Rod Lyall - Page 16

Retired academic, now a journalist and commentator, mainly covering Dutch international and domestic cricket.
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Are Irish pastures calling?

Sometimes, as Fred Klokker said when he floated the idea on Emerging Cricket’s recent podcast, inspiration comes from nowhere in the middle of a conversation. And...

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 Amazon. Some books...

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 competition as...

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. He was visiting the Netherlands,...

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 that which...

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 Australia,...

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 (let’s, for the sake of argument,...

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 January 2019...

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 the spiffing new structure of one-day competitions...

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