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Euro T20 slams door on Associates

The Euro T20 Slam yesterday announced details of their upcoming players draft, to be held in London on July 19. The owners of the event have chosen not to include any mandated Associate overseas selections, despite the...

ICC global funding model explainer

With various discussion online about the World Cup format and whether changing the structure would affect the value of the event ergo the money flowing into cricket's development, I've republished this from my blog. It was was...

Social media, migration, marketing and the Olympics; building profile and broadening appeal in Associate...

In many countries cricket is a minority sport at the very margins of cultural awareness. This can make it difficult to build participation and secure recognition and support. Even in a high ranked nation such as The...

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 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...

Tanzania continue to impress with unbeaten run at Kwibuka Peace Tournament

Most of the news in the mainstream media has been about the record-breaking runs conceded and low totals scored by Mali so it was easy to forget that Tanzania took the trophy after going undefeated throughout the...

Lions, Tigers & flair: 1996 & 1999. Associates at the World Cup, Part 3.

As seen in Part 2, Zimbabwe became the ninth Test nation in 1992, thus opening up further opportunities for the Associates to partake at the World Cup. Moreover, the next two editions of the World Cup...

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...

Has a precedent been set for a new wave of Indian T20 globetrotters with...

The big news coming out of the GT20 Canada draft was that Indian legend Yuvraj Singh would play in the event. The second Indian name; and the only one to be selected from the hundred...

Is the GT20 draft process stifling Associate opportunity?

As David Warner was picking off the Bangladesh bowlers around Trent Bridge, and Germany was getting oh-so-close to slipping past Jersey to the T20 World Cup qualifier, the GT20 Canada draft event was being streamed live from...