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The Brian Lehrer Show

Cricket 101: Covering All the Bases (There Are Two)

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Cricket World Cup is happening now in Australia and New Zealand. Here's what you need to know about the world's second most popular sport, and the tournament.

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The Takeaway

Why India's Elections are Massive — and Massively Important

Friday, May 16, 2014

There's a national sport in India and it's not baseball or even cricket. It's politics. Some 550 million people made it to the polls in the longest and best-financed democratic election in the country's history.

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The Takeaway

Cricket Legend Sachin Tendulkar to Retire

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Today, Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar played the start of his 200th and final test match—the match that marks the coming close of his 24-year career.The “Little Master,” as he’s sometimes called, is a sports icon like no other. In 2011, he led India to a cricket World Cup victory but long before that, he captured the heart of the country with his exploits. Rahul Tandon, BBC Cricket reporter in Mumbai, reflects on day the first day of Tendulkar's last match.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Sly Company

Friday, April 29, 2011

Rahul Bhattacharya,  cricket journalist and author of the novel, The Sly Company of People Who Care(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011), talks about his new novel about a cricket writer from Bombay who travels to Guyana.

— See Rahul in person at the Pen World Voices Festival today at 2pm at The Great Global Book Swap and at 5pm for a cocktail hour reading.

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The Takeaway

Cricket World Cup: India vs. Pakistan

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The prime ministers of India and Pakistan are sitting side by side today at the Cricket World Cup semi-final match between the two countries. It's an occasion which is being seen as an opportunity for the two nations to repair relations. India broke off relations with Pakistan in 2008, after it blamed Pakistani militants for attacks on Mumbai, which killed 160 people. Pakistan denied any involvement. This is probably the most watched cricket game ever with a billion people watching the game around the world. Aleem Maqbool, BBC Islamabad correspondent, reports on whether this match will help India-Pakistan relations.

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The Takeaway

Cricket: 'It's What the Community Loves'

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

More than a billion people are expected to watch India play Pakistan in the Cricket World semi-final. It's the first time the two countries have played since the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Watching from the U.S. are New York Police Department Detective Jeff Thompson and Sergeant Adeel Rana of the NYPD Community Affairs Bureau. They help sponsor 200 young kids in New York play cricket each year and they are watching the big game from a cricket party in Brooklyn.

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The Takeaway

The Path to Peace, Wicket by Wicket

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Every year, with NYPD sponsorship, 200 young kids, most of them Muslim, gather in open spaces to yell and throw and hit.  More specifically, they're praising glovesmanship, bowling carrom balls, and knocking Dilscoops: They're playing cricket for the "NYPD United."

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The Takeaway

What Was The "Restoring Honor" Rally All About?; Concussions in Children and Adolescents; More on Income Inequality; Eliza Griswold on "The Tenth Parallel"

Monday, August 30, 2010

Examining Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally in Washington, D.C., and what it means for American politics; exploring the relationship between New York City's Muslim community and the NYPD since 9/11; a look ahead to what'll be making the news this week; the danger of concussions in children and adolescents; a continuing look into the possible link between income inequality and financial crises; examining whether the Tea Party is taking a religious turn; more on the Chilean miners, and being trapped with your co-workers; Mexico to begin discussing the legalization of Marijuana in the wake of ongoing drug-related violence; journalist Eliza Griswold talks about her new book "The Tenth Parallel."

The Takeaway

Pakistan Cricket Players Accused of Betting Scam

Monday, August 30, 2010

It could have the cultural gravity of Pete Rose or the Chicago White Sox, if allegations that three players on Pakistan's national cricket team are involved in a betting scam. The sport is that country's national past time, and so popular that award-winning journalist Mihir Bose says anything that happens to the team "affects the soul of the nation." Betts on the game — investigated by detectives of Scotland Yard — were part of a larger "spot fixing" scheme, which places money on specific outcomes of plays, rather than the game as a whole.

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WNYC News

Cricket Lives On at Staten Island's Walker Park

Monday, August 09, 2010

Bring up the borough of Staten Island and several things come to mind: a ferry ride, the Fresh Kills Landfill or maybe the hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan. But few people think of Staten Island as synonymous with a 22-yard pitch of sand in the borough's Walker Park, home to the oldest running cricket club in the U.S.

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