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Cricket historian and writer in Melbourne
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The Indianisation of cricket

Jul 22, 2008: The concentration of power in the hands of the BCCI is not necessarily bad, but India should understand that it is one thing to have earned the right to wield unipolar power, another to demonstrate deserving it

Whose right of way is it anyway?

Jul 2, 2008: Periodic fits of morality do cricket good, and the uproar over the Grant Elliott run-out might well do so, but perhaps not for the reasons that first come to mind

Of referrals and romanticism

May 23, 2008: As far as innovation goes, there is in accelerated phases of evolution as much danger as in obstinate rejection of all change

Good move, bad move

May 16, 2008: The MCC's proposal to limit the power of cricket bats has merit; the ICC's decision to trial the umpiring referral system doesn't

Brutish and short

Apr 22, 2008: Twenty20 is seen as a concentrated form of the game, but on the evidence so far, it's more like a crude edit

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Gavaskar's double role

Jan 15, 2008: Sunil Gavaskar is bomb-thrower and bomb-defuser put into one, who somehow manages to operate as the chairman of the ICC's cricket committee while also acting as peppery columnist and media provocateur

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Keaton Jennings emerges from his father's mould

The newest member of the England squad takes after his father, Ray Jennings, a man he got used to calling coach, not dad, early. By Luke Alfred

Ambiguity in death

When exactly is a ball dead? Five recent instances that show the laws are unclear and the umpires indecisive
The Cricket Monthly December issue

The hinterland of 40

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Kohli praise caps Hameed's 'awesome' rise

Haseeb Hameed's tour has been ended prematurely by injury but he has already made a lasting impression on team-mates and opponents

'People are going to be scared of bowling to Pant in the future'

The current Ranji season is proving to be a breakout one for Delhi's Rishabh Pant, who is aiming to make it big for his mentor, Tarak Sinha

India stay alive in the dying moments

The hosts' little victories in the last half-hour have proven to be a big deal in the Test series against England

Batman Kohli has all the gadgets

India have had a good two years in Test cricket. A lot of that comes down to having a squad that offers options, and a captain who knows how to maximise his players' threat

England suffer friction burns as contest gets heated

England and India have a long history of animosity, and this series is proving as feisty as many that have preceded it

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