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The image and integrity of what was once a game, but is now a business is damaged in the eyes of all

Justice Cooke, the judge in the spot-fixing trial, says cricket is no longer a game

Nov 3, 2011 Tweet | Share

Let's face it...it can't get any worse than it did the other night, so we might as well go out there and enjoy it.

England T20 captain Graeme Swann is able to look on the bright side ahead of Sunday's T20 game against India in Kolkata

Oct 28, 2011 Tweet | Share

The next time I retire will be the last time.

Shahid Afridi speaks. His next retirement will not be a 'conditional' one, we gather

Oct 27, 2011 Tweet | Share

We know you can lose wickets in clusters and we seem to have lost 10 there in a cluster.

Alastair Cook attempts to assess what went wrong for England in the final ODI against India

Oct 25, 2011 Tweet | Share

The problem with England is they have too much theory in one-day cricket

Sourav Ganguly sums it all up after England go 0-4 down and asks why Ian Bell can't open the batting

Oct 23, 2011 Tweet | Share

I go on holiday for longer than that series is going to last.

Dale Steyn is disappointed that South Africa's home series against Australia includes just two Tests

Oct 22, 2011 Tweet | Share

We're absolutely happy [England beat India] because we want cricket to grow in England.

Rajiv Shukla, the new IPL commissioner, says England have lost a lot at cricket and football over the last 10 years and needed to win something

Oct 20, 2011 Tweet | Share

I think the 1983 team was better-looking than the 2011 team.

Sunil Gavaskar, when asked, at the NDTV awards, about the one big difference between his World Cup-winning side and the most recent winners

Oct 18, 2011 Tweet | Share

I'm not sure about that lad jumping off the ferry. That could be a very soggy way to end your career without any glory at all.

Andrew Flintoff, no stranger to booze-and-boat-based World Cup japes, passes judgement on the England rugby team's sorry campaign in New Zealand

Oct 14, 2011 Tweet | Share

I didn't have a clue, even when I was walking off."

Jonny Bairstow didn't quite know that he had got to a hundred with his last-ball six in England's tour match in Hyderabad

Oct 13, 2011 Tweet | Share

At that point of the game, we normally have a guy called Pollard coming in for us, but unfortunately he was playing for the other team.

Somerset captain Alfonso Thomas on his team's failure to get late runs to beat Mumbai Indians

Oct 8, 2011 Tweet | Share

We're the hunted rather than hunters now.

England captain Andrew Strauss puts his side's No. 1 status in perspective

Oct 5, 2011 Tweet | Share

Spin bowling is an art and so is fast bowling. All artists are crazy and similarly whoever wrote the book for Shoaib is also crazy between his ears.

Kapil Dev offers a possible explanation for some of the things in Shoaib Akhtar's new book

Oct 2, 2011 Tweet | Share

While fielding, I saw Tendulkar's legs shivering while facing his bowling.

Shahid Afridi backs up Shoaib Akhtar's claim that Sachin Tendulkar was uncomfortable while batting against him

Oct 1, 2011 Tweet | Share

If the board allows, I can go and play in Big Bash or Pro-40. Or else, I will play with my little son.

Ashish Nehra, who wasn't included in India's ODI squad for home series against England, reveals his future plans

Sep 30, 2011 Tweet | Share

I was determined not to cry. I thought, 'I'm not going down that route.'

Glen Chapple talks about how hard it was to keep his emotions in check when it became clear his side, Lancashire, were going to win the 2011 County Championship

Sep 23, 2011 Tweet | Share

Graeme Swann the captain would never pick Graeme Swann the kid.

England's new skipper, Graeme Swann, spells out his selection policy

Sep 22, 2011 Tweet | Share

I was looking after kids, that's what I had to do for four months ... I was busy with that.

Daniel Vettori on how he spent the off season

Sep 19, 2011 Tweet | Share

I can't make speeches like Churchill and I'll try to be as natural as I can.

England's Graeme Swann on what his captaincy approach will be like

Sep 15, 2011 Tweet | Share

I was starting to stiffen up already.

Michael Hussey was glad his captain restricted him to a one-over spell in Pallekele

Sep 9, 2011 Tweet | Share

When they take their tops off you can see they've barely started puberty.

Graeme Swann on his younger ODI team-mates

Sep 8, 2011 Tweet | Share

I don't accessorise and I don't have a man bag

Andrew Flintoff says he hasn't gone down the metro-sexual route

Sep 4, 2011 Tweet | Share

Might be a seam bowler coming in

Sunil Gavaskar speculates on a replacement for injured batsman Rohit Sharma, given India's strange selection policy on the England tour

Sep 3, 2011 Tweet | Share

I know all the players at Leicestershire inside out but I held Joshua Cobb in my arms when he was born, which is scary.

