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Controlling the message
Cricket boards need to realise the game will not perish if they don't monetise every "product" and police the utterances of every player
The sovereign republic of the BCCI
The Indian board is setting a precedent by ignoring the FTP, and thus seemingly reserving the right to do with international cricket as it pleases
Are South Africa a durable No. 1?
Their predecessors in the position had short reigns but Graeme Smith's team might just be the real deal
What should the ICC be?
Cricket's governing body has long been a fiefdom board presidents use to serve their countries' interests. It's time it became a modern policy-making institution instead
Ave Test cricket
Many premature reports of its death later, the five-day game still stands, a byword for excellence in an era that encourages, and even worships, mass mediocrity
Where's the next Katich coming from?
CA needs to focus on developing proper cricketers, but it seems too much in thrall to the needs of Twenty20 to care
It's an Irish question and a global one
Ireland deserve to participate in the 2015 World Cup. That the ICC executive board wishes to freeze them out reflects a new phase in the game's global evolution
Who administers the administrators?
Players are expected to follow a code of conduct. But is there one such for those who govern the game? Self-regulation is no longer a solution to corruption in cricket
Cricket Australia, look at yourself
Australians used to pride themselves on having the best cricket governance. Not anymore, now that the board seems bent on casting itself as a marketing organisation that dabbles in the game on the side
No favourite, no underdog
Form or intuition - what does one go by when picking a team to back for the Ashes? Both Australia and England seem vulnerable this time round
The age of conspiracy
The tendency to blame external elements for every problem - as seen in Ijaz Butt's recent utterances - can only be countered by making governance more transparent and being serious about conflicts of interest
Corruption? It's everywhere
It's no wonder there's match-fixing in the modern game, with its environment of easy money and pervasive maladministration
Cricket's fig leaf of democracy
To be legit, democracy needs to meet certain preconditions. In cricket, legitimacy is something the boards have been happy to overlook, as shown by the Howard affair
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
Those railing against the former Australian PM are not shining examples of rectitude themselves
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?
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
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?
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
Pakistan vs New Zealand World Cup warm-up game to be played behind closed doors
20-Sep-2023 • Updated 4 hrs ago•Nagraj Gollapudi
Audition time for Ashwin and Washington, much to prove for Iyer and Suryakumar