Round the World


Gulf grows between haves and have nots
Gulf grows between haves and have nots

Last week saw the final of the inaugural Intercontinental Cup, the ICC's first-class competition for non Test-playing countries

Clear mind, clear focus, no distractions: how Kallis does it
Clear mind, clear focus, no distractions: how Kallis does it

Neil Manthorp looks at the reasons for Jacques Kallis's phenomenal run of success

Watch out! The Kiwis are coming
Watch out! The Kiwis are coming

Steven Lynch says that New Zealand are rapidly becoming a force in Test cricket

Fixing India's batting order
Fixing India's batting order

A kind of planned progress, a gradual fitting together of the parts, has led to a visible improvement in the playing standard of the Indian Test team since 2002

Troubles loom ... this time from within
Troubles loom ... this time from within

In 2004 Zimbabwe cricket endured a wretched year, both on and off the field

Professionals and Gentlemen
Professionals and Gentlemen

A look behind the ongoing dispute between the West Indian Board and the players

Bangladesh hit the glass ceiling
Bangladesh hit the glass ceiling

Bangladesh is probably the only Test country whose domestic calendar is more a myth than a reality

Hubris and humiliation
Hubris and humiliation

The main casualty this summer might be less Australia's position at the top than a few fundamentals that sustained them there so far

Skimpy skirts, sponsors and over-arm bowling
Skimpy skirts, sponsors and over-arm bowling

Despite a certain paternalism at work, a slow but sure paradigm shift is occurring in West Indies women's cricket

Sobers comes in from the cold
Sobers comes in from the cold

Vaneisa Baksh on the appointment of Sir Garry Sobers as the technical consultant to West Indies' new head coach, Bennett King

Murali's clone, and the sweet feeling of respect
Murali's clone, and the sweet feeling of respect

Bangladesh prepare for the tour of Sri Lanka later this month

Too many questions for comfort
Too many questions for comfort

For too many reasons to mention, the whole thing just doesn't feel right, says Neil Manthorp on the Afro-Asian Cup

How much longer must this go on?
How much longer must this go on?

Unless the authorities act soon, the future of cricket in Zimbabwe is being endangered by their refusal to realise that the current situation cannot continue

End the strike -  for the good of the game
End the strike - for the good of the game

The ZCU has repeatedly said that it is serious about welcoming the rebels back into the fold

Club cricket's international future
Club cricket's international future

Two new tournaments are preparing for their first airing this week

Scotland's struggle for recognition
Scotland's struggle for recognition

Scotland's victory in the recent ICC Trophy secured them a place at the 2007 World Cup

An ironman of the land
An ironman of the land

Peter English pays a tribute to McGrath, from his humble origins to his 100th test

Facing the future with new confidence
Facing the future with new confidence

Some things have definitely changed since Bangladesh's unforgettable day at Cardiff on June 18

Ray Jennings: cut from a different cloth
Ray Jennings: cut from a different cloth

Telford Vice compares and contrasts Ray Jennings with former South African coaches

Zimbabwe's Elite-Panel Umpire: Russell Tiffin
Zimbabwe's Elite-Panel Umpire: Russell Tiffin

Russell Tiffin of Zimbabwe, officially one of the world's eight top cricket umpires, is a busy man nowadays