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Namibia 2003: The Eagles’ First Flight - Episode 3 - Tendulkar Ton, Aussie Might, Dutch Disaster?

Namibia 2003: The Eagles’ First Flight - Episode 3 - Tendulkar Ton, Aussie Might, Dutch Disaster?

September 30, 2021

In the third of our four-part #ECPod special, we take a look back at Namibia's 2003 World Cup campaign, as reflected on by players, staff members, and budding young cricketers at the time who would go on and play for the country.

Taking on the force of India (and having the chance to claim Tendulkar's wicket early!), The Eagles then faced the bowling force of Australia, before a final match against fellow Associates the Netherlands with bragging rights on the line.

Namibia 2003: The Eagles’ First Flight - Episode 2 - Facing Zimbabwe, Pakistan and England

Namibia 2003: The Eagles’ First Flight - Episode 2 - Facing Zimbabwe, Pakistan and England

September 28, 2021

In the second of our four-part #ECPod special, we take a look back at Namibia's 2003 World Cup campaign, as reflected on by players, staff members, and budding young cricketers at the time who would go on and play for the country.

In episode two, we hear from players preparing for the pace of Shoaib Akhtar, facing an opposition protesting against their own country, and pushing an England outfit in a potential boilover.

 
 
Namibia 2003: The Eagles’ First Flight - Episode 1 - Qualifying

Namibia 2003: The Eagles’ First Flight - Episode 1 - Qualifying

September 27, 2021

In the first of a four-part #ECPod special, we take a look back at Namibia's 2003 World Cup campaign, as reflected on by players, staff members, and budding young cricketers at the time who would go on and play for the country.

In episode one, we re-visit Namibia's qualification campaign, soul-searching after the 1997 disaster, thrown into the B group, locked out of their rooms before the tournament finished, and travelling to matches in a yellow school bus in their quest for a World Cup ticket.

CWCL2,  European Cricket Championship, U19WC Qualifying in Europe + Mankads and Action in Africa!

CWCL2, European Cricket Championship, U19WC Qualifying in Europe + Mankads and Action in Africa!

September 24, 2021

LOADS OF CRICKET! This week Bes, Tim and Nick look at action from the recent Nepal-USA-Oman tri-series, Maeve Douma's exploits and Zimbabwe's win in Africa, the new European Cricket Championship in Spain by our friends at the ECN, and U19 World Cup Qualifying!

Japan‘s success and heartbreak with Alan Curr + news around the world!

Japan‘s success and heartbreak with Alan Curr + news around the world!

September 17, 2021

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 

Deep Point: climate change and player health with Dr. Liz Hanna

Deep Point: climate change and player health with Dr. Liz Hanna

September 14, 2021

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

CWCL2 preview, Women‘s T20WC, Rankings and Qualification, SIX SIXES and Paul Sinclair on Climate Change

September 10, 2021

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:

More information on the UN's Sports for Climate Action initiative.

More information on the impact of climate change on cricket.

How clubs can help by installing solar panels.

The Hit For Six Report.

Afghanistan and its cricket with Shafiq Stanikzai

Afghanistan and its cricket with Shafiq Stanikzai

September 3, 2021

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.

Women‘s T20WC Europe Qualifier Wrap, Thailand tour of Zimbabwe + News

Women‘s T20WC Europe Qualifier Wrap, Thailand tour of Zimbabwe + News

September 3, 2021

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!

Liam Plunkett interview on his signing for USA‘s Major League Cricket

Liam Plunkett interview on his signing for USA‘s Major League Cricket

September 1, 2021

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.

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