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featurecricketa month ago

How cricket might look once it resumes after COVID-19 break

COVID-19 has already impacted sports all over the world, with football becoming one of the first sports that has made a return following a long period of absence. However, people were quick to notice how the game had changed, with everything looking very different - including the celebrations.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa month ago

How 'Cricket' got its name and where it started

Well, for beginners, we all do know that modern-day cricket evolved and emerged from England where a bat and a ball was used from either end. However, do you know that cricket first originated long before that, in the dark ages? In fact, some say, soon after the age of the Roman Empire in Europe.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa month ago

Saliva gone, sweat and efforts remain bowlers' only friends

A wise man once said that ‘Cricket was, is and will always be a batsman’s game,’ and he has been right pretty much for over 200 years now since cricket began. But it's high time that things start to change and what better way to start than removing one of bowlers’ close allies - saliva.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa month ago

ICC’s guidelines look great - but they simply are not viable

Less than 72 hours ago, the ICC released their ‘Back to Cricket’ guidelines for the safe resumption of the sport post the pandemic wave. It is a 16-page document that specifies all the precautionary measures that need to be taken by the members when they decide to resume the sport.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 months ago

Legalised ball tampering need of the hour but can cricket avoid its repercussions

Football is a simple game at the core. The style of football may have changed over time but the core of it remained the same. However, unlike the beautiful game, Cricket reached the crescendo only to evolve further and the memories of the past hold no value in parlance with the way it is played now.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 months ago

Evolution of rule changes in ODI cricket

ODI cricket has come a long way since its inception in 1975, with an encounter between rivals Australia and England, with rules and regulations of the game coming into existence since 1788. However, until then, the rules formed are starkly different from the rules that exist now in ODIs.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket3 months ago

Veering from plutocracy and democracy, ICC failing itself massively

The enforced lockdown does that to you, you either become creative and start your own Instagram Live session, or you sit and do nothing. And I chose the latter, but with a little fragmental addition of clearing the dust from the numerous books that I have, regarding the business of cricket.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 months ago

Time for Cricket to do its own self-introspection during quarantine

The Coronavirus-induced lock-down has brought the entire world to a stand-still and surely created a ripple effect in the way we see the world. Suddenly, embracing someone dear has become a wrong thing or a slight cough or sneeze has made people look at you with a tinge of suspicion.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 months ago

COVID-19 puts Test Championship final amongst others in spot of bother

Well, fairly straightforward as it looks, it is not, COVID-19 has put the ICC into a spot of bother, one that they did not imagine from the outside world barring the cricketing trio of royalty boards. Now, the pandemic has created such chaos to all sports, that the sporting calendars need a revamp.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket5 months ago

Explained 16-team qualifiers for 2021 T20 World Cup

The International Cricket Council has announced that there would be a 16-team qualifier for the 2021 T20 World Cup. All you need to know - how does it work, where would it happen, who are the teams involved and what was the previous format - we have, in this article, ‘Explained’.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam