After wrapping a smorgasbord of emerging cricket action, Bes, Nick and Tim chat to Alan Curr, Head of Operations at the Japan Cricket Association. Discussing the rise of the game in his country, culminating in an U19 World Cup experience, Alan laments the decision of PNG progressing to the next tournament after the cancellation of East Asia Pacific Qualifying
Following our interview with the ACF's Paul Sinclair, Nick Skinner talks to Dr. Liz Hanna in more detail on some of the science around climate change and the implications for player health as the planet warms. Dr. Hanna is Honorary Senior Fellow at the ANU's Climate Change Institute, as well as Co-Chair of the Environmental Health Working Group in the World Federation of Public Health Associations.
CWCL2 preview, Women‘s T20WC, Rankings and Qualification, SIX SIXES and Paul Sinclair on Climate Change
Hope you like cricket, because there is plenty of it! We preview upcoming League 2 action to come, African T20WC qualifying and discuss the infinitesimal figures denying Vanuatu a spot through to the next T20WC Qualifier PLUS we talk to Paul Sinclair on climate change's effect on cricket.
Some resources from Paul and the ACF:
In a special #ECPod, the boys are joined by former Afghanistan Cricket Board CEO Shafiq Stanikzai. Shafiq sheds light on the current political happenings in the country, and outlines the immediate future of Afghan cricket during the uncertainty.
It's a #ECPod double act this week, with two shows! Nick and Bes wrap up the recent Europe Qualifier where Scotland prevailed, and review Thailand's T20I series win over Zimbabwe. We also look at Sweden's series with Norway, where Nick thinks we may have seen a first in the women's T20I game!
The 2019 Men's World Cup-winning fast bowler, Liam Plunkett has announced that he will be relocating permanently from the UK to the USA where he has signed a contract with Major League Cricket.
EC USA Correspondent Nate Hays talks to Plunkett about the reasons behind the move, and asks him about his future in the game, as well as what he sees on the horizon for cricket in the United States and beyond.
Huge week in the emerging game! Bes and Nick tackle stories from all over the world, with a Europe T20WC Qualifier beginning, Thailand on tour, changes to the U19 Cricket World Cup, and a number of Associate players making waves across cricket's domestic leagues!
Full episode on Patreon! Nick speaks to EC's Netherlands correspondent Rod Lyall about the weekend's upcoming action at the pointy end of the Dutch domestic season. There's the T20 semis and grand final, as well Topklasse semi-finals - though a cloud hangs over the Topklasse matches with some acrimonious drama over an alleged incident of racial abuse on the field.
The boys run the magnifying glass over the First Round T20WC groups (and the finishing spot technicalities), before discussing Namibia's chances after obliterating a Zimbabwean Emerging Team at home.
Bes wraps the news before Nick sits down with Tristan Lavalette of Forbes to discuss ICC politics.
As the Olympics draws to a close, the ICC has put forward its bid to be included in all the fun, and Bes, Nick and Tim discuss its chances. The boys look at Thailand's bold bid to qualify for the upcoming World Cup, wrap news, plus hear again from Germany all-rounder Anuradha Doddaballapur!