Opinion - Page 8

Scrap the Sixes, salvage the Blitz

Emerging Cricket was the first to break the news that the Hong Kong T20 Blitz, the event that unearthed Nepal's Sandeep Lamichhane, is to...

OPINION: Zimbabwe suspension highlights double standards and warped priorities of ICC board

As the dust settles on the ICC’s decision to suspend Zimbabwe, the situation remains far from certain. Players’ careers have been thrown into limbo,...

Euro T20 slams door on Associates

The Euro T20 Slam yesterday announced details of their upcoming players draft, to be held in London on July 19. The owners of the...

Of Upsets and Unpredictability: an in-depth analysis of ODI competitiveness

This is the comprehensive analysis of competitiveness in men's ODIs. A condensed version is available here. The Cricket World Cup’s league phase is finally entering...

The World Cup “competitive games” fallacy

This article serves as a rebuttal of the argument justifying the ICC’s decision to reduce the CWC to 10 teams on the basis that...

Has a precedent been set for a new wave of Indian T20 globetrotters with Yuvraj and Gony decisions?

The big news coming out of the GT20 Canada draft was that Indian legend Yuvraj Singh would play in the event. The second Indian name; and...

Is the GT20 draft process stifling Associate opportunity?

As David Warner was picking off the Bangladesh bowlers around Trent Bridge, and Germany was getting oh-so-close to slipping past Jersey to the T20...

“Keyboard warriors”, Sideshow Bob and Alanis Morissette

I went to bed (late, again, thanks #CWC19 timezones) deflated on a number of fronts, firstly at how Afghanistan's performance belied their talent, and...

Off-field faults hinder Afghan World Cup Campaign

When Afghanistan stormed home to steal a World Cup qualification place last year in Zimbabwe, many felt that their talented, if a little enigmatic...

A bad format, Associates or not

The long lamented and dreaded ten-team World Cup has finally started and the arguments over the format are unlikely to cease until the trophy...

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