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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

‘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...

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Associate player roundup from Round 2 of the Bob Willis Trophy

With the second round of fixtures of the Bob Willis Trophy concluding, there is another opportunity to look at the performances of...

Opinion: For cricket to grow globally, the power of BCCI needs to be challenged: Part 2

In Part 2 of this article, Shounak looks at the dark clouds of corruption surrounding N Srinivasan, and his reported fresh attempts...

The slope of the playing field – FM v AM ODI matches

‘All we’re really sayin’,’ sing the wonderful Irish duo the Duckworth Lewis Method, ‘is it doesn’t really feel / Like we’re all...

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...

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