A reality show of sickening vulgarity
A reality show of sickening vulgarity

Steve James is appalled about the future of the game as the Stanford 20/20 for 20 draws closer

Redemption song
Redemption song

Stephen Brenkley, in the Independent on Sunday , reveals how county cricket has offered solace to Marcus Trecothick and Steve Harmison after both endured tough times after the highs of the 2005 Ashes triumph.

Relief for India
Relief for India

Andrew Symonds’ absence from the Australia touring party leaves it shorn of a forceful cricketer and character, writes Peter Roebuck in the Hindu

A Zimbabwean who played for South Africa
A Zimbabwean who played for South Africa

Enock Muchinjo of the Zimbabwe Independent catches up with Jackie Du Preez, who was one of the few Zimbabweans of his generation to play Test cricket, when he turned out for South Africa in 1967

Cricket in China has a long way to go
Cricket in China has a long way to go

Michael Atherton thinks IS Bindra, the ICC's principal advisor, will have a tough task promoting cricket in China, which is one of his responsibilities

Hoping for that one chance
Hoping for that one chance

The Indian Express ' Devendra Pandey catches up with Amit Mishra, the legspinner who is trying to gain an entry into India's Test side.

The England one-day side has arrived
The England one-day side has arrived

England have taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series against South Africa, which has convinced Paul Weaver that they are now a side to be reckoned with

When not to Skype your wife
When not to Skype your wife

Neil Manthorp, in his column in SuperCricket , recalls a humorous anecdote involving Michael Atherton, the former England captain and the Times' chief cricket correspondent, during the South Africa Test series.

A fresh start
A fresh start

Stephen Brenkley, in the Independent , writes about Kevin Pietersen's impressive start as England's one-day captain, and his all-round contribution in their win against South Africa on Friday.

A potential middle-order fixture
A potential middle-order fixture

"It was obvious to all but the very daft that S Badrinath was the answer to India's middle-order prayers," writes Dileep Premachandran in the Guardian

Nearing the end of an era
Nearing the end of an era

Amit Varma, in his column on NDTV.com , says the downhill curve has set in on the careers of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Anil Kumble

Do the right thing
Do the right thing

Marcus Trescothick has become the third cricketer this year after Lou Vincent and Shaun Tait to reveal that they were suffering from stress-related illnesses

Once upon a star
Once upon a star

The cricket forum PakPassion , has interviewed Yasir Hameed, the middle-order batsman who has slipped off the international radar after a spectacular Test debut, against Bangladesh in 2003, when he scored two centuries to become only the second

Time for the real deal
Time for the real deal

Kevin Pietersen, after winning his first Test as England captain, could be in line for some tough times during the ODIs against South Africa, writes Vic Marks in the Observer .

Farmer Jones
Farmer Jones

Will Hawkes of the Independent catches up with Geraint Jones, the former England wicketkeeper, who reveals his new obsession – farming.

The show must go on
The show must go on

Peter Roebuck, in the Natal Witness , calls for players to make the trip to Pakistan for the Champions Trophy, saying that “life itself is dangerous.”

When predictions go wrong
When predictions go wrong

Amrit Mathur, in the Hindustan Times , criticises those who write off cricketers only to be proved wrong soon enough.

Boys don't cry
Boys don't cry

Judith Woods, in the Telegraph laments how men, most recently Michael Vaughan, are making a habit of crying in public

England's new leader
England's new leader

Kevin Pietersen was unveiled as England's new captain on Monday, a decision which brought forth a lot of comment from the press

The end of the Vaughan era
The end of the Vaughan era

Michael Vaughan, on Sunday, announced that he was resigning as England's Test captain after five years in charge following their series loss against South Africa