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The Maasai Cricket Warriors

The Maasai Cricket Warriors, a cricket team composed of Maasai tribesmen from the Laikipia region in Kenya, head to South Africa for their first tournament...

The Cricket World Cup

India last captured cricket's top trophy in 1983 in England, when it was the unlikely upstart that toppled the dominant West Indies. That year's match was the...

Cricket World Cup 101: Matches to Watch

The 2011 World Cup of cricket begins this weekend, and everyone's got something to prove. At the top of the list is India's Sachin Tendulkar. He is the world's...

Bouncing Back

In the middle of Sydney's Drummoyne Oval last january, stuart MacGill quietly wept with joy. His North Sydney cricket club teammate Trent Johnston had just...

Days of Glory

A hard leather ball leaves the bowler's hand, flies down the pitch and is met by a swinging bat made from willow. For more than 200 years, this has been the...

A Most Peculiar Grail

The contest for the Ashes, cindery symbol of Anglo-Australian cricket supremacy, doesn't appear to have much to recommend it. It does not determine cricket's...

Cricket in No Man's Land

Aaah, this is cricket at its soap-operatic best: two great teams act out the latest installment in a drama that spans generations. A cast of 22 men in white,...

Pakistanis Outraged by Alleged Cricket Fraud

It was perhaps the last thing that Pakistan needed. After weeks of enduring the misery wrought by unprecedented floods, the country has been hit by allegations...

Muralitharan: A Cricket Legend's Final Turn

Updated: July 22, 2010 One of the greatest final acts in sporting history is playing out in the cricket field of Galle, Sri Lanka: Local hero Muttiah...

Women's Cricket: Afghanistan's Secretive New Sport

The dust storm whips through town and obscures the mud-brick farming compounds built into the rocky hillsides 12 miles west of Kabul. The bustling thoroughfares...

Saving Cricket's Soul

He was seen as one of cricket's most respected sons: captain of South Africa, God-fearing and charming. Then Hansie Cronje's dirty secret was exposed: for years...

Cricket Star Breaks an 'Impossible' Record

You may have been concentrating on the ice dancing in Vancouver. Or you're one of those people who can't tell a silly mid-off from a backward square-leg. So it's...