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2019 Cricket World Cup team of the ...

The 2019 Cricket World Cup featured a number of outstanding players and performances – we’ve a...

Does cricket need to be popular? The ECB and The Hundred

The rise of T20 franchise leagues, from Canada to mainland Europe, a T10 league in the Middle East and now The Hundred, are a...

We are just over halfway through the 2019 Cricket World Cup and if results go the way most bookies would expect over the next... Cricket World Cup confirms dominance of the wealthy

Brendon McCullum delivers at Lord’s

On Monday night I was lucky enough to attend the annual Cowdrey Lecture at Lord’s where Brendon McCullum was the guest speaker. In the Nursery Ground pavilion the former New Zealand captain spoke pas...

For whom the Bell tolls

Like all good things, it appears that Ian Bell’s England career is over. He was dropped for last winter’s tour of South Africa, but I refused to believe the end was nigh – he had, after all, been dro...

Cricket loses another voice

The announcement that Tony Cozier had died came as a hugely upsetting blow to cricket. A man described by the great Michael Holding as being ‘right up there with Sir Garfield Sobers’ in terms of his ...

The disturbing case of Shahadat Hossain

The unwelcome events that had taken place in the household of Bangladeshi international Shahadat Hossain came to light in September 2015, when an 11 year old maid who had been working for him and his...

World T20: what next for West Indies and the WICB?

As Carlos Brathwaite sent his fourth consecutive six sailing high into the Kolkata night sky on Sunday, the West Indian team were halfway across the outfield in a pique of ecstasy before the ball had...

Brendon McCullum: transcending statistics

When assessing the impact a cricketer has had on the game, the first port of call is always statistical analysis. The game has woven a rich tapestry of statistics for us to stare at and utilise in ar...