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Feb 6, 2013

The 25-thousand-dollar wave

The Stands: The IPL auction unabashedly displays cricket's new-found financial muscle. As one owner put it: "the money doesn't matter" - to these people price is merely a figure, not an obstacle

Freddie Wilde

Jan 30, 2013

Franchises and future stars

The Stands: Cricketers runs, wickets and catches are determined by their own talent, for sure, but they are typically also the result of a hidden multi-year investment by a cricket club, board, or association that was never guaranteed to bear fruit

Aashish Pattani

Jan 18, 2013

Big Bash League: boon or bane?

The Stands: People who praise the BBL, how exactly are they quantifying their eulogy? Is it fun? Yes. Is it exciting? Debatable. Is the cricket of a high standard? Perhaps. Is it benefitting Australian cricket? Certainly not

Freddie Wilde

Oct 11, 2012

Champions League or IPL 2.0?

The Stands: The Champions League is an exciting tournament, but the only qualms, keep it even, and keep it domestic… in an international sense

Gareth Kidd

Oct 6, 2012

Twenty20 in the US: We've seen it before

The Cordon: The US launch of a professional T20 league reminds me of another, more humble US-based T20 competition I took part in some 25 years ago

Samir Chopra

Sep 5, 2012

SLPL - a piece of a jigsaw puzzle

The Stands: The SLPL has had mixed reviews - there are the fanboys of Sri Lanka cricket and then there are the ones who didn't get it at all

Damith Samarakoon

Aug 28, 2012

Quaint bookstore v glitzy chain

The Stands: It is widely predicted that the older forms of cricket and bookselling will go the way of the dinosaur. But, like their book-loving counterparts, fans of the five-day format are a determined lot

Suhas Cadambi

Jun 1, 2012

Players are professionals, not patriots

The Cordon: Kevin Pietersen's retirement from international ODI and Twenty20 cricket and the influence of the IPL on modern cricket

Samir Chopra
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