Editorial: Vote is the route

Tamilnadu is voting today to elect its 16th Assembly. This is a different election. It is happening in the absence of tall leaders Jayalalithaa and Karunanidhi. This election is an acid test for the leadership of the AIADMK and the DMK, who are testing the waters in the absence of charismatic leaders. Continue Reading

Editorial: Positive change

The contentious ‘Umpire’s Call’ will continue to be a part of the Decision Review System, the International Cricket Council’s Board ruled, but introduced a few changes to the current DRS protocols. Called ‘confusing’ by India captain Virat Kohli, the Umpire’s Call has been a subject of controversy for a while now. Continue Reading

Editorial: All in the game

Steve Smith, who served a one-year ban from playing and was disqualified from leading Australia for two years because of his role in the incident in which Australians were caught using sandpaper to alter the condition of the ball against South Africa, has said he is interested in becoming Australia captain once again if the opportunity comes, asserting that he has learnt to live with the damage caused to his career and reputation by the 2018 ball-tampering scandal. Continue Reading