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Ten Ways to Improve Test Cricket

December 30, 2010 by


It’s 30 overs per session of Test cricket, so bowl them and count every ball beyond the scheduled 120 minutes (adjusted by the Third Umpire for unavoidable delays) as a “time no ball” that counts as a legitimate delivery, but goes down in the book as an extra to the batting side. We wouldn’t see […]

The Silent Game

December 24, 2010 by


A little more than 30 years ago to the day, the american TV network NBC decided to try a gimmick in a meaningless end-of-the-regular-season football game between the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins. These two teams weren’t going anywhere; playoff spots were long gone. It turned out to be a game that was […]

Life of a Cricket Sadist

December 8, 2010 by


Having been born in India (Polur, Tamil Nadu, to be precise), I grew up on a steady diet of my mum’s delicious South Indian “strictly vegetarian” food and cricket. Having six older brothers to play cricket with really helps to have cricket ingrained in your body, mind and soul, when you are a kid. Since […]

On the Aesthetics of the Game

November 26, 2010 by


Sid Lowe is an amazing writer, and a very intelligent man. So when he fears that the sun might not rise after Monday night’s super clasico, you don’t dismiss it as pure hyperbole. There are many derbies, and almost all of them are impregnated with history both political and cultural. Many have religious and classist backgrounds. […]

Cricket as a mirror of life

November 9, 2010 by


At the time of writing, two stories, about two very different men, are dominating the international cricket media: Herschelle Gibbs autobiography and Zulqarnain Haider’s application for asylum in the UK. They are nicely summarised in the ever-excellent Andy Bull’s The Spin column of November 9. The common element between these two stories are that they […]