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Emerging ‘Big Three’ Li...

The Indian Premier League (IPL) hit new heights of drama and suspense last year, ending a decade of ...

The Hundred – where are the positives?

Love it or loathe it – and the majority appear to be in the latter camp right now – The Hundred is coming and it’s all starti...

The rise of T20 franchise leagues, from Canada to mainland Europe, a T10 league in the Middle East and now The Hundred, are a... Does cricket need to be popular? The ECB and The Hundred

Football holds the key to cricket’s UK audience

A survey by the ECB, England cricket’s governing body, at the end of 2014 revealed that participation in the sport at a recreational level is low. Kids are not playing the game. Elite participants in...

Bent arms and broad bats

The recent spate of bowlers who have been called for, and subsequently banned for, ‘chucking’ the ball in their action has brought to mind the fairness in the battle between bat and ball; the battle ...

IPL 2014 review

It is fair to say that the Indian Premier League has found its flow, now. The match fixing cloud that hung over it at the start of the tournament was lifted by some bright cricket in the UAE and was ...

2014 World T20 review

It came and went in what seemed to be the blink of an eye, but the World T20 provided its usual staple of intriguing results and enthralling cricket. It is the cricketing hors d’oeuvre that com...

World T20 2014 semi-final preview and prediction

And then there were four. The 2014 World T20 has kicked up a few surprises so far and there may yet be one more in store. The semi-finals have pitted subcontinent against non-subcontinent in both fix...

IPL 2014 to be played out against stormy backdrop

The Indian Premier League, set to enter its seventh season on 16 April, will be played out under a cloud of suspicion. It is, increasingly, a tournament that is losing credibility. Firstly, it will n...