Category Archives: Vikram Solanki

Vikram Solanki: The duty that faces all cricketers

Cricket has been in the news for the wrong reasons again recently with the jailing of three Pakistan players for their involvement in spot-fixing during the Lord’s Test against England last year. Plenty has been said and written about that … Continue reading

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Vikram Solanki: County Championship at heart of England success

What a terrific advert for county cricket this year’s County Championship has been. For the second successive year the title was not decided until the very last session of the season and none of the promotion or relegation issues were … Continue reading

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Vikram Solanki: discipline not a problem in county cricket

It would be easy to believe from recent newspaper headlines that county cricket faces a major problem with on-field discipline. Two captains, James Foster and Marcus Trescothick, have appeared before ECB disciplinary panels to answer for the conduct of their … Continue reading

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Vikram Solanki: PCA’s anti-corruption initiative is strong move

The issue of match and spot fixing in cricket is not in the headlines as much as it was last summer but it doesn’t mean that we should not be vigilant and keep looking at ways of improving anti-corruption education. … Continue reading

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Cut back one-dayers; leave Championship alone

The end of the season is a chance for county cricketers to put their feet up for a few weeks – not too long now and many will start training again in November – and to reflect on what has … Continue reading

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PCA and ECB united in drive to fight corruption

The cricket world is still reeling from the story that first appeared on the front page of the News of the World alleging that some Pakistan players were involved in incidents of spot-fixing during the Lord’s Test. My reaction was … Continue reading

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Domestic Twenty20 needs quality not quantity

This season’s Friends Provident t20 competition is over for all but four counties, but the England and Wales Cricket Board is already canvassing opinion on whether the new format was a success. As part of the review process, at the … Continue reading

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Match-fixing allegations are test for PCA

The subject of spot-fixing and match-fixing has thrust county cricket into the headlines for the wrong reasons recently and it has thrown up another challenge for the Professional Cricketers’ Association. Match-fixing and spot-fixing are nothing new. They are something that … Continue reading

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County structure debate demands wide consultation

The future structure of county cricket is again under debate with counties currently considering five alternative proposals put forward by the ECB for the County Championship. With the exceptionally early start of the 2010 season, the first weeks of the … Continue reading

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Porter the perfect choice to lead PCA forward

A new season is upon us and it has brought a new chief executive for the Professional Cricketers’ Association following the recent appointment of Angus Porter. From the PCA’s point of view he is absolutely the right person to take … Continue reading

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