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T20 Internationals, Tim Wigmore and Pavel Florin

In the second edition of his new column Tim Brooks looks at universal T20I status, the rise of Pavel Florin and Cricket 2.0 - Tim Wigmore & Freddie Wilde's new book Over 75% of...
Gavin Hamilton hits out against Australia’s Shane Warne during Scotland’s inaugural ODI, at Worcester in the 1999 World Cup (source – Adrian Murrell / Getty Images)

Scotland’s first One-Day International

In 1992, Scotland broke away from the Test and County Cricket Board (TCCB), thus creating their own cricketing identity separate from England. They gained Associate membership of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1994, making them eligible to play in...

Stand and deliver: new heroes needed to drive the Nepali droves

With a new board and a new captain to be announced, who is ready to step up to take Nepal forward?

Netherlands v UAE: The first ODI between two Associates | EC Rewind

Rustom Deboo takes us back in time with his new regular "EC Rewind" column. Some articles will be republished from his blog and we'll also see new pieces on emerging cricket history. Today it's the Netherlands v...
Pavel Florin

Romania’s cricketing trailblazer; Pavel Florin’s perseverance

You might recognise Pavel Florin, the heart and soul of Romanian cricket, through his very unique bowling action during the European Cricket League. Early on it brought about some laughs, but behind the very slow, tossed-up deliveries...
Challenge League: Nipiko's Vanuatu players celebrate after dismissing Virandeep Singh of Malaysia | Live cricket calendar

Challenge League: Critics back new system for emerging game

In the aftermath of the first completed leg of the Cricket World Cup Challenge League, critics have praised the new system aimed for providing more cricket for emerging nations. In...
Bangladesh in the U19CWC

Of bilaterals and Bangladesh; cricket’s short series ‘conundrum’

Today, David Schout wrote a piece for The Roar where he lamented next year's cricket schedule for being 'obsessed' with the three-game series; Australia has eleven bilateral arrangements 2020, and nine of these are three-match white ball...
Singapore players celebrate

Singapore beating Zimbabwe. Big deal? Yes. Surprising? Not at all.

“Williams nearly made the game Zimbabwe’s but Singapore sprung a surprise nobody expected.” This was the subhead published by a major cricket website after Singapore defeated Zimbabwe in a thrilling encounter on Sunday...
Rwanda hosted the men's T20WCQ Africa B qualifier

Rwanda cricket closing the gaps on its East African neighbours

The last time I was in Rwanda was in 2017 for the official opening of the Gahanga Cricket stadium but even with such an amazing ground, many sceptics (including myself) thought they lacked the numbers to utilise...
Intercontinental Cup

By Hook or by Brooks #1

Further to his insight pieces regarding development, Tim Brooks reflects on recent happenings in the emerging cricket world in his new column By Hook or by Brooks. It has been a fascinating few months...