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What do India's cricketers have to say about the protests in the country?
What do India's cricketers have to say about the protests in the country?

The fans want their heroes to speak up at times like these

What Sourav Ganguly needs to do as head of the BCCI
What Sourav Ganguly needs to do as head of the BCCI

He only has ten months, but there is plenty he can achieve if he wants to. Here's a list of things he needs to tackle

India have amazeballs fast bowlers? Surely I'm dreaming
India have amazeballs fast bowlers? Surely I'm dreaming

An Indian fan accustomed to the gentle speeds of Indian quicks of the '80s and '90s struggles to comprehend that her team now has a fearsome pace attack

Why the Johri investigation has been a kick in the gut for women
Why the Johri investigation has been a kick in the gut for women

The way the accusers were turned into the accused has been shocking

What's behind the Mithali-Powar saga?
What's behind the Mithali-Powar saga?

The falling out of player and coach has been unseemly and has shown both in a bad light, but what does it say about the Indian board?

The Johri harassment case is an opportunity for the BCCI to pull up its socks
The Johri harassment case is an opportunity for the BCCI to pull up its socks

The board has been behind the curve in its approach to harassment in the past. Time to change that

A little grace and modesty please, India
A little grace and modesty please, India

Great teams make their name on dominating consistently, in all conditions, and don't rely on belittling their predecessors to do so

Diluting the Lodha reforms is bad for cricket (and all Indian sport)
Diluting the Lodha reforms is bad for cricket (and all Indian sport)

The Supreme Court is mulling watering down the reforms of the BCCI mandated by the Lodha Committee; that poses a threat to the governance of Indian cricket

Why cricket must formally take a stand against sexual harassment
Why cricket must formally take a stand against sexual harassment

As recent events show, the game often closes ranks against predators, but there should be no exceptions

Why is the BCCI still being asked for its objections to the Lodha recommendations?
Why is the BCCI still being asked for its objections to the Lodha recommendations?

Eight reports and many months later, it is clear that there is no hope of real reform in sight

India's women make the pay grade, at last
India's women make the pay grade, at last

They are finally the top earners of their kind in the world, but a lot more remains to be done for their game in the country

The problem with the Australian Line of Control
The problem with the Australian Line of Control

On-field spats seem to involve the Australian team more than the others. Are they even going to admit it's a problem?

Why aren't there any Indians in the World XI?
Why aren't there any Indians in the World XI?

We seem to have reached a point where it is seen as logical that Pakistani cricketers cannot play in the IPL, and that no Indian player can be part of an all-star game in Lahore

Here's what the BCCI must do with its cash
Here's what the BCCI must do with its cash

The IPL rights deal has further enriched the world's richest cricket board. It's time for it to give back to the game

The importance of Harmanpreet
The importance of Harmanpreet

She has taken women's cricket into the future and there is no looking back now

The BCCI Resistance turns one
The BCCI Resistance turns one

On this day in 2016, India's highest court mandated the Lodha Committee's recommendations. Six months past its deadline, the Indian board continues to stall. How is this so?

What the India coach saga tells us
What the India coach saga tells us

Little is clear at the moment - except for the fact that the incoming coach will need to get along with Virat Kohli

'It would have been terrible to walk out knowing people aren't expecting anything from me'
'It would have been terrible to walk out knowing people aren't expecting anything from me'

Sachin: A Billion Dreams gives you a peek into the real life of the sporting hero

How did the players end up being collateral in the BCCI's fight?
How did the players end up being collateral in the BCCI's fight?

This is the question uppermost in fans' minds leading into the board's special general meeting

Mind your manners, it's the IPL
Mind your manners, it's the IPL

Many antagonists in the India-Australia series are due to play alongside each other next week onwards. Time to be buddies again, then