Seven questions ahead of IPL 7 auction

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Cricinfo’s Nagraj Gollapudi provides us some insight into what the select cavalcade of rich Indian businessmen are thinking up and thinking of ahead of the next edition of cricket’s most lucrative league and tournament. Based on this article and other tidbits that have been revealed about IPL 7 so far, here are seven questions I… Read more »

Irrational exuberance over Afghanistan cricket

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Last week my twitter timeline was abuzz with excitement over Afghanistan’s qualification into the 2015 cricket world cup. Renowned simpleton Harsha Bhogle led the cheerleading charge and had this to say: a very moving story waiting to happen. if afghanistan beat keny, they make it to #cwc2015 just pause and imagine what it will mean… Read more »

Cricket Australia’s dangerous game

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Having successfully destroyed the domestic competition that was once the envy of the cricket universe, Cricket Australia (CA) is now embarking on a mission to destroy the separation of church and state; Church and state that had coexisted quite seamlessly in the sport until now. Daniel Brettig of Cricinfo writes about how Fawad Ahmed (a… Read more »

“With great power comes even greater power”, BCCI

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Somewhere in the video vaults of Mr.N.Srinivasan and the power brokers of Indian cricket at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) there lies an alternate version of the original Spiderman movie. In this version, Peter Parker’s uncle says,”With great power, comes even greater power.” Not satisfied with being the big swinging dick… Read more »

Cricket, technology and the Silicon valley: A conversation with Rohan Chandran

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Rohan Chandran is one of the original guys behind Cricinfo. He has been in the Bay Area for 20 years and lives at the intersection of technology, cricket and Silicon valley. He is now an entrepreneur and truly one of the most interesting people I have come across. I recently caught up with him on… Read more »

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 »

A champion’s trophy – Birmingham, India and an unforgettable Sunday in June

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“God is not coming to save us,” Dhoni told his team in the huddle. It might as well have been a message to millions of cricket fans who set aside a large portion of a June Sunday to watch the Champions trophy final from Birmingham between India and England. Following sports as a hardcore fan… Read more »