In the season of Twenty20 cricket, it’s not surprising that everyone is in an unseemly haste. While the frantic running between the wickets, the ambitious heaves and even bowlers trying to get their overs through in the stipulated time makes eminent sense, what seems amiss is our impatience in trying to get to the bottom of the off-field mess. Read more
For a tournament that prides itself at being impossibly modern and constantly ahead of its time, the opening ceremony of IPL III was unbearably retro. We’re constantly told that the IPL, and Twenty20 cricket at large, are designed to bring new, young audiences into the grounds. Read more
And so it seems the Champions Trophy in South Africa will determine the fate of 50-over cricket.
I don’t know about you, but to me it seems asking a bit much to decide on a future of a format that has provided the framework for 2891 matches in just a fortnight. Read more