Sambit Bal

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Shakib has been arguably Bangladesh's greatest ever sporting superstar. Now his leadership and achievements feel hollow

Just what was Shakib thinking?

His failure to report approaches by a bookie will cost him a year; for Bangladesh cricket, it will cost more

Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli at a team bonding session in St Kitts and Nevis

It's bigger than Kohli v Kumble

The question that arises from the fallout is: should players' personal likes and dislikes influence who gets to be coach?

Giles Clarke and Shashank Manohar were in attendance at the ICC Board meeting

Why isolating the BCCI is bad politics

The dismantling of the Big Three regime offered the opportunity to forge a collaboration for a new global order in cricket, but that has gone to waste

BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur speaks at a press conference

Indian cricket

No one is bigger than the game

At their core, the Lodha recommendations were about establishing best practices in the BCCI. The office-bearers' persistent defiance in the matter seemed only like a bid to self-preserve

There were plenty of Chennai fans at the Nehru Stadium in Kochi

A day for cricket to rejoice

The Lodha committee report is a long-overdue opportunity to restore public faith in Indian cricket

Mitchell Starc takes off after bowling Brendon McCullum

Advantage batsmen, game to bowlers

In a tournament that gave the appearance of being dominated by the bat, the ball had the last word and it was Australia's attack that provided a degree of redemption