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The problem isn't the India women's team, it's the board

Aug 20, 2014: The lack of a organised cricketing culture at the junior level has been a turn-off for corporates and colleges when it comes to hiring and admitting women players

Anupriya

Indian women's cricket languishes under the BCCI

Aug 13, 2014: While other teams have progressed since the men's and women's cricket boards merged, India continues to lag behind, both on and off the field

Anupriya

A case for Olympic status and wooing China

Jun 27, 2014: England and India may not be interested in making cricket truly global, but several other countries would vastly benefit from participating in the Olympics

Tim Wigmore

Why punishment may not be the best way to deal with fixers

Jun 21, 2014: It may seem like a soft touch, but getting convicted match-fixers to seek forgiveness from their victims - team-mates, officials and fans - could help build a movement against fixing

Tim Hall

Why the BCCI needs to be more open about selection decisions

Jun 6, 2014: The case of Stuart Binny's selection for the England tour shows the importance of the need for transparency

Gaurav Kalra

Lessons for Moores - England rugby's cultural revolution

May 2, 2014: What can Peter Moores learn from how Stuart Lancaster recast England's rugby union team?

Tom Hamilton

A five-point programme for English cricket

Apr 13, 2014: A coach and former first-class cricketer outlines his vision for how to turn the game around in the UK

Neil Burns

It's the credibility, stupid

Apr 1, 2014: Without integrity, sporting contests are nothing - a fact that seems to have been lost on the BCCI

Gaurav Kalra

Indian cricket's conflict-of-interest problem

Mar 28, 2014: The amendment that exempted the IPL from the conflict-of-interest clause is the root of the current crisis, leading to Srinivasan's fall, and damaging cricket's credibility

Mukul Kesavan

Is Duncan Fletcher a soft target?

Mar 16, 2014: The Indian coach has been roasted after the team's recent below-par performances. But is the criticism fair?

Gaurav Kalra

What do the ICC proposals mean for the Associates?

Mar 14, 2014: They essentially uphold the inequity in the treatment of the Associates when compared to the lowest-performing Full Members

Tim Wigmore

The perils of data-driven cricket

Mar 2, 2014: For all his triumphs as England coach, Andy Flower ultimately got the balance between trusting people and numbers wrong

Tim Wigmore

Cashing out the future of cricket

Jan 23, 2014: The ICC's draft proposal seeks to distribute more wealth among the rich, mostly at the cost of development and investing in the future of the sport

Russell Degnan

Canada's Man Friday bids adieu

Jan 5, 2014: Leading a hodgepodge side, keeping wickets, and scoring runs - Ashish Bagai was the glue that held the team together

Faraz Sarwat

England in Australia 2013-14

The strange beast called confidence

Jan 2, 2014: While Mitchell Johnson rides a wave, Alastair Cook has discoverd the perils of having to take big decisions alone in a stressful time

Iain O'Brien

Ireland v England, RSA Challenge

England arrive in Ireland as unloved neighbours

Sep 1, 2013: Cricket Ireland politely insists that the ECB is doing all it can to help Irish cricket but many keen followers of the game are grumbling more than ever

Ger Siggins

A seminal moment in the war against fixing

Aug 12, 2013: Why charging three Rajasthan Royals players under an act directed at organised crime is a game changer

Ed Hawkins

Friends Life t20

Full houses and full pints at Twenty20

Aug 5, 2013: The signs from this season is that Friday night Twenty20 is the way forward, and from next summer that will be norm, but it does provide a new set of challenges

Tim Wigmore

A tale of two depths

Jul 24, 2013: Despite the regular despair of the 1980s, there was honour in watching Australia's struggles back then

Peter English

Eng v Aus, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Payback not so much fun after all

Jul 21, 2013: The balance between England and Australia changed at Lord's, when victory became a formality - the pursuit of a whitewash might be the only thing that stops the series descending into anti-climax

Rob Smyth at Lord's
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How bad must a defeat be to be unacceptable?

A gutting loss to England, after leading the series 1-0, has thrown up some glaring inadequacies in the Indian team but there is little being said or done in terms of improvement

Role model Moeen setting high standard

His rapid improvement with the ball has been integral to England coming from behind to lead the series - but that is just one area where Moeen Ali continues to impress

'We watched cricket, we talked cricket'

On the eve of Mahela Jayawardene's final Test, his team-mate, best friend and fellow batting superstar Kumar Sangakkara speaks about what made him, and them, tick

Time to liberate MS Dhoni

After 8-0, MS Dhoni could look forward to building a team from scratch; now, there is nothing left for him to contribute. Free him from the Test captaincy and he could yet give back in other ways

Dhoni's control test

For all MS Dhoni's many trophies and accomplishments, Test cricket continues to resist his magic and indefinitely postpone his motorbike ride into the sunset

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    Time to liberate MS Dhoni (109)

    After 8-0, MS Dhoni could look forward to building a team from scratch; now, there is nothing left for him to contribute. Free him from the Test captaincy and he could yet give back in other ways

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    His decisions in the England series have seemed to confirm that he does not care too much for the Test game. Maybe he should be concentrating on the World Cup

    Dhoni's control test (71)

    For all MS Dhoni's many trophies and accomplishments, Test cricket continues to resist his magic and indefinitely postpone his motorbike ride into the sunset

    One-day barrier to Indian Test progress (56)

    With too great an emphasis on limited-overs cricket, MS Dhoni's side have a set of skills and a level of concentration that are not commensurate with the necessities of Tests