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Indian cricket will not regulate itself until forced to

Apr 28, 2014: Instead of setting its house in order, the BCCI is trying to disprove the findings of the Mudgal Commission. The panel needs wider powers if cricket is to become clean again

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And then there were three

Jan 25, 2014: The only two cricket boards in the world who could together call BCCI's bluff and rally support chose instead to get on board with India's programme

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Corruption in the IPL

Swifter, stronger, smarter

Jul 30, 2013: Delhi Police has upped its game from the shambles of 2000, and that's a good sign for the fight against corruption in cricket

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Corruption in the IPL

Real 'men of cricket' walk away

Jun 1, 2013: Team Srini may have been driven by the power of one man, but it may fall apart because of the credibility of two

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A league in need of cleansing

May 28, 2013: If the IPL is to rescue its integrity, the BCCI must first rescue itself

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Corruption in IPL

The mess in the message

May 25, 2013: As the game unravels outside, India's cricket bosses play defiant and dumb

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IPL news

Another reality check

May 17, 2013: The message for an increasingly vulnerable sport is that it must act - and act decisively

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Can India afford a captain who isn't committed to Test cricket?

Jan 17, 2013: Dhoni's leadership in the format has been overly defensive, and he hasn't shown he particularly cares much about the five-day game either

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Tendulkar's retirement from ODIs

A career built on reinvention

Dec 23, 2012: In limited-overs cricket Tendulkar represents reinvention - of form, of technique, of order, to some extent of the passage of time

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Where did the old Duncan Fletcher go?

Nov 13, 2012: India's coach seems a far cry from the combative professional who took England to the top

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India v New Zealand, 1st Test, Hyderabad

Sixteen years, and suddenly gone

Aug 22, 2012: As they step out to take on New Zealand, India will wake up to the reality of not having two monumental pillars of their Test success as part of the XI

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The same old selection cop-out

Feb 29, 2012: India's selectors could have used the Asia Cup to send a message to some players, or to try out a team for the future. They did neither

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Commonwealth Bank Series 2011-12

India a circus without a ringmaster

Feb 25, 2012: The spirit of a team needs sustenance or it can evaporate or shrivel, like has happened with India over the last eight months

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Board games

Feb 3, 2012: Lord Woolf's vision of a new ICC executive has one fatal flaw: it starts at the very top

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A funereal end to Indian cricket's greatest era

Jan 28, 2012: The superstars are fading, the youngsters are a raggedy bunch. India's selectors need to take tough calls on the team's future

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India's road rage masks their inadequacy

Jan 27, 2012: What would the reaction have been if all this bad behaviour had come from a team touring India instead?

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Enough about the wait for the hundredth

Nov 13, 2011: It's just another statistic in a career full of them. And worrying about it won't make it come any sooner

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Beware the euphoria of a whitewash

Oct 22, 2011: If anyone thinks India have righted the wrongs of the summer in England with the result in the home ODI series, they need to think again

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India in England 2011

Will India's men of tomorrow stand up?

Aug 24, 2011: The defeat in England is a sign of the future in Indian Test cricket. What it needs most is men of ability, of a larger appetite, with the greed to succeed

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India's professional cop-out

Jul 14, 2011: The world's No. 1 team did not back themselves against a side struggling to find their feet at the highest level, and ended up looking both cynical and timid in the process

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