Duncan, who? – A request for the definitive Duncan Fletcher piece

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In the latest instance of the excellent Cricket Sadist Hour podcast, the two most important voices covering Aussie cricket today vent freely about the sudden and yet understandable move to replace the coach of Australia’s cricket team mere days before the Ashes. The whole conversation is a must-listen and details very well how varied the… Read more »

Five quick thoughts on IPL 6 spot fixing allegations

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Five initial and quick thoughts on the IPL 6 spot fixing scandal that just broke a few hours ago – 1. Innocent until proven guilty – This needs to be repeated time and again. Three cricketers have been detained and arrested but we do not yet know if any or all of them are guilty…. Read more »

L Sivaramakrishnan – Mediocre, devoid of insight and powerful

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Several posts and articles have expressed several different concerns about the elevation of BCCI-employed commentator and India Cements employee L Sivaramakrishnan (Siva) to the ICC cricket committee as one of two player representatives. For a primer on what the cricket committee does, do check this out. Like most things that happen behind-the-scenes in the sport… Read more »

The Sachin desert storm – 15 years later

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07BMrivOzUE?rel=0&w=420&h=315] Fifteen years ago on this date, Sachin Tendulkar played the most memorable limited overs knock of all time. I am not saying it was the best innings or the greatest knock ever. It wasn’t even a match-winning knock. But it was a surreal batting performance interrupted by a freak dust and sand storm…. Read more »