Where are your modern-day Randalls and Tufnells?

Where have all the characters and entertainers gone? When Kevin Pietersen said this week that “I really struggle to see entertainers, they’re lacking in the game,” Virat Kohli aside, “pure entertainers and superstars are not in the game and that’s a big worry,” he addressed an important issue. He could be talking about any sport…

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Grumpy old Graves risking it all as he presses ahead with Hundred fiasco

Colin Graves, chairman of the ECB and the ex-Costcutter mogul, doesn’t strike one as a chap who is down with the kids, does he? No, he strikes me as a classic passive-aggressive grumpy 70-year-old Yorkshireman. I know this because I was raised around such men. He tried to justify the appalling 100-ball tournament on Monday…

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