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England v West Indies, 2nd npower Test, Chester-le-Street, 5th day

West Indian listlessness a sign of the times

May 18, 2009: As West Indies slumped to a series defeat, Caribbean ire has been as high as the jubilation a few weeks ago

What's the shouting about?

Nov 1, 2008: Stanford and his tournament are being reviled left and right, but there seems to be surprisingly little ground for the uproar

Appetite for escalation

Jan 29, 2008: The Stanford 20/20 is back, in its second edition, and Allen Stanford has pulled out the stops, as the opening ceremony proved

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Stanford's win-win situation

Jan 26, 2008: The second edition of the Caribbean Twenty20 tournament has been a success. More important, it marks the success of a rigorous approach to developing top-drawer cricketers

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Lloyd's no magician

Dec 3, 2007: Clive Lloyd shouldn't be expected to turn things around for West Indies as manager

Marriage of convenience

Sep 5, 2007: The implications of the WICB's decision to accommodate Allen Stanford

Lessons from a salvo

Aug 13, 2007: How Ramnaresh Sarwan's recent criticism of former coach Bennett King is symptomatic of what ails West Indian cricket at large

In at the deep end

Jul 28, 2007: Julian Huntethe, new WICB president, inherits unenviable burdens

Ramnarine lacking support and history

Jul 21, 2007: The West Indies Players' Association has expanded its activities and interests, and grown more vociferous and assertive, but respect and power seem elusive

Fear of the future

Jul 14, 2007: Why the West Indies cricket establishment isn't looking kindly on Allen Stanford's plans

Dude looks like a leader

Jul 11, 2007: From too cool for school to inspirational captain, the transformation of Chris Gayle

Stanford and the State

Jul 7, 2007: West Indies cricket is in a trough but its value is recognised by billionaire Stanford and the various national governments

West Indies in England, 2007

All in the mind

Jun 2, 2007: The challenges for Daren Ganga as West Indies' stand-in captain

West Indies take risk on gambler

Apr 29, 2007: Flamboyant, naturally talented, stubborn, forthright, Ramnaresh Sarwan is a big punt as the West Indies captain

No more sweeping under the carpet

Sep 13, 2006: A look at the mess of published correspondence and press statements issued by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and Michael Holding

Going forth... with a big fat wallet

Aug 11, 2006: Cricinfo considers the impact of the Stanford 20/20 competition

The Lara curve

Jul 14, 2006: Lara's learning curve has been steep in several areas since his first captaincy stint, but remains curiously flat in others

More a push than a jump

Apr 13, 2006: Chanderpaul wouldn't have quit the captaincy unless it was clear he had no choice. It's as simple as that

Identity crisis for West Indies

Mar 7, 2006: West Indies' recent struggle against New Zealand is a result of lack of clarity within the side, and violent upheavals outside

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Ian Chappell: Kids mimic the cricket heroes of the day, so the problem of throwing must be tackled below the first-class level

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Tony Cozier: Pitches, umpiring, and practice facilities must be simultaneously improved

    Trading places

All Out Cricket: In a world where £50m can be staked on a single IPL game, armies of professional cricket traders work the betting markets. But who are these people?

The set-up

The Cricket Monthly: When Tony Greig was outwitted by Ashley Mallett
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A method to rate the dominance of Test teams

Kartikeya Date: Taking into account margin of victory and draws, while eliminating arbitrary decay in setting cut-off limits

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Champions League T20 still battling for meaning

The thrills are rather low-octane, the skills are a bit lightweight, and the tournament overly India-centric

Automaton, man, inspiration

Twenty years on, Shivnarine Chanderpaul continues to be understated, underestimated. And that doesn't bother him. What's not to like?

Busy keepers, and Waqar's bowleds

Also, high scores and low averages, most ducks in international cricket, and the 12-year-old Test player

85 Tests, 70 defeats

Of the 85 Tests that Bangladesh have played so far, they've lost 70 and won just four. Those stats are easily the worst among all teams when they'd played as many Tests

'My kind of bowling style is gone now'

Former New Zealand seamer Gavin Larsen talks about wobbly seam-up bowling, the 1992 World Cup, and his role in the next tournament

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