Tag Archives: England

Dead Men Walking

England 2011. I watched two of the Tests in that 4-match series as a fan, from the stands, living and (mostly) dying with the performance of the Indian team. It hurt. I felt my heart sink, and felt weak in … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 130 with Gordon Greenidge

Former West Indian opener Gordon Greenidge talks about the mental and technical aspects of opening the batting, what is expected of a Test opener, his partnership with Desmond Haynes over the years, the great team he played in and the … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 122 with Roland Butcher, Former England Cricketer

Former England batsman Roland Butcher, now director of sports at the University of West Indies, talks of his cricket and football careers, and his work in developing sport in the Caribbean, and the responsibility of being the first black cricketer … Continue reading

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ICC Revamp and Greed

I was honored to be given the space in the March 2014 issue of Sports Illustrated India to provide a review of the changes in the ICC governance structure based on the position paper that was leaked, and the ramifications … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 117 with Snehal Pradhan, Indian Cricketer

In this episode, Indian cricketer Snehal Pradhan talks about her cricketing beginnings, her role models, the saga of her bowling action reported as illegal and her work to get it cleared, various steps for the improvement of Indian women’s cricket … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 116 with John Holder, Former International Umpire

In this episode, former international umpire John Holder speaks about his dislike of DRS, player dissent, need for excellence in umpiring rather than perception of neutrality, the time he was approached by a bookie, his accusation of ball tampering by … Continue reading

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On Kevin Pietersen, Conformity and Team Success

Let’s take the ECB statement at face value. It reads like an amicable parting of ways between the employer and the employee. Kevin Pietersen will be 34 years old in June, and is in his 10th year of international cricket. … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 113 with Trent Johnston, Former Ireland Captain

In this episode, former Ireland captain Trent Johnston talks about the drain of Ireland players to the England set up, the shabby treatment meted out by the ICC to the Affiliate and Associate nations, his best on-field memories of beating … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 112 with Mike Atherton

In this episode, former England captain and currently SKY commentator Michael Atherton talks about cricket captaincy and leadership, his transformation from a professional cricketer to journalist/commentator, and give his thoughts on the leaked draft of the position paper. Mike is … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 110 with Mike Selvey, The Guardian

In this episode, former England cricketer and The Guardian newspaper’s cricket correspondent Mike Selvey talks about the pseudo-posturing and aggression that was on display during the recent Ashes down under, England’s dismal performance, the Andy Flower-Kevin Pietersen saga, and also … Continue reading

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