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The Hundred – where are the p...

Love it or loathe it – and the majority appear to be in the latter camp right now – The Hundred is c...

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...

2nd season of IPL under starter’s orders

Saturday 18 April sees the start of the long-awaited, much-vaunted, relocated second series of the Indian Premier League. In South Africa. Obviously. Over the course of the tournament, we will be pro...

Flintoff shows that self-management is beyond him

Hindsight can be nauseating, the phrase ‘I told you so’ being the friend of the self-righteous and often self-delusional. Often they have told us no such thing. Most people with the above qualities a...

IPL to be played outside India

The decision has been taken that the Indian Premier League cannot take place in India due to security concerns. South Africa and England have been mooted as possible alternative locations for the tou...

ECB abandon plans for English Premier League

The ECB have announced that they are shelving their plans for an EPL to rival the Indian IPL version. Due to the economic climate it has been deemed that this is not a good time to launch a tournamen...

Warner brings Australia optimism for the future

I don’t know what the Aussies were worried about. Any time an established batsman loses form or is reaching the end of the road, they should be exclaiming with typical confidence ‘don’t worry, anothe...

2009 promises to be memorable for the right reasons

2008 has been a turbulent year for World Cricket. The IPL, the Stanford Series, the Mumbai bombings and plenty of talk about the direction in which the game is heading with the new influx of money an...