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Prescribed Ettiquettes and Attitudes for TGME (The Greatest Match Ever)

March 26, 2011 by


# 1: Please don’t make tiresome bullshit political analogies. Lazy bloggers, opportunistic Aman Ki Asha-ists and op-ed writers, we are looking at you. It takes the gloss away from this mighty cricket match. #2: This match will NOT defeat terrorism, nor it will root out any extremists on either side of the border. Also, keep […]

Don, daylight and the rest

January 16, 2011 by


[Update: 1/26/2011 Corrections were made after some errors were pointed out by the readers. The corrections are highlighted using superscript numbers. Thank you readers.] Comparisons are inevitable. It’s an integral part of a sports aficionado’s life. That’s what makes following sports more thrilling, sometimes even draining as was the case with me. A good part of my adolescence was […]

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 […]

Future of English Domestic Schedule

December 10, 2010 by


In the break between Test matches, my thoughts return to the English Domestic game. We haven’t yet received fixtures for 2011 although we know that the schedule will sadly be the same as 2010 – A schedule which received much criticism. Despite knowing that the season starts every year in April, the ECB essentially left […]

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. […]

MTN40 player substitution signals the death of the allrounder

November 8, 2010 by


For the last two hundred and fifty odd years cricket has been played between two teams of eleven players, pretty standard stuff. Last year the MTN40 introduced the concept of 12 ‘roving’ players, where the 12th man could essentially be a full replacement. This was an innovative idea, and sound in principle. I agreed that […]