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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...

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ODI Super League: the format’s saviour?

Let’s do an experiment. Looking back at the last five years, how many classic Full Member ODI series can...

USA retain nine, key players omitted in new men’s contract list

USA Cricket announced on Monday the reduction of their central contracts to 9 players through December 31. Players on contract with overseas...

Oman prepares for cricket’s restart

Cricketers across Oman will be starting to repack their kit bags with the news that the sport will be resuming in the...

Northern Strikers win inaugural Malaysian T10 Bash: Finals Day wrap

The Northern Strikers have won the inaugural Malaysian T10 Bash, defeating the Southern Hitters by 29 runs on Sunday after the event...

Dutch Pro Series: First Week Preview

With the abandonment of the projected international series against Denmark and Scotland the KNCB has opted for an expanded Pro Series of...

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