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Romancing the Game

The Commonwealth of Cricket: A Lifelong Love Affair with the Most Subtle and Sophisticated Game Known to Humankind by Ramachandra Guha, Noida: HarperCollins Publishers, India, 2020; pp 347, ` 699.

Not Just a ‘Bio’ Bubble

It is appalling that a cricketing tournament was held in the midst of a deadly pandemic, with the callous attitude of the organisers in full display.

Tamil Nadu’s Summer of Discontent

Not a day passes in Tamil Nadu without a protest by common people. In fact, some protests have been going on for months. Why is Tamil Nadu in ferment? Why are more and more people hitting the streets in anger? It is all because of a general distrust of the central government and the popular media. The people’s agitations crossed a certain line in the case of the demand to stop the Indian Premier League matches being played in Chennai, thus creating a divide in Tamil Nadu.

Cricket-lite

The Indian Premier League is incidentally about cricket. It is a chance for software engineers to design better analytical software, film stars to seek publicity, players looking for better pay packets, businesses to look for better advertising opportunities, and television channels to improve their ratings—all are stakeholders in the game.

Cricket: Victory as Crisis

Paradoxical as it may sound the World Cup win is more dark cloud than silver lining.
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