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Forgotten Classics

Lamb's Gujranwala jailbreak

Dec 11, 2014: England needed a daunting 91 off the last ten overs against West Indies. One batsman braved dehydration to cut the total down to size

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi

England news

Emburey reveals skin cancer

May 31, 2014: John Emburey, the former Middlesex and England spinner, has revealed that he is suffering from a form of skin cancer and has undergone surgery on the condition

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India v England, 2nd Test, Mumbai, 4th day

Hymn to England's spin twins

Nov 26, 2012: The performance by Monty Panesar and Graeme Swann in Mumbai was one of the greatest slow-bowling double acts in England's history

David Hopps


Rebels without a cause

Feb 13, 2010: Twenty years ago this week Nelson Mandela was released from prison at the same time that South Africa was hosting one of cricket's most infamous tours

Martin Williamson

Some more bad boys

Apr 10, 2008: In January we featured an XI of players who had been barred from the game. Now, in the light of the five-year ban slapped on Shoaib Akhtar by the Pakistan board, here are some more who have been sent to the dog house

Martin Williamson

Indian Cricket League

Emburey signs to coach Ahmedabad Rockets

Mar 6, 2008: John Emburey, who parted company with Middlesex last month, has been appointed as coach to Ahmedabad Rockets, one of the two new franchises in the Indian Cricket League

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County news

Emburey and Middlesex part company

Feb 4, 2008: John Emburey has left Middlesex to continue his career in coaching

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Coach quits less than six months into contract

Pybus released by Middlesex

Jul 17, 2007: Richard Pybus has left Middlesex less than six months after being appointed as their first-team coach

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The hunt for India's coach

Emburey rules himself out of India's search for a coach

Jun 12, 2007: John Emburey has ended speculation that he was in the running for the role of India's coach

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'The right decision for me and my family'

Ford turns down India job

Jun 11, 2007: Graham Ford has turned down the Indian board's offer to coach the national side, opting instead to stay on as director of coaching at Kent County Cricket Club

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Former South African coach gets Indian job

Graham Ford to be India's next coach

Jun 9, 2007: Graham Ford, as expected, was appointed India's coach late on Saturday evening

Anand Vasu in Chennai

The events as they unfolded on the day India's coach was decided

As it happened

Jun 9, 2007: The main protagonists arrived at the Park Sheraton in Chennai as the meetings to select India's next cricket coach got underway

Anand Vasu

Graham Ford v John Emburey is hardly a contest

Tale of the tape

Jun 8, 2007: Cricinfo does a head-to-head on the two contenders for the post of India coach

Dileep Premachandran

The hunt for India's coach

All signs point to Ford

Jun 8, 2007: Unless something goes very badly wrong, Graham Ford is likely to be appointed India's next coach when the committee that's charged with making the decision meets with the prospective candidates at the Taj Coromandel hotel in Chennai on the evening of June

Anand Vasu

'The timing is right'

Emburey says he's ready for India challenge

Jun 6, 2007: John Emburey, one of the contenders for the job of India's coach, admitted that he wasn't surprised when he was contacted by the BCCI

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The hunt for India's coach

A surprise choice

Jun 5, 2007: The announcement that John Emburey is to be interviewed in connection with the vacant job as India's coach will have raised more than a few eyebrows among the Middlesex faithful

Martin Williamson

The hunt for India's coach

Arthur gives Ford the thumbs up

Jun 5, 2007: Kent have given Graham Ford permission to travel to India after the former South African coach emerged as the frontrunner to take over the Indian coaching reins

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The hunt for India's coach

Emburey is second man on BCCI list

Jun 5, 2007: John Emburey, currently Middlesex director of coaching, is believed to have been approached by the BCCI for the India job

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County news

Middlesex appoint Pybus as coach

Feb 19, 2007: Middlesex have appointed Richard Pybus, the former Pakistan coach, as first team coach on a three-year deal

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At age 35, some players find their second wind, some run out of breath

Twinkling in the twilight

Jan 8, 2007:

Travis Basevi and George Binoy
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