Amol Rajan

Amol Rajan was appointed editor of The Independent in June 2013. He was previously Editor of Independent Voices, a comment, campaigns and community platform across print and digital. He was earlier Deputy Comment Editor, Sports News Correspondent and a news reporter. He writes a restaurant column for the Independent on Sunday, and has a column in the Evening Standard (Mondays), Independent and i (Fridays). He used to work on Channel 5's The Wright Stuff, and at the Foreign Office; he is also a trustee of Prospex, a charity for young people in Islington. He has written a book called Twirlymen: the Unlikely History of Cricket's Greatest Spin Bowlers.

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Rajan's Wrong Un': How I and the finest bunch of amateur rascals brought a joyous sport to book

No sport lends itself to the prose stylist and the lyrical poet quite like cricket

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Rajan's Wrong 'un: The fight against corruption in the IPL is a battle for the very soul of India

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Rajan's Wrong 'Un

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Amol Rajan: Five twirlymen keeping alive the beautiful art of spin

Rajan’s Wrong 'un: Even Muralitharan was salivating at Dananjaya’s exquisite control

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