With Bes tied up on BBL duty, Tim and Nick are joined by EC's USA correspondent Nate Hays to discuss some of the stories from this week - UAE's victory over Ireland, Dougie Brown joining the Karachi Kings, Oman's accreditation as a Test venue, coaching news from Vanuatu and the Netherlands, some encouraging reports of cricket's inclusion in the African Games, and an update from Nate on the USA.
In a special to round out the year, Nick, Tim and Bes take a look at some of the cricketing positives of a tricky 2020, and answer all your questions sent in.
Nick, Tim and Bes sit down with Author, Journalist and Australian Media Hall of Fame inductee Gideon Haigh to discuss the game's health at all levels, with a particular focus on the ICC and its impact on all 100+ members. Bes also wraps news from around the EC world, with various tournaments rejigged in the wake of Covid.
Tristan Lavalette has been following the goings-on within the ICC Board and has been reporting on the battle for the Chairperson's spot extensively for Forbes.
The Perth-based journalist joins Nick in this episode to dig deeper on the issues behind the Khwaja vs Barclay battle, and what it means for cricket's future, both immediately, and in the long term now that the 'Big 3' backed Barclay is in the top job.
Another pod for your ears is here! After Bes wraps the news (0:40) with a little help from Nate Hays in the USA (1:45), we catch up with Fabio Marabini of Italy (3:30) to discuss goings on in his neck of the woods!
On this episode of Deep Point, we hear from Jamie Atkinson about the recently-concluded T20 Premier League in Hong Kong, after his Kowloon Cricket Club beat Hong Kong Cricket Club in the final with a last-over chase of 147. Jamie also discusses the wider cricket scene in Hong Kong.
This week it's another special guest, with Dutch bowler Paul van Meekeren dropping in for a chat, after the news roundup from Bes (1:00). We catch up with his personal situation, after a tweet about delivering for UberEats grabbed a some attention last week (2:30), we hear what the Dutch national team is doing for its players in this tough time, and Paul talks us through the Dutch Cricketers' Association that he recently helped to establish. Next is the thorny question of Brexit and the Cotonou agreement, and how that impacts Paul and other Dutch cricketers, and Paul talks about his formative years in the game with some heroes from his childhood. Then the team discusses some of the challenges facing cricket as a minority sport in the Netherlands, as well as some possible remedies - including the Olympics. Finally, Paul gives his take on which laws of the game should be amended.
Talking with EC’s USA correspondent Nate Hays, today’s Deep Point delves into the news coming out of American cricket. There’s a major stadium redevelopment, an administrative vote, and some player recruitment news.
Deep Point - a new bonus series from Emerging Cricket that examines some of the news and issues a little deeper than we may be able to on the weekly show.
The boys return to discuss Sandeep Lamichhane's move to the Hobart Hurricanes (4:30), Nepal's national men's team searches for a coach (8:30), and the Commonwealth Games 2022 cricket event's format is announced (12:10). There's also the postponement of Ireland and Scotland's bilateral series in Spain (19:00). Then we hear a sneak peek of our interview with Dutch fast bowler (and UberEats delivery driver) Paul van Meekeren (21:50), and round out last week's interview with The National sports writer Paul Radley from the UAE (25:10).