Surely there cannot be any further talk about the ICC Champions Trophy being “the unwanted stepchild of international cricket’’ after what we have witnessed in England over the past 18 days.

This uncharitable term .. Read More

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ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY UP FOR GRABS

PARTAB RAMCHAND

How important is the ICC Champions Trophy to the participating teams? What is its stature in international cricket as compared to the Fifty 50 World Cup and the T-20 World Cup generally considered the twin jewels in the international calendar?
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ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY UP FOR GRABS

PARTAB RAMCHAND

How important is the ICC Champions Trophy to the participating teams? What is its stature in international cricket as compared to the Fifty 50 World Cup and the T-20 World Cup generally considered the twin jewels in the international calendar?
Read More

IPL-10 ENDS WITH BOWLERS ON THE ASCENDANT

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IPL-10 has come and gone and as usual the memories will linger for some time and then largely be forgotten.

For six weeks it provided the staple brand of ``cricketainment’’ which has been its trademark since it was ina... Read More

THE THUNDERCLAP THAT CHANGED CRICKET FOR EVER

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Forty years ago this week came the sensational announcement that changed cricket forever. The sport underwent a metamorphosis and the stage was set for cricket of the future.

The genteel English summer sport steeped in traditional... Read More

ATP BIG FOUR NOT READY TO SURRENDER YET

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With a third of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour season over it is clear that despite a strong challenge from younger players the ‘Big Four’ are not yet ready to surrender their top positions. On the contrary Roger Fe... Read More

THE UNSAVOURY PAES-BHUPATHI SPAT

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A sweet victory on the court but unsavoury incidents off it. That just about sums up the events of the past week as far as Indian tennis concerned. And while the victory over Uzbekistan at Bangalore with a basically young team was welcome the open... Read More

IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN...IN CRICKET!

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It’s THAT time again. When three letters are all that cricket followers can talk about.

For the next six weeks wherever you go the conversation will centre round the happenings in the Indian Premier League known universally ... Read More

WHAT A GRANDSTAND FINISH!

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What a grandstand finish to the most successful season that any Indian cricket team has enjoyed! It certainly is as far as Tests are concerned for I am sure that even the most knowledgeable critic who knows his history well will not be able to com... Read More

MAYBE DHARAMSALA WILL COOL AUSSIE-INDIAN TEMPERS

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Mind ganes are very much part and parcel of an India-Australia series. For long now it has ceased to be just a contest of skill on the field.

Given the high stakes involved between two intensely professional and evenly matched si... Read More

INDIA-AUSSIE CRICKET: WHERE REVIEWGATE COULD HAVE BECOME MONKEYGATE

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As expected the ongoing India-Australia Test series has seen some high class cricket as befitting a contest involving the two top rated teams.in the ICC rankings. And also quite predictably there has been a lot of tension generated by the unaccept... Read More

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