Sachin Tendulkar: Natural talent or developed through coaching?

In a brilliant article, Paul Farbrace, Yorkshire’s current second XI coach and a former assistant coach with Sri Lanka, writes in depth about what makes the retiring Sachin Tendulkar stand out from the crowd.

Haroon Lorgat wants global anti-corruption body

Haroon Lorgat, the current chief executive of Cricket South Africa and former CEO of the International Cricket Council, has suggested a global anti-corruption body be established for all sports.

NEXT BIG THING Number 2: Gary Ballance, aged 23, England

It won’t be to everyone’s taste when Zimbabwe-born Gary Ballance makes the seemingly inevitable move up to the full England international ranks. Born in Harare, he will be another ‘import’ following Pietersen, Trott, Prior et al to wear the three lions.