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The Sinhalese speakers club

Sep 3, 2015: What better place to brush up your language skills than the Sri Lankan capital?

Sharda Ugra

Planes, trains, tuk-tuks, and a meeting with the Malingas

Aug 19, 2015: From Colombo to Galle and back: a tale of wedding processions, rather large fish, and rickshaw roulette

Sharda Ugra

Nostalgic in Kolkata

May 28, 2015: Our correspondent heads to the city of his childhood, via MS Dhoni's home town

Arun Venugopal

Another day in Paradise

May 19, 2015: If it's Hyderabad, it's biryani first, business later

Amol Karhadkar

Up north, sans language or cap

May 14, 2015: Who goes to Raipur in May? Mad dogs and cricket correspondents

Alagappan Muthu

Art at the bus stand, offal on the plate

May 12, 2015: Spotting typos in political graffiti, using GPS to get to the next meal, getting complimented by India's greatest ever footballer: all in two weeks' work in Kolkata

Karthik Krishnaswamy

The agony of trying to watch an IPL game

Apr 26, 2015: With mayhem in the stands, and the PA blaring music non-stop, the only relief our correspondent finds is in the historic walled city of Ahmedabad

Sidharth Monga

Around the cricket world in 260 days

Apr 11, 2015: In the final leg of this globetrotting adventure, our correspondent and his wife take in more safaris than cricket in South Africa, and are overwhelmed by the World Cup experience

Subash Jayaraman

Whistle-stop World Cup

Apr 1, 2015: Taking cross-country trains across Australia to watch cricket's top tournament? Who does that?

Liam Cromar

Come fly with me

Mar 30, 2015: Our correspondent finds Hamilton's laid-back charm hard to resist, and summons up the courage to leap off the tallest building in the hemisphere

Sharda Ugra

The guard of honour made of sound

Mar 26, 2015: The atmosphere at Eden Park when New Zealand booked their place in the World Cup final was electric. It wasn't much different at the airport as the players left for Melbourne

Firdose Moonda

Former PM Hawke livens up Australia's training

Mar 23, 2015: Bob Hawke visited Australia's training session on Monday, and it wasn't long before the typical quips surfaced

Daniel Brettig in Sydney

A reunion, an anniversary, and '80s nostalgia

Mar 23, 2015: Our correspondent is relieved at not having to report on England. That way he can admire the beauty of New Zealand, and catch with up Curtly Ambrose

Andrew McGlashan

Cricket nerds in rugby territory

Mar 22, 2015: When the new, improved and cult-status-acquring Black Caps 2015 are playing in the World Cup quarter final in their home, the hordes are bound to gather at Sydney Kiwi haunt, the Harlequin pub

Sharda Ugra in Sydney

Ambrose 'speak to many man'

Mar 19, 2015: When Curtly Ambrose and Richard Hadlee are together it is the stories that make it special

Andrew McGlashan in Wellington

That familiar Guyanese accent

Mar 15, 2015: Fomer West Indies player Bruce Pairaudeau, who is 83, surprised the West Indies players during their training session on the eve of the UAE clash, after driving 300 kilometres with a friend from Hamilton, where he lives

Firdose Moonda in Napier

Taste tests, and snoozin' next to Sanath

Mar 15, 2015: Our correspondent displays horrific ignorance about the finer things in life, and begs for a lift to McDonald's

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Poems, paintings make for a Perfect Pitch

Mar 11, 2015: The most beguiling attraction in the Waikato Museum in Hamilton is the Perfect Pitch, an exhibition put together to celebrate the history of the Northern Districts Cricket Association

Sharda Ugra in Hamilton

Cricket shows off its moves in city of distractions

Mar 11, 2015: Even if it's just for the World Cup, cricket has encroached on rugby turf in New Zealand. Take Wellington, for instance, where a crash course in cricket lexicon can be found on bus stops, lamp posts and even a church wall

Firdose Moonda in Wellington

Heckled in Adelaide, cruising in Perth

Mar 8, 2015: Our correspondent is charmed by the rivers Torrens and Swan, and enjoys the public transport system in Australia even when things go wrong

Abhishek Purohit
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    Immy, Sunny and I

Ramiz Raja remembers the time his captain reprimanded him because of the excellence of a member of the opposition

When Lara tamed Murali

Colin Benjamin: West Indies in Sri Lanka 2001 will be remembered for Brian Lara's masterclass against one of the deadliest spinners in the world

The fastest bowler? It depends

Jon Hotten: It varies from spell to spell, and it also has to do with the perception of the men facing

    The man preparing Sri Lanka for life after Herath

Piyal Wijetunge, in charge of the country's spin-bowling academy, is busy identifying younger alternatives. By Sharda Ugra

Young Pakistan can find stability in anarchy

Hassan Cheema: The domestic stars coming into the national set-up need to find a way to remain in the side

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We need Pakistan as much as it needs us

The country produces captivating cricketers, and the global game cannot afford to rest until Pakistan is fully restored to the fold

Rohit touches 40, de Villiers crosses 1000

Stats highlights from the first ODI between India and South Africa in Kanpur

'Show some respect to your players'

The cricket world reacts to the incidents of bottle-throwing during the second India-South Africa T20 in Cuttack that caused two interruptions in play

Sehwag's debut in controversial game

After making his maiden Ranji Trophy appearance for Haryana, Virender Sehwag spent a day at the Sehwag International School. While offering tips to youngsters, he recalled some memories of his first Ranji match

Who was the fastest bowler of the 20th century?

Our readers give their opinions on cricket's greatest speed-merchants, the future of West Indies cricket, the protective-gear paradox, and get nostalgic about Hyderabad

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