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Is the end nigh for cricket as we knew it?

A spectre is haunting global cricket: the supplanting of the international game by a proliferation of franchise-based competitions which threaten to turn the entire...

Women’s ODI Status: The ICC’s token gesture

Last week at the ICC annual general meeting, the governing body announced that it would upgrade several Associate women’s teams to ODI status. On...

Wiese renaissance a feel-good 2021 story

To many who saw him taking the field in bright green Protea clothing, David Wiese was among the handiest all-rounders for South Africa. To many,...

Thailand and the fallacy of the ICC’s global growth strategy

When the ICC launched its 'strategy for Global Growth' on November 24, many were rightly skeptical. Almost two weeks later, Rod Lyall's refrain, 'ICC...

ICC and Global Growth: By their deeds shall ye know them

As a general rule of thumb, if you’re going to talk up a strategy for Global Growth, it’s probably better to come with rather...

Cricket takes another backward step in Super League scrapping

The blandly-worded news from Tuesday’s meeting of the ICC Executive Board that ‘Following the expansion of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup to a...

The Scotland Breakthrough

“Whit's fur ye'll no go by ye”, or so Scottish boomers like to tell you. In times of strife or uncertainty, this is their...

Life or death battle for Dutch cricket’s soul

In five brutal days between 18 and 22 October, the Dutch men’s national cricket team, who had reached the First Round of the ICC...

Now is the time for the ICC to act on Afghanistan

The recent news that the CEO of the Afghanistan Cricket Board, Hamid Shinwari, had been summarily dismissed by the Taliban and replaced by Najeebullah...

Afghanistan and women’s cricket: can the world help?

Only the most heartless of us can have failed to be appalled by the scenes coming out of Afghanistan in recent weeks, or to...

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