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Five rings. Five hundred grand: How Olympic inclusion will turbo-charge cricket’s development in Brazil and beyond

Speaking on the Emerging Cricket Podcast that aired on 31st July, Matt Featherston, the former Kent representative and now Cricket Brazil President...

Loaded dice in the zero-sum game

Back in 2013 I had a lively argument with Tim Anderson, who was at the time the ICC’s Global Development Manager.

Associate cricket is stronger than ever, but how to continue this momentum?

As we look to the future and long for the return of cricket, it now might be a good time to reflect...

Of Eligibility and Expats

The ICC’s eligibility criteria - which determine under what circumstances a player is allowed to represent a given country in international cricket...

In the gutter, looking at the stars

Let us conduct a thought experiment. I want you to join me in imagining a governing body of a global...

Associates driving global growth? Up to a point . . .

In April 2018 the ICC took a bold, and on the face of it, rather surprising step: it decided that as from...

CWC League 2 – points table, schedule, previews & match reports

The seven-team Cricket World Cup (CWC) League 2 will see each side play 36 ODIs over 9 double round-robin tri-series. It will...

The ICC is sitting on a 300 million person cricket revolution ahead of this month’s U19 World Cup

The Under-19’s Men's Cricket World Cup is usually relegated to vague opinion pieces regarding who the next big thing will be for...

A statistical look at the 2019 Emerging game

Emerging players and nations took up a bigger part of the 2019 cricket calendar year with 389 male matches played by Associate...

Broader issues in spotlight after annus horribilis for Cricket Ireland

It hasn't been the best of years for Cricket Ireland, has 2019. There was a significant loss (a "six figure sum") due...

CWC Challenge League B – points table, schedule, previews & match reports

Bermuda, Hong Kong, Italy Jersey, Kenya, and Uganda began their long road to World Cup Qualification when they squared off in Group...

Status and statistics – cricket’s hegemonic nonsense

Republished and updated after the Maldives were defeated by 249 runs against Bangladesh during the South Asian Games in Nepal. They were...

ECL 2020: Weston opens up tournament ownership

Founder of the European Cricket League Daniel Weston is handing an opportunity to fans and investors to own a share in his...

The Smiling Assassins: how Thailand built a formidable women’s national cricket team, Part 2

Whereas Part 1 charted the history of the Thailand women’s long road to World Cup qualification, in this article we talk in-depth...

Parity complete as Europe emerges as next to join cycle

When Afghanistan beat the West Indies in Lucknow on Saturday, something special occurred. What appeared to be an innocuous...

The six qualifiers for the 2020 Men’s T20 World Cup

Fourteen teams travelled to the UAE for the global qualifiers hoping to pick up one of the six places on offer at...

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?

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...

EXCLUSIVE: Anshuman Rath quits Hong Kong to pursue Indian dream – will enter IPL draft as a local

Incumbent Hong Kong men's captain Anshuman Rath has not been included in the squad selected for the impending T20 World Cup Qualifiers...

Emerging Cricket launches on Patreon

Enjoying our podcast? Love reading stories like Nishadh Rego's in-depth piece on the rise of the Thailand women's team, when Nick Skinner...

The smiling assassins: How Thailand built a formidable women’s national cricket team, Part 1

It is January 2009. The mood at the Chiang Mai Gymkhana Club is buoyant. The Thailand men’s national team has just beaten...

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...

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

In many countries cricket is a minority sport at the very margins of cultural awareness. This can make it difficult to build...

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...

‘Anywhere, Anyone, Anytime’, ICC launches ‘criiio’ to celebrate the game worldwide

On the eve of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, the 'criiio' campaign has been launched by the ICC. Fans have...

Appeal, foundations, commercial success. Full Membership. World Cups. What does success look like?

While the opportunity to play in World Cups and present a case for Full Member elevation are guiding objectives for Associates, for...

Building domestic pathways: local engagement, integrating new talent and fun in the park

There are many elements to developing a successful, sustainable cricket programme. For the casual observer - and even for those who watch...

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Welcome to the new website of Emerging Cricket; news, numbers, insight and interviews from Associate cricket and beyond, brought to you by...

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Thanks to the dedicated work of EC patron Ben Stinga, we've compiled this simple emerging cricket calendar so you can track the...

Jersey Fairway Super Series: Matchday 1 round-up

Sunday saw Jersey’s young cricketers take to FB Fields as the Fairway Super Series got underway. Each of the four teams played...

Bulgaria set to host Malta for men’s T20 series

The Malta national men's team visit Bulgaria this week to play eight T20 matches against their hosts between 23 and 29 September....

Uruguay’s greatest football club Peñarol rediscovers cricket roots

Life has come full circle for cricket at Club Atlético Peñarol in Uruguay. It is an extraordinary development...

Lalit Bhandari’s case raises insurance policy issues in Nepal cricket

On the evening of September 13th, unexpected news broke out from the far-western side of Nepal. Lalit Singh Bhandari, the left-arm medium-pacer...

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