Future of cricket

Throw open the gates to the Associates

Keeping them in the World Cup will inspire their countrymen to dream bigger and also prevent the game from being monopolised by a small club

ODI cricket

Cricket and semantic satiation

In his piece for the Guardian's Spin, Andy Bull analyses how Twenty20 cricket and rule changes have made traditional ODI strategies redundant, and remarks that mind-boggling batting feats have become so common, it's bewildering for fans

Who is the BBL aimed at?

There's nothing wrong with the quality of the cricket on offer, but the bells and whistles surrounding it are intrusive and overwhelming

All Sehwag's children

Batsmen like David Warner will lead the game into the next generation. One man heralded the trend

Cricket's humanity resists specialisation

While major sports across the world are driving their competitors towards homogenous physical ideals, cricket seems to celebrate diversity

Broadcasting

Has cricket hit the roof?

Ashok Malik, in Asian Age, wonders cricket-viewing has hit a peak in India considering the decline in the team's performance since the 2000s and other sports vying for the average fan's interest

ICC annual conference 2014

Cricket makes 'a fool of itself'

hloe Saltau, writing in the Sydney Morning Herald, says the support Srinivasan has received from other ICC members does not improve the game's image when it comes to fighting corruption.