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A dose of vitriol

Sep 17, 2008: Almost every attempt by Norman Arendse to sound placatory and reasonable during his resignation press conference was followed instantly by something contradictory

Neil Manthorp

More than money

Sep 17, 2008: The exodus of Bangladesh players to the ICL is not so much about money as about a feeling of insecurity and neglect

Utpal Shuvro

Is Sehwag great yet?

Aug 15, 2008: Up there with the Gavaskars and Tendulkars? Just where does India's gonzo opener stand in his country's batting pantheon?

Suresh Menon

Biff collars the respect

Aug 12, 2008: Even his fiercest critics will now have to salute Graeme Smith

Robert Houwing

Poor leadership breeds poor results

Jul 25, 2008: A captain who doesn't merit his place, a coach who isn't delivering the needed results, and a board that doesn't know how to govern. Pakistan have plenty going against them of late

Ramiz Raja

Feuding barons, tottering Aussie

Jul 21, 2008: The Bradshaw-Stewart Twenty20 proposal was good for the game and the fans, but it collided with the ECB's prime directive

William Buckland

Don't punish cricket for Mugabe's sins

Jul 1, 2008: Why banning Zimbabwe from the game for political reasons isn't the way to go

John Traicos

A fan's dilemma

May 7, 2008: Just which team does one cheer for in the IPL? A cricket watcher agonises

Soumya Bhattacharya

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
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