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Cricket's progress held back by trinity

COLONIAL KIDS: Australia and India, as well as England, are looking to keep cricket inclusive to suit themselves, not the sport.

OPINION: After the greatest Cricket World Cup, it needs to grow not shrink, argues Mark Reason.

Hard-fought win was needed

OPINION: Win over Bangladesh far from pretty but NZ fans really shouldn't care as long as the Black Caps keep doing the business.

CWC schedule is too drawn out

Doull: NZ good enough to win Cup

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Why are we celebrating CWC defeat? stuff nation

Trent Boult and team mates celebrate the wicket of  Finch during the ICC Cricket World Cup Final. New Zealand Black Caps v Australia at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia. Saturday 29 March 2015. Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.co.nz

The Black Caps did a stirling job, but it’s almost insulting that we are willing to celebrate second best.

CWC teaches 'awful reality of defeat' stuff nation

Six weeks ago my 8-year-old son couldn't name a Black Cap. Now McCullum, Boult and Guptill are his heroes.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 29:  Ross Taylor of New Zealand walks from the ground after being dismissed by James Faulkner of Australia during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup final match between Australia and New Zealand at Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 29, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Sledging isn't why Black Caps lost stuff nation

It was minimal explosiveness from our top batsmen, not sledging, that lost the Cricket World Cup.

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