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What next for the BCCI?

Jul 19, 2016: Their strategy in dealing with the Lodha panel's recommendations was severely flawed, and the chickens have now come home to roost

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Pakistan's Amir experiment a lesson for cricket

Jan 21, 2016: How Pakistan's dressing room could tackle what has never been tried before in cricket - the return of a corrupted player

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Lodha panel has delivered, over to the BCCI

Jan 5, 2016: There is now a detailed pathway for how the BCCI can reform all aspects of its governance. It is up to the Supreme Court to decide exactly how

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A letter to Virat Kohli

Dec 12, 2015: India's captain has a problem with criticism in the press. He needs to accept that it comes with the territory

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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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The themes of redemption and rehabilitation had been a constant companion for Pakistan in the build-up to what proved to be an epic first Test, but it was only in that moment of victory that the true significance of their 75-run win could be understood

Keep calm. Misbah is here

Pakistan's thrilling triumph at Lord's was underscored by their captain's serenity

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An accident waiting to happen

England played a full part in a compelling Test, but if they are to continue to evolve as a Test side the top order has to shape matches

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The one constant in Pakistan cricket is the inherent quality and variety of the bowling. The use of the ball, its leather and its seam, is a culture, forensically explored and widely envied

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