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Five rings. Five hundred grand: How Olympic inclusion will turbo-charge cricket’s development in Brazil and beyond

Speaking on the Emerging Cricket Podcast that aired on 31st July, Matt Featherston, the former Kent representative and now Cricket Brazil President renewed calls...

Loaded dice in the zero-sum game

Back in 2013 I had a lively argument with Tim Anderson, who was at the time the ICC’s Global Development Manager. He was visiting the...

Associate cricket is stronger than ever, but how to continue this momentum?

As we look to the future and long for the return of cricket, it now might be a good time to reflect on the...

Of Eligibility and Expats

The ICC’s eligibility criteria - which determine under what circumstances a player is allowed to represent a given country in international cricket - are...

In the gutter, looking at the stars

Let us conduct a thought experiment. I want you to join me in imagining a governing body of a global sport (let’s, for the sake of...

Associates driving global growth? Up to a point . . .

In April 2018 the ICC took a bold, and on the face of it, rather surprising step: it decided that as from 1 January...

CWC League 2 – points table, schedule, previews & match reports

The seven-team Cricket World Cup (CWC) League 2 will see each side play 36 ODIs over 9 double round-robin tri-series. It will run from...

A statistical look at the 2019 Emerging game

Emerging players and nations took up a bigger part of the 2019 cricket calendar year with 389 male matches played by Associate nations and...

Broader issues in spotlight after annus horribilis for Cricket Ireland

It hasn't been the best of years for Cricket Ireland, has 2019. There was a significant loss (a "six figure sum") due to cyber-fraud,...

CWC Challenge League B – points table, schedule, previews & match reports

Bermuda, Hong Kong, Italy Jersey, Kenya, and Uganda began their long road to World Cup Qualification when they squared off in Group B of...

Status and statistics – cricket’s hegemonic nonsense

Republished and updated after the Maldives were defeated by 249 runs against Bangladesh during the South Asian Games in Nepal. They were dismissed for...

ECL 2020: Weston opens up tournament ownership

Founder of the European Cricket League Daniel Weston is handing an opportunity to fans and investors to own a share in his competition for...

The Smiling Assassins: how Thailand built a formidable women’s national cricket team, Part 2

Whereas Part 1 charted the history of the Thailand women’s long road to World Cup qualification, in this article we talk in-depth about the...

Parity complete as Europe emerges as next to join cycle

When Afghanistan beat the West Indies in Lucknow on Saturday, something special occurred. What appeared to be an innocuous T20I match in a bilateral series...

The six qualifiers for the 2020 Men’s T20 World Cup

Fourteen teams travelled to the UAE for the global qualifiers hoping to pick up one of the six places on offer at the 2020...

Stand and deliver: new heroes needed to drive the Nepali droves

With a new board and a new captain to be announced, who is ready to step up to take Nepal forward?

Of bilaterals and Bangladesh; cricket’s short series conundrum

Today, David Schout wrote a piece for The Roar where he lamented next year's cricket schedule for being 'obsessed' with the three-game series; Australia...

EXCLUSIVE: Anshuman Rath quits Hong Kong to pursue Indian dream – will enter IPL draft as a local

Incumbent Hong Kong men's captain Anshuman Rath has not been included in the squad selected for the impending T20 World Cup Qualifiers "so he...

Emerging Cricket launches on Patreon

Enjoying our podcast? Love reading stories like Nishadh Rego's in-depth piece on the rise of the Thailand women's team, when Nick Skinner disproved the...

The smiling assassins: How Thailand built a formidable women’s national cricket team, Part 1

It is January 2009. The mood at the Chiang Mai Gymkhana Club is buoyant. The Thailand men’s national team has just beaten the Maldives...

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 the money...

Social media, migration, marketing and the Olympics; building profile and broadening appeal in Associate nations

In many countries cricket is a minority sport at the very margins of cultural awareness. This can make it difficult to build participation and...

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...

‘Anywhere, Anyone, Anytime’, ICC launches ‘criiio’ to celebrate the game worldwide

On the eve of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, the 'criiio' campaign has been launched by the ICC. Fans have been encouraged...

Appeal, foundations, commercial success. Full Membership. World Cups. What does success look like?

While the opportunity to play in World Cups and present a case for Full Member elevation are guiding objectives for Associates, for lower ranked...

Building domestic pathways: local engagement, integrating new talent and fun in the park

There are many elements to developing a successful, sustainable cricket programme. For the casual observer - and even for those who watch a lot...

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Welcome to the new website of Emerging Cricket; news, numbers, insight and interviews from Associate cricket and beyond, brought to you by those passionate...

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Netherlands home ODI series against England postponed

The Cricket World Cup Super League ODI series between the Netherlands and England slated for May 2021 has been postponed, it was announced today. The...

Bright future for UAE Women’s captain as national role model, would spur local interest – Radley

Among the many talking points discussed in the latest weekly podcast, Paul Radley, Sports writer at The National, opened up about the UAE women’s...

Sport has united all Ugandans – Musana Felix

Sport has the power to unite communities and create social change. During a recent interview with Emerging Cricket, Nigeria’s women’s team captain Samantha Agazuma...

Three Nepal players test positive for COVID-19, closed camp commences in Kathmandu

The closed camp of the Nepal men's squad has commenced at TU International Cricket Ground, Kathmandu following all the national health protocols issued by...

PNG: Tournaments conclude, new event announced, Commonwealth Games excitement

Despite the majority of PNG’s domestic cricket action being concluded, there has been the recent conclusion of a tournament along with news published which...

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