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Cricket musings of an alternate universe

By Evan Tanin (in Bengali) Translated by: Tauhidul Islam Phil Hughes starts to type an e-mail, in a rather hurried fashion. Manzarul Islam Rana, the all-rounder from Bangladesh, sees his Aussie friend rather excited about something. As he walks up to Hughesy,...

Gully Cricket: A remnant of the past?

By Atish Home Chowdhury As the horizon turns crimson red with diminishing sunlight all around, the loud cheers of the youth and children bring back life to an otherwise clumsy evening. Narrow streets, a few pieces of bricks and lots...

Subaltern cricket

By Partha Sarathi Bhattacharya Renaissance of Bengal cricket might have started long before, but the change of mindset to compete with the other states or in the international arena was perhaps awakened in the last decade, thanks to the heroics...

Rashid Khan — Afghanistan’s brand new superstar

By Atish Home Chowdhury Making his way into the world of cricket from the strife-torn patches of Afghanistan, a country where the sound of bullets and bombs could be heard louder than the echo of bat hitting a ball, the...

Life without Chennai Super Kings for hardcore fans

By R Vishal “It is a harsh verdict that leaves fans in the middle of nowhere. If someone had to be penalised, it is the guilty party, not the team", says a Chennai Super Kings (CSK) loyalist, Shriram, whom you...