India Insight

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.

from Photographers' Blog:

Before a ball is bowled

February 8, 2011

Reuters Photographer Parivartan Sharma takes us to the town of Meerut, north of Delhi, where cricket balls are still being made the old-fashioned way - by hand. India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will co-host the 2011 Cricket World Cup starting on February 19.

LIVE BLOG: India vs South Africa

By Reuters Staff
January 12, 2011

India and South Africa lock horns in a five-match one-day cricket series which should help finalise their World Cup squads.

Cricket LIVE BLOG: India vs New Zealand

By Reuters Staff
December 1, 2010

Get the latest updates and photos from the ODI cricket series. Share your views.

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Sachin Tendulkar in all his cricket glory

By Altaf Bhat
November 11, 2010

I have always followed 'cricket' and 'news' but 'cricket news' has fascinated me like nothing else.

IPL Kochi on its way out?

October 18, 2010

A policeman stands guard at one of the entrances to a cricket stadium during a match in the IPL tournament in Kolkata April 19, 2010. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal/Files
It’s intriguing arithmetic. After adding two new franchises to its stable, the Indian Premier League now runs the serious risk of going into its fourth edition with seven cricket teams, one less than the original eight.

from Left field:

The Sachin Tendulkar jinx

October 13, 2010

India's Sachin Tendulkar is bowled by Australia's Peter George for 214 runs during the fourth day of the second cricket test match in Bangalore October 12, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds

In getting out to debutant Peter George of Australia in the second cricket test at Bangalore, India's Sachin Tendulkar has established another test record.

from Left field:

Records not enough for little master Tendulkar

By Reuters Staff
October 8, 2010

CRICKET-AUSTRALIA/INDIABy Adveith Nair and Krishna N. Das

Having dominated international cricket for over 21 years, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar sets a world record practically every time he steps out on a cricket pitch.

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.

Can India’s love for cricket move stock markets?

October 7, 2010

India's Pragyan Ojha (R), Vangipurappu Laxman (rear, obscured) and Laxman's runner Suresh Raina celebrate India's victory over Australia on the fifth day of their first test cricket match in Mohali October 5, 2010.  REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds
It’s widely acknowledged that cricket is something of a religion in India but could it be a market-mover too?