India Insight

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?

Congratulate Team India on Asia Cup win

By Reuters Staff
June 24, 2010

India cricket team members celebrate their victory over Sri Lanka in the final match of the Asia Cup one-day international cricket tournament in Dambulla June 24, 2010. India beat Sri Lanka by 81 runs in the Asia Cup final played at Dambulla on Thursday. REUTERS/Dinuka LiyanawatteIndia outplayed Sri Lanka in all departments of the game on Thursday to win the Asia Cup cricket final by 81 runs and record a fourth win in seven tournament finals under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

from Afghan Journal:

Afghanistan’s cricketers rise to the world stage

April 30, 2010

(Afghanistan's cricketers after they qualified for the World Cup. Reuters/Nikhil Monteiro

(Afghanistan's cricketers after they qualified for the World Cup. Reuters/Nikhil Monteiro)

Will democratisation help clean up gentleman’s game?

April 22, 2010

It started with a Twitter post and promptly snowballed into accusations of funding irregularities, corruption and misuse of power. Almost hard to believe it’s cricket that is being discussed here.

Bharat Ratna for Sachin Tendulkar?

By Vipul Tripathi
March 3, 2010

CRICKET-SAFRICA/The Maharashtra government is going to recommend Sachin Tendulkar for the country’s highest recognition — Bharat Ratna.

Applaud and preserve Sachin-like champions — can we?

February 25, 2010

Tendulkar’s batting magnificence has been chronicled so much over the years that anything written about him generates as much passion as he does on any cricket field.