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Contracts for Indian women: better late than never

May 27, 2015: The BCCI has been refreshingly proactive in proposing annual contracts for women, but it remains to be seen if it will deliver on its promises

Anupriya

Why the Ranji Trophy needs first-innings points

May 26, 2015: Pushing for result-oriented games is a good move, but scrapping the reward for going ahead in the first innings could be detrimental in a number of ways

Ajit Agarkar

What Sylvester Clarke taught me

May 12, 2015: How a batsman haunted by nightmares of facing fast bowling put his demons behind him

Alan Butcher

How I learnt to love the IPL

May 10, 2015: A cricketer from quieter climes gets thrown into a cauldron of sensory overload

Iain O'Brien

What US cricket needs to do: a player's view

Apr 30, 2015: Cricket has not been able to capture USA's attention the way other amateur sports like lacrosse and rugby have done. What can the USACA do to try and change that?

Usman Shuja

Where has Pakistan's aggression gone?

Apr 23, 2015: Attacking play - particularly bowling - has been the team's hallmark down the decades, but not anymore it would seem

Ramiz Raja

South Africa need a new narrative

Apr 6, 2015: To break their World Cup hoodoo, they need a new philosophy and paradigm of thinking, resulting in a new way of being on and off the cricket field

Dr Ken Jennings

Does a ten-team World Cup make financial sense?

Mar 6, 2015: Not really. Contrary to the ICC's claim that it will provide more money for the development of the game

Russell Degnan

Drop-in pitches will nullify home advantage

Feb 14, 2015: Portable pitches in Australia tend to be more benign, which will help subcontinent teams acclimatise quicker in the World Cup

Michael Bevan

It's the culture of West Indies cricket administration that needs changing

Feb 10, 2015: There have been no repercussions within the West Indies board over the abandonment of the India tour. Till it's held accountable, things will not improve

Michael Holding

World Cup 2015

Bats, boundaries, behaviour - cricket's big issues

Feb 5, 2015: The World Cup should be big and beautiful, just like bats and playing surfaces - and don't let yourself get worked up if tempers fray

Mark Butcher

Different skills for different formats

Jan 31, 2015: ODI cricket brought better fielding and quicker scoring to the fore. T20 has taken that progression to the extreme

Michael Bevan

How to construct a one-day chase

Jan 26, 2015: Focus on targets smaller than winning the match, and back your tailenders to deliver for you

Michael Bevan

What makes Warner snap?

Jan 20, 2015: His tendency to get in opponents' faces has been in focus in recent weeks. Do we know what is motivating this behaviour?

Iain O'Brien

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

Dec 23, 2014: As ever, the West Indies board has taken the short-term view and removed supposedly troublesome players instead of recognising its own incompetence

Michael Holding

When defeat isn't depressing

Dec 15, 2014: After a long time we have seen an Indian team and captain enjoy the challenge of trying to overcome stronger opposition in an overseas Test

Mukul Kesavan

Phillip Hughes 1988-2014

Living with Tuesday

Nov 28, 2014: We acknowledge that potential danger exists on the pitch but dismiss it almost instantaneously. You never really see it as real. Until Tuesday. Now it is very real and I, like many others, have been shaken to the core.

Chris Hartley

Living and working with the bouncer

Nov 26, 2014: Hitting someone with a short one is sickening for a bowler, and worse for the batsman, but the game must go on, and the bouncer is a part of the game

Iain O'Brien

Pakistan should not welcome Amir back

Nov 19, 2014: The serene team culture cultivated by Misbah and his men shouldn't be allowed to be disrupted by a player with a tainted past

Ramiz Raja

Players' player Hinds needs to win back trust

Oct 28, 2014: The lack of clarity from the WIPA president is at odds with his reputation for being a sounding board for his team-mates while he was a player

Garth Wattley
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Faces of transformation

The Cricket Monthly: Tristan Holme and Luke Alfred find that stories, more than arguments, illuminate the complexities of South Africa's racial quotas
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Tales of a dashing airman-cricketer in wartime, from a lady who knew him then. By Alan Butcher

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Ask Steven: Plus, the shortest turnaround times between Test series, and the nervous and not-so-nervous 90s

Playing alongside Adam Sanford

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'I made it clear that I was here to win the IPL'

Ricky Ponting talks about Mumbai Indians' amazing turnaround, his relationship with Harbhajan Singh, and being part of perhaps the most star studded coaching line-up in cricket

'There's too much lip service about the sanctity of Test cricket'

Michael Holding on his regrets over West Indies' behaviour in New Zealand in 1980, why Mohammad Amir deserves a second chance, and how crazy workloads are killing cricket

MI thrill with typical bouncebackability

In the second half of the tournament, at every training huddle, players were told treat each match as a final. That resonated with Mumbai's talismans who lifted their games admirably

Short format, long partnerships

The five pairs who have added the most runs in Twenty20s

'I have moved on and I am not afraid' - Ahsan Raza

Pakistan umpire Ahsan Raza suffered severe injuries during the attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore. Six years later, he is eager to officiate his first international game at home

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