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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.

CPL draft top 10 Associate picks

On Wednesday the eyes of many T20 cricket fans will be on their phones and computer screens as the CPL conducts the draft for its seventh edition, hosted at London's Gfinity eSports Arena. In...

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...

A bad format, Associates or not

The long lamented and dreaded ten-team World Cup has finally started and the arguments over the format are unlikely to cease until the trophy has been lifted if not after. Strangely, within the general...

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 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.

Of Upsets and Unpredictability: an in-depth analysis of ODI competitiveness

This is the comprehensive analysis of competitiveness in men's ODIs. A condensed version is available here. The Cricket World Cup’s league phase is finally entering the home stretch, plodding dutifully along to its largely...

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...

Status and statistics – cricket’s hegemonic nonsense

A side note before I go on my way in discussing this: I hate composing pieces like this in first person and refuse to do it. So without referring to myself in this piece, I believe it...

The Zimbabwe years: ’83, ’87, ’92. Associates at the World Cup, Part 2.

Having revisited the fortunes of Associate nations at the first two World Cups in 1975 and 1979 in Part 1 of this five-part series, we move ahead to the next three editions – held in England in...