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Afghanistan: cricket must show moral leadership, not hollow posturing

There has been much consternation in the cricket world since Taliban spokesman Ahmadullah Wasiq told Australian broadcaster SBS last week that the militants, who...

Dutch Appeals Committee orders a replay

Of the two controversies which have afflicted the Dutch Topklasse over the past week, that relating to last Sunday’s abandoned match between HCC and...

Cricket belongs to those who truly love it

It is an unpalatable truth that there are a lot of people out there who don’t like cricket. And they certainly don’t, in the...

Kushal Bhurtel and Aasif Sheikh: The fearless debutants who crunched the Dutch

On the 29th of March 2014, Kushal Bhurtel posted a Facebook status that read, ‘Yahoo!!!! Got selected for the district senior team, very happy....

The time is right for a Paul Stirling slamming in Pakistan

For a player so unlucky and deprived of opportunities, it's almost fitting that Paul Stirling links up with PSL team Islamabad United as a...

Multi-Day Cricket, Full Membership, and the Netherlands

The new ICC rules mean that it is possible to become a Full Member without becoming a Test-playing nation, and that is the path that the Dutch governing body, the KNCB, has chosen in its bid to graduate from the Associate ranks within the next five years.

Youth strategy remains an issue for Dutch cricket

One recurring topic at the recent general meeting of the KNCB was the importance of stepping up the recruitment of Dutch youth cricket players,...

USAC, MiLC, MLC and ensuring chances for homegrown American cricketers

Minor League Cricket: A pathway, but for whom?  Minor League Cricket (MiLC) provides an opportunity for young domestic cricketers to exhibit their talent on a...

‘I have always been an outsider’ – The expat native binary in Associate cricket

In a recent interview with Emerging Cricket, Cricket Russia’s CEO Ashwani Chopra argued ‘unless we popularise cricket among native Russians and no longer remain as...

Why Imran Khwaja is the best choice for ICC Chairperson

We have reached an historic moment: for the first time in the 111-year existence of the International Cricket Council, we have a candidate for...

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