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ICL gets underway

Cricket, and entertainment galore

Nov 30, 2007: The Indian Cricket League got rolling with a dose of entertainment and cricket

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan in Panchkula

Tamil Nadu v Mumbai, Ranji Trophy Super League, 2nd round

For the love of the game

Nov 17, 2007: Roving reporter at the Ranji Trophy Super League encounter between Tamil Naud and Mumbai in Chennai

Kanishkaa Balachandran in Chennai

India v Australia, Twenty20 international, Mumbai

Chaotic but electric

Oct 20, 2007: As Indian fans got their first taste of Twenty20, Nagraj Gollapudi soaked up the electrifying atmosphere in Mumbai

Nagraj Gollapudi in Mumbai

India v Australia, 4th ODI, Chandigarh

International cricket returns to Sector 16

Oct 7, 2007: The last time an international game was played at the Sector 16 Stadium was nearly 15 years ago, when Sachin Tendulkar was 20 years old and had not yet opened the innings for India

George Binoy

Plays of the Day

Oh Misbah, not again

Sep 24, 2007: Sambit Bal picks the Plays of the Day during the final between India and Pakistan

Sambit Bal in Johannesburg

Australia v India, 2nd semi-final, Durban

Are Australia soft in the middle?

Sep 22, 2007: The Australian middle order really hasn't done much in this tournament, in part because they haven't had to

Hugh Chevallier in Durban

South Africa v England, Group E, Cape Town

The allure of the double-header

Sep 16, 2007: One of the greatest strengths of Twenty20 has been the willingness to experiment

Hugh Chevallier at Newlands

Ireland v India, One-off ODI, Belfast

Where are the spectators?

Jun 23, 2007: There were pre-match sales of 3000 for Ireland-India game, but by the start of play numbers were in the hundreds, not thousands

Andrew McGlashan in Belfast

TNCA celebrates its 75th anniversary

Echoes of history

Jan 26, 2007: Jamie Alter soaks up the grand ambience at the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association's Silver Jubilee celebrations at Chennai

Jamie Alter in Chennai

MCA President's XI v Australians, practice match, Mumbai

The allure of the MIG ground

Oct 15, 2006: There's something unique about the atmosphere of watching cricket at a serene club ground away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Roving Reporter by Kanishkaa Balachandran in Mumbai

England v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Old Trafford, 3rd day

Pakistan's fans desert the stands

Jul 29, 2006: Pakistan supporters have not had much to shout about at Old Trafford as their team have been bettered and bruised. However, even if the roles had been reversed the cheers would not have been ringing around the ground

Andrew McGlashan at Old Trafford

India v Pakistan, 1st ODI, DLF Cup, Abu Dhabi

Honeymoon in Abu Dhabi

Apr 18, 2006: Roving Reporter from the DLF Cup in Abu Dhabi

Sabin Iqbal at the Zayed Stadium

India v England, 5th ODI, Guwahati

Chopping hoardings, lifting spirits

Apr 9, 2006:

Anand Vasu in Guwahati

Zimbabwe v Kenya, 3rd ODI, Harare

Only when I laugh

Mar 2, 2006: Fans were reduced to ironic cheering as Zimbabwe were thrashed by Kenya at Harare Sports Club ... and many more familiar faces were reduced to the role of spectators

A special correspondent in Harare

Indian Board President's XI v England, tour match, Baroda

Hazare's ghost and mynah calls

Feb 22, 2006: Roving Reporter by Jamie Alter

Roving Reporter by Jamie Alter

Pakistan v India, 1st ODI, Peshawar

The chaotically festive frontier

Feb 6, 2006: Like Shahid Afridi has been, Peshawar, where he comes from, must be rehabilitated into Pakistan cricket

Osman Samiuddin in Peshawar

Killing time in Lucknow

Autograph hunters and a sold-out show

Jan 30, 2006: Small towns have their own fascination. Somehow you seem to have more time for observing the little things that are ignored in the blur of the big city

Roving Reporter by Nagraj Gollapudi at Lucknow

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 2nd day

The MCG's makeover

Dec 27, 2005: Peter English on the changes being made to the MCG

Peter English at the MCG

India v Sri Lanka, 6th ODI, Rajkot

More bayonets than bats

Nov 9, 2005: Rajkot, the capital of the erstwhile state of Saurashtra, may no longer retain its princely outlook but it doesn't take too long for cricket buffs to talk about its contribution to cricket

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan at Rajkot

East Zone v North Zone, Duleep Trophy, Rajkot, 1st day

Batting for the absentee spectators

Oct 20, 2005: Rahul Bhattacharya watches Sourav Ganguly began among the most important matches of his career in an near-empty stadium

Rahul Bhattacharya at Rajkot
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    'We did not drop a single catch in 1971'

Couch Talk: Former India captain Ajit Wadekar recalls the dream tours of West Indies and England, and coaching India

Sachin to bat for life, Lara for the joy of batting

Modern Masters: Rahul Dravid and Sanjay Manjrekar discuss the impact of Lara's batting

    Power to Smithy, trouble for Dhoni

Ricky Ponting: Australia's new captain admirably turned things around for his side in Brisbane

    Why punish the WI players when the administration is to blame?

Michael Holding: As ever, the WICB has refused to recognise its own incompetence

What cricket can take from darts

Jon Hotten: It's simple, it's TV-friendly and it has a promoter who can tailor the product for its audience

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What ails Rohit and Watson?

Both batsmen seemingly have buckets of talent at their disposal and the backing of their captains, but soft dismissals relentlessly follow both around the Test arena

Hazlewood completes quartet of promise

Josh Hazlewood has been on Australian cricket's radar since he was a teenager. The player that made a Test debut at the Gabba was a much-improved version of the tearaway from 2010

Watson's merry-go-round decade

In January 2005, Shane Watson made his Test debut. What does he have to show for a decade in the game?

Why punish the West Indies players when the administration is to blame?

As ever, the West Indies board has taken the short-term view and removed supposedly troublesome players instead of recognising its own incompetence

India's attack: rare intensity before regular inanity

For the first hour on day three, despite the heat and the largely unhelpful pitch, India's fast bowlers showed a level of intensity and penetration rarely seen from them; in the second hour, things mostly reverted to type

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