The Emerging Cricket Podcast
Scotland v Ireland preview, coaching recruitment and Switzerland’s membership wheels roll

Scotland v Ireland preview, coaching recruitment and Switzerland’s membership wheels roll

October 30, 2020

Tim, Nick and Bes return to wrap a busy week of Emerging Cricket news, with international cricket for the Irish and Scottish Women's teams close after locking in La Manga to host a sun-kissed series in Spain. Elsewhere the Dutch women's team are looking for a coach, and we discuss the recruitment processes of several countries around the world after changes in the USA and Nepal. The trio look at Switzerland's ICC membership aspirations and Bes wraps news around the world.

USA Full Membership, ICC Chairman race and a World Record!?

USA Full Membership, ICC Chairman race and a World Record!?

October 23, 2020

On this week's show Bes, Tim and Nick look into the USA's plans for Full Membership and discuss the prospects of the game in the country, and look to the ICC Chairman race as Imran Khwaja goes head to head with New Zealand's Greg Barclay. Cricket is back in Hong Kong, the Lanka Premier League draft sees several emerging players picked, and who was the Romanian to break a World Record this week?

Natthakan Chantham WIPL-bound, Anshy Rath (P2) + news around the world!

Natthakan Chantham WIPL-bound, Anshy Rath (P2) + news around the world!

October 16, 2020

This week we start with some exciting news out of Thailand, as Natthakan Chantham is selected for the Trailblazers in the Women's IPL Challenge (3:05). We also look into the political machinations around the ICC Chair position, and the potential candidacy of Singapore's Imran Khwaja (10:40). Bes has a news roundup (17:20), then it's time for the second half of our interview with former Hong Kong star Anshy Rath (16:10). Topics include notoriety from the famous HK match against India, the mental toughness he acquired through playing Associate cricket, the current situation with Indian domestic cricket, and his assessment of his progress. We also relive one of Anshy's worst moments on the cricket field, when he was taken for 36 off a single over in the final of the Everest Premier League (), as well as hearing his thoughts on a law change.

Anshy Rath on his Indian dream and AM cricket (P1) + news around the world

Anshy Rath on his Indian dream and AM cricket (P1) + news around the world

October 9, 2020

Anshy Rath makes another appearance on the pod, a year after he announced his plans to move to India to pursue his career in cricket. In part one (part two next week) Anshy outlines his goals for Vidarbha, IPL and beyond, reflects on struggles for Associate cricketers and underlines the problems surrounding franchise cricket.

Is franchise T20 broken? Emerging Cricket/Red Inker CROSSOVER!

Is franchise T20 broken? Emerging Cricket/Red Inker CROSSOVER!

October 7, 2020

Tim joins Jarrod Kimber in a special crossover episode to discuss the problems surrounding T20 leagues in both the Associate and Full Member worlds. Tim draws on his experiences in Hong Kong and the creation of the Hong Kong T20 Blitz, a tournament lauded for its professionalism.

Dean Jones’ legacy, Nepal contracts, news + Will Glenwright Part 2

Dean Jones’ legacy, Nepal contracts, news + Will Glenwright Part 2

October 2, 2020

The show starts this week with a reflection on the life of Australian great Dean Jones, and his contributions to the emerging game (0:50). The team discuss Nepal's new male and female contract system (7:15), and Bes gives us a news roundup (15:00). 

We speak again to ICC head of global development Will Glenwright, starting with a conversation about expats, team composition and eligibility criteria (16:30). We also hear from Will about some of his favourite development stories (21:30), the ICC's role in growing cricket to non-members (27:50), the successful pitch education programme in Nigeria () as well as the place of pitches and facilities in growing the game in other areas (31:45). Will also explains the ICC's approach of prioritising the T20 format in emerging nations (36:25), then shares his favourite cricketing venues in the emerging world (38:20), and of course tells us which law he'd like to see change (43:30).

ICC Head of Global Development Will Glenwright (Part 1) plus news from around the world!

ICC Head of Global Development Will Glenwright (Part 1) plus news from around the world!

September 25, 2020
This week we're going right to the top as we speak to ICC head of global development, Will Glenwright. After the news roundup from Bes, we hear about Will's journey into the role and some of the detail of his work (3:50), we hear about the unique structure of the ICC and how the development team navigates their relationship with the board and the ICC's scorecard funding distribution model for Associate Members, and the enforcement of it.
 
We also hear Will's reply to questions around the reduced funding share to Associates (19:00), and the perception that cricket is less successful at development than other sports. The Olympics is as ever a major topic for cricket development (31:40), and the 10-team World Cup is raised (37:20), as well as the restructured T20 and 50-over pathway structures.
Jonty Rhodes & Benn Harradine Part 2 Plus Ali Khan’s IPL dream, Nepal, Malaysia and More!

Jonty Rhodes & Benn Harradine Part 2 Plus Ali Khan’s IPL dream, Nepal, Malaysia and More!

September 18, 2020

We pick up on our chat with Jonty Rhodes and Benn Harradine (13:00) to discuss Sweden's plans for cricket, the game's power for people in a new home, cricket's Olympic potential and how Full Members can help the emerging game.

Before part two, the boys discuss Ali Khan's move to the IPL, action in Malaysia, Lalit Bhandari's accident in Nepal and other news in the Associate World!

Jonty Rhodes’ FIRST interview after signing with Sweden and Performance Director Benn Harradine (Part 1)

Jonty Rhodes’ FIRST interview after signing with Sweden and Performance Director Benn Harradine (Part 1)

September 11, 2020

This. Is. HUGE. South African great Jonty Rhodes is moving to Sweden and bringing all his experience with him! We sit down with the man himself, as well as Swedish Cricket Federation Performance Director and Australian Discus champion, Benn Harradine, to discuss the decision in Part 1 of our exclusive.

Bes starts the show with a news wrap-up (1:00), before jumping into our chat (1:50). Jonty starts by explaining the motivations and logistics behind his relocation (4:20), then we hear from Benn as he talks about his own journey to Sweden (4:20), as well as some of his personal story as an athlete and an indigenous Australian (9:20). Benn also explains his role with the SCF and the exciting growth of club cricket in Sweden (17:46). Jonty then discusses his philosophy as a coach, and what he hopes to do on the ground in Sweden (21:29), as well as some of his background in cricket and how it shaped his interest in development work (24:40). We also look back on some of the more obscure moments in Jonty's career with South Africa (27:44), and of course the fielding brilliance which made his name (29:53). Benn then rounds out the show with a chat about SCF's task of communicating the game to Swedes (37:47), the school and club pathway (41:48), and the impact of ECL participation on the game in Sweden (46:13)

Sandeep stars, Bryces and Belgium brilliant, Nepal, Maldives, PNG, Netherlands & More!

Sandeep stars, Bryces and Belgium brilliant, Nepal, Maldives, PNG, Netherlands & More!

September 4, 2020

Action all over the world this week, starting with Belgium overcoming the Czechs and Luxembourg (4:30) as well as the ever-important chat around stats and status nonsense (7:45) with rants inbound! We chat PNG domestic action (13:10), Sandeep, the Bryce sisters and other emerging stars in T20 Franchise action (17:40), and a new stadium initiative in the Maldives with the assistance of the Indian Government (30:45). News wrap at 41:17 including new job postings in Nepal and Rod Lyall's Dutch wrap!

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