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Rustom Deboo is a cricket aficionado and freelance writer from India. He is a staunch supporter of Associate cricket, and has an insatiable hunger for the history, snippets and statistics surrounding the game. He blogs at the Cricket Cauldron, and is also a contributor to various other websites.
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Scotland’s first One-Day International

In 1992, Scotland broke away from the Test and County Cricket Board (TCCB), thus creating their own cricketing identity separate from England. They gained Associate...

14 players to watch at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier

Rustom Deboo hones in on one name from each of the teams competing in the UAE as players to watch out for at...

Netherlands v UAE: The first ODI between two Associates | EC Rewind

Rustom Deboo takes us back in time with his new regular "EC Rewind" column. Some articles will be republished from his blog and...

The final chapter? Associate nations at the World Cup: Part 5 (2011 & 2015)

The 16-team format used for the 2007 World Cup proved to be short-lived, as the tournament reverted to a two-group structure of 14...

The Kenyan miracle and a St. Patrick’s Day for the ages: Associates at the World Cup, Part 4 (2003 & 2007)

Bangladesh’s elevation to Test status in 2000, coupled with the increase in the number of participating teams by two on previous editions, led...

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...

The Zimbabwe years: ’83, ’87, ’92. Associates at the World Cup, Part 2.

Having revisited the fortunes of Associate nations at the first two World Cups in 1975 and 1979 in Part 1 of this five-part...

Associates at the World Cup, Part 1: 1975 & 1979

Thanks to the International Cricket Council’s retrograde decision to reduce the number of the teams at the World Cup, the 12th edition of the showpiece...

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