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Winter WC in 2022 is an inevitability

What holds as a truism however, is this. There can be no Cup without teams, spectators or host country.

Stuart Binny: Tried but untested

The decision to include Binny in the Test squad for India's tour of England looks like a huge leap of faith.


Semi Column: Hurdles in path towards recovery

The bar of expectations has been raised so high that the privilege of time, which a rescue act by the new government justifiably deserves, may be cut short.

Borussia no longer dormant

Until a week and a half ago, Dortmund were said to be sinking into mediocrity.

Arsenal need big-game stars

Wenger knows almost every method and philosophy related to the game but has to master one all over again.

Semi Column: Change of gauge for Indian airlines

Increase in weekly seat entitlements between India and Dubai will benefit Dubai-based airlines as it had already used up its quota.


281: Very very special

Similarities between Laxman’s Eden epic and McCullum’s masterclass go well beyond figure of 281.

Semi column: Modi’s balancing Patnaik act

The war of words may have quietened, but many in Orissa think it was smart of Modi to appropriate the Biju legacy ahead of elections.

Zaheer Khan loses a yard, his sting

The Zaheer of old, had a ‘Zaheer special’ ball that would give him early wickets.

Semi column: New Rahul as an old repeat

After all, it is not everyday that we see a political leader asking people what they want — certainly not of tribal women.