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Born into a family of cricket tragics in Canada and Tri-lingual across English, French and Spanish, Nick has broad experience providing descriptive and entertaining match coverage for multiple events across three continents involving emerging cricket teams. Nick’s personal blog is helicentcric.blogspot.com and tweets as @HeliocentCric, where he tirelessly proselytises the emerging game.
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Namibia: Richelieu T20 concludes after coronavirus delay

Namibia’s long-interrupted domestic T20 competition resumed this weekend, with the round-robin stage wrapping up on Saturday and the finals played on Sunday. The Gerhard Erasmus-led...

CWC Super League: Impure, not impotent

“We construct a philosophy of failure, which finds in defeat a form of justification and a proof of the purity of our principles. Certainly, the...

Super Over: 6 great women’s games with emerging stars

While Daniel Beswick runs an eye over a host of exciting young women's cricketers, Nick Skinner takes a look at 5 classic matches involving just...

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 - are among...

EC weekly roundup: Dane Piedt’s USA signing raises questions about American approach

In a week where cricket grounds the world over remained locked, it was the off-field happenings which drew attention from a sport-starved public. South African...

EC weekly roundup: mass cancellations, a wrap of Namibia’s domestic league, and a series in Singapore?

Another round of cancellations bit into what little cricket remained this week, as both Namibia and Hong Kong announced their domestic seasons were being put...

EC weekly roundup: Ireland break T20I drought against Afghanistan; more coronavirus cricket cancellations

In a week when the global coronavirus outbreak worsened, with the World Health Organisation officially labelling it a pandemic, the main cricket action came off...

EC weekly roundup: Precipitation and postponements, runfests and retirement

The Thai women this week wrapped up their T20 World Cup campaign with a frustrating washout, as Sydney rain denied them their best chance at...

Live Blog: Thailand v Pakistan, Women’s T20 World Cup

17:50 local time - we've just had confirmation from the ICC that the match is abandoned. Bitterly disappointing for Thailand, who powered to their highest-ever...

EC weekly roundup: Thailand women headline a feast of Asian cricket

There was Asian cricket aplenty this week in the Emerging Cricket world, as the Thailand women continued their T20 World Cup campaign, their men host...

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