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After Sachin, Bhajji, Zack, VVS and Saurav, it is the turn of another cricketing great, the one and only Ravi Shastri, to spill more beans against the much reviled Greg Chappell. The 1984 Champion of Champions claims Greg once told him “all four results are possible at this stage of the game” when an ODI [...]

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The Pakistan cricket team finds itself under the scanner of ICC’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit for match fixing once again, this time for going on to win the first Test against Australia rather convincingly. Although Pakistan outplayed Australia throughout the match, it is the unusual pattern, or rather the lack of it, on the last [...]

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Reversing his earlier decision to ‘opt out’of the first thee ODIs against Sri Lanka, MS Dhoni has decided to opt in and skip IPL 2015 instead. “Well of course I would like to freshen up but I can do that after the World Cup by skipping the IPL,” Captain Cool said about his U-turn. “I am [...]

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Kevin Pietersen’s recently released autobiography, KP: The Autobiography, among other things, also contains an email that Rahul Dravid had sent to KP on how to play spin. This inspired Viru to shoot off his own email to Pietersen on how he toys with spinners. Our cricket correspondent, Geoffrey Howzatt, managed to get hold this correspondence [...]

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The striking West Indian cricketers may soon be joined by their Indian counterparts. Sources in the Indian cricket team reveal that the boys are extremely upset with the BCCI for going ahead and arranging a five match ODI series with Sri Lanka in place of the abandoned India-West Indies series. “Well of course to say [...]

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Tamil Nadu CM O Pannerselvam’s career graph could hit a new high (or low, depending on one’s point of view). N Srinivasan said he is no longer interested in getting reinstated as BCCI President and has instead nominated the staunch Amma aide in his stead. “Tired of fighting with the Supreme Court, paa, and trying [...]

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Top Test playing nations are willing to tour Pakistan for full-fledged series, fervent appeals by the Pakistan Cricket Board that the security situation in Pakistan has, if anything, further deteriorated, notwithstanding. The England Cricket Board was the first to offer to “play Pakistan anytime, anywhere for a 5 Test series”. “Pakistan is now a haven [...]

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In response to the recent poor performance of the Team India in the Test series in England, the BCCI has announced that it would be implementing a Dhoni Review System (DRS) in all future international and domestic fixtures. According to a statement released yesterday, “Criticizing Dhoni’s captaincy at the end of each away Test series [...]

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Ever since Duncan “The Limpet” Fletcher took over the reins as Team India’s coach in 2011, he has had a rather mixed bag of results, but the one consistent aspect about him has been his tenacity in the face of great adversity, in clinging on to his position. After futile efforts to get the unyielding [...]

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The Indian cricket team has been losing quite consistently in overseas Tests. Players have changed and management has changed. Yet, series are being lost due to poor technique and adaptability. (Adaptability to conditions, not between players and their WAGS!). Any investment into technique improvement will take time and any improvement could soon be frittered away [...]

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