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Sportswriter and senior lecturer in sports journalism at the University of Brighton
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International cricket in Pakistan? You gotta be...

Mar 21, 2012: As the game's governing body, how can the ICC choose not to send its own match officials to the country but be okay with Bangladesh's players playing there?

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What about Kallis?

Mar 7, 2012: Lara, Tendulkar and Ponting may all stake their claims, but when picking your top batsman of this century, you overlook South Africa's finest at your peril

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How soon before broadcasters have a say in selection?

Feb 22, 2012: Television has benefited cricket, but it is a relationship that can get far too cosy for the game's good

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In praise of zero tolerance

Feb 8, 2012: What cricket can learn from baseball when it comes to rooting out corruption

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Should we give the doosra a little leeway?

Jan 25, 2012: What if spinners were allowed to flex their arms 20 degrees while bowling?

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Beauty? I'll take edge, thanks

Jan 12, 2012: Rivalries become interesting when there's spice in them. Let's hope England and Pakistan won't disappoint like India and Australia have this season

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All hail the men of the year

Dec 14, 2011: Time to salute the players who made 2011 in cricket the year it was

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Punter's still burning bright

Nov 30, 2011: Ricky Ponting is intensely competitive but also unlikely to stay on if he thinks he can no longer contribute to the team cause

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South Africa v Australia? Now that's tasty

Nov 16, 2011: The two teams have been eyeballing each other since South Africa returned to international cricket. Theirs is the best rivalry today because it is a battle of wills

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When silence is mightier than the pen

Nov 3, 2011: Swann's criticism of Pietersen in his autobiography is another in a long list of players antagonising others in print - never been a wise thing to do

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The privilege of youth

Oct 20, 2011: Two promising new fast bowlers have given cricket watchers everywhere cause for cheer

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More meaningful T20, please

Oct 5, 2011: The shortest format is cricket at its most elemental and daring, and we need more of it - but only those games where people can be bothered to care about who wins

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Presenting the county awards for 2011

Sep 21, 2011: First-class cricket in England has been bright-eyed and rosy-cheeked for the last few seasons. And the one just concluded was truly special

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Better Galle than blandness

Sep 7, 2011: Why is a pitch that does a little too much deemed so much worse than one that's dead from day one?

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Being Andrew Strauss

Aug 24, 2011: There are more worthy goals ahead of England's captain still, but will he have the appetite for them, or the fortitude to keep self-doubt at bay?

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Clocks be damned

Aug 10, 2011: The seemingly outdated concept actually makes perfect sense in deciding the Test championship

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The case for substitutes

Jul 27, 2011: Why is cricket so resistant to permitting like-for-like replacements for players who are under-par and underperforming?

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The most compelling Test of them all

Jul 13, 2011: Context, quality, balance and drama make a Test memorable. Is there any one game that ticks all boxes?

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Two tier or not two tier?

Jun 29, 2011: The proposed FTP may seem unjust to some teams but the likes of Bangladesh won't have it worse than they already do; and maybe a two-tier structure is closer than we think

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Katich out of the bag

Jun 15, 2011: Players across sports have taken legal action for wrongful dismissal. The Australian opener could do the same, but financial compensation will hardly also bring a recall

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