You gotta feel sorry for cricketers
When they aren't getting dumped by T20 franchises, they must endure jargon-filled scolding from their other employers
The Deccan Chargers franchise is terminated
Full coverage of the Deccan Chargers issue
Title sponsor ends IPL association
DLF Ltd, India's largest real estate firm, has decided not to renew its title sponsorship of the IPL, ending its five-year association with the tournament
'IPL is a very difficult format'
Pune Warriors captain Sourav Ganguly, writing in Wisden , compares international cricket to the IPL
What football needs to learn from the IPL
Football is a sport in crisis, but help is at hand, from cricket
Save Test cricket, sacrifice the one-day game
I don't think it's any coincidence that many international Test sides are experiencing batting fragility; a solid technique is often sacrificed in limited-overs cricket, in favour of a bit of extra power and the subsequent higher likelihood of boundaries
Why pay lip service to Test cricket?
Everyone who says the five-day game can co-exist with the current overdose of T20 is living in a fool's paradise
Flatter, faster, weaker
Most Indian spinners today are content to bowl wicket to wicket rather than attack batsmen with turn and bounce. The IPL is to blame to a large extent
IPL and the free market delusion
On i3j3 Cricket , Mahesh Sethuram argues that the IPL has little to do with free markets, and blasts the BCCI for putting money-making ahead of developing the game
'The IPL needs more professional governance'
Extracts from a discussion about the lessons from the fifth season of the IPL
In league with money?
Neeru Bhatia, writing for the Week , says that while the IPL has been a cash cow for the BCCI, the league has not helped in discovering talent to serve Indian cricket in the long run.
'Uncapped players' in the IPL a sensitive issue
The BCCI removed the salary cap on uncapped players in the IPL as a reaction to the sting operation on some players
Kolkata's IPL celebrations
In the Times of India , Swapan Dasgupta tries to analyse the backlash against the massive celebrations in Kolkata after Kolkata Knight Riders won the IPL
Behind the scenes at the Knight Riders
After four years of hard work and heartbreak, those who toiled for Kolkata's franchise can finally celebrate
How to beat post-IPL depression
A number of cures are available. Which one is right for you?
'I think you need to be a leader, not a captain'
Gautam Gambhir, in a candid interview with NDTV , explains his state of mind during his move out of Delhi Daredevils in 2011, and provides insight into his style of leadership which took Kolkata Knight Riders to their maiden IPL title in 2012.
Don't blame the IPL for everything that's wrong
Sleaze in cricket? There was plenty of it before the IPL came along
'Playing cricket in India is always incredible'
The former Pakistan allrounder enjoyed his first taste of the IPL when he turned out for the Kings XI Punjab this year
A wish list for IPL 2013
By Karan Mamgain, Indonesia
It’s a cosy little club
Rajdeep Sardesai, writing in the Hindustan Times , says that while the IPL has been great in terms of entertainment value
Who would play in an IPL dream team?
Vic Marks, writing for the Guardian , gives us his pick of four foreign players from the 70s and 80s that would be the best to have in an IPL XI.
'Franchises, not BCCI, should control players'
Gautam Gambhir has urged franchises to do more to discipline players, saying the BCCI can't be held responsible for players' off-field behaviour during the IPL
Promoting a club culture
Ayaz Memon, writing for livemint.com , says that Kolkata’s celebrations for the Kolkata Knight Riders’ victory on May 27, may have been over the top but it highlighted important development in Indian sport nonetheless.
The case for an IPL window
It's not impossible to set aside seven weeks a year for it; the global game would benefit
Time for a strategic break-out?
Ramanujam Sridhar, writing for Business Line , says that while the IPL is a fantastic concept, it runs the real risk of being hijacked and thrown into the wilderness if quick, remedial action is not taken to handle some of the current problems