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  • The deafening silence of our cricketing legends

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    First a confession: I am an IPL convert. I find the T20 game inventive, exciting and almost addictive. I have even learnt to take in...

  • Indian cricket resembles an abandoned parent

    Gun Barrel |  Jaspreet Sahni
    I am saddened. The foundation of my fancy for cricket has taken a beating. It's shaken up, still jarring as I speak. Not because the...

  • BCCI must rope in Kapil Dev to groom fast bowlers

    Perfume Ball |  Faisal Caesar
    There is a perception amongst common cricket fans that India is a graveyard when it comes to producing quality pace bowlers. After Kapil Dev there...

  • Indian cricket resembles Chelsea FC

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    After Jose Mourinho was fired in September 2007, Chelsea FC have had eight different managers in five years. That is a huge figure of imbalance...

  • Hello Mr De Mello, where have you been?

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    The battle for the Anthony De Mello Trophy is about to begin. It should be fascinating. England hasn't won the Anthony De Mello Trophy for...

  • Cricket can't ease Indo-Pak relations

    Gun Barrel |  Jaspreet Sahni
    Their educational system says 'B' for Bandook (gun), ingraining hatred towards India in innocent minds. But India remains insistent on 'B' for Brotherhood, whether Pakistan...

  • The inconvenient truth

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    I enjoy being on Twitter. It is a medium of engagement and debate. Celebrities and news-makers of all sorts seem to enjoy the forum too,...

  • Rahul Dravid, it's not over yet, you know that

    Un'news'ual |  Ruchira Singh
    To begin with, Rahul Sharad Dravid, thank you ever so much for all the memories. When on 9th March 2012 you said, it's time for...

  • Innovative ideas to revitalise Team India

    Cricket Bytes |  E R Ramachandran
    The BCCI was having a review meeting on India's dismal performance in the basement of its office in Mumbai. It was in ground minus 1,...

  • The squabbling conjoined twins

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    I have never met Mr. N Srinivasan. In fact, I have never even had a conversation with him. But I do enjoy hearing him talk...

  • The squabbling conjoined twins

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    I have never met Mr. N Srinivasan. In fact, I have never even had a conversation with him. But I do enjoy hearing him talk...

  • Time for Srinivasan and Srikkanth to make a choice

    Straight Talk |  Tanuj Khosla
    As an analyst at a hedge fund, there are two basic things I look for while evaluating a company: its track record of corporate governance...

  • BCCI must climb down from its high horse

    Stump Vision |  R Mohan
    The Board of Control for Cricket in India is in dire need of addressing and reshaping its relationships with its primary stakeholders who bring in...

  • Speculation turned India's losses into fiasco

    Gun Barrel |  Jaspreet Sahni
    Speculating! That's what an Indian cricket fan is engaged in these days. Compiling statistics after every loss and correlating them to frame a winning picture...

  • Indian cricket: The perfect toy for everyone

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    I had always wondered why Indian Cricket in general is used like a toy. It is like a toy, being used and compromised most of...

  • Sports revamp: Learning and looking beyond cricket

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    The latest frenzy in news circles has been the state of sports affairs in the country. Well, in our country sports seems to be defined...

  • Cash for comment: the moral crisis in our cricket

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    "Frivolous and trivial" and that was it. The BCCI's self - appointed spokesman and now a honourable minister Rajiv Shukla had done what he does...

  • Stench of DRS compromise

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    For every leader that inspires, there is one who derails. Power can enrich but also cripple. A demagogue can benefit his constituents but chooses instead...

  • DRS without ball-tracking: A sugar free candy bar!

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    The leg before decision is a unique cricketing animal. Unlike any other mode of dismissal it relies as much on 'opinion' as fact. An umpire...

  • UDRS: the time has come

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    While the Indian Cricket board's rejection of the Decision Review System for the series in England isn't really a surprise, its timing is rather intriguing....

  • National flag on sleeve looks rather nice

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    Flogging a dead horse is fraught with danger. After all, the line between opinion and missionary zeal can be a tricky one. Keen as I...