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Emerging.Cricket's podcast brings you news and views from beyond the Test world.




Japan in the U19 CWC, USA T20 Lawsuit and Afghanistan's poor World Cup

In a bumper episode, we cover the sensational events in Japan where the PNG U19 team forfeited their last match, Afghanistan's winless World Cup, the T20 World Cup Europe Finals and the upcoming Netherlands v Zimbabwe ODI & T20I series. We also speak to Japan head coach Dhugal Beddingfield after the country qualified for its first global ICC event after the Sano-hosted East Asia Pacific U19 Qualifier.


8. Cricket in Mexico, with Craig White, Central American Championships and the effect of T20I status

Nick (@HeliocentCric) speaks with Craig White (@YourManInMexico) who is secretary of the Mexico Cricket Association. He talks about developing cricket in the country, the time Fred Trueman played in Mexico, and the work that went into organising the recent Central American Championships, where Belize, Costa Rica, Panama and the MCC travelled to Reforma Athletic Club. Both men's and women's events were run concurrently.


CWC League 2, CPL draft list, another Sandeep rant, Women's qualifiers and a tournament in Mexico.

The team looks at the all-ODI Cricket World Cup League 2 draw and the CPL draft. Rashid Khan looks to be triple booked. There have been ICC Women's Qualifiers completed in Africa and East Asia Pacific, and the men's Africa T20 World Cup Qualifier has started in Uganda. The Central American Championship were played in Mexico last month and Ireland & Scotland are both hosting some full member fixtures, including a match against England that Ireland could've won. ...and Bes has another rant...


7. Cricket in Uganda, with Denis Musali

We continue our series of chats to those growing cricket in the sport's new world with Daniel Beswick (@dgbeswick1) speaking to Denis Musali, Head of Digital Communications of Cricket Uganda. Denis represented Uganda at two U19 World Cups, playing against a golden age of youth international cricketers, with many taking part at the upcoming Cricket World Cup. While bemoaning the smaller 2019 World Cup, Denis discusses the state of Ugandan cricket and shares stories of playing some of the...


The Barramundi Miracle | Final Round Wrap. Namibia and PNG clinch the last two ODI spots.

We wrap the last day of consequential action from Windhoek, and what a day it was! PNG came from a seemingly insurmountable position to qualify, thanks to a huge win over Oman and an obdurate finish from USA against their neighbours to the north, denying Canada ODI status by four runs.


WCL2 match day four wrap with Bertus de Jong

From the balcony of Wanderers, the team review the World Cricket League Division Two action after four of five completed rounds where Oman and USA have secured ODI status and their spots in Cricket World Cup League 2. There is a four-way fight for the last two berths; Namibia has a win and NRR advantage over Hong Kong, Canada and PNG - all three sides on a solitary victory. The last round sees all sides in the top half up against those in the danger zone of the bottom three, setting up a...


Windhoek LIVE WCL2 with special guest Bertus de Jong

Join the EC team live - well, uncut - from Windhoek after day two of the crucial World Cricket League Division 2. Joined by special guest, Bertus de Jong, we analyse the first two days of action where we've seen Oman climb to an early lead on the points table, four teams 1-1 and Canada languishing in sixth without a victory. We saw one of the best Associate cricket (if not all international cricket) tournaments here last year, but this year has even more on the line.


Part 2 - Victoria Tri-series. UAE in Zimbabwe. EC Mailbag debuts

We close out EC Pod 7 with a review of the Uganda-Kenya-Zimbabwe women's "Victoria Tri-series", we talk about the first ODI between UAE & Zimbabwe and answer your questions from the EC Mailbag for the first time!


Our World Cricket League Two preview & prediction pod. Part 1 of 2 of a bumper edition.

Bes, Nick & Cuts take a deep dive into the final World Cricket League event: WCL2 gets underway in a week's time from Namibia's capital Windhoek. Canada, Hong Kong, Oman, PNG, USA and the hosts will fight out for the final four places in the ICC's new all-ODI "Cricket World Cup League 2". The bottom two will slot into the new CWCQ Challenge League. Hear the team's take on each of the teams and the players to look out for as well as everyone's final placings predictions.


Asghar sacked as Afghan skipper. The disappearing cricket event. Women's cricket events in Africa & La Manga hosts a joint Scottish men's / women's training tour.

We digest the shock sacking of Afghanistan's longstanding skipper Asghar Afghan (form. Stanikzai). We try to solve the case of the disappearing Kenya T20 tournament. There's a lot of women's cricket happening in Africa as Namibia hosts Botswana - and Kenya & Zimbabwe play the Lady Cricket Cranes in Uganda. La Manga hosts the Scottish men and women for a joint training tour as well as an Estonia, Malta, Spain T20 series. We also touch on the NZ-Asia indoor champs in Singapore.


