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Being on the Beeb and other stories

Jul 16, 2014: In which our correspondent is remembered by a former international cricketer, befriends a librarian, and talks horses with Ravindra Jadeja

Sidharth Monga

Abbey Road photographs, and Yorkshire hospitality

Jun 26, 2014: Our correspondent takes in tea at Lord's, fish and chips at Headingley, and a heady Sri Lankan series win

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Notes from a Dutch adventure

Apr 15, 2014: Netherlands had a roller-coaster ride in the World T20. Their coach looks back on their incredible wins, losses, late-night bonding, and pizza intake

As told to Firdose Moonda

Learning Bangla, describing Steyn

Apr 7, 2014: For our World T20 correspondent, one seems a little more challenging than the other

Alan Gardner

Cheers to Bangladesh

Mar 26, 2014: Our correspondent catches a sliver of Dhaka and lots of Chittagong on the first leg of the World T20

Alan Gardner

A bus with a view

Mar 6, 2014: Our correspondent makes good use of the many hours he spends sitting in buses stuck in traffic while travelling from Dhaka to Fatullah

Karthik Krishnaswamy

The pointy end

Mar 3, 2014: Our correspondent catches some tennis, comes to grips with oversize parathas, and watches a "milkshake challenge"

Kanishkaa Balachandran

When in Dubai

Feb 21, 2014: Our correspondent walks deserted streets, loses his way, and watches cricket's next generation go about their business

Kanishkaa Balachandran

'Very quiet' motels, and never-ending cheers

Feb 20, 2014: Our correspondent jogs along the Wellington waterfront and takes in views of Auckland as a memorable tour winds down

Abhishek Purohit

Tea garlands, spin demons, and a seven-wicket haul

Feb 18, 2014: How a team of sweating writers from England got through a joyous cricket tour that took in Colombo and Kandy

Nicholas Hogg

Deserted roads, labyrinthine stadiums, and Pacific delights

Feb 4, 2014: Our correspondent soaks in the gorgeous view of Hawke's Bay, and gets used to following traffic rules even when there are no vehicles in sight

Abhishek Purohit

Goodbye to Jacques, Durban and all that

Jan 2, 2014: The second leg of our correspondent's South Africa tour diary features steel bands, pelvic thrusts, Ethiopian food, and a low-key last innings

Sidharth Monga

Rain, marimbas and memorials

Dec 18, 2013: When great men die, it pours. And South Africans break into song and dance

Sidharth Monga

All hail the Basin and Mac the Magnificent

Mar 28, 2013: From the old-school charms of Wellington's ground to the big-city vibe of Auckland

Andrew McGlashan

Chills, thrills and family ties

Mar 12, 2013: Bracing weather, a picturesque landing, and men with famous surnames making their mark - they all feature in the first edition of our correspondent's New Zealand diary

Andrew McGlashan

A Melbourne Christmas

Jan 1, 2013: There's yummy food in Hobart, and lovely buildings in Australia's second-largest city. Too bad Sri Lanka don't quite show up for the second Test

Andrew Fernando

Memories and memorabilia

Dec 6, 2012: Plenty of sporting history is on display wherever our correspondent heads on the last leg of her Australia tour

Firdose Moonda

Sydney, Brissie, Ritchie

Nov 17, 2012: Get a load of the east coast, and a furore about racism, on the first leg of our correspondent's Australia tour

Firdose Moonda

Five days of coaching in Kabul

Oct 21, 2012: A cricket academy director travels to Afghanistan for a camp and returns inspired

Martin Gleeson

Battling school-time traffic, and a birthday by the sea

Oct 9, 2012: Our correspondent experiences the moods of victory and defeat, courtesy the captains' press conferences

Abhishek Purohit
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