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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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    Duminy's downward spiral

Numbers Game: The start to JP Duminy's Test career was impressive, but in the last three-and-a-half years he has done little to justify his place in the team

    Other fish to fry

Diary: With cricket thin on the ground, Karthik Krishnaswamy goes looking for seafood and strange fruit in the West Indies

    Are behavioural problems afflicting amateur cricket?

All Out Cricket: The amount of verbal and physical violence in club games is disillusioning many players and officials

Third Ground

Mudar Patherya remembers the diverse characters he met while playing at the Kolkata Maidan
The Cricket Monthly August issue

The hinterland of 40

Jon Hotten: At Lord's we saw three in-between scores of the sort that are as likely to annoy the selectors as excite them

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Starc zooms to 100 wickets in record time

Stats highlights of Mitchell Starc's record-breaking ODI career

Ashwin's rare double, and stellar comebacks for Shami, Bhuvneshwar

India's marks out of ten after they beat West Indies 2-0 on their Caribbean tour

Similar failings mar Tests at historical venues

The lack of play in Port-of-Spain and Durban over the last four days points to a disregard for common-sense scheduling and a failure to equip grounds to deal with bad weather

Authorities exposed by lack of covers

Foolish logistical planning paired with inadequate drainage infrastructure meant no play on days two and three at Queen's Park Oval despite mostly sunny skies

Pakistan's big leap in 24 months

They were trampled by Rangana Herath, they lost Saeed Ajmal to an illegal action, they endured Alastair Cook's historic double-hundred. But Pakistan overcame all of that and more in the past two years to become No. 1

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