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The giant broom of the BCCI

Nov 12, 2015: The board's new reforms are largely to be welcomed, but that does not mean it's going to be smooth sailing from now

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Should Mumbai and Chennai be struck off the international cricket calendar?

Oct 21, 2015: If their local governments cannot ensure the safety of cricketers from certain countries, maybe it's time they lost their hosting rights

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How far will the BCCI go to clean its stables?

Oct 21, 2015: Shashank Manohar's proposals to do with conflicts of interest are well-intentioned but it remains to be seen if, and to what extent, they are enforced

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India in Sri Lanka 2015

Seam-friendly tracks leave India in a spin

Aug 16, 2015: With pitches across the country being groomed to suit seamers, India's batsmen find themselves in an altered reality: mostly capable against pace, but lacking in experience against quality spin

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This one's for the girls

Jun 21, 2015: The HPCA academy in Dharamsala, India's first residential facility for women players, is setting a fine example for the rest of the country's cricket associations to follow

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Indian cricket

The BCCI tries to change its spots

Jun 9, 2015: The new administration, led by Jagmohan Dalmiya and Anurag Thakur, is attempting to mend the image of the board by changing the way it operates in various regards

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Not such an English game anymore

Mar 23, 2015: Increasing numbers of top-level cricketers are not comfortable expressing themselves in cricket's original tongue. It's an issue a game with global interests needs to take seriously

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England cricket overhaul

A bouncer at cricket's soul

Feb 25, 2015: The ECB's discussion of four-day Tests is several steps from becoming a reality, but the implications are clear before us

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Indian cricket will not regulate itself until forced to

Apr 28, 2014: Instead of setting its house in order, the BCCI is trying to disprove the findings of the Mudgal Commission. The panel needs wider powers if cricket is to become clean again

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And then there were three

Jan 25, 2014: The only two cricket boards in the world who could together call BCCI's bluff and rally support chose instead to get on board with India's programme

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Corruption in the IPL

Swifter, stronger, smarter

Jul 30, 2013: Delhi Police has upped its game from the shambles of 2000, and that's a good sign for the fight against corruption in cricket

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Corruption in the IPL

Real 'men of cricket' walk away

Jun 1, 2013: Team Srini may have been driven by the power of one man, but it may fall apart because of the credibility of two

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A league in need of cleansing

May 28, 2013: If the IPL is to rescue its integrity, the BCCI must first rescue itself

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Corruption in IPL

The mess in the message

May 25, 2013: As the game unravels outside, India's cricket bosses play defiant and dumb

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IPL news

Another reality check

May 17, 2013: The message for an increasingly vulnerable sport is that it must act - and act decisively

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Can India afford a captain who isn't committed to Test cricket?

Jan 17, 2013: Dhoni's leadership in the format has been overly defensive, and he hasn't shown he particularly cares much about the five-day game either

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Tendulkar's retirement from ODIs

A career built on reinvention

Dec 23, 2012: In limited-overs cricket Tendulkar represents reinvention - of form, of technique, of order, to some extent of the passage of time

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Where did the old Duncan Fletcher go?

Nov 13, 2012: India's coach seems a far cry from the combative professional who took England to the top

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India v New Zealand, 1st Test, Hyderabad

Sixteen years, and suddenly gone

Aug 22, 2012: As they step out to take on New Zealand, India will wake up to the reality of not having two monumental pillars of their Test success as part of the XI

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The same old selection cop-out

Feb 29, 2012: India's selectors could have used the Asia Cup to send a message to some players, or to try out a team for the future. They did neither

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My TE and my Venkat long ago

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India's pace puzzle: Aaron or Umesh?

With India playing most of their Test cricket at home over the next 18 months, they will have to choose between their two quickest bowlers most of the time. A tricky choice, given Varun Aaron and Umesh Yadav's hit or miss tendencies

Ross Taylor treats himself

How Ross Taylor reconciled with New Zealand cricket and made the highest score by a visiting batsman in Australia

Buttler plunders England record books

Stats highlights from Dubai where Jos Buttler broke his own record for England's fastest ODI hundred

The forensic artistry of Kane Williamson

His game appears to lack emotion but it is not cold. Like Kallis, but more adaptable and with greater flair

Misbah breaks it down

The Pakistan captain talks about the many observations, plots and decisions that go into the game's most important task: taking wickets

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