The Kevin Pietersen controversy

Kevin Pietersen retired from limited-overs international cricket in May 201, and though he retracted that decision it set off a chain of events that led to his being dropped from the World Twenty20 squad. He was then involved in another controversy, sending text messages to players in the South African team then touring England, and was dropped from the final Test at Lord's despite having scored a match-saving century in the previous Test.

Apr 22, 2014: England's Pietersen folly | Apr 11, 2013: It's tough being Kevin

The Pakistan spot-fixing case

In September 2010 the ICC suspended three Pakistan players - Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt - on allegations of what was later defined as spot-fixing. They were alleged to have carried out specific on-field actions, including bowling no-balls at pre-determined times, during the Lord's Test against England on the instance of a bookie. The three were later handed long bans by the ICC before the matter moved to the British Crown courts, where all three were convicted and sentenced to spells of detention.

Apr 18, 2014: PCB to hold probe over cricketers playing with Kaneria | VideoAug 1, 2013: Spot-fixing: Back in the spotlight

Technology in cricket

For a game as steeped in tradition as cricket is, the question of how much to rely on technology is a perennial - and is now becoming increasingly complex. The Decision Review System has been controversial since it was first put in place

Apr 2, 2014: Why do we over-react when changing cricket's rules? | Apr 10, 2014: The problem with low catches

The IPL Mess

The auction of two IPL franchises in March 2010 led to a string of allegations surrounding the league's operations and those of its stakeholders. The immediate fallout was the sacking of the league's creator Lalit Modi but the IPL has been at the centre of controversy ever since

Mar 28, 2014: Indian cricket's conflict-of-interest problem | Apr 1, 2014: It's the credibility, stupid

Cricket rules

Cricket has never stopped evolving: from round-arm bowling becoming the standard, to the 15-degree rule for arm flexion while bowling. From the number of balls per over to the specifications of equipment - ranging from glove-webbing to bat handles - almost every aspect of the game is regulated. New rules are frequently put in place - especially in the shorter forms of the game, as in the case of Powerplays, free hits, and the tweaking of field restrictions.

Mar 27, 2014: The white-line crime | AudioApr 2, 2014: Why do we over-react when changing cricket's rules?

 
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