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The bouncer that ended a career

Dec 6, 2014: In 1962, India's captain, Nari Contractor, was left critically ill after being hit on the head by a West Indian fast bowler

Martin Williamson

Australia news

The inherent dangers of batting

Nov 25, 2014: The sickening blow that struck Phillip Hughes is a reminder of the ever-present dangers associated with facing fast bowlers, even while wearing a helmet

Brydon Coverdale

Bruised but not shaken

Sep 2, 2013: Famous incidents when batsmen were hit by bouncers

Steven Lynch

Wisden Obituary

Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi

May 11, 2012: Pataudi became a hard- headed captain of India who, with a beguiling mixture of personal charm and tactical know-how, forced the team to abandon their deep-rooted factionalism and become a disciplined fighting unit. He was, quite simply, one of the most i

BCCI awards

Indian board to honour Tendulkar, Dravid and Kumble

Dec 15, 2007: Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble and former Indian captain Nari Contractor will be felicitated in Mumbai on Sunday at the Indian board's annual awards function


Former captain to receive lifetime achievement award

Contractor nominated for CK Nayudu award

Sep 27, 2007: Nari Contractor, the former India captain, has been chosen for the CK Nayudu lifetime achievement award

ESPNcricinfo staff

Cricinfo XI

Against all odds

Jun 13, 2006: Martin Williamson looks at the players who have overcome physical obstacles to play the game

Martin Williamson

Cricinfo XI

Dangerous games

May 2, 2006: One of the enduring images of watching South Africa of late has been the frequency with which Makhaya Ntini has struck batsmen on the head. Here, Cricinfo picks out 11 moments where tempers spilled over off the field&

Martin Williamson

Cricket Club of India's Cricket Academy

Interaction and correction

May 29, 2003: Nari Contractor on his role as the director of the Cricket Club of India's Cricket Academy

Nagraj Gollapudi
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