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Pradeep Vijayakar, a Times man till death: RIP

sans serif records the demise of Pradeep Vijayakar, the longtime sports correspondent of The Times of India, on Saturday, 1 January 2011. Vijayakar had been suffering from cancer of the pancreas and had been ailing for some time. He would have turned 60 in five days’ time. Vijayakar, who started his career with Sportsweek, had…

Why the watchdogs didn’t bark during IPL loot

The kerfuffle in the Indian Premier League (IPL) has brought to the fore the conflict of interest that helped prevent the scams and controversies from being detected or reported earlier. The former Somerset captain and cricket writer Peter Roebuck writes in The Hindu: “Cricket tolerates widespread conflicts of interest. “Besides taking seats on the IPL…

RAJAN BALA: Cricketers, write your own columns

The death of the veteran cricket writer Rajan Bala has thankfully not gone unnoticed. ANI reveals that his real name was Natarajan Balasubramaniam. Cricinfo, the Bhagwad Gita of the Beautiful Game, has a short obituary. The Times of India‘s Satish Vishwanathan uses a Sachin Tendulkar anecdote to demonstrate Bala’s hold. His protege, Suresh Menon, writes…

For our own cricket correspondent, Rajan Bala

It speaks for the current state (and priorities) of journalism in Bangalore and elsewhere, that the news of one of India’s most knowledgeable cricket correspondents Rajan Bala—formerly of  Deccan Herald, Indian Express, The Asian Age—struggling for life in one of the City’s speciality hospitals, should barely make it to the pages of any one of…