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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

Get South Africa a think tank

Jun 21, 2013: With the next World Cup less than two years away, it's important to look at what's causing their one-day cricket dysfunction

Robert Houwing

Fixing? It's people like us doing it

May 22, 2013: It's convenient to blame the underworld for every instance of cricket fixing, but it's ordinary punters who are behind many of them

Ed Hawkins

Him against the world

May 19, 2013: Even at the height of his success with the national side, Sreesanth was a lonely cricketer who felt hard done by

Ajay Shankar

Canada looks to come in from the cold

Apr 8, 2013: The national team is in tatters right now and the board still isn't efficiently run, but the new president is hoping things are going to change

Faraz Sarwat

Saeed Ajmal and the art of the pause

Mar 10, 2013: Why Pakistan's lead bowler is like an Argentinian football midfielder

SB Tang

Once upon a twinkle-toed debut

Feb 21, 2013: A little over eight years ago, a young Australian made a dream debut in Bangalore. Now he returns as captain

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan
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Plays of the day from the IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi

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Twenty years ago this week, Brian Lara became Test cricket's highest scorer, but he almost didn't make it

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