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Bring on the controversy

Mar 15, 2010: The five-day game has been rendered dull by wall-to-wall tours and context-less competition. A little scandal occasionally wouldn't go amiss

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Club or country? Same difference

Feb 15, 2010: Far from marking the end of nationalism, the IPL is the ultimate triumph of that principle: a global tournament in which the same nation always wins

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A taxing question for the BCCI

Jan 18, 2010: Does cricket make money to exist or exist to make money? The BCCI's dispute with the Indian tax authorities throws the old question into focus again

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Let them watch TV

Dec 21, 2009: Cricket administrators care little about fans at the grounds because home audiences are seen as priority. In fact the contempt for live viewers is greatest at cricket's big-ticket events

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Cricket's tangle of formats

Nov 17, 2009: Far from being complementary, Tests, ODIs and Twenty20s are competitors; in many instances they cannibalise each other

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The problem with burnout

Oct 26, 2009: It's not just players who are affected - fans and the media too are, apparently

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Its own worst enemy

Jun 15, 2009: A hundred years into its existence, the ICC finds itself presiding over the means of its obsolescence

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Who needs first-class cricket?

May 26, 2009: Why the success of the IPL may mean that domestic cricket could lose its value as a stepping stone to the Test platform

Gayle spake as he saw

May 19, 2009: Why the West Indies captain's pronouncements reflect the actions of cricket's administrators

Nannes for president

May 6, 2009: Modern cricket needs more players whose life is not just the game

Night of the screamers

Apr 27, 2009: Why the commentators' desperate hawking of the IPL may have started to work against the tournament

An opportunity missed

Mar 26, 2009: The IPL could have used the move to South Africa to globalise itself, but it has come across as an imperialist enterprise instead

Vive le new boys

Mar 11, 2009: The likes of Phil Hughes and Marcus North have made a case for blooding fresh talent

The meltdown that was in the stars

Feb 18, 2009: The likes of the ECB should have seen the latest Stanford developments coming

Cricket at the crunch

Feb 17, 2009: Recent events have shown that the game is not immune to the global economic meltdown

A century of dysfunction

Jan 23, 2009: Approaching its centenary, the ICC finds itself in a state of perhaps terminal decline

A thorny passage

Dec 1, 2008: The Mumbai attacks mark what may be the beginning of a difficult period for the game in India

In defence of Punter

Nov 11, 2008: Ponting may deserve criticism for his moves on day four at Nagpur, but he deserves a measure of sympathy as well

Punter's frontier

Sep 29, 2008: For Ponting the India tour is more than a matter of setting his dismal record in the country straight

The security excuse

Aug 26, 2008: If players' pay has ceased to be an issue to agitate about, conditions have not. At any rate, in the wake of 9/11, security is the new God before whom all must bow, and cricket is no exception

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