The Beswick Sandeep Rant. Nigeria in the World Cup. PNG win EAP qualifier. USA continue to fire. Cricket expanding in west Japan.

Bes gets his chance to have his rant about Delhi not picking Sandeep - and was vindicated when he was finally selected after the podcast was recorded. We also dissect the EAP T20 World Cup qualifier, Nigeria's U19s make the country's first global cricket event and the USA close out their UAE tour with more impressive performances across the squad. Nick speaks to Dhugal from Japan Cricket Association about the expansion of the game in Kaizuma in partnership with the government to develop a...


Afghanistan v Ireland series wrap. USA in the UAE & Sandeep’s PSL.

The EC team give their thoughts on Afghanistan’s maiden Test victory in their just concluded series with Ireland; Team USA continues to impress in the UAE; and rain threatens the EAP T20 World Cup Qualifer. They also review Sandeep’s PSL; and look forward to WCL2 next month in Namibia. And kids, don’t oil your bat before you sand it!


The Loop #7 | Afghanistan first win. USA in UAE. EAP T20 under threat. New Namibia skipper.

All you need to know in under two minutes! - Afghan Test win - USA first win on UAE tour - PNG rain - Erasmus appointment


The Loop #6 - Irish draw ODI series with Afghanistan & USA's T20I debut.

Get your update on the emerging cricket world in less time than an ad break. We spoke with Ireland men's captain William Porterfield leading into today's Test and Bes also gives you an update on the East Asia Pacific Region T20 World Cup Qualifiers next week and USA T20I debut later today against UAE.


Euro T20 announced. Asian Women’s Qualifier wrap. ICC meeting washup.

On our third EC Pod: a wrap of the Thailand hosted ICC Asia Women’s Qualifier and with the news of the Ireland/Netherlands/Scotland joint venture “Euro Thrash” T20 we talk about its potential, alongside the club-based European Cricket League which also kicks off this northern summer.


Afghanistan v Ireland, Scotland v Oman & Netherlands update. The potential of women's cricket in Asia, the Associates and beyond.

Recorded on Tuesday 26/2, Cutler, Skinner & Beswick review Afghanistan's dominant performance in their three-match T20I series against the Irish in Dehradun, we check in on the 50-over series results from Oman where Scotland prevailed, talk about the Netherlands' training tour in India and then celebrate the continued emergence of women's cricket in Thailand and beyond leading up to the global T20 World Cup qualifier and (hopefully) the Asian Games in 2022.


The Loop #5 - Afghans' record clean sweep. Scotland over Oman and Netherlands in India & Thais continue to impress

Here's your regular bulletin of the scores from cricket's new world. Thailand continues their unbeaten run at the ICC Asia Qualifier & Afghanistan breaks records in their T20I clean sweep against Ireland. The Dutch continue their winning way in their training tour in India and Scotland closed out their 50-over series of Oman.


Oman Series Review, Sandeep's Lucky Eighth Nation & ICC Asia Women's Qualifier Update

After Nick's six interviews, and Daniel's four news bulletins, they join Tim Cutler in the first "official" EC Podcast to chat about the recently completed Oman Quad T20I series, the ongoing ICC Asia Women's Qualifier, Sandeep's approaching PSL debut plus other updates from cricket's new world. Subscribe for news, views and insights on the game beyond its traditional centres.


6. Cricket in Timor-Leste, with Mark Young of VSA NZ

We resume our series of interviews with those growing the game in cricket's new world with Nick (@HeliocentCric) speaking with Mark Young about cricket in East Timor. Mark grew up in Lancashire before moving to New Zealand 21 years ago. What started as seeing some kids playing cricket on a beach in East Timor has now developed into the self-confessed cricket tragic sourcing 150kg of donated gear and arranging its shipping from NZ as well as assisting the local cricket association towards a...


The Loop #4 - Scots win Oman Quad T20. Ireland's last ball history maker. Day 1 Asian Qualifier Wrap

History was made when Ireland's Stuart Poynter hit the last ball for six to break the side's Netherlands hoodoo, but the one wicket victory wasn't enough for to win the Oman Quad T20! series as Scotland came through on NRR ahead of the Dutch and the Irish. Get all the scores from day one of the ICC Asia Women's Qualifier as Mariko Hill speaks to us about how important the event - a pathway tournament to both 50-over and T20 World Cups - is for the future of her Hong Kong side.