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Future imperfect

The rise of Twenty20 and of India's power are challenging English cricket's ability to function independently

County awards - July

Malan and Middlesex strike gold

The first trophy of the county season was decided in July, while the Championship continued to take shape. Cricinfo looks back at the last month of action.

English Premier League

A second-class competition

Eighteen teams for a "Premier" competition is at least ten too many, and 20 is utter lunacy. One Twenty20 competition per summer is quite sufficient

The rich get richer

Why the new proposal for an English Premier League will benefit the big counties and grounds and leave the rest vulnerable