A grave new low for lowly ICC
A grave new low for lowly ICC

John Howard has been knocked back - and knocked back without even an opportunity to address the rejectionists

The case for Howard
The case for Howard

Those railing against the former Australian PM are not shining examples of rectitude themselves

The county pro
The county pro

A hinge moment in cricket history when Test stars realised first-class contracts could be more profitable than playing for their countries

Whatever happened to governance?
Whatever happened to governance?

Why isn't it a scandal that the BCCI spends just 8% of its revenue on actual cricket promotion? And are the other boards any better?

Cricketainment, eh?
Cricketainment, eh?

The Stewart Regan email shows that cricket suffers from administrators frustrated with and contemptuous of the game they have been entrusted with

Put the game before the brand
Put the game before the brand

Thinking of cricket purely as a brand will only impede the clean-up the BCCI needs to undertake in the wake of the IPL mess

Why so surprised?
Why so surprised?

The IPL has always been a candidate for Enron-sized corruption. Modi operated with impunity, and Indian cricket laid itself open to becoming a vehicle for tax minimisation and money laundering

The man who stood by Australia
The man who stood by Australia

A stern, stoic resister, Allan Border was the keeper of his country's flame during their darkest hour. And he ensured that they would be just fine once he left

 Piece de resistance
Piece de resistance

An Englishman who made an art out of obduracy

Really, Warnie?
Really, Warnie?

The IPL has become an occasion for tub-thumping, mutual back-slapping and all-consuming PR

Bring on the controversy
Bring on the controversy

The five-day game has been rendered dull by wall-to-wall tours and context-less competition. A little scandal occasionally wouldn't go amiss

Club or country? Same difference
Club or country? Same difference

Far from marking the end of nationalism, the IPL is the ultimate triumph of that principle: a global tournament in which the same nation always wins

The captaincy of Harry Trott
The captaincy of Harry Trott

A pioneer in moving fielders, shuffling and resting bowlers, the pathbreaking Australian captain believed much of the game was played above the shoulders

A taxing question for the BCCI
A taxing question for the BCCI

Does cricket make money to exist or exist to make money? The BCCI's dispute with the Indian tax authorities throws the old question into focus again

A crisis too good to waste
A crisis too good to waste

The ICC is struggling to remain relevant and also competing for players and money with its largest member board, the BCCI; and therein lies its possible salvation

Let them watch TV
Let them watch TV

Cricket administrators care little about fans at the grounds because home audiences are seen as priority. In fact the contempt for live viewers is greatest at cricket's big-ticket events

Cricket's tangle of formats
Cricket's tangle of formats

Far from being complementary, Tests, ODIs and Twenty20s are competitors; in many instances they cannibalise each other

The man who was the Golden Age
The man who was the Golden Age

How Victor Trumper came to be the embodiment of cricket's Golden Age, and an emblem for values his countryment still hold dear

The problem with burnout
The problem with burnout

It's not just players who are affected - fans and the media too are, apparently

The wonder that was Waz
The wonder that was Waz

Despite struggling against injury and illness for much of his career,Akram went on to bring about a seminal change in the way cricket was played