Sport Uncertain corridors: Writings on modern cricket by Gideon Haigh

During the recent Ashes series I changed my newspaper habits specifically to read Gideon Haigh’s dispatches from the front. As Haigh is Australian, those unfamiliar with his work might have expected at least a hint of crowing to creep into his copy as England imploded, but he was as impartial as ever, while also being characteristically knowledgeable, perceptive and witty. (If you can bear to relive the horror, Ashes to Ashes, his chronicle of the series, will be published on 27 February).

Ponting aims to regain form after quitting as captain

Ricky Ponting hopes to play on for Australia despite resigning from the captaincy. The 36-year-old has targeted the Ashes in England in 2013, and believes that his batting will improve as a result of him relinquishing the captaincy of the Test and one-day sides.

Reaction to Ricky Ponting's resignation as Australia captain

Former Australia captain Allan Border today led the tributes to departing skipper Ricky Ponting and endorsed his decision to play on.

Ricky Ponting resigns as Australia captain

Ricky Ponting today relinquished the Australian captaincy and immediately trained his sights on reclaiming the Ashes on English soil in two years' time.

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Ricky Ponting denies rumours of retirement

Australia captain Ricky Ponting insists he has no plans to retire after the World Cup.

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World Cup Diary

Aussies' 12-year run ends

Pakistan ended Australia's 34-match unbeaten World Cup run with a four-wicket win in their final group game in Colombo. Pakistan, who had inflicted the Australians' last defeat in this competition 12 years ago at Headingley, required 41 overs to knock off the 177 required yesterday.

Rajan's Wrong 'Un: Dutch and Irish prove their worth

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Rajan's Wrong un: Ponting lands low blow on the box

World Cup Diary

Rajan's Wrong-un: Punter avoids hit in pocket from ICC for striking TV screen in anger

This column's favourite World Cup villain, poor Ricky Ponting, has been reprimanded by the ICC over his television-smashing antics. You'll recall that the Australian captain was so irate at being run out by Zimbabwe's Chris Mpofu – not the first time he's been undone by a brilliant direct hit – that he threw his gloves at an LCD screen in his dressing room. Such violence the ICC won't tolerate, and so poor Ricky (although not that poor as he has escaped a fine) has been told that that sort of thing is just not cricket.

Ricky Ponting reprimanded for smashing TV

Australia captain Ricky Ponting has been reprimanded by the International Cricket Council after damaging a television set in the team dressing room following his dismissal against Zimbabwe on Monday.

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