Shakya Mitra

A formula to save Test cricket

Friday, 13 Apr 2018 | Shakya Mitra | in Oped

Top cricketers are giving their best while representing their country in Test cricket, even at the risk of injury and missing out on substantial IPL money The recently concluded Australia-South Africa Test series was, even if you leave out the hopelessly one-sided fourth Test, not only one of the most controversial...

The Italian football nightmare

Friday, 17 Nov 2017 | Shakya Mitra | in Oped

With Italy having failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in decades, its football reached a new low. And it’s time to embrace a new reality: With the downfall of traditional heavyweights, newer teams can rebuild themselves from scratch Remember the good old days when a...

Keeping the spirit of cricket alive

Friday, 15 Sep 2017 | Shakya Mitra | in Edit

Star India’s massive winning bid for the Indian Premier League rights shows that T20 is the format of the present and also future. For sure, cricket in India is in good health As the dust settles on the Star network’s astonishing Rs 16,347 crore ($2.55 billion) winning bid for the Indian...


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