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'I was never too scared to apologise'

Aug 3, 2010: The recently retired South African umpire on owning up to errors, his favourite people on the field, his past life and his future

Interview by Brydon Coverdale

Imran Khan

'The more the pressure, the stronger I got'

Jul 30, 2010: The charismatic former Pakistan captain on wanting to be fast, teaching Wasim and Waqar to bowl, the allrounder wars of the 1980s, ball-tampering, and more

Interview by Sam Collins

Ten Years After Cronje

How cricket matches are scripted

Jul 24, 2010: Everything is up for betting, from how many runs will be scored in a session to how many players will wear floppy hats

Rashid Latif

Muttiah Muralitharan

'I can't please everyone'

Jul 17, 2010: The Sri Lankan spinner reflects on a glorious career, the changing art of offspin, dealing with doubters, what lies ahead, and more

Interview by Sidharth Monga

Ten Years After Cronje

Cricket and the lure of betting

Jul 15, 2010: Each IPL game fetches upwards of £10 million in legal bets. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Will legalising betting in India end the fixing menace once and for all?

Ashok Malik

Shahid Afridi

'There was no other choice but me'

Jul 12, 2010: Pakistan's explosive and controversial allrounder talks about the challenges of leading the side

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Ten Years After Cronje

Forever the shadow

Jul 9, 2010: For Pakistan, the cloud of match-fixing never really went away. The perception of it has woven itself into the very fabric of society at large

Osman Samiuddin

Paul Condon

'You'll never entirely eradicate fixing'

Jul 7, 2010: The out-going chief of the ICC's Anti-Corruption Unit talks about the state of the game today, spot-fixing, and why Twenty20 threatens cricket's integrity

Interview by Andrew Miller

Harbhajan Singh

'Criticism should be about the game, not personal'

Jul 3, 2010: At 30, the Indian offspinner introspects on being a senior player in the side, dealing with brickbats, his batting skills, the World Cup, marriage and more

Interview by Nishant Jeet Arora

Craig Kieswetter

'Our orders were to go down blazing'

May 19, 2010: At the age of 22, and in barely three months as an England-qualified international, Craig Kieswetter has achieved a feat that eludes most cricketers in a lifetime

Andrew Miller

Arthur Morris

'Even today, if somebody throws a ball, I want to chase it'

May 17, 2010: Arthur Morris was one of Bradman's Invincibles. Here he looks back to the pre-deodorant days: meeting the Don, getting bounced by Keith Miller, the baggy green, and more

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Mahela Jayawardene

'I can express myself better opening'

May 9, 2010: After his success at the top of the order in the West Indies, Mahela Jayawardene talks of the prospect of playing in that position in the 2011 World Cup

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Alan Butcher

'Things are in place for a Zimbabwe resurgence'

May 3, 2010: Coach Alan Butcher is optimistic about a revival. He talks about his role, the return of former players, the team's struggle for quality bats, and more

Andrew McGlashan

Sadagoppan Ramesh

Coming soon to a theatre near you

May 3, 2010: ... is S Ramesh, the former India opener, now trying to make his way as an actor. He talks about getting dropped, dealing with frustrations, and discovering his inner funny man

Kanishkaa Balachandran

Nasser Hussain

'I wish I could have batted like KP'

Apr 11, 2010: Nasser Hussain talks about turning into a batsman, fear of failure, his relationship with Duncan Fletcher and leaving at the right time

Interview by John Stern

Daniel Vettori: 100 Tests

'I put pressure on myself to lead from the front'

Mar 26, 2010: Daniel Vettori looks back at his first 99 Tests: being thrown into the deep end at 18, his transformation into an allrounder, taking over the captaincy, and more

Interview by Stephen Hill

Tamim Iqbal

'I don't want fifties, I want hundreds'

Mar 22, 2010: Tamim Iqbal has the talent and temperament to be a flag-bearer for Bangladesh cricket, and he isn't setting his sights low

Andrew Miller

David Boon

'Everything we touched turned to gold'

Mar 20, 2010: David Boon looks back at the heady summer of 1989, and the years after, when he was considered by many to be the best batsman in the world

Interview by Daniel Brettig

Michael Hussey

'I've never felt I was cruising along'

Mar 19, 2010: It wasn't easy, and there was plenty of soul-searching on the way, but Michael Hussey seems to finally have put his lean spell behind him and is looking to build on the form he has regained

Brydon Coverdale

Khaled Mahmud

'People need to believe in Bangladesh'

Mar 9, 2010: Khaled Mahmud played a key role in Bangladesh's ascent to the highest level. Now, a decade on, he's looking to help his side take the ever-elusive next step

Andrew Miller
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