The weekly cricket show from BBC Sport in association with ABC and All India Radio.
'Corruptors are getting more sophisticated'
On this week's Stumped podcast Alison Mitchell, Jim Maxwell and Charu Sharma discuss the suspension of the IPL. They ask whether the decision has to come too later and debate what will happen next for cricket in India.
Plus the team are joined by Alex Marshall, the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit General Manager. He tells us what they do to tackle corruption and how convicted cricketers are helped following a ban.
We hear from Scottish cricketer Abtaha Maqsood on Ramadan, wearing a Hijab and preparing to play for the Birmingham Phoenix in the Hundred.
Photo: A cricket ball is caught in a pair of wicket keeping gloves with a fan of Australian fifty dollar notes (Credit: Getty images)
IPL 2021: 'In Covid times, it's a Catch-22'
Alison Mitchell, Charu Sharma and Alister Nicholson are joined by the General Manager of cricket operations at the BCCI, Dhiraj Malhotra. He gives us the latest on where the IPL stands and whether the competition should be halted or is a welcomed distraction.
The team also hear from former Rajasthan Royals and Australia bowler AJ Tye, who tells the team why he felt it necessary to leave the IPL midway through the tournament and how bubble life left him feeling as though he had lost touch with the outside world.
Plus the domestic cricket season in the Netherlands is about to get underway and we go behind the scenes to see how teams are preparing for the new season and how Covid-19 has had an impact.
Photo: Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his teammates arrive at the airport (Credit: AFP via Getty Images)
Will cricket's bio bubble burst?
Alison Mitchell, Jim Maxwell and Charu Sharma are joined by the number one ranked T20 player in the World Dawid Malan. He discusses his first season in the Indian Premier League after he was chosen by the Punjab Kings, what life is like in the many bio-bubbles that he has experienced and if the IPL is different to what he expected.
Plus they discuss the process of team selection after England abolished the role of chief selector which they have been using for over 100 years.
Photo: Dawid Malan of England poses for a photo with his Player of the Match and Player of the Series awards at the end of the 3rd Twenty20 International between South Africa and England at Newlands Cricket Ground on December 01, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
'Outs' instead of 'wickets'
On this week's Stumped with Alison Mitchell, Jim Maxwell and Sunil Gupta we discuss how plans are in place to overhaul some of the game's most historic terminology.
We speak to the CEO of Warwickshire Cricket Club Stuart Cain on the possibility of staging an exhibition weekend where teams from the Indian Premier League, Pakistan Super League and Caribbean Super League play the Birmingham Bears. He also tells us about a new app designed to allow the safe return of fans.
And the editor of Wisden Cricketers Almanack Lawrence Booth joins us to reveal the cricketer's of the year and how they put the book together in this very tough year.
Photo: Players for the eight teams in The Hundred line up following The Hundred Draft, broadcast live from Sky Studios on October 20, 2019 in Isleworth, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images for ECB)
Meet the 'batman' of cricket
On this week’s Stumped with Alison Mitchell, Jim Maxwell and Charu Sharma we speak to the England physical disability cricketer Liam O'Brien who has swapped playing cricket games for computer games. Plus he also speaks to us about raising awareness of disability cricket and how he leads a double life selling golfing holidays during the day whilst being an England cricketer on an evening.
The team are also joined by Ex-England wicket-keeper Sarah Taylor who has just signed for the Welsh Fire in the Hundred. She also tells us about her battle with anxiety, her coaching role at Sussex and ultimately wanting to be a wicket-keeping coach travelling around the world.
And should substitutes be allowed in cricket?
Photo: Liam O'Brien of England raises his bat after he scores 53 not out during the Physical Disability World Series 2019 semi final match between England and Afghanistan on August 13, 2019 in Worcester, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images for ECB)
IPL preview, cricket siblings & freak injuries
On this week's show Alison Mitchell, Jim Maxwell and Charu Sharma reflect on England's tour of India and look at what lessons can be learned from both sides.
Plus we preview the upcoming IPL and hear from England's director of cricket Ashley Giles, on how some of the players may miss their upcoming Test series against New Zealand due to scheduling.
Does having an older sibling benefit you in cricket? We hear from the co-author of a new book Tim Wigmore. on how statistically younger siblings outperform their older siblings in 2 out of 3 cases.
And we discuss bizarre cricketing injuries.
Photo: Brothers Sam and Tom Curran ahead of the 5th One Day International match between Sri Lanka and England at R. Premadasa Stadium on October 23, 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
Awesome cricket updates, very well told!
Definitely the best podcast for cricket fanatics.. alison, charu and jim maxwell are awesome.. i eagerly wait for thursday nights to get my fix for the week..
thx guys for the wonderful presentation and interesting perspectives!
He is terrible. Always saying that India are amazing. We know. You can stop now.
Great listen for any global cricket fan
Superb listen Alison Mitchell is the perfect anchor