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Xavier
June 24, 2007, 02:58 PM
A new name from Ireland today: Alex Cusack took 3-15 and scored 36* in his first one day match as South Africa won by 42 runs (and only one List A played before that!). Someone to look at for the growth of Irish cricket... will they be the 11th Test team?

indfan82
June 25, 2007, 05:06 AM
A new name from Ireland today: Alex Cusack took 3-15 and scored 36* in his first one day match as South Africa won by 42 runs (and only one List A played before that!). Someone to look at for the growth of Irish cricket... will they be the 11th Test team?
Ireland next test team too early infact to say anything and besides icc will be little hesitant i handing out test status to any of the associates after the bangladesh fiasco.bangladesh havent improved in the test arena at all and unless the associates dont start playing 4 day cricket or something of that sort to gain some valuable experience....they wont improve
kenya infact is moving in the right direction organising some 4day crickets with india a srilanka a onedayers ....and besides their players will be given a professional contract.... Inmy views kenyans will be the next test country

Xavier
June 27, 2007, 05:13 PM
Yes, Kenya are still the best associate team, but Ireland had a great improvement in the last time so they could have a chance for it...

---> Today the Intercontinental Cup 2007-08 has started in Ayr with a 4-day match Scotland v UAE:
http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/icccont2007/engine/current/match/292294.html

UAE are batting first and are on 174/4 at stumps, though their captain Arshad Ali was out for 0.

Tomorrow Canada v Holland to be started in Toronto: Davison wasn't called for the north-americans, while Ten Doeschate (maybe best associate cricketer at the time) is missing from the dutch XI.

al Furqaan
June 27, 2007, 05:38 PM
bangladesh havent improved in the test arena at all [edited]

indfan82
June 28, 2007, 01:01 AM
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funny .... understandable coming from a bangladeshi fan ...fact is fact they havent improved at all in the test arena...../:)
Yes, Kenya are still the best associate team, but Ireland had a great improvement in the last time so they could have a chance for it...true ,but still think they have a long way to go before they want to get test status

Xavier
June 30, 2007, 05:38 PM
Intercontinental cup:

Netherlands 297 & 310
Canada 337/9d & 44/2 (15.0 ov)

Day 3 stumps

Canada require another 227 runs with 8 wickets remaining

Xavier
June 30, 2007, 05:48 PM
101!

New Members
Cameroon, The Falkland Islands, Peru and Swaziland were all granted Affiliate Membership; this means the ICC now has 101 Members.
http://www.icc-cricket.com/icc-media/content/story/299459.html

Shafin
July 1, 2007, 07:56 AM
101!

New Members
Cameroon, The Falkland Islands, Peru and Swaziland were all granted Affiliate Membership; this means the ICC now has 101 Members.
http://www.icc-cricket.com/icc-media/content/story/299459.html
Congratulations to ICC,and I really hope these names dont only add to the numbers

Xavier
July 5, 2007, 11:59 AM
Surprise! Cuba will be playing in next edition of Stanford 20-20!
http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/australia/content/current/story/300752.html
will they turn from a baseball-mad country into a cricket-mad?

And here it is an interesting interview to the president of Nepal cricket association Binaya Raj Pandey:
http://www.asiancricket.org/h_0107_pandey1.cfm
They are aiming high and soon or later they'll get there!

Farhad
July 5, 2007, 01:09 PM
Good luck to the new Associates...

Farhad
July 6, 2007, 04:13 PM
Cricketing outposts join the ICC family
As the ICC family expands to 101 countries, Cricinfo looks at the four newest Affiliate members who were elected at the annual conference last month

Click here (http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/ci-icc/content/current/story/300855.html) to read on

sandpiper
July 6, 2007, 04:15 PM
Ireland have been boosted by the return of three key players for the Quadrangular series in Belfast and Dublin next week.

Bowlers Dave Langford-Smith and Andre Botha have recovered from injury while batsman Eoin Morgan is available for the one-day internationals.

However, Derbyshire paceman Boyd Rankin remains out with a leg injury.

The West Indies, Netherlands and Scotland complete the quartet for the six-day competition.

source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/cricket/counties/ireland/6276318.stm

One World
July 6, 2007, 05:02 PM
101 associates, globalization tahole tunge

Shafin
July 7, 2007, 03:39 PM
The curious revival of cricket in Cuba


Originally brought by immigrant workers from the Caribbean in the early 20th century, cricket on the communist stronghold has enjoyed an astonishing resuscitation in the past decade, writes Andy Bull

Friday July 6, 2007
Guardian Unlimited

Amongst the swarm of minor pieces of information that slipped out of the press wires on Thursday there was a small snap, around about 4.55 in the afternoon.

