On a knife edge. British sport faces uncertain times.
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The European Union has a deep, and maybe unbreakable reach into our sporting life.
Rain interrupts a World Twenty20 game in Sri Lanka in 2012.
When a cricket match is cut short there's a way to work out how many runs are needed in any reduced over game. That's okay for the long form game but it doesn't work for the shorter matches.
Cricketer Chris Gayle’s comments to journalist Mel McLaughlin in a mid-game interview left her reportedly ‘embarrassed, angry and upset’.
As Chris Gayle has so amply demonstrated, there is still considerable resistance to the full integration of women into sport culture – and not least in the sports media.
Australian bowler Mitchell Marsh receives the pink ball during the Test match between Australia and New Zealand at the Adelaide Oval.
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The pink ball introduced to this year's day night cricket test can be difficult to see for some players, especially if they are colour blind. There is a better choice of colour.
A fresh start? The first ball is bowled during the first day-night test match in Adelaide between Australia and New Zealand.
What can the International Cricket Council learn from FIFA and the IAAF? Plenty.
Swing and a miss.
There's no evidence that cloud cover affects bowling at all, but everyone involved with cricket seems to think it does.
Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios used an on-court sexual insult against an opponent in a recent match.
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If a misogynistic atmosphere is allowed to prevail in men’s individual and team sports, then all the platitudes about sport being a socially positive force stand exposed.
This is what sexism looks like.
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Leave debates about on-court banter aside and focus on the victim here.
Recent changes to cricket governance orchestrated by the ‘Big Three’ – India, England and Australia – guarantee that they will command most of the game’s billions.
Cricket, which has aspirations to become a global game despite the limitations of its growth trajectory along the lines plotted by the old British Empire, may shrink back to a few strongholds.
England’s women go pro.
While women achieve great things on field, off-field administrators need to make sure they're supported.
Chennai Super Kings, one of the two IPL teams now suspended, has fielded cricketing giants in the past including Australia’s Matthew Haydn.
A corruption scandal in India's cricketing super league has led to the suspension of two of its teams.
Joe Root: Thank God he was born in Yorkshire.
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It's not just about physical training and psychology, sport is influenced by your location.
Respect? Or mutual antagonism?
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The Ashes start tomorrow but the war of words has already begun.
“I’m never gonna stop the rain by complaining”
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It was designed as a way of achieving a result from rain-affected matches, but the Duckworth-Lewis method is not fit for purpose. Here's a suggested replacement.
Must be the adrenaline.
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Anderson's achievement in modern-day cricket is a feat but the next generation of fast bowlers may do something different.
The rise of ‘the Richies’ half a century after Benaud’s time as a Test captain, here at the match against India in Sydney in January, is evidence of a career that became a cultural phenomenon.
Richie Benaud was a key figure in cricket’s transformation into an entertainment business. A reading of his life is a tale of the changing relationships between sport, media, business and society.
Richie Benaud, 84, has passed away after a short illness.
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The legendary commentator perfectly understood the rhythms of cricket.
Down in the dirt.
English cricket has given up on the one-day form of the game.
Indians are hoping for another Cricket World Cup victory.
r all of India’s cricketing passion, economic strength and for that matter its population size, the country is arguably the world’s most under-achieving sporting nation.
That winning feeling.
It may come as a surprise to some that the biggest story out of the 2015 Cricket World Cup this year has not been about hosts Australia, or its foes England, South Africa or India. Instead, Ireland’s shock…