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Emerging Cricket sits down with Bhanu Sigdel

Even by the high standards of the cricket fan base in Nepal, Bhanu Sigdel is as dedicated as they come. Running the Nepal Cricket Supporters Society (NCSS), Bhanu has led many campaigns for the improvement of the...

Nepal’s flaws exposed by Asia T20 World Cup Qualifier

After a miracle run over the past 18 months in international cricket, Nepal's luck ran out at the Asia T20 World Cup Qualifier, falling to Singapore in the final game to hand them progress to the Global...

The Saad story behind Singapore’s success

When Saad Khan Janjua—CEO of the Singapore Cricket Association (SCA)—speaks, people listen. It’s not because his name comes with an air of gravitas. It’s not because of his towering presence and broad shoulders.

Disentangling the World Cup format conundrum

And finally, this 1992-inspired league-style World Cup has come to an end. From 16 teams in 2007 and 14 in 2011 and 2015, this edition featured a measly ten sides. As the dust settles, what is the...

Scrap the Sixes, salvage the Blitz

Emerging Cricket was the first to break the news that the Hong Kong T20 Blitz, the event that unearthed Nepal's Sandeep Lamichhane, is to be axed, and that Cricket Hong Kong is to now focus on running...

The story of Moroccan cricket: baksheesh, bombs, and the death of a dream

Morocco hasn’t been kicked out of the ICC because Moroccans don’t play cricket. Or because the North African Kingdom hasn’t got the facilities. Morocco has been kicked out because of woeful management that forced the ICC to act.

Cricket in Rwanda: scaling mountains in the ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’

We are in the Rwanda team bus coming from dinner at the Harare Sports Club, the ladies are in high spirits after picking up a one wicket win over fellow newcomers Mozambique; a real nail biter which...

OPINION: Zimbabwe suspension highlights double standards and warped priorities of ICC board

As the dust settles on the ICC’s decision to suspend Zimbabwe, the situation remains far from certain. Players’ careers have been thrown into limbo, while Zimbabwe’s ban from participation in international cricket raises questions about a host...

The final chapter? Associate nations at the World Cup: Part 5 (2011 & 2015)

The 16-team format used for the 2007 World Cup proved to be short-lived, as the tournament reverted to a two-group structure of 14 teams (as was the case in 2003, but with quarterfinals instead of the Super...

The Kenyan miracle and a St. Patrick’s Day for the ages: Associates at the...

Bangladesh’s elevation to Test status in 2000, coupled with the increase in the number of participating teams by two on previous editions, led to room for four Associates at the 2003 World Cup in Africa. The 2007...