"ST JOHN'S, Antigua, July 5 (Reuters) - Former West Indies fast bowler Courtney Walsh believes that Cuba has natural cricketing talent and could become a force in the game. Walsh said on Thursday he had visited the communist country several times and had been amazed by the talent on show."

Cricket in Cuba - a curious idea, that. Curious enough to make your eyebrow flicker up and down when you read it.

It could almost be a joke (the same kind of joke that led Matthew Engel to remark of Chinese cricket, in the 2006 Wisden Almanack, that "if I ever get the chance to report the first China v England Test at Guangzhou, I would be delighted to celebrate with a plateful of sweet-and-sour hat").

It's not. On Wednesday, the Texas-born billionaire Sir Allen Stanford announced that Cuba and Turks & Caicos Islands would be joining his Caribbean-wide Twenty20 competition. Stanford is investing $100m into Caribbean cricket over the next three years, with a genuine conviction that he can create a profit.

It's serious business. And it suggests that in Cuba, unlike the vast majority of the International Cricket Council's 101 members, the game is played by more people than just a few ex-pats in panama hats. As in so many other ways, Cuba is different.

On January 1 1899, the USA took formal control of Havana after the end of the Spanish/American War. Within four years a patsy regime was in place, and a lease was imposed by America on Cuba that allowed them to take possession of Guantanamo Bay. Construction of the naval base soon began, and a long and inflammatory history was sparked.

Cricket, in its first flourishing in Cuba, was one of the minor, and undocumented ripples of change that occurred in consequence. The American presence led to waves of immigrant workers from the Caribbean. At first it was Jamaicans coming to construct the base and its infrastructure, then, in the 1920s it was Bajans coming to work in the sugar mills.

The game came with them, and in Oriente region, to the east of the country, it thrived. Leagues were formed, cup competitions held. In 1955 and 56 the Guantanamo Cricket Club hosted teams from the Bahamas and Jamaica.

And then came the revolution. Cricket clubs were, like everything else, nationalised. The government did not take a great interest and the game dwindled and died. In the records the scorecards run up to one final match in 1974, and afterwards the game all but disappeared. One match a year was played in a town to the south, Baragua, in celebration of Emancipation Day.

For 25 years there was no cricket other than that, and a handful of games organised by various English-speaking diplomats, in Cuba.

The astonishing resuscitation that took place over the decade between then and now was caused by several things. Among them was the receptiveness of Fidel Castro's administration towards alternatives to baseball, even as Bill Clinton was preaching 'diamond diplomacy' and organising friendly matches in Havana between the Baltimore Orioles and the Cuban national team; also, the British government grew wise to this new angle of relations, and set up a 'Memoranda of Understanding' between UK Sport and the Cuban Sports Ministry.

More than either of those, though, the transition was, incredibly, brought about by just one woman.

Leona Ford was born in 1943, in Guantanamo. She is a second-generation Cuban; her father Leonard Ford came to the Cuban sugar plantations from Barbados. Leonard was the founder of the Guantanamo Cricket Club.

"The club meetings were held at my home, and when I was little I used to hear about it a lot. There were cricket photographs all over the house," Leona remembers now. After a lifetime spent working as an English professor, she decided to write a history of Cuban cricket in her retirement. The details above are only widely available because of her work. She was increasingly drawn towards the idea of re-establishing the game.

In 1998 she presented a paper on the subject at the annual meeting of the West Indian Welfare Association. In the crowd was a man named Sir Howard Cooke. Cooke was Governor General of Jamaica. What was more, he had captained one of the Jamaican teams that had visited Guantanamo CC in 1955, and remembered playing against Leona's father.

With Cooke's support, not least in the form of getting his old friend Courtney Walsh involved, Lord set about re-establishing the game in Cuba. They started appealing for donations for equipment, and rounded up elderly former players to act as coaches and umpires. Earl Best, a sportswriter with the Trinidad Express, volunteered to run a six-week coaching course, bringing an Argentinian copy of the Laws of cricket with him.

Amazingly, and despite the unique problems Best faced in a baseball-crazy nation ("for a Cuban a bat is held and wielded horizontally," he wrote), the game began to take off. It was designated a 'recreational sport' by the National Sports Institute of Cuba (INDER). That meant it could be taught in schools. With the help of the British Consul, the campaign grew and kit donations flooded in.

In 2002 they were given affiliate membership of the ICC. In 2003 the UK Sport started sending out teams of coaches as part of their new pact with INDER. By then there were eight senior teams, and the game was being played in 37 different schools by over a 1,000 children. The first provincial tournament was held in 2004. From there, the curve continued upwards until two days ago, and Stanford's announcement.

