Column > Trevor Chesterfield

Caribbean carnival amid Maitland Place connivance

Sri Lanka’s new sports minister C. B. Rathnayake may have moved into his offices, but the word on the street and uneven pavements strewn about Maitland Place these days is not to expect any major changes in Sri Lanka Cricket administration soon.

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Charges of match-fixing follow IPL final

India’s mega rich Indian Premier League administration, already besieged by a list of damaging allegations, is about to be jolted by another major scandal – how crooked bookmakers fixed the result of Sunday night’s final.

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Seeds of IPL discontent run deep

As the Indian Premier League crisis lurches from one investigation to another, and Lalit Modi may or may not retain his Hamlet-like Indian Premier League throne, seeds of the current malaise and its revealing tax investigation are buried in three unrelated events that have since returned to hunt Modi and his IPL clique.

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How petty politics and selection policies ignore Atapattu's warning

Trevor Chesterfield talks about Minister Jayasuriya, selection policies, the demise of our once high quality fielding, and more in his column this week.

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Why ECB are looking for a political escape clause

As purveyors of hidebound establishment connivance, you can guarantee that the England and Wales Cricket Board are still combing the fine print for an escape clause over the Zimbabwe tour later this year. About the only thing in their favour at this stage is that they have sensibly delayed until early March further examination of the Zimbabwe tour set for October and November.

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The day Cronje was unmasked as a fixer

Trevor Chesterfield recalls the events of April 7, 10 years ago that unmasked Hansie Cronje as a match-fixer.

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