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South Africa's early World Cup exit

The horror, the horror

Mar 27, 2011: The World Cup knockout-phase monkey stays infernally glued to South Africa's backs for another four years

Robert Houwing

What has cricket given Indian pop culture?

Mar 7, 2011: Cricket is omnipresent in India, but the films that reference the sport have mostly been banal, the ads star-obsessed, and fiction bordering on nil

Ashok Malik

Timing the Powerplays right

Mar 5, 2011: Teams haven't got to grips with when best to take them yet, as the matches in the World Cup have shown

Aakash Chopra

Ruling the middle kingdom

Feb 20, 2011: A smartly executed mid-innings Powerplay could become this World Cup's key tactical offering

Martin Crowe

Look, Canada, it's Bryan Adams

Feb 20, 2011: Why are his countrymen resolutely ignorant about their nation's cricket pedigree, a Toronto resident mourns

Sriram Dayanand

What approach will John Wright take?

Dec 25, 2010: New Zealand's new coach has plenty of previous experience in the role. Just how will he go about things this time round?

Andrew Alderson

Big ideas, little results

Dec 4, 2010: The USA Cricket Association's recently ousted chief executive Don Lockerbie set his sights too high and lost sight of the most important objectives

Peter Della Penna

Would a code of honour help?

Nov 14, 2010: Experiments have shown the thought of a moral benchmark could be useful in preventing corruption

Rudi Webster

What was Cricket Australia thinking?

Jul 6, 2010: How did anyone ever think Howard's nomination would fly? If this was a way for CA to rein in the BCCI, it was ill-conceived

Mukul Kesavan

The IPL and the limits of the free market

Apr 13, 2010: The Ravindra Jadeja verdict suggests the IPL is attempting to put in place checks on player power in an effort to protect the league's interests

Ashok Malik

What the IPL says about India

Apr 12, 2010: Brash, loud and vulgar, the IPL can be seen as a symbol of the country where it took birth: an India full of a recently acquired affluence and confidence; but there's more to it than that

Ayaz Memon

Where's the love for county cricket?

Apr 7, 2010: Does the Championship really take place if no one's watching?

Tanya Aldred

Pass the gravy

Mar 30, 2010: There's a lot of silly money flying around in the IPL: Indian players will benefit, but it's a little more complicated for the franchises

Ashok Malik

Selection stalls Canada's progress

Mar 6, 2010: They're among the most talented and promising of the Associate teams, but the lack of a coherent selection policy is hurting them plenty

Faraz Sarwat

No, Prime Minister

Mar 4, 2010: A one-time school-mate remembers John Howard, the nominee for the ICC's top post, and a genteel disagreement they had over a certain urn

David Frith

Like The Don, in a league of his own

Feb 25, 2010: The impact a sportsperson has on the consciousness of his era, what he has meant to his country and the world, that's where the twain - Bradman and Tendulkar - meet

Ayaz Memon

The rot in rotation

Feb 19, 2010: India's rotation policy, which allocates Tests to venues, is obsolete and needs ruthless, radical change

Sidharth Monga

Give Afridi a break

Feb 6, 2010: Ball-tampering is not the heinous crime it is being made out to be; it's time it had official sanction

Ramiz Raja

Reason against brute force in the free-to-air debate

Nov 24, 2009: The battle between the ECB and the government works at two levels

William Buckland

Why umpiring reviews are flawed

Oct 13, 2009: The current review system makes umpires doubt themselves, and in the long term undermines their skills

Peter Willey
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