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Au revoir or farewell?

Mar 29, 2010: Mohammad Yousuf's retirement announcement wasn't all that convincing - after all, we've been there before

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Pakistan's inquiry committee report

What of the punishers?

Mar 10, 2010: The players have been singled out for punishment, but the managers, selectors and board officials who run the show have sidestepped the mess nicely

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Bloodied but breathing

Mar 3, 2010: A year on from the horrors of Lahore, a Karachi tournament shows that the game is alive and well - despite the bumbling of the PCB

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New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st Test, Dunedin, 5th day

A serious talent announces himself

Nov 28, 2009: After passing a test of skill in the first innings, Umar Akmal was unflustered by the test of will in the second

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Stupidity of staggering proportions

Oct 13, 2009: After a recent and fairly commendable upturn in fortunes, once again Pakistan shoots itself and watches bemused as the world sniggers

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A fortnight of Walkmans

Sep 21, 2009: The Champions Trophy has hardly been what it's cracked up to be, but now, with ODIs in terminal decline, it might show there's hope for the format yet

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Pakistan v Sri Lanka, ICC World Twenty20 final, Lord's

A time to laugh, a time to heal

Jun 22, 2009: Pakistan's win has brought respite from death and bombs and given a nation the gift of celebration

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Men with je ne sais quoi

Jun 20, 2009: Pakistan's march to the final is a tale of teams who sometimes do things nobody expects them to

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All emotion, no logic

May 10, 2009: Why the PCB's move to press charges against the ICC for the loss of the World Cup is misguided

World Cup 2011

Sad, but it's the right call

Apr 17, 2009: The ICC's decision to remove Pakistan from the list of World Cup hosts was inevitable; now Pakistan must focus on finding an alternate base for their future home contests

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The right choice by default

Jan 29, 2009: Younis Khan happens to be Pakistan's sole realistic choice as captain; he's probably the right one as well

And what of Pakistan?

Dec 10, 2008: England's decision to return to India highlights the double standards most countries exhibit when dealing with security issues

A soft target, an old hand

Oct 27, 2008: Geoff Lawson was a convenient whipping boy, but it just may be that Intikhab Alam is the right choice for Pakistan at the moment

A devastating decision

Aug 25, 2008: The decision to effectively cancel the Champions Trophy completely alienates Pakistan - as a cricket team and as a nation

Split wide open

Aug 8, 2008: Cricket's clash of cultures is now more pronounced than ever, and money lies at the root

How many leagues can cricket sustain?

Jun 6, 2008: Why the marketer's dream of a Premier League in every country is a pie in the sky

Drugs scandal

Throwing it all away

Jun 4, 2008: The tragedy of the latest scandal to envelop Mohammad Asif is the potential loss of his gifts to Pakistan and cricket

The final episode in the Shoaib soap opera?

Apr 1, 2008: This affair is not a drama anymore, just a series of pathetic jousts between an unruly fool and a succession of inept administrations. Where will it end?

Welcome to the inquisition

Mar 1, 2008: The IPL, and its creator the BCCI, is sparing no rod to make sure the ICL is ground into the dust - the rest of world cricket be damned

A glimmer of hope

Nov 24, 2007: The failures of Mohammad Yousuf and Younis Khan have given the other players an opportunity to take charge and the response has been heartening

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When Harbhajan tried to console Rayudu

Plays of the day from the IPL match between Rising Pune Supergiants and Mumbai Indians, in Pune

Supergiants' list of possible replacements

Who could come in for the injured Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh and Kevin Pietersen? Here are some options for the beleaguered Pune franchise

The fizz in Mustafizur

In a little over 12 months, he has firmly established himself as a top-notch bowler, and the captain's go-to man in the toughest situations

Morris' slide, and fourteen off one ball

Plays of the day from the match between Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders

'The outpouring of emotion was like I'd died'

James Taylor, who was forced to retire at 26 due to a serious heart condition, talks about how his life has been turned upside down, and how he'll battle the illness just as he battled for his England career

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