Veteran Leicestershire wicketkeeper Paul Nixon who announced his retirement, reveals just how long he has been playing cricket

Aug 29, 2011 Tweet | Share

In principle, I'm okay with the brain mapping, but not if needles are poked everywhere.

MS Dhoni has some reservations about the proposal to have his brain mapped by an Indian business school

Aug 23, 2011 Tweet | Share

This might take half an hour.

Rahul Dravid's succinct response when asked to pinpoint the reasons behind India's disappointing series in England

Aug 22, 2011 Tweet | Share

You invented the game. That's like saying America is No. 1 at baseball or American football.

David Cameron reveals that Barack Obama did not think England becoming No. 1 in Tests was a big deal

Aug 19, 2011 Tweet | Share

We are 100,000% behind Australia being the best cricket team in the world.

Tim Nielsen is very sure about where his loyalties lie

Aug 19, 2011 Tweet | Share

I always believed that the day my age exceeds my batting average it would be time to consider calling time on my career.

Nottinghamshire batsman Ali Brown on what prompted his decision to retire

Aug 18, 2011 Tweet | Share

All the best for your charity but no sympathies for your injured fingers for what you did to me in the NatWest final.

Nasser Hussain still hasn't forgiven Yuvraj Singh for his part in India's win at Lord's back in 2002

Aug 17, 2011 Tweet | Share

How come you didn't ask me about being Rahul Dravid?

Rahul Dravid ribs Nasser Hussain after the latter asked Sachin Tendulkar at an event whether he liked being Tendulkar, but didn't pose a similar question to Dravid

Aug 17, 2011 Tweet | Share

You won't see a Sreesanth batting like a Don Bradman just because he wants to bat like one.

MS Dhoni explains India's batting problems are not just down to being unprepared for the conditions

Aug 14, 2011 Tweet | Share

It's mad, isn't it, how you can still be disappointed when you score 290-odd - I suppose only cricket can do that to you

Alastair Cook on getting out for 294 against India at Edgbaston

Aug 13, 2011 Tweet | Share

Now I know what it means when they say you smell like a brewery.

A champagne-soaked Zimbabwe coach Alan Butcher enjoys the revelry following his team's win in their return Test

Aug 11, 2011 Tweet | Share

I think there are bigger problems out there than worrying about whether we have our latte out in Birmingham or not. I'm sure we will be fine.

AJ Strauss manages to keep the things in perspective after unrest in Birmingham kept the England players hauled up in their hotel rooms

Aug 9, 2011 Tweet | Share

If he nicks and doesn't walk it may be different, but apart from that he's quite good

MS Dhoni suggests Virender Sehwag's rumoured hearing difficulties may be selective

Aug 9, 2011 Tweet | Share

Yeah, it's dead right now in my car.

Ravi Bopara said an iPad had helped him become more organised, but keeping it charged could be the next key issue

Aug 9, 2011 Tweet | Share

Zimbabweans pride themselves on being hospitable. So even in this match, we keep throwing them a lifeline

Alan Butcher, the Zimbabwe coach, reacts to Bangladesh's fightback on the third day in Harare

Aug 7, 2011 Tweet | Share

I haven't watched a Test in so long that I actually don't know if this is good or bad

Zimbabwe's media manager, Jeffrey Murimbechi, displays a wry wit when talking about his team's progress against Bangladesh

Aug 4, 2011 Tweet | Share

Zimbabwe Cricket has just painted a house that's about to fall.

Tatenda Taibu criticises the board for not repairing the state of the game in Zimbabwe

Aug 3, 2011 Tweet | Share

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Fifty-over cricket, I was wrong

Jon Hotten: This World Cup gave us driven, vibrant, electric ODI cricket, played at the limit of current ability, and it was magnificent

    Clarke's fairy tale

Mark Nicholas: The last few days have been about being loved at last for Australia's World Cup-winning captain

    Farewell ODI tons, and highest in a semi

Ask Steven: Plus, players who signed off with World Cup finals, Sydney's ODI record, and Bradman's highest average

Awesome Aussies, nice New Zealand, and a Big Brother house

ESPNcricinfo's staff on tour pick their lasting memories of the World Cup

When defeats haunt

Nicholas Hogg: In close matches you ponder over the what-could-have-beens; in a one-sided game, the past is put to rest quickly

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Wet weather dulls India's threat perception

The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to

The battle of the bullies

This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

Dhoni masters numbers game to crack ODI code

Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager

Time slips by South Africa once again

It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.

Triumph and disaster in an unforgiving minute

The difference between New Zealand and South Africa in Auckland was a matter of moments: fleeting minutes that laid bare the fickle beauty and cruelty of sport

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    The battle of the bullies (236)

    This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

    India swept away by Australia's depth (184)

    India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan

    Time slips by South Africa once again (147)

    It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.

    Wet weather dulls India's threat perception (140)

    The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to

    The greatest time of our lives (140)

    Whatever happens, the Australia-New Zealand World Cup final at the MCG will be the most divine fun

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