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Pehle Meri Country

IT is football World Cup time, and thankfully, though India is not part of this sporting extravaganza, Indian football is making some noise, albeit even if it is for a few days only.

They shone like crazy diamonds...

The two standout performances of the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), while immensely enjoyable by all standards, is more important because it defines the future of international cr

HALF-TIME hysteria

It is just past half-time in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Moneyball: The Manika Touch

It would have been great if the dates of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Australia and the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season wouldn't have clashed.

Moneyball: The Right Price for Cricket

How much is the right price for owning cricket in India? This week’s e-auction for India cricket media rights throws in some pointers.

Moneyball: Yes, it is still cricket all the way

The sports sponsorship juggernaut is picking up great momentum. And it has managed to breach the $1-billion mark in 2017. First, check out the numbers.

Moneyball: Four Grades of Separation

The appraisals have been do­ne, increments announced. Huge ones. He­re are the winners: Rohit Sharma, Shikar Dhawan, M S Dhoni, FoKS (Friends of Kohli&Shastri). Loser: Test cricket.

Moneyball: Testing the Future

The writing has been on the wall for some time. But everyone has been adopting an ostrich-like mentality, not because they want to, but because they do not know what else to do.

Moneyball: Brand Kohli- The good, bad, ugly

It is Virat all the way. Good, bad, and ugly. Let us start with the good. The Indian ski­p­per has swept the annual ICC awards, being named as both the cricketer and captain of the year.

Art of Pricing Players

Waning fortunes, rising demand and frantic calculations for sale and purchase. IPL players auction is as much about the monies as about the game.