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Need some inspiration? What do you know about cricket in Afghanistan…

A highlight of my “old life” was having the opportunity to work closely with Afghanistan Cricket. Here’s a stroll down memory lane via an ESPNCricinfo article from 2012. Afghanistan haven’t played...
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...

Towards Full Membership: an interview with Malcolm Cannon

Of all the lines which divide international cricket, no team has done more to head-butt that which separates its Full and Associate members than Scotland. With a record of five wins and two ties against Test-playing opposition...

The World Cup “competitive games” fallacy

This article serves as a rebuttal of the argument justifying the ICC’s decision to reduce the CWC to 10 teams on the basis that including more lower-ranked teams leads to predictable mismatches. This is...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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...

Associates at the World Cup, Part 1: 1975 & 1979

Thanks to the International Cricket Council’s retrograde decision to reduce the number of the teams at the World Cup, the 12th edition of the showpiece event, set to begin in England on May 30, will feature only ten teams –...