The lack of any serious reporting on the Mushtaq Ali trophy shows how little readers and editors care about the domestic game. Ranji coverage was almost as abysmal. Contrast that with the media space given to the yet-to-begin IPL. For the MA trophy, we do read headlines about centuries, some close games, and five-wicket hauls. But, there is hardly any follow up. Why did Umesh Yadav play only that one game (where he picked up 5 wickets in 2.something overs) and not play in any games after that? Is he injured again? What happened to the Pathan brothers (other than Yusuf getting married) Why do they not appear on the Baroda scorecards after a good start? Ditto Munaf Patel. And, strangely enough, why are Sehwag and Gambhir not playing for Delhi? These, and a host of other questions. Can someone more familiar with Indian domestic cricket explain?