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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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Never miss a ball

The Cricket Monthly: When, like Srinath Perur you're alive to the possibilities a single delivery can hold, it's hard to look elsewhere
TCM August issue

    'He had intelligence, determination and longevity'

My XI: Mike Brearley picks his favourite captains. In second place: Graeme Smith

    Why is Pujara given short shrift?

Mukul Kesavan: He averages better than Rohit Sharma but still has to fight for a place in the Test side, mostly because he doesn't play ODIs

    How simple is spotting a no-ball?

Osman Samiuddin: Bowling actions, and the circumstances of the job, make it difficult for the umpire to detect if a bowler has overstepped

Herath's cold summer at Staffs

Scott Oliver: An unremarkable English league stint in 2009 was hardly an indication of his impending rebirth as an international bowler

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Pujara's chance to beat his blues

After a ten-month free-fall, Cheteshwar Pujara will turn out for India once again at the traditional batting paradise that is the SSC. Can he make it count?

Ojha's time to 'relax' before Test debut

After spending 15 years in the domestic circuit, Naman Ojha is expected to make his Test debut in the third match, for which, he says, he is not facing additional pressure because of the long wait

Gilly's no-balls, and Rahane's catches

Also: Moeen Ali's Ashes distinction, other 3-2 Ashes scorelines, and the oldest living Australian players

The emotional final lap of a 15-year journey

Kumar Sangakkara left the ground after almost everyone he knew very closely had. Then it rained a little. Sangakkara had played his last match for Sri Lanka; even the elements allowed themselves a bit of emotion

Rogers peaks in series of change

ESPNcricinfo rates the Australia players involved in the Ashes series

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