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Falling attendance warning signal for cricket

New Delhi, Sept. 25 -- Just as the Indian economy faces challenges, cricket's ecosystem too has issues that threaten a slowdown. Some think the glitches are temporary and expect cricket to ride out th... Read More


Cricket, films shape identity

New Delhi, Sept. 18 -- Cricket and films are poles apart: one is real, the other make believe. Though different, they are alike in so many ways. Both are profoundly important to India, both contribute... Read More


BCCI disciplinary laws need relook

New Delhi, Sept. 11 -- Served a show cause notice that threatened 'annulment' of his annual contract, Dinesh Karthik was truly stumped. Sensing the wind was blowing against him, he promptly submitted ... Read More


Domestic setup, Indian cricket's Mission Mangal

New Delhi, Sept. 4 -- If Mission Mangal celebrates unknown Indian scientists who work behind the scenes, a similar tribute is due to those responsible for planning and delivering India's domestic cric... Read More


The great coaching merry-go-round

New Delhi, Aug. 28 -- When RCB finished last in IPL tough questions were asked about the captain and coach. Now, answers are finally coming. Coach Gary Kirsten has been shown the door for poor results... Read More


All-rounder who played with a straight bat

New Delhi, Aug. 26 -- In the initial years of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the phone would ring early in the morning, with Mr Arun Jaitley, president of the Delhi and District Cricket Association ... Read More


Should an India player's worth be linked to caps?

New Delhi, Aug. 21 -- When batting legend Sunil Gavaskar said MSK Prasad's selection committee was being 'bullied' because of its inexperience, he inadvertently put his finger on a very raw nerve. In... Read More


NADA compliance bursts Indian cricket's bubble

New Delhi, Aug. 14 -- With the sports ministry cracking the whip on the dope testing issue, it is as if Indian cricket has to deal with its own Article 370 moment. Indian cricket's bubble of lofty det... Read More


Coach selection shows India in poor light

New Delhi, Aug. 7 -- What is it about the coach selection process that it unhinges BCCI and puts Indian cricket in such a sorry twist? Why can't this be done without controversy and unpleasantness? T... Read More


Players' body inadequate in scope

New Delhi, July 31 -- Will the players' association work? The unluckiest dismissal in cricket is a batsman getting run out without facing a ball, at the non-striker's end while backing up. The new B... Read More