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16 UP: ICC announces expansion of Women’s World Cups in new 2024-31 structure

Twelve months to the day since the final of 2020 T20 World Cup, the ICC has announced a revised schedule of ICC Women's events...

ICC announces streaming partnership across three events

Almost 550 matches across three ICC global events are set to be streamed to a global audience, in a partnership struck by the game's...

Why Imran Khwaja is the best choice for ICC Chairperson

We have reached an historic moment: for the first time in the 111-year existence of the International Cricket Council, we have a candidate for...

A ‘Test’ by any other name would smell as sweet?

It’s fourteen years since Dave Richardson, then ICC general manager, floated an imaginative scheme for a three-tier, 20-team structure for Test cricket. There would be...

Cricket: lost in translation?

As cricket seeks to extend its reach to wider communities, to expand in countries where English is not the first language, the issue of...

Prospective ICC Chairman Colin Graves calls for a fairer global funding model

Outgoing Chair of the England and Wales Cricket Board Colin Graves has called on the ICC to review their distribution of funding to all...

The World Cup Super League: Only the ignorant can be surprised

On the face of it, the fact that well-established cricket commentators should apparently be shocked by the qualifying system for the 2023 World Cup...

ICC recognises the work of Associates in annual Development Awards announcements

The International Cricket Council (ICC) recognized the work of developing cricketing nations through the presenting of awards to national bodies. These awards demonstrate...

Two African ICC qualifying events postponed due to COVID-19

Only a few days after announcing the rescheduling of the 2020 Men's T20 World Cup, The ICC has today announced the postponement of two...

Cricket for a New Decade Part II – A Global T20 Championship?

Originally posted by Tom Grunshaw on May 13, 2020 What to do about bilateral cricket? When you sit down and think about it, bilateral tours are...

Associate Representative becomes interim ICC Chairperson after Manohar steps down

ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar has stepped down after two, two-year tenures at its helm. The ICC Board met today and agreed that Deputy Chairman...

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...

The ICC fails another test

In a characteristically thoughtful and broadly-visioned article last weekend, Gideon Haigh wrote about the immediate effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on club cricket in...

Cricket for a new decade Part I: Tournament design

The start of a new year is, for many, a time for reflection: a time to look back at events of the previous year...

Al Balushi of Oman banned for seven years by ICC

Oman cricketer Abdulrahim Al Balushi has been banned from cricket for seven years by the ICC today. Al Balushi accepted four charges of breaching the...

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...

From ICC calendar conflict comes a chance to change. Pool global rights. Save international cricket.

Much has been said over the past 24 hours in response to Dan Brettig's ESPN Cricinfo piece on the ICC's proposed event calendar for...

Olympic inclusions offers a huge platform for emerging cricket

The conversation about cricket entering the Olympics is optimistic at best, overdone and jaded at worst. However, the past Olympic cycle has seen a...

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...

Nepal catapulted into global qualifiers as ICC announces 2021 men’s T20 World Cup pathway

Despite not proceeding beyond the Asia regional finals in qualification for this year's T20 World Cup after finishing behind Singapore and Qatar, Nepal is...

The ICC is sitting on a 300 million person cricket revolution ahead of this month’s U19 World Cup

The Under-19’s Men's Cricket World Cup is usually relegated to vague opinion pieces regarding who the next big thing will be for the major...

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,...

Shabber suspended, investigated by ICC ACU

The Emirates Cricket Board has suspended wicket keeper Ghulam Shabber for absconding, also confirming that he is part of ICC's anti-corruption investigation in UAE.

Shakib Al Hasan banned for a year for breaching ICC Anti-Corruption Code

Only a week after the UAE had its fourth player stood down after anti-corruption charges, Shakib Al Hasan - the world number one ranked...

Hong Kong stripped of hosting rights, Challenge League B moved to Oman

Oman Cricket will host the inaugural ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Challenge League B between 2 and 12 December, after the event was relocated...

Fourth UAE player suspended in match-fixing probe

Ashfaq Ahmed became the fourth UAE player to be suspended in relation to the match-fixing scandal being investigated by the Anti Corruption Unit of...

T20 Internationals, Tim Wigmore and Pavel Florin

In the second edition of his new column Tim Brooks looks at universal T20I status, the rise of Pavel Florin and Cricket 2.0 -...

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?

UAE fixing scandal: Four players including UAE captain charged and immediately suspended

After being withdrawn from the UAE squad along with two others, all three players including captain Mohammed Naveed have been provisionally suspended by after...

Challenge League: Critics back new system for emerging game

In the aftermath of the first completed leg of the Cricket World Cup Challenge League, critics have praised the new system aimed for providing...

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...

The Intercontinental Cup must not die

With the ICC, where the Associates are concerned, there’s always a sting in the tail. So last autumn, when they announced the spiffing new structure of one-day...

Two Hong Kong players banned for life by ICC

Two former Hong Kong players have been banned for life with a third banned for five years after the ICC Anti-Corruption Tribunal found them...

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 2015, this...

The story of Moroccan cricket: baksheesh, bombs, and the death of a dream

Morocco hasn’t been kicked out of the ICC because Moroccans don’t play cricket. Or because the North African Kingdom hasn’t got the facilities. Morocco has been...

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,...

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...

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...

Towards Full Membership: an interview with Malcolm Cannon

Of all the lines which divide international cricket, no team has done more to head-butt that which separates its Full and Associate members than...

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...

The role of the ICC and the risk of dependency

There has been much debate since the 1996 World Cup on the ICC’s role in global development. It was then that the ICC took...

‘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...

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