Pakistan cricket

Filching the floodlights

Night cricket is an institution in Pakistan but comes into its own during the month of Ramadan, when daytime activities are severely curtailed

Cricket research

Swing theory hit for a six

The old adage that 'moisture in the air makes a cricket ball swing', is wrong, it seems


DRS has changed the game

The Economist's sports blog Game Theory looks at how DRS has altered many aspects of cricket - the way batsmen play spinners, the increased boldness of umpires when it comes to lbw decisions, the reduction in the tension between teams, and the


Technology, where it all began

Nearly 30 years ago, an accountant in Sri Lanka, Mahinda Wijesinghe, made one of the earliest calls for video replays to assist the umpires at a time when technology in cricket was still in its infancy


So what if the DRS isn't perfect?

Since it was first trialled in 2008, there has been no uniformity in the way the DRS has been implemented


DRS hogs too much of the spotlight

The ICC’s inaction and the BCCI’s arm-twisting tactics have left cricket in a situation where the use of technology is not uniform across series, Kunal Pradhan says in the Mumbai Mirror


Faux objectivity: The murky business of light meters

But what precisely are the light meters protecting the cricketers (and us) from? From conditions where the light is either "too poor to play" or is "dangerous"?


The problem with ball-tracking

The issue with ball-tracking technology in its current form is that its accuracy varies depending on the quality of the cameras used, Mike Haysman writes on


Use of technology a logical progression

The BCCI has finally agreed to accept the DRS, albeit a modified version without ball-tracking technology, but Pradeep Magazine, writing in the Hindustan Times , remains critical of India's behaviour and their attitude to technology.


The case for DRS

"If the BCCI refuse to concede [to use DRS], they must be told to