International Cricket Council

Ashes slip

Did “clashing ideologies,” as was being said until Ricky Ponting and Usman Khwaja spoke up and hit a discordant note, really “script an epic Ashes” series? Was it, as the Australian duo suggested, a bit of jiggery-pokery which may have sensationally fashioned the result of the Oval Test or was it the eternal “sour grapes” story playing out again?

Tests can’t be eclipsed by T-20s’

Raju Mukherji, now 72, occasionally lets fall words and sentences which suggest he has finally put his feet up. That he hasn't come home when he lets you in on the drift of his thoughts on cricket.

The big game

Olympic football is for age-compliant players with a few big ones thrown into each team. Track and field has its own independent sources of sustenance.

India eye greatest title in cricket

The redoubtable Sunil Gavaskar thinks India will win. But the independent view emanating from two former England helmsmen -- Michael Vaughan and Alastair Cook -- forecasts New Zealand are the favourites.

T20 World Cup regional qualifiers postponed

The T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier is now confirmed to take place between 24 and 27 November in Nigeria involving Kenya, Nigeria, and the top teams from the Sub Regional Africa A and B Qualifiers respectively to allow sufficient time for the sub-regional qualifiers to be completed.