The Emerging Cricket Podcast
Holiday Special: Ahmed Raza

Holiday Special: Ahmed Raza

January 22, 2022

With Tim and Bes out of action, Nick is joined by EC contributor Tom Grunshaw as they interview UAE men's captain Ahmed Raza to discuss the year gone by and take stock of the game in the Emirates. Raza talks about the challenges of staying sharp in a quiet year for the national team, enthuses about the young prospects coming through men's and women's development pathways, and give his thoughts on how his side could benefit more from the cricket that is often played in the UAE. 

Tom and Nick also chat about the year gone by, and go through some highlights and lowlights from 2021.

Peter Della Penna‘s cricketing journey

Peter Della Penna‘s cricketing journey

December 17, 2021

As we approach the end of the year, this week we've delved into the interview archive to bring you a full-length chat with Cricinfo's USA correspondent and friend of the show, Peter Della Penna. Recorded last year, in this episode we hear Peter's journey discovering the game while on exchange in Australia and the winding path he took to becoming a professional cricket writer in America.

Deep Point: Dutch governance crisis (with Rod Lyall)

Deep Point: Dutch governance crisis (with Rod Lyall)

December 13, 2021

In the wake of an extraordinary general meeting of the KNCB (Dutch cricket board) called by its member clubs, Nick chats with EC's Netherlands correspondent Rod Lyall to understand the drama behind the moves and countermoves in the boardroom.

Series curtailed in Southern Africa, UAE‘s women triumph, and qualification news for Commonwealth Games and Men‘s T20WC

Series curtailed in Southern Africa, UAE‘s women triumph, and qualification news for Commonwealth Games and Men‘s T20WC

December 10, 2021

This week, Tim and Nick are without Bes, who is hard at work on the Ashes and Big Bash. The pair sit down to discuss series in Namibia and South Africa that were derailed by the Omicron variant, wrap the UAE's successful campaign at the Women's T20WC Asian Qualifier, and discuss some leaked information about upcoming qualifiers for the Commonwealth Games and Men's T20WC.

Fallout from Women‘s Cricket World Cup Qualifier

Fallout from Women‘s Cricket World Cup Qualifier

December 3, 2021

It's an important week to have a voice in cricket. Nick, Tim and Bez discuss the far-reaching consequences of the abandoned Women's Cricket World Cup, and its implications for Thailand, who led Group B only to be denied by a controversial ruling.

Associate WC hosts, ”qualification” pathways, RIP Super League? Africa T20WCQ review, NED v SA and more!

Associate WC hosts, ”qualification” pathways, RIP Super League? Africa T20WCQ review, NED v SA and more!

November 26, 2021

HUGE show this week! Bez, Tim and Nick discuss the good and the bad of the new men's global events from 2024 to 2031, look at the upcoming Men's T20WC global qualifier with Uganda taking the final spot, and look to the Netherlands' SL action against SA!

Americas Men‘s T20WC Qualifier with Peter Della Penna, Nate and Nick

Americas Men‘s T20WC Qualifier with Peter Della Penna, Nate and Nick

November 19, 2021

Sledging, Super Overs, but ultimately significant cricket action. Nick is joined by EC's USA correspondent Nate Hays and ESPN Cricinfo's Peter Della Penna to discuss the Americas Qualifier, with Canada and the USA progressing to the global qualifier

Gerhard Erasmus on captaining Namibia at a T20WC, facing Virat Kohli, competition cricket and team culture

Gerhard Erasmus on captaining Namibia at a T20WC, facing Virat Kohli, competition cricket and team culture

November 12, 2021

After a whirlwind T20 World Cup campaign, Gerhard Erasmus sits down with Nick and Bez to discuss Namibia's journey, facing Virat Kohli, Namibian/New Zealand parallels, the culture implemented by Pierre de Bruyn and Albie Morkel and what's next for his dodgy finger. 

T20 World Cup chat + news and reviews for future qualifying events!

T20 World Cup chat + news and reviews for future qualifying events!

November 5, 2021

With the Super 12 phase in full swing, Tim and Nick discuss the Scotland, Namibia and Afghanistan campaigns, before looking to qualifying events for the next Men's T20 World Cup in Australia next year!

Qualifiers, qualifiers and more qualifiers across the globe!

Qualifiers, qualifiers and more qualifiers across the globe!

October 29, 2021

Even with a T20 World Cup in full swing (make sure to listen to our First Round wrap after this!) the wheels are rolling for a number of upcoming global events. Americas Women's T20 World Cup qualifying, plus European Men regionals, African Men subregionals and qualifying action in Asia for the next Men's T20 World Cup!

Nick Skinner is joined by Rod Lyall and Nate Hays for this one!

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