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Ravindra Jadeja returns OBE

Also: Bresnan's trauma, and why there was no reserve day for the Champions Trophy final

Fraternal Indo-Pak fans threaten to spoil fierce rivalry

What's with all the goodwill and brotherhood? It's enough to make an old-timer sick

Punish Root and Warner

Their crimes are hideous beyond belief

WWE to take over IPL

The week's news that you had been carefully avoiding

Cricket journalists protest spot-fixing scandal

Hacks upset at not getting to cover anything sport-related

How to bet on the Champions Trophy

A handy form guide to who you should be putting your money on during the tournament

Minister fights for Fawad and everything Australian

Getting a spinner for the Ashes is a national crisis, so a political leader steps up to do his duty

The perfect rainy day at Test cricket

It's the one where it doesn't rain all that much, but you get soaked anyway and the players hardly come out of the dressing room

Match-fixing veterans rue rise of spot-fixing

Fans of the long format upset by the instant gratification of the newer mode of cheating

Agony Aunt

How to deal with spot-fixing disillusionment

And why David Warner is so angry. Our agony aunt speculates

UK media shows massive interest in the IPL

Journalists rub their hands in glee before typing out the standard "I told you so" pieces

The Malayalis who made cricket great

Three prominent cricket figures who you may not have known hail from a southern Indian state

L Siva to take over from Alex Ferguson

The ICC's new player rep readies himself for another tough sporting assignment - helping United win the IPL

Sidhu admits he doesn't make sense even to himself

And other news you wish you had missed during the past week

The week on Twitter

'Time for some dinner!'

If you're ever caught without a watch, our Twitter round-up will help you plan your day

There's something about Shahid

A lot of people think Afridi is ideally suited to T20s, but think again. T20 makes Afridis of everyone but negates the qualities that are his very essence

Fans grateful for IPL horn

And other news you wish you had missed during the past week

The week on Twitter

'A billion hearts stop beating'

Looking for a barometer for modern culture? Look no further than the exclamation mark

The Piyush Chawla Simulator 2013

The latest advertising innovations in the IPL, and the BCCI's foray into video games

Salman Butt takes solace in game of 'glorious uncertainties'

And other news you wish you had missed during the past week

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  • That ball was hard to spot
    Fan Following: There was the excitement of being part of history, but this fan in Adelaide is doubtful if he will be in favour of day-night Tests. Plus, he could not sight the ball well
  • Is it ABD or ABV?
    Fan Following: An Indian fan couldn't have asked for more on day one: great weather, spinners running riot and a fighting knock from a modern great
  • A real life 'back to the future'
    Fan Following: A fan is overjoyed and overwhelmed at seeing his childhood cricketing heroes playing together in New York
  • Who says there's a problem with Test cricket?
    The Long Handle: There's too much of a kerfuffle over the death of the format. Can't we just let sleeping dinosaurs lie?
  • The lovely smell of failure in the morning
    The Long Handle: Why we should be savouring England's Lord's defeat
  • Test cricket needs to hurry it up
    Ian Chappell: Introducing tweaks like four-day games will be pointless unless players and officials show more urgency to keep the game moving
  • The country boy who moved a nation
    Phillip Hughes' biography is a warm retelling of his early life in rural Australia, and how he dealt with the ups and downs of a short career
  • Channel nine
    TCM November issue
  • 'We're a serious cricket team'
    Liam Brickhill: Should Zimbabwe Women qualify for the World T20, it will be a sign of how the game has progressed in the country in recent years
  • The kinaesthetic beauty of timing
    Sankaran Krishna: When batsmen transfer their body weight and movement precisely into the point of contact between bat and ball, the results can be glorious
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