Rod Lyall - Page 1

Retired academic, now a journalist and commentator, mainly covering Dutch international and domestic cricket.
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Book review: Tim Brooks, ‘A Corner of Every Foreign Field: Cricket’s Journey from English Game to Global Sport’

Tim Brooks, A Corner of Every Foreign Field: Cricket’s Journey from English Game to Global Sport. Worthing, Sussex: Pitch Publishing, 2020. Available on...

KNCB hoping to resume Dutch national competitions July 4

Following the Dutch government’s further softening of its lockdown restrictions this week the KNCB is now looking at a possible resumption of national...

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.

The germs of change?

Increasingly, economic and social commentators are observing that the world on the other side of the Covid-19 pandemic will be very different from...

The ICC fails another test

In a characteristically thoughtful and broadly-visioned article last weekend, Gideon Haigh wrote about the immediate effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on club 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 sport...

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 1...

The Intercontinental Cup must not die

With the ICC, where the Associates are concerned, there’s always a sting in the tail. So last autumn, when they announced...

UAE take T20I series with two more wins

With two more victories on Monday and Tuesday the United Arab Emirates secured an irreversible 3-0 lead in their four-match T20 International series...

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Emerging Players to Watch Under 21: Women Part 1

Record-breakers and game changers. The women's game is flooded with both of these, though what is perhaps most...

Kenya’s development stunted by legal battle

Kenya used to fly the flag high for the developing nations across world cricket; representing upcoming nations in one of the biggest...

When Kenya defended 134 in an ODI

It is well known that Kenya defended a modest total of 166 in their famous 1996 World Cup victory against the West...

Arrests follow European Cricket Network betting probe

Two men in the Indian city of Jaipur were arrested following the discovery of a betting ring allegedly targeting European Cricket Network...

BetBarter Zambia T10 League finals wrap and our team of the tournament

Finals day is always the pinnacle of every tournament; group stage form can be disrupted, and the increased pressure means that any...

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