A short history of helmets: For a game that can seriously maim, cricket introduced protection for the head at a belated stage
Helmets came into fashion in international cricket only in the 1980s. Before that, batting icons like Sir Donald Bradman, George Headley, Herbert Sutcliffe, Wally Hammod, Sir Garfield Sobers and hundreds of other batsmen never wore protective headgear, despite having to face fearsome bowlers
Travels through the Hindi belt: In Yogi Adityanath's Uttar Pradesh, unemployment beats national rate; sports goods industry takes hit
After Yogi Adityanath became the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh in March 2017, he has been cracking down on cow slaughter.
The MCC cricket committee has recommended that a standardised Test ball be used in the world championship
India vs England: What makes the Duke cricket balls so different from Kookabura and SG? Manufacturers explain
In the last few years, the durability of the cricket ball has been the talk of the cricketing world. In fact the Dukes ball's competitor ‘Kookaburra' has copped criticism for its lack of quality. But despite the current players supporting the Dukes ball, the ICC and the majority of the cricket boards are reluctant to use it, preferring to stick with the Australian made Kookaburra.
How do you spin a wet bar of soap? Kookaburra, Dukes and the role of the cricket ball in India's loss to West Indies
Kookaburra is made for drier weather and is used in many other countries, including Australia, New Zealand, West Indies, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.