Tag Archives: Cricket

Why a unique newspaper isn’t covering the IPL

This week’s Sunday Guardian carries a story on Sparshdnyan, a newspaper in Braille for the visually impaired. Published out of Bombay twice a month, the 48-page paper is sent out to some 400 subscribers in Maharashtra. The paper’s editor Swagat Thorat estimates readership at 24,000 copies per issue, most of them in the 18-35 segment …

Cricket journalist banned from press boxes

As it is, Indian cricket is a minefield. The team’s best batsmen (Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar) are reluctant to be captain. South Africans (Graham Ford) and Australians (Geoff Lawson) don’t want to be coach. The chief selector (Dilip Vengsarkar) wants to quit because he is not allowed to write his newspaper column. The cricket…

Should news agencies pay for news and pictures?

The greed of cash-rich sports organisations in bottomless. In September, the International Rugby Board sought to impose restrictions on media coverage of the World Cup, limiting photos and video on the internet, claiming intellectual property rights. Now, cricket has followed suit. Cricket Australia, cricket’s governing body down under, has said it owns the IPR to…