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).
Nick, Tim and Bes are joined by Sports Writer at the National, Paul Radley, to discuss both the men's and women's IPL being played in UAE, and the unique challenges of cricket in the country. Bes also wraps news from around the Emerging Game.
Bes, Tim and Nick discuss the polarising plans of the European Cricket Network to team up with streaming service Sports Flick, Natthakan Chantham in the Women's IPL, Zimbabwe's super over heroics and wrap all the news in the emerging game this week!
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.
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?
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 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.
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.