1. Outsourcing to Blame for Latest Fiascos

    West Indian cricket fans were supposed to be purring over their decimation of the English batting line-up and contemplating their latest renaissance...

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  2. Would BBC Commit to International Cricket

    A government review of the events that are protected for terrestrial television has hinted that live international cricket could once again return to the nation’s screens...

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  3. Matthew Hayden Leaves Behind More Than Just Records

    The retirement of opener Matthew Hayden removes another piece of armoury from one of the greatest sides to grace the cricket field...

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  4. Cricket's Connections to Charles Dickens and Christmas

    Socialist historian Eric Hobsbawn wrote of how many long-held customs are actually nothing of the sort and are recent creations...

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  5. Cricketers Have to Step up in Conflict Between India and Pakistan

    Now that England have arrived in India in the wake of the Mumbai atrocities, attention has focused on India’s scheduled tour to Pakistan in the new year...

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  6. Cricket: Terrorism Threatens India’s Hegemony

    Any discussion on whether England should continue their tour to India needs to consider the following points: the team had been staying in the Taj Mahal hotel the week before...

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  7. Could Offensive Slogan Reignite West Indies Cricket?

    The social order in the ‘British’ Caribbean was carved out of slavery in the period 1650-1838. Its main industry was sugar; its ownership was British, and workforce African...

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  8. Australians Mark Victor Trumper Day

    Early national cricket captains were selected according to their background rather than their ability on the field of play...

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  9. When Cricket Was King in America

    Baseball has often been described as cricket’s cousin, and if more a distant relative there are many similarities between the two sports. Baseball is the national summer sport of the US, but this was not always the case...

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  10. Spin Bowling enters its Next Phase

    Only those with short memories or an irrational affliction to all things Antipodean write off the Australian cricket team. Yet their last Test match against India suggested that the era of dominance is entering its terminal phase...

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  11. Sachin Tendulkar and the Hopes of the Nation

    Shortly before he passed away the Australian Donald Bradman announced Sachin Tendulkar as the batter to whom he would most like to be compared. It is therefore fitting that at the age of 35 Tendulkar has become the highest run scorer in Test cricket...

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  12. No Sign of Credit Crunch Affecting Cricket

    Cricket seems to be immune from the current chaos gripping financial markets. Sport has always provided the hope that can temporarily alleviate concern about savings accounts and worry about future job prospects...

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  13. Paul Adams’ Place in the History Books

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  14. Farewell Darren Gough The Entertainer

    After another wretched summer, at least the autumn weather didn’t ruin the conclusion of cricket’s premier competition and congratulations are extended to Durham on lifting their maiden championship...

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  15. Desperate ICL Plays The National Card

    Further evidence of the impetus accompanying 20-overs cricket came last week when a number of leading Bangladesh players, led by their most successful captain Habibul Bashar, retired ...

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  16. Shivnarine Chanderpaul a Triumph of Caribbean Unity

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  17. Graeme Hick Retires Amid Turbulent Times

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  18. The African Imprint on English Cricket

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  19. Bradman's Cultural Legacy

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  20. The Cricketing Olympians

    In 1931, the man attributed with resurrecting the modern Olympic Games, Pierre de Coubertin, wrote that his intentions were to bring back the “intellectual, philosophical and moral” characteristics of the ancient Games...

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  21. Basil D'Oliveira Affair Remembered 40 Years On

    Current England cricket team captain South African-born Kevin Pietersen was given a Test against the land of his birth at the Oval to mark his ascendancy...

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  22. The Demise Of The Champions Trophy

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  23. Charles Bennett Llewellyn: South Africa's First Black Cricketer

    Nationality and national allegiance are complicated in this day and age. England’s leading batter is South African. Pakistani spinners Danish Kaneria and Saqlain Mushtaq have each hinted that they may opt for England over the place of their birth...

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  24. Twenty20 Leaves Cricket Fans in a Spin

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  25. Test Cricket Becoming Destroyed by Greed

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