Without the tri-colour in play, does it really matter who wins or loses an IPL game? Is playing in the IPL worth jeopardising a player’s fitness and prospects for international matches?
Remember the fakeIPLplayer blog? It’s back as a book and it’s witty, engrossing and often rings quite true.
The IPL success of Chennai Super Kings can be traced to a certain business acumen. That of India Cements’ N Srinivasan. He is that rare team owner who knows exactly what he’s up to.
How do cricketers who fly frequently deal with passenger flatulence, why aren’t the Kolkata Knight Riders ever ashamed of themselves, what do stars do in South Africa when they are not playing, why are Indian cheerleaders not so hot
One-day cricket brought in newer strokes, deliveries and fielding strategies. T20 has rewritten the game’s manual again. What would WG Grace have made of it?
As the carnival unfolded in a foreign field, the crowds were sober by Indian standards, actresses in luxury boxes tried to look jubilant, food sellers made money, and batting technique made a triumphant return
Things heat up in South Africa as the news of a player revolt afflicts Kolkata Knight Riders, good old hands continue to infuse classical cricket into T20, and Indian fans go crazy
Embedded advertising and seven minute breaks are making money for everyone involved with IPL, and killing the game. And, hey, Mandira Bedi doesn’t help either