India Insight

Shastri, Gavaskar paid to preach BCCI gospel?

August 6, 2011

Going by this Mumbai Mirror report, the world’s richest cricket board has two of the most silver-tongued player-turned-commentators on its payroll to spread its agenda.

Cricket going global? Think again

February 17, 2011

As the cricket World CupĀ gets under way, the jury is out on the relevance of such a tournament in a developing region, and for a sport played seriously in only a dozen countries.

Back to the Lalit Modi saga

October 8, 2010

Lalit ModiIn India, a thin line separates bravado from infamy. In a country that swears by its Bollywood potboilers, it does not take long to turn a one-time hero into a villain.