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    1. February 22, 2015

      Open auctions test IPL cricketers’ price tag against subsequent performance

      The Indian Premier League — cricket’s top club-level Twenty20 (T20) tournament — is unique in the sporting world, in that...

    2. February 13, 2015

      Australia bowled over by cricket World Cup

      When England routed Australia in the 2013 Ashes series some pundits warned cricket Down Under was in decline. But as the...

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    1. February 6, 2015

      Is cricket stumped?

      Cricket is routinely credited with being the second most popular sport on the planet. But as the 11th Cricket World Cup gets...

    2. January 22, 2015

      Court rules India cricket chief must chose between roles

      India’s Supreme Court on Thursday told N Srinivasan, the suspended chief of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, to...

    3. November 18, 2014

      Cricket chief cleared of Indian Premier League match-fixing

      India’s Supreme Court has cleared Narainswamy Srinivasan, chairman of the International Cricket Council, of involvement in a...

    4. beyondbrics

      October 15, 2014

      India's super league: we have kick-off but do we have lift-off?

      The Indian Super League, the country’s new professional football league, kicked off last weekend. Sceptics who doubted its...

    5. August 6, 2014

      Kabaddi holds its breath for a glitzy, Murdoch-backed relaunch

      A boisterous crowd is crammed into Mumbai’s largest indoor sports arena on a Saturday night in mid-July, ready to be...

    6. June 13, 2014

      I don’t want to be caught out over cash, says cricketer Ian Bell

      England and Warwickshire batsman Ian Bell will be a key player in this summer’s Investec Test series against Sri Lanka and...

    7. May 15, 2014

      Report finds 4 out of 5 sporting bets are placed illegally

      Four out of every five bets made on sport are placed illegally, leading to $140bn being laundered each year, according to a...

    8. beyondbrics

      April 23, 2014

      India elections: daily wrap

      India is currently enjoying two of its favourite things – cricket and politics. And on beyondbrics today we look at which of...

    9. April 22, 2014

      A land where voting and cricket don’t mix

      India is a big country but not quite big enough to host two of its great passions at the same time: democracy and cricket....

    10. beyondbrics

      April 16, 2014

      India elections: daily wrap

      With the Indian Premier League cricket tournament kicking off on Wednesday, people were a little distracted from the mammoth...

    11. April 15, 2014

      Indian Premier League overcomes sticky wicket to start new season

      Cricket and money The Indian Premier League starts bowling in unfamiliar surroundings on Wednesday, as the world’s most...

    12. April 13, 2014

      Bollywood and business hope to score with new India football league

      The Indian Super League football tournament launched by Rupert Murdoch’s Star India television network and Mukesh Ambani’s...

    13. March 27, 2014

      Court demand to suspend teams casts doubt over IPL season

      The forthcoming season of cricket’s money-spinning Indian Premier League was thrown into doubt on Thursday as the country’s...

    14. March 27, 2014

      India the land where football remains an underdog

      Football fans love an underdog, but even so the sport’s latest venture remains a long-shot: relaunching the world’s most...

    15. beyondbrics

      March 6, 2014

      India elections: voters win, cricket lovers lose?

      India’s forthcoming election is often described as a festival of democracy, a reflection of the country’s passion for noisy,...

    16. February 12, 2014

      Cricketer Kevin Pietersen goes for $1.5m in Indian league auction

      Players for hire: IPL auction gets under way As the final hammer fell on the first day of its annual player auction, the...

    17. beyondbrics

      November 15, 2013

      India and betting: if you can't stop it, legalise it?

      Earlier this week Ranjit Sinha, director of the Central Bureau of Investigation, made headlines when he said: “If you can’t...

    18. November 5, 2013

      A revolution on the chessboard

      Can chess be transformed into a money-spinning global spectator sport? It is a question that will be much on Andrew...

    19. October 21, 2013

      Murdoch and Ambani to launch Indian football tournament

      Rupert Murdoch’s Star India and Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries have joined forces to launch a football tournament to...

    20. October 10, 2013

      Sachin Tendulkar to retire after 200 Tests

      Sachin Tendulkar, the Indian cricketer regarded as one of the best batsmen the sport has seen, has announced his retirement...

    21. September 13, 2013

      Indian cricket bans two players for life over spot-fixing scandal

      India’s cricket authorities have imposed life bans on two players accused of fixing elements of matches during last season’s...

    22. beyondbrics

      July 29, 2013

      Indian cricket chief: not out

      Indian cricket has seen plenty of unlikely comebacks, not least the national team’s recovery to win the 2011 World Cup,...

    23. beyondbrics

      July 17, 2013

      India: NBA hoop dreams

      Let's play ball Basketball is big business in China, and now America’s NBA wants to repeat the trick in Asia’s second...

    24. July 9, 2013

      ECB looking to push out the boundary for Ashes series

      England and Australia join battle on Wednesday for the start of the Ashes, one of the oldest rivalries in sport, but lurking...

    25. July 5, 2013

      Beyond a boundary

      The Great Tamasha: Cricket, Corruption and the Turbulent Rise of Modern India, by James Astill, Wisden Sports Writing,...

    26. June 28, 2013

      Caught out: Indian Premier League scandal

      Operation U-turn began late on a humid night in the middle of May, just yards away from the Arabian Sea. Shanthakumaran...

    27. beyondbrics

      June 21, 2013

      Pepsi's tricky time in India: IPL woes and no boss

      The president of PepsiCo India, Manu Anand, has stepped down after just two and a half years in the job. It’s difficult to...

    28. June 10, 2013

      Cricket’s richest league looks to sweep away tainted image

      No more boozy late nights for players and a ban on cheerleaders at matches – the plan to rescue the corruption-stained...

    29. June 4, 2013

      Inside Business: Dishonour is staining India’s cricket business

      The scandal engulfing the Indian Premier League took a further turn this week, as the most senior figure at the world’s...

    30. May 27, 2013

      IPL dramas leave cricket stumped

      The Indian Premier League wrapped up its annual cricketing fiesta on Sunday as the Mumbai Indians beat the Chennai Super...

    31. beyondbrics

      May 27, 2013

      India's star cricketers: cyberlures

      On Sunday evening, the Mumbai Indians beat the Chennai Super Kings by a 23-run margin to win the sixth Indian Premier League...

    32. May 26, 2013

      India’s cricket chief hits back at corruption claims

      The head of cricket’s governing body in India has rejected calls for his resignation amid a deepening corruption scandal...

    33. May 24, 2013

      IPL cricket jamboree threatened by scandal and crime claims

      Cricketers in custody, team executives under scrutiny and frenzied media coverage for all the wrong reasons . . . this is...

    34. beyondbrics

      May 24, 2013

      Further reading: it’s just not cricket

      Friday’s picks from beyondbrics: corruption scandals rock big-money IPL cricket; China’s regulatory crackdown; SAB Miller...

    35. May 23, 2013

      Betting scandal deepens in India cricket league

      The latest in a series of scandals to engulf the Indian Premier League, the world’s most lucrative cricket tournament,...

    36. beyondbrics

      May 16, 2013

      Yet another scandal hits India's IPL

      Bad news can be especially wearing when it comes as no surprise – when it is met with tired acceptance. So while some...

    37. beyondbrics

      April 25, 2013

      India's cricket league gets its brand value back

      After years when match-fixing allegations tarnished its image and the glamour of after-game parties often eclipsed the...

    38. April 14, 2013

      Indian Premier League faces brand battle

      The sight of Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting flying through the air to take a dramatic one-handed catch brought a stadium...

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