In this editorial from Swinging Balls in November 2011, I look at a month in which cricket was dragged through the mud, and ask whether it did enough to clean itself from the foul stench of corruption.
For all their dominance against the same opponents earlier this summer in all forms of the game, England’s visit to India to face the World Champions was a chastening one for Alistair Cooke, reports Matt Appleby.
In my All Out Cricket column on 4 October, I vehemently argued that a packed international fixture schedule must never come at the expense of high quality Test match cricket.
So exactly how do we end up with a cricket blog emanating from the Czech Republic? Matt Appleby took it upon himself to find out.
For a generation, cricket fans have asked just who is the greatest of the modern generation: Tendulkar or Lara? As we go into the 2,000th Test Match in history, Sachin stands on the cusp of another incredible achievement.
What is it about Southpaws? Through the years, ‘lefties’ have not only been admired for their ability, but also their aesthetic grace and elegance. Here I pick out some of those ‘wrong-handers’ that have graced cricket.
I have often criticised the ICC, and am sure I will again. However, the task of picking the XI best players of all time is odious, although the ICC do little to help themselves when they know that their audience and demographic is generally aged under 40 and with heavy concentration on the Asian Subcontinent.
29 years after the first West Indian Rebel Tour to South Africa, Lawrence Rowe has apologised. Here is my take on race issues, not in South Africa, but in West Indian cricket, and on indecency by the cricket authorities. There was no apology necessary.
Ireland & Sussex star Ed Joyce took time out from his pre-season schedule to talk to James Herd. This was an interesting discussion given the ICC’s decision to exclude Ireland from the 2015 World Cup.
After a glorious weekend in Mumbai, the ICC bring utter shame to the game in their decision to reduce the next World Cup to a closed shop of 10 sides. The ICC surely have sunk to new depths even in their history of incompetence and corruption.