N Srinivasan's ultimate genius lies in turning the Indian Board, a conglomerate of powerful businessmen, politicians, and bureaucrats, into a mute spectator of his brazen actions. As the police circle his cricket empire, surely it's time to show him the door, writes Pradeep Magazine.
The ticking time-bomb that the Indian T20 league was, has finally exploded to tear to smithereens the facade of well-being the `paid servants' of the Board have been trying to build for Indian cricket for the last few years. Pradeep Magazine
Politics and sports are inextricably linked and anyone who pretends that the twain will never meet is living in a delusional world, writes Pradeep Magazine.
Watching Yuvraj unleash his explosive talent in the shortest version of the game, and India steamroll a new-look England cannot be compensation for what the Test team has gone through in the last couple of years.
While the Champions League is failing to create any waves, much to the disappointment of many loyal champions of the format and its loss-making owners, India's domestic season began sans its stars. Pradeep Magazine
As the public makes a villain out of MS Dhoni, only till recently everybody’s favourite ‘captain cool’, Pradeep Magazine
says it reflects the reality — that we live in extremes. For Indians, cricket is not just a sport but a symbol of middle-class aspirations — where defeat is not an option.
T20 cricket undermines the rules of the game by not providing a level-playing field. Pradeep Magazine
Should Unmukt Chand, by virtue of being the hero of India's under-19 World Cup victory, be given certain concessions which go against the college and university norms, and be allowed to sit for his exams? Asks Pradeep Magazine
It is obvious that his surprising decision to quit just days before he was supposed to play on his home ground for one last time has more to do with a sense of hurt than any planned future strategy. Pradeep Magazine writes. A glittering resume | Laxman special | The track record
India must know the real stories of the Valley, not the ones leaked to the media. Pradeep Magazine writes.
Other serious issues raised by the TV sting should be addressed, there’s urgent need for independent probe into the BCCI’s functioning. Pradeep magazine
Well, these thoughts, encompassing the very nature of survival which degrades human beings, came to mind when the Indian cricket Board decided to deny Kirti Azad and Kapil Dev their "one-time monetary benefit" which is being doled out of the profits generated from the IPL. Pradeep Magazine
Whether we like it or not, the phrase ‘this is not cricket’ even today means ‘you are not being honest and straight’. Well, maybe it doesn’t mean that any more, maybe it all changed once commercialism took strong roots in the sport. Pradeep Magazine
All his life, Sachin Tendulkar has remained an inscrutable creature and all we know about him is what he does on the cricket field. Pradeep Magazine
IPL’s popularity is dwindling because it’s taking a toll on the players. Pradeep Magazine