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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...

Opinion: The Trailblazers are wasting Chantham’s talent

Natthakan Chantham hasn’t faced a single ball during the Women’s T20 Challenge. The Trailblazers aren't using her properly and it's frustrating

Commonwealth Games: An Associate Opportunity?

Cricket returns to the Commonwealth Games at the 2022 edition in Birmingham. When teams take to the field at the imposing Edgbaston ground, the...

All we are saying is, give youth a chance!

On 20 July 2003 a youngster named Paul Stirling made 65 not out as Ireland beat the Netherlands by seven wickets in Copenhagen. Also playing...

A ‘Test’ by any other name would smell as sweet?

It’s fourteen years since Dave Richardson, then ICC general manager, floated an imaginative scheme for a three-tier, 20-team structure for Test cricket. There would be...

Cricket: lost in translation?

As cricket seeks to extend its reach to wider communities, to expand in countries where English is not the first language, the issue of...

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