You cannot sell what you do not own
No cricket board, or the ICC, has the right to restrict a player's commercial rights. Those rights belong to the player alone. More.
The ICC faces a choice between comfort and progress. It must find a way to choose both. More.
There is no issue that divides the cricketing world as much as the issue of chucking. And yet, both sides have the same aims, which are well served by the new laws the ICC is proposing. More.
Some of us love cricket for the intrinsic beauty of the game, while some of us enjoy it only if our side wins More.
Stock markets are ruled by sentiment, where perception often affects reality. Of what relevance is this to cricket? More.
Robert Trivers once said about the legendary evolutionary biologist William Hamilton, 'While the rest of us speak and think in single notes, he thought in chords.' And how do we watch cricket? More.
To whom does cricket belong? Who exactly should the BCCI be accountable to? What is the road ahead for Indian cricket? More.
Some final thoughts on technology and cricket. More.
Technology will not replace the umpire, but empower him. And it will do justice to the skills of players by vastly reducing human error from the game. More.
Can behaving positively change the way you feel? Can the way you feel change the way you play? Does a successful team make for a happy one, or if it the other way around? More.
How Indian cricket fans are like the left parties in India, and why hardworking players rather than talented ones make the best captains, coaches and commentators More.
We should judge journalists only on the basis of they write, and not their biodata More.
Indian cricketers, and other Indian sportsmen, are constantly vilified and denigrated by their "fans". Why is this so? More.
Was Matthew Hayden's salvo at subcontinental batsmen just an attempt at mental disintegration, or was there some truth to it? Was Murali's brace like Perl, the programming language? What if the fat man is too fat for you? More.
Is there a moral dimension to cricket distinct from the laws of the game? If so, what is it? More.
Muttiah Muralitharan has proved, with his new documentary, that his action is clean. But what does the controversy reveal about us? Was our judgment based on the available evidence, or on the biases we held? More.
Twenty20 cricket is good for the sport, and for the commerce of it. What about performance-enhancing drugs? More.
A constant conflict in cricket is that between the long-term interests of a team, and their short-term needs. Generally, the short term wins out. More.
Should we fiddle with biology? Will genetic engineering make us lose our humanity, or will it improve our lives immeasurably? And what are its repurcussions for sport? More.
There is a strong argument that standards of excellence have risen in just about every single department of every single sport. Are the dominant sportsmen of today, then, the greatest ever? Also, gene doping. More.
A blog of the India-Pakistan match on July 25, 2004. Some great cricket, and fairly unbelievable commentary. More.
Twenty20 cricket draws in spectators and has revitalised cricket. It might also be the key to globalising the game. More.
Has the balance of the game shifted, with the bat dominating ball, as we enter "a batting bull market"? Or is that just alarmism, with bowlers impacting the game as never before, and ensuring that 77% of all Tests end in results? More.