In a big week in the emerging game, we congratulate Tim on his appointment of Vanuatu CEO, discuss the rumblings from the ICC and their own CEO, highlight the punishment for those involved with fixers and celebrate the return of the Auty Cup, the game's oldest international rivalry.
At the top of the show, we're excited to deliver some breaking news on one of our very own, before sitting down again with Kevin O'Brien to discuss Ireland's Full Membership, their friendly rivalry with Afghanistan and his future plans post-career.
Pivotal in Ireland's Full Membership achievement, O'Brien has been a symbolic figure in emerging cricket, held as a glowing example of why the game needs to grow. Kevin sat down with Tim, Nick and Bes to discuss the state of emerging cricket, THAT innings in Bangalore ten years ago and Ireland's growth in the sport.
As new streaming rights are announced by the ICC, will the likes of CWCL2 and the Challenge Leagues run in their entirety? Bes, Tim and Nick discuss the competitions' chances among other news, before they catch up again with Claire Polosak!
After wrapping news in the emerging game this week, Nick, Tim and Bes sit down with umpire Claire Polosak, who became the first woman to umpire a men's ODI back at WCL2 in 2019. Polosak discusses her umpiring journey and reflects on a huge summer, where she became the first woman to officiate in a men's Test match, when India toured Australia.
In an action-packed pod Bes delivers some breaking news from the ICC regarding Cricket World Cup League 2 action, plus the boys talk about the prospects of T10 cricket and USA recruitment PLUS part two our our chat with Kyle Coetzer and Kathyn Bryce!
What's better than one Associate Player of the Decade? TWO! We're joined by Scotland's Kathryn Bryce and Kyle Coetzer to discuss the accolade and other goings on in the game, plus Bes wraps the week of news in Associate cricket.
Bes returns to hosting duties and joins Nick for this week's show to discuss Afghanistan's ODI Super League success over Ireland, USA's 44-man squad (yes, forty-four), Sandeep Lamichhane and Tim David together at the Hurricane and more!
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.