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Too legit to quit

May 5, 2008: The first two weeks of the IPL have proved that while Twenty20 is far from perfect, it is a valid form in its own right with its own unique attractions and pleasures

Lawrence Booth

Big across the border

Apr 3, 2008: The ICL is being lapped up in Pakistan. It helps that they have a team of their own to root for

Saad Shafqat

Footwork my foot

Apr 2, 2008: In the light of Sehwag's latest blitzkrieg, it is worth asking: what value does technical correctness in general, and footwork in particular, hold these days?

Suresh Menon

Opportunity, choice and the IPL

Mar 13, 2008: Talk about silly money all you like, but the bottomline is, the IPL will bring competition and the rules of the market into cricket - and that can't be bad

Amit Varma

The Wisden Cricketer - March 2008

The 30-year catfight

Feb 29, 2008: New Zealand may be in the dungeons of the Test championship, but when it comes to sniping and infighting they are world leaders

Richard Boock

The Wisden Cricketer - March 2008

Still red in tooth and claw

Feb 24, 2008: Never mind the retirements, reports of Australia's decline are exaggerated

Kevin Mitchell

The unwanted revolution

Feb 9, 2008: The ECB's proposed player-rotation policy will be impossible to implement, not to mention unfair to the players and fans

Angus Fraser

Wake up and smell the prejudice

Feb 1, 2008: In the wake of Monkeygate, Indians must confront the ugly fact that they are racist - unconsciously or otherwise

Soumya Bhattacharya

Cricket's brand new age

Jan 25, 2008: Franchisees have forked over big money for the privilege of owning IPL teams. A look at how they'll be hoping to earn their money back

Ashok Malik

Sledging: a convert writes

Jan 10, 2008: I used to enjoy sledging because it mirrored life. Not anymore. There is only so much trouble everybody can stomach

Rahul Bhattacharya

Some balance, please

Jan 9, 2008: True, India were sinned against in the Sydney Test, but they're no innocents, and the reaction of the media back home has been consummately over the top

Suresh Menon

What's caste got to do with it?

Jan 5, 2008: A recent Australian newspaper article points to the preponderance of Brahmins in India's Test side in Australia. That's merely a result of circumstances and not by design

Salil Tripathi

C is for cock-up

Sep 21, 2007: The world can call them chokers and laugh but South Africa's exit from the World Twenty20 had its roots in simpler cricketing reasons

Robert Houwing

Feeding frenzy

Apr 1, 2007: India's cricket fans may be overheated, but the country's media is worse still

Amit Varma

South Asia's natural game

Mar 12, 2007: The World Cup could return to the region where it forms part of the fabric

Saad Shafqat

Pawar 1, Dalmiya 0

Sep 14, 2006: One year after it took charge, Sharad Pawar's BCCI has managed to score some points over its predecessor

Ashok Malik

Umpiring and technology

Be aware of potential pitfalls

May 12, 2006: Harsha Bhogle on the issue of the increasing the use of technology in umpiring decisions

Harsha Bhogle

Ganguly refuses to fade away

Oct 21, 2005:

Rahul Bhattacharya

Cricket and its mind games

More than a game

Oct 2, 2005: Cricket, more so than other games, offers deep and varied insight into its practitioners' psyches

Krishna Kumar

South Africa's overblown itinerary

Slaughtering the golden goose

Jun 28, 2005: It should come as no surprise to cricket fans that South Africa are preparing to slaughter the golden goose

Neil Manthorp
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