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Nigerian men’s cricket captain Joshua Ayannaike speaks to Emerging Cricket

After our recent conversation with Nigerian women’s captain Samantha Agazuma Nigerian men's captain Joshua Ayannaike sits down to discuss the state of the game...

Nigeria Women’s cricket: An uplifting and empowering force

Recently Emerging Cricket has been reporting on the exciting developments in Nigeria, including the rebuilding of the University of Lagos cricket ground, the ongoing...

New ground, more players: Kaduna State continues to grow cricket in Nigeria

The cricketing infrastructure in Nigeria is growing at an exciting rate, with new facilities being build across the country. But there is often the...

Cricket in Nigeria: More than just the players

With participation numbers increasing almost fivefold in the ten years until 2018, cricket in Nigeria is developing at a rapid rate and this is...

Nigeria re-laying groundworks for the future

The University of Lagos Cricket Alumni Association has stated its intention and readiness to rebuild and upgrade the cricket ground at the University of...

Under 19 Cricket World Cup Associate Review

With the 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup reaching its conclusion the tournament caps off a list of firsts for Associate cricket nations, with Japan...

Nigeria ready to compete with the world’s best at maiden U19 World Cup

Nigeria surprised everyone–apart from themselves–when they qualified for the U19 World Cup early last year. Despite competing in a tournament that had three nations...

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...

T20WCQ Team of the Tournament

The T20 World Cup Qualifiers are over with the Dutch taking home the title overnight in the final over Papua New Guinea. With the...

Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 – final tables and playoff schedule

The ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019: Our most recent podcast: 2 November: Third Place Play-off: Ireland v Nambia (14h10) report; FINAL: Netherlands v Papua New Guinea...

A Cinderella story? Hong Kong thrash Nigeria, playoff spot within reach

Group B: Hong Kong 82/5 (Kinchit 25, Nizakat 21, Ajekun 1-5) defeated Nigeria 81/8 (Onkoyi 18, Aizaz 2-5, Ghazanfar 2-11) by 5 wickets with...

Ready reckoner: Group B permutations & possibilities

Firstly, here's the Group B table after Day 9: GROUP BTEAM MWLPTNRRIreland*64281.591Oman*54181.388UAE53260.656Canada53260.433Jersey5234-0.039Hong Kong5234-0.383Nigeria5050-4.326 And here is the chat with Peter Della Penna between Abu Dhabi &...

Craig Young takes four as Ireland restrict Nigeria to 66, go top of group

Group B: Ireland 67/2 (Obrien 32. Ajekun 1-10) defeated Nigeria 66/9 (Adedeji 19, Young 4-13, Adair 2-10) by 8 wickets with 83 deliveries. In their...

Improved Nigeria still no match for embattled UAE

Group B: Nigeria 111/3 (Adedeji 51*, Onwuzulike 46*; Siddique & Raza 1/15) lost to UAE 112/5 off 12.3 overs (Farid 55; S. Okpe 2/22)...

Oman boost run rate with crushing victory over Nigeria

Group B: Nigeria 71 off 19.5 overs (Ajekun 16; Kaleem 4/14, Bilal 3/7) lost to Oman 72/3 off 7.0 overs (Singh 48; Runsewe 1/4,...

Day 5 T20 World Cup Qualifier podcast special, tables and reports

Here’s our second T20WCQ special as Tim Bes & Nick being you up to speed on the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier...

Canada go two and zero after besting an improved Nigeria

Group B: Canada 159/7 (Kumar 57, Tariq 33, Abioye 2-26) defeated Nigeria 109/8 (Onwuzulike 39, Runsewe 37, Heyliger 3-16) by 50 runs. Canada won the...

Day 3 T20 World Cup Qualifier podcast special, tables and reports

Five teams remain unbeaten after Day 3. On the other side, Namibia, Hong Kong, Bermuda and Kenya face an uphill battle, all sitting 0-2. Tim,...

Day 2 wrap: UAE, Scotland & PNG back in the hunt, Dutch strong, Ireland wobbly.

On Saturday, a bumper Day 2 of five matches gave us more pulsating cricket as the Netherlands won their second in two days, sending...

Ruthless Jersey outclass newcomers Nigeria

Group B: Jersey 184/4 (Jenner 57, Greenwood 43, Daniel Ajekun 1-16) defeated Nigeria 115/7 (Oyede 39, Miles 2-21, Blampied 2-24) by 69 runs. It was...

Day 2 (warm-up matches) wrap. Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier

Tuesday saw the second and final round of warm-up games for the T20 World Cup Qualifier in the UAE. There were some eye-catching performances...

Day 1 (warm-up matches) wrap. Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier

The wait is almost over for the highly anticipated T20 World Cup Qualifier in the United Arab Emirates which will decide the six teams...

14 players to watch at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier

Rustom Deboo hones in on one name from each of the teams competing in the UAE as players to watch out for at the...

Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier – Group B: squads and draw

Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier - Group B squads and draw. Full draw here. Group A squads here. Group matches 18 - 27 October. Play-offs...

When opportunity meets the prepared. Nigeria T20 World Cup Qualifier preview

2019 has been an amazing year for cricket in Nigeria: Their U19 beat all odds to qualify for the 2020 U19 World Cup in...

Nigeria shock Kenya by 49 runs in World Cup Qualifier warm up T20

Nigeria 152/7 (20) defeated Kenya 103/10 (16) by 49 runs. Scorecard Nigeria's men might be in UAE for the T20 World Cup qualifiers in fortuitous...

Rwanda Clinch Entertaining Series Against Nigeria

The Rwanda ladies side was able to clinch the return leg of their bilateral series against Nigeria, winning 3-2. The games played in the...

Nigeria women to tour Rwanda for return leg of bilateral T20I series

Rwanda Cricket Association will host the Nigeria women for a five match T20 series at the majestic Gahanga Cricket Stadium from September 4-7. It...

Namibia and Nigeria take suspended Zimbabwe’s spot at men’s and women’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers

On Tuesday evening from Dubai the ICC confirmed that Namibia will compete in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019, replacing Zimbabwe which...

Namibia and Kenya complete next step toward men’s T20 World Cup

The ICC T20 World Cup Africa Region Final ended on Friday in Kampala with Namibia and Kenya earning the right to represent Africa at...

Zimbabwe, Namibia dominate Africa Women’s Qualifiers.

* Skipper Etim grabs hattrick as Nigeria down Mozambique* Mayers stars again as Zimbabwe stroll to victory* Van Zyl’s four for 7 sets up...

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