than previously imagined

Praveen Kumar poses at his village


In PK country

Praveen Kumar emerged from the fringe, sparkled briefly, and returned to the sidelines. But he is far from finished

Jagmohan Dalmiya served as ICC president from 1997 to 2000

Jagmohan Dalmiya 1940-2015

Cricket's canny iconoclast

Jagmohan Dalmiya's legacy as an administrator, in India and at an international level, was underlined by a stubborn confidence and an ambition to take on the game's well-entrenched power centres

R Ashwin registered his 12th five-for in Tests

India in Sri Lanka 2015

The Ashwin show, and Ishant's second wind

R Ashwin and Ishant Sharma dismantled the the opposition, Amit Mishra came back strongly, and Virat Kohli grew as captain during the series win in Sri Lanka

The victorious India team with the trophy

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC, 5th day

India's will to win tested by searing conditions

On a steaming Colombo day, victory did not come easily to India. But the team kept its focus, intensity and clarity of thought going, and reaped the benefits