Ford, having spent a long time running the national association out of her house, spending much of her free time watching video copies of Test matches from overseas, was made the ICC's global Volunteer of the Year in 2002. Now 64, she is still the only female head of a national cricket association in the world.

Her's has been an astonishing feat, and one that now looks certain to have a real legacy. The descendants of the Bajans and Jamaicans who first introduced cricket to Cuba now make up 8% of its population. And of course the popularity of baseball ensures a certain affinity with cricket on the rest of the population as well. Possibly the only thing working against the game growing further is the fact that there's not nearly so much satisfaction to be had in whupping the USA at it.

http://sport.guardian.co.uk/cricket/comment/0,,2120347,00.html

Shafin
July 7, 2007, 03:46 PM
My hats off to Leona Ford,the woman who single handedly resurrected the game in cuba.

Nocturnal
July 7, 2007, 04:14 PM
Canada v UAE, Intercontinental Cup, Toronto:
Day 2
Canada 450
United Arab Emirates 112 & 13/1 (4 ov)
United Arab Emirates trail by 325 runs with 9 wickets remaining
** match is still in progress now.
Source: http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/icccont2007/engine/current/match/292295.html

sandpiper
July 7, 2007, 04:35 PM
just curious about the origin of this Canadian cricketers. ........

GEF Barnett - born in Nelson ,UK
A Shamshudeen - born in Guyana
T Bastiampillai - born in Srilanka
Qaiser Ali - born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan
H Chattergoon - born in Guyana
A Mulla - born in Gujrat, India
S. Dhaniram - born in Guyana
SR Welsh - born in Australia
D Soraine - born in India
KT Sandhar - born in British Columbia,Canada (though Indian origin)
H Osinde - born in Uganda


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Canada v UAE, Intercontinental Cup, Toronto:
Day 2
Canada 450
United Arab Emirates 112 & 13/1 (4 ov)
United Arab Emirates trail by 325 runs with 9 wickets remaining
** match is still in progress now.
Source: http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/icccont2007/engine/current/match/292295.html

Nocturnal
July 7, 2007, 04:47 PM
just curious about the origin of this Canadian cricketers. ........
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add one name for future:
Nocturnal- captain- born in BD :-p

sandpiper
July 7, 2007, 04:49 PM
add one name for future:
Nocturnal- captain- born in BD :-p

way to go, Noc :) ;)

BanglaSele
July 8, 2007, 07:00 AM
Is the Vatican City a affiliate too?

Bancan
July 8, 2007, 09:18 PM
just curious about the origin of this Canadian cricketers. ........

GEF Barnett - born in Nelson ,UK
A Shamshudeen - born in Guyana
T Bastiampillai - born in Srilanka
Qaiser Ali - born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan
H Chattergoon - born in Guyana
A Mulla - born in Gujrat, India
S. Dhaniram - born in Guyana
SR Welsh - born in Australia
D Soraine - born in India
KT Sandhar - born in British Columbia,Canada (though Indian origin)
H Osinde - born in Uganda


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well canada is diverse. You will see people from other countries in every profession in canada.

nzfan
July 8, 2007, 09:46 PM
Just so you know

its Nelson , New zealand a city of about 50,000 people small yeah but quite big for over here

bd_fan_from_india
July 9, 2007, 11:00 AM
just curious about the origin of this Canadian cricketers. ........

GEF Barnett - born in Nelson ,UK
A Shamshudeen - born in Guyana
T Bastiampillai - born in Srilanka
Qaiser Ali - born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan
H Chattergoon - born in Guyana
A Mulla - born in Gujrat, India
S. Dhaniram - born in Guyana
SR Welsh - born in Australia
D Soraine - born in India
KT Sandhar - born in British Columbia,Canada (though Indian origin)
H Osinde - born in Uganda


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i dont c any problems with having henry osinde in the canadian team considering that he is a ugandan and uganda r also a non-test team. its the other 9 which r expats from test-playing nations

sandpiper
July 10, 2007, 02:02 PM
another one-sided affair at Dublin which lasted only 45 overs :(

http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/4natireland/engine/current/match/295784.html

Hope to see some kindof competition tomorrow between Ireland and Netherland

Sovik
July 10, 2007, 02:46 PM
going to watch ireland vs west indies on saturday

sandpiper
July 10, 2007, 02:51 PM
Be prepared for a 20-20 match (and make your schedule accordingly) :D :D
going to watch ireland vs west indies on saturday

bd_fan_from_india
July 10, 2007, 10:15 PM
a afghanistan player mohammed nabi top-scored for mcc with 43 hitting 3 6s also against sri lanka a. maybe their coach was right last year when they said - "we can beat sri lanka a & bangladesh"

sandpiper
July 10, 2007, 10:17 PM
in his wildest dream :lol:
a afghanistan player mohammed nabi top-scored for mcc with 43 hitting 3 6s also against sri lanka a. maybe their coach was right last year when they said - "we can beat sri lanka a & bangladesh"

Tigers_eye
July 11, 2007, 09:55 AM
A good game going on.

Ireland vs Holland
http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/4natireland/engine/current/match/295792.html

Ireland posted 210/8 in 50 overs. D Langford-Smith (http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/4natireland/content/current/player/243942.html) had a cameo of 31 in 13 balls in the end. Looks like Holland is playing great. They are 66/0 16.4 overs. Interesting!!

All the Irish players who played in the WC is present.

sandpiper
July 11, 2007, 09:59 AM
Ireland, Scotland and Holland are similar teams. I wont be surpirsed if we see a Dutch triumph here.

sandpiper
July 11, 2007, 10:17 AM
Netherland lost first wkt. McCallan strikes.

sandpiper
July 11, 2007, 10:38 AM
Mudassar Bukhari, the Pakistan born opener of Netherland is leading from the front with an unbeaten 64

sandpiper
July 11, 2007, 10:53 AM
Ireland looks so ordinary even against the Dutch. I stiil cant understand how could our batsmen manage to throw their wkts at Barbados ??

sandpiper
July 11, 2007, 12:05 PM
A melodramatic finish at Stormont. Very poor batting handles Netherlands a 1 run defeat to Ireland.

Score:

Ireland - 210/8 (50)
Netherland - 209/6 (50)

This was the twentieth occasion in ODI history to win by 1 run

Lowest Margins of Victory by runs

1 run New Zealand (198-8) beat Pakistan (197-9) Sialkot 1976/77
1 run New Zealand (220-8) beat Australia (219-7) Sydney 1980/81
1 run England (241-6) beat India (252-5) Cuttack 1984/85
1 run Australia (270-6) beat India (269) Chennai 1987/88
1 run New Zealand (232-9) beat Australia (231) Perth 1987/88
1 run West Indies (220) beat Australia (219-8) Sydney 1988/89
1 run India (221) beat New Zealand (220) Wellington 1989/90
1 run New Zealand (194-6) beat Australia (193) Hobart 1990/91
1 run Pakistan (236-7) beat West Indies (235) Sharjah 1991/92
1 run Australia (237-9) beat India (234) Brisbane 1991/92
1 run India (212-8) beat Sri Lanka (211) Colombo (RPS) 1993
1 run Australia (203-6) beat South Africa (202-8) Bloemfontein 1993/94
1 run South Africa (174-9) beat New Zealand (173-7) Hobart 1997/98
1 run Zimbabwe (228-7) beat New Zealand (227-9) Christchurch 1997/98
1 run South Africa (204-7) beat England (203-9) Cape Town 1999/00
1 run Australia (302-5) beat Zimbabwe (301-6) Perth 2000/01
1 run Sri Lanka (245) beat Australia (244-5) Dambulla 2003/04
1 run South Africa (284-6) beat West Indies (283) Bridgetown 2004/05
1 run West Indies (198-9) beat India (197) Kingston 2006

Sovik
July 11, 2007, 06:12 PM
http://www.cricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/77400/77424.jpg

ground looks good. gonna be there on saturday. hope it won't be raining

sandpiper
July 11, 2007, 06:15 PM
hay sovik, how did you add that pic ? plz tell me the way :umm:

sandpiper
July 11, 2007, 08:34 PM
Ireland's players refused to do media interviews after their win over the Netherlands in Belfast on Wednesday because of a protest over payments.

The players say that they have not received any proceeds from Ireland's surprise World Cup exploits.

Ireland team manager Roy Torrens said the issue was a "misunderstanding" and that the Irish Cricket Union's cheques to the players "are in the post".

"I think you will find it will all be resolved fine," Torrens told BBC Sport.

"The boys throught this would be appropriate action to take today because of the non-payment."
source: BBC

sandpiper
July 12, 2007, 12:07 PM
West Indies dominating another one-sided contest :)

sandpiper
July 12, 2007, 12:22 PM
Third fifty in three matches for Gayle :bravo:

Sovik
July 12, 2007, 01:14 PM
windies is loosing. its so frustrating. oh no, gayle just hit a six. getting close

sandpiper
July 12, 2007, 01:23 PM
west indies won the cliffhanger at Dublin

Sovik
July 12, 2007, 01:24 PM
missed out a good match. hoping saturday will be sunny

sandpiper
July 12, 2007, 01:27 PM
Majid Haq bowled some superb deliveries to rip through the West Indies top order

Sovik
July 12, 2007, 07:06 PM
will see some chicken dance on saturday