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Men’s T20 World Cup to be hosted by India in 2021, Australia 2022; Women’s World Cup postponed until 2022

India will host the Men's T20 World Cup for 2021, with Australia hosting the tournament in 2022, following an ICC meeting today....

Thailand World Cup Reflections – Part 3 – On the field

Thailand’s debut at the T20 World Cup against the West Indies at the WACA was due to start at 3pm local time....

T20 World Cup, Asia Cup decisions postponed until next month after meetings stagnate

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that a decision for both the Men's T20 World Cup in October 2020 and Women's...

Thailand World Cup Reflections – Part 2 – Language

If cricket is the cultural lingua franca of the British colonial project, then English remains the sport’s language of choice. Predictably and...

Podcast catch-up: Norman Vanua Part Two

In case you missed it, we caught up with Norman Vanua in part two of our special with the PNG all-rounder. Open...

Thailand World Cup Reflections – Part 1 – On Being Outsiders

The walls of the players’ dining rooms at the WACA are adorned with photographs of the West Australian greats. On the afternoon...

Podcast catch-up: Norman Vanua

In case you missed it on our podcast, we caught up with PNG all-rounder Norman Vanua in part one of a two...

This week on the EC Podcast: Norman Vanua

In part one of a two-part special for the Emerging Cricket Podcast, we catch up with PNG all-rounder Norman Vanua. In a...

Emerging Cricket Podcast catch-up: Max Abbott

In case you missed it, we caught up with T20 World Cup Media and Communications Manager, and EC Patron, Max Abbott on...

This week on the EC Podcast: Max Abbott

On this week's Emerging Cricket Podcast, we speak to T20 World Cup Media and Communications Manager, and...

EC weekly roundup: Precipitation and postponements, runfests and retirement

The Thai women this week wrapped up their T20 World Cup campaign with a frustrating washout, as Sydney rain denied them their...

The day before Pakistan: The Thailand World Cup Diaries, Day 16, Sydney

Our final day of training was held at the beautiful Sydney Showground Stadium on Monday. It is a sweltering...

Sydney Days: The Thailand World Cup Diaries, Day 15

We are coming to the end of our time at the T20 World Cup 2020. It can be a challenge to remain motivated,...

Quick chat with Suleeporn Laomi: The Thailand World Cup Diaries, Day 13, Canberra

In this segment of the tour diary, we speak to Suleeporn Laomi, Thailand's ace leg-spinner and one of the country's most experienced...

Reflections from Thailand vs England: The Thailand World Cup Diaries, Days 11 and 12, Canberra

Our preparation for the England game has been extensive. We have had a net session at Manuka Oval, and a center-wicket hit out at...

Thailand threaten early, England flex muscles at Manuka

Dizzee Rascal's 'Dance Wiv Me' blared around Manuka Oval, but Thailand needed no invitation to be front and centre at The Big...

The hours before our T20 World Cup debut: The Thailand World Cup Diaries, Day 7 and 8, Perth

Sornnarin Tippoch and Harshal Pathak have said it many times in the last few days. “We have prepared well. We...

Quick chat with Nannapat Khoncharoenkai: The Thailand World Cup Diaries, Day 10, Canberra

In this segment of the tour diary, we chat to Nannapat Khoncharoenkai, Thailand’s 19-year old wicket-keeper, and No. 3 batter, on the...

Playing New Zealand: The Thailand World Cup Diaries, Day 5 and 6, Adelaide and Perth

Wednesday’s ICC T20 World Cup warm-up match against New Zealand was the first time Thailand played a Test country from outside Asia.

Out on the turf: The Thailand World Cup Diaries, Day 4, Adelaide

We leave the Pullman Hotel at 11 AM for an International Cricket Council (ICC) ‘Cricket For Good’ Clinic. We are...

Getting used to the pace of a World Cup: The Thailand World Cup Diaries, Day 3, Adelaide

We are gradually getting used to the sheer volume of obligations and commitments required of a team participating in a world cup.

Fans make the day worthwhile: The Thailand World Cup Diaries Day 2, Brisbane

Waiting for a wet outfield to dry is one of the most frustrating experiences a cricketer can have. You spend most of the day...

The Thailand World Cup Diaries: Day 1, Brisbane

We arrive at the Bupa National Cricket Centre (NCC) before 8 o'clock this morning. The NCC overlooks the picturesque Allan Border Oval,...

Ready to take on the world: Thailand T20 World Cup preview

Mention the success of the Thailand women’s cricket team in a sports conversation and most people look at you quizzically. Even those...

Emerging Cricket announces partnership with Thailand for T20 World Cup

Official partnership includes media support for national team at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Australia 2020 and beyondThailand Women’s captain, Sornnarin...

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 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...

Singapore – The Cinderella Story that never was: A Qualifier Post-Mortem

40/0 after 4. Singapore had already used 4 bowlers in the first 4 overs of Namibia’s innings. They...

Who is our T20 World Cup Qualifier MVP?

Laced with defining individual performances, the T20 World Cup Qualifier again proved the quality among the top teams in the emerging game.

Dutch delight: The Netherlands claim T20WCQ Trophy

The Netherlands 134-3 (Cooper 41, ten Doeschate 30, Vala 1-15) defeated PNG 128-8 (Siaka 39, Bau 29, Glover 3-24) by 7 wickets

Simi Singh takes three as Ireland deny Namibia a podium finish

Third place play-off: Ireland 135 (Balbirnie 46, Stirling 25, Smit 3-19, Williams 3-34) defeated Namibia 108 (Erasmus 51, Baard 17, Singh 3-25)...

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...

Netherlands seal T20WCQ final spot

Netherlands (ten Doeschate 43*, Cooper 37, Young 2-39) defeated Ireland 137-9 (Stirling 29, Seelaar 3-17, van der Merwe 2-19, Klaassen 2-32) by...

T20 World Cup Qualifier: Bes chats to SportFM

Emerging Cricket's Daniel Beswick joined SportFM's Jacob Landsmeer to discuss the T20 World Cup Qualifier in UAE.In the...

Namibia thump Oman to Qualify for T20 World Cup

Namibia 161-7 (Smit 59, Williams 45, Bilal Khan 4-19) defeated Oman 107 (Khawar Ali 41, Aqib Ilyas 18, Scholtz 3-14) by 54...

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

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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...

Ready Reckoner: Group A Permutations & Possibilities

First and foremost, here are the standings at the end of Day 9 in Group A: TeamPlayedWinsLossPointsNRRPNG54182.099Netherlands54181.891Namibia64281.08Scotland53260.55Kenya5234-0.931Singapore6234-0.765Bermuda6060-2.839

Namibia trounce Singapore to record 4th consecutive win

Namibia 191-8 (Erasmus 72, Kotze 36, Amjad Mahboob 3-29) defeated Singapore 104 (Param 28, Rangarajan 16, Frylinck 4-21) by 87 runs

Netherlands blast past Bermuda to set up Scotland showdown

Group A: Netherlands 206/3 (O’Dowd 58, Cooper 58, Ackermann 43*, Trott 1-31) defeated Bermuda (Leverock 31, van Meekeren 3-26, van der Merwe...

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...

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...

Ireland eye top spot in Group B with crushing win over Jersey

Group B: Ireland 2/110 (Stirling 58*, Balbirnie 33, Perchard 1-16) defeated Jersey 105 all out (Stevens 25, Adair 3-10, Delany 2-12) by...

Papua New Guinea end Netherlands’ unbeaten run to go top of Group A

PNG moved up to top of Group A with a win over the Netherlands

Kat out of the bag as Hong Kong get their mojo back against Jersey

Group B Hong Kong 144/7 (Nizakat 46, McKechnie 40*, Ward 3-19) defeated Jersey 136/6 (Stevens 39, Bisson 30, Ehsan 2-18 ) by...

Double trouble: Kenya with twin wins; Singapore lose two in a row

Group A: Kenya 159/3 (Karim 71*, Gandhi 50, Amjad Mahboob 2-30) defeated Singapore 157/9 (Surendran 40, Aritra 33, Oluoch 3-22, Otieno 3-29)...

Namibia keeps dream alive with comprehensive win over Bermuda

Group A: Namibia 111/4 (13.1 overs, Davin 37, Leverock 3/18) defeated Bermuda 106/9 (20 overs, Okera Bascome 37, Scholtz 3/17) by six...

Namibia capitalise on Scotland stumbles to record first win

Group A: Namibia 159/6 (Smit 43, Erasmus 37, Davey 2-29) defeated Scotland 135/8 (Macloed 39, Berrington 23, Frylinck 2-15) by 24 runs.

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...

Jersey move into second with win over UAE

Group B: Jersey 147 all out (Ward 47, Siddique 2-34) defeated United Arab Emirates 112 all out (Mustafa 28, Carlyon 3-15) by...

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.

Ireland bounce back to hand Oman first defeat

Group B: Ireland 183/3 off 20.0 (G. Delaney 89*; Khawar Ali 1/28) defeated Oman 148/9 off 20.0 (Khawar Ali 50; Dockrell 2/24,...

Despite another suspension, UAE stocks rise as Hong Kong goes 0 & 3

UAE 118/2 (Shahzad 54, Suri 44*, Christie 2-24) defeated Hong Kong 116/7 (Nizakat 31, Kinchit 30, Mustafa 2-17) by 8 wickets with...

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...

Papering over the cracks? Scotland sneak past Papua New Guinea

Group A: Scotland 146/6 (Coetzer 54, Cross 40, Ravu 1-11) defeated Papua New Guinea 142/9 (Vanua 33, Siaka 31, Tahir 3-24) by...

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...

Hong Kong brushed aside as Oman continues to impress

Oman 106/2 (Illyas 37, Maqsood 24, Shah 1-18) defeated Hong Kong 103 (Nizakat 31, Kaleem 3-14, Khawar Ali 3-24) by 8 wickets...

Second record opening stand in two days helps Papua New Guinea crush Namibia to go top of Group A

Papua New Guinea 197/7 (Ura 71, Vala 48, S Bau 26, Frylinck 3 -18) defeated Namibia 116 (Vala 3-19, S Bau 1-15)...

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...

Berrington helps Scotland bounce back against brave Kenya

Group A: Scotland 170/6 (Sole 33, Berrington 27, Obuya 2-12) defeated Kenya (Karim 51, Gondaria 26, Berrington 3-17, Davey 2-25) 139/8 by...

Rohan Mustafa drags UAE back into the light, hosts beat Ireland by 5 wickets

Group B: UAE 129/5 (Mustafa 39, Usman 29, Adair 1-21) defeated Ireland 125 (Stirling 72, Mustafa 4-18) by five wickets with 18...

All smiles for Netherlands, as Namibia batting feels the pace

Group A: Netherlands 140/6 (ten Doeschate 59, O'Dowd 21, Frylinck 3-25) defeated Namibia 96 (William 27, Glover 3-16, van Meekeren 3-16) by...

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...

Shocking Bermuda shorts out against PNG after Vanua hattrick

Papua New Guinea 90/0 (Vala 53*, Ura 33*) defeated Bermuda 89 (Rawlins 25, Trott 19, Vanua 3-14 including a hattrick) by ten...

Day 1 wrap. Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier

The ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 got underway under the blazing sunshine of the UAE across Abu Dhabi and Dubai...

Oman win desert derby over embattled Emiratis

Oman 109/3 (Ilyas 45, Kaleem 27, Raza 1-23) defeated UAE 108/9 (Usman 27, Mustafa 24, Butt 3-16) by 7 wickets with 10...

Singapore stun Scotland…and a leading cricket website that shall not be named

Singapore 168/6 (Chandramohan 51, Dutta 32, Davey 2-26) defeated Scotland 166/9 (Munsey 46, Macleod 44, Selladore 3-16) by 2 runs.

Balbirnie finishes off Hong Kong after another Stirling show

Ireland 154/2 (Balbirine 70*, Stirling 62, Aizaz 1-31) defeated Hong Kong 153/5 (Kinchit 79, Haroon 20, Adair 2-22) by 8 wickets with...

T20 World Cup Qualifier: Bes chats to SportFM

Emerging Cricket's Daniel Beswick joined SportFM's Jacob Landsmeer to discuss the upcoming T20 World Cup Qualifier in UAE.

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...

Not resting on either laurels or clovers. Ireland T20 World Cup Qualifier preview

After painfully falling short of qualifying for the ICC 2019 World Cup, Ireland will be staking their claim to be one of the 6 sides to qualify for the 2020 T20 World Cup.

Ready to Emerge: Scotland T20 World Cup Qualifier preview

Since their last appearance at a major ICC event, the World T20 in 2016, Scotland have built a new reputation as being one of the strongest associate sides.

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...

Tournament favourites or mere pretenders? Oman T20 World Cup Qualifier preview

Background Transition. Or perhaps more accurately, turmoil. These words describe the pre-tournament fortunes of two of...

Dutch men’s captain Pieter Seelaar appointed EC Ambassador

Today, Pieter Seelaar, the Netherlands captain was announced as an Emerging Cricket Ambassador, just three days out from the first delivery of...

Desperate for success for many more reasons than just a World Cup berth. Kenya T20 World Cup Qualifier preview

Background Shem Ngoche, vice-captain of Kenya is abandoned by all his team mates at the Wanderers Cricket Club...

A Perfect 2019? Namibia T20 World Cup Qualifier preview

Buoyed by success at World Cricket League 2 and the subsequent Cricket World Cup League 2 tri-series in Lauderhill, Namibia look to cap off a barnstorming 2019 by qualifying for a World Cup in UAE, albeit in the T20 format.

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...

In The Pink: a return to the top table and looking to continue the surprises | Bermuda T20 World Cup Qualifier preview

Background Bermuda’s appearance in the UAE marks a welcome return to the top table of Associate cricket...

Unexplained withdrawals, Raza left holding the chalice. UAE T20 World Cup Qualifier preview

UAE, tournament hosts and highest-ranked team in Group B, has had its preparations dealt a blow on the eve of the tournament,...

A Golden Era? Of course, it is. Ditch the question mark. Singapore T20 World Cup Qualifier preview

Background July 28th 2019, The Indian Association ground in Singapore. The home team’s batsmen, led by...

Change of format, change of fortunes? Papua New Guinea T20 World Cup Qualifiers preview

Very few media scribes or emerging nation cricket fans are tipping Papua New Guinea to figure prominently in the ICC T20 World...

Dare to dream. Jersey T20 World Cup Qualifier Preview

Background: Jersey took victory at the European qualifiers for the T20 World Cup back in June and claiming...

Fight or flight. Hong Kong T20 World Cup Qualifier preview

Background Of all the teams coming into this ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier, no side has experienced...

Out of the wilderness? Canada T20 World Cup Qualifiers preview

A power-packed batting lineup and an experienced team of spin bowlers provide Canada’s best chance at qualifying for an ICC global event in almost a decade.

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

Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier - Group B. Full draw here. Group B squads here. Group matches 18 -...

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...

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...

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...

EXCLUSIVE: Babar Hayat withdraws from T20 World Cup Qualifiers, three more HK players have contracts torn up – Tanwir Afzal denies leading revolt...

Only days after Anshuman Rath announced he has switched allegiance to India and would therefore not be available for selection for Hong...

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...

Terrific Thailand qualify for first World Cup

Thailand have continued their remarkable year in T20s by booking themselves a place in the 2020 Women's T20...

Six teams still in contention going into final day of round robin action in Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier

On Monday the PNG Lewas came agonisingly close to achieving the country's first ever win over a Full member - in men's...

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...

Men’s T20 World Cup Americas Final wrap and Emerging Cricket’s team of the tournament

As reported last week, the qualification spots from the ICC T20 World Cup Americas Regional Final – held in Bermuda – were...

Bangladesh favourites for women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier, as Namibia makes maiden appearance

Two years ago in the Netherlands Bangladesh qualified for the 2018 T20 World Cup in West Indies as winners of the global...

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...

Nepal’s flaws exposed by Asia T20 World Cup Qualifier

After a miracle run over the past 18 months in international cricket, Nepal's luck ran out at the Asia T20 World Cup...

Asian T20 Qualification Review & Team of the Tournament

Singapore will play its first World Cup Qualifier in almost twenty years after thumping Nepal by 82 runs on the final day of the...

The Saad story behind Singapore’s success

When Saad Khan Janjua—CEO of the Singapore Cricket Association (SCA)—speaks, people listen. It’s not because his name comes with an...

Cardiac Kids from Nepal ease past Kuwait, setting up winner-takes-all Singapore clash

The familiar duo of Basant Regmi and Sandeep Lamichhane have bowled Nepal into a de-facto final tomorrow against the hosts, with the...

All to play for at the halfway mark of the Asian T20 World Cup Qualifiers

We currently sit at the halfway mark of the Asian T20 World Cup Qualifiers and like the recent European qualifiers, we look...

Preview: ICC T20 World Cup Asia Final in Singapore

Pan-Asian emerging cricket is a relatively rare phenomenon these days. The Asian Cricket Council’s tournaments are predominantly sub-regional affairs, pitting the same geographically proximate...

Men’s and women’s T20 World Cup Europe Finals to be live streamed

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Europe Final 2019 will be hosted in Guernsey between 15th – 20st June (Six teams - single...

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