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Cricket Zimbabwe stakes claim to host successive World Cup Qualifiers

Cricket Zimbabwe is aiming to host the 2022 ICC Men’s World Cup Qualifying tournament. The tournament gives ten teams the opportunity to...

Disentangling the World Cup format conundrum

And finally, this 1992-inspired league-style World Cup has come to an end. From 16 teams in 2007 and 14 in 2011 and...

ICC global funding model explainer

With various discussion online about the World Cup format and whether changing the structure would affect the value of the event ergo...

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...

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...

Need some inspiration? What do you know about cricket in Afghanistan…

A highlight of my “old life” was having the opportunity to work closely with Afghanistan Cricket. Here’s a stroll...

“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...

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...

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...

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High stakes as European Cricket League beckons

A number of clubs will battle it out for ECL qualifcation this weekend, as seasons conclude across Europe.

Northern Strikers start Malaysia T20 Super Series campaign with victory

Following the opening game of the MCA T20 Super Series, which saw the Southern Hitters victorious, the tournaments second game saw the...

The Netherlands adds another turf square

Dutch cricket acquired its eighth turf square last weekend with the launch of the new facility at Hermes-DVS’s Sportpark Harga complex in...

Jonty Rhodes calls on Full Members to support the emerging game

South African legend and recently-appointed coach of Sweden Jonty Rhodes has called on Full Members to support their Associate cousins in a...

MiLC Covid-19: player tests positive, 5 games postponed

A member of Minor League Cricket's DC Hawks has tested positive for Covid-19, according to an announcement by USA Cricket.

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