BCCI-WCAI merger put on hold

[This article originally appeared on the now defunct website Cricketwoman. – RE]

The merger of the Women’s Cricket Association of India (WCAI) with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been put on hold, at least for the time being. Continue reading “BCCI-WCAI merger put on hold”

Nine live: cricket’s TV blackouts face the axe

Nine live: cricket’s TV blackouts face the axe
(Sydney Morning Herald, 29.4.05)

The SMH is reporting today that the antiquated home city Test TV blackout of the first two sessions of the day might be canned, if Cricket Australia signs up with Channel 9 for another seven years of covering Australian cricket. Continue reading “Nine live: cricket’s TV blackouts face the axe”

Cricket’s home moves closer to the money

Cricket’s home moves closer to the money
(Raja M/Asia Times, 22.4.05)

“The ICC cannot afford to pay 30% tax…”
– Inderjit Singh Bindra

Why the ICC moved to a tax haven, in the words of the man who wants to get the BCCI listed on the Indian stock market.

Death by Powerpoint II: Mal Speed

SportAccord, a high-powered annual convention run by the GAISF, ASOIF and AIOWF, is currently under way for this year in Berlin. While the 2005 event seems to be dominated by the five aspirant cities for the 2012 Olympics hawking their stuff, the ICC’s very own Malcolm Speed was on deck yesterday giving a talk on “The integrity issue – the impact of betting on sports”. Continue reading “Death by Powerpoint II: Mal Speed”

Death by Powerpoint I: The BCCI

One of the most grandiose cart-before-the-horse schemes imaginable is the BCCI’s dream of their own 24/7 cricket TV channel. It’s an exciting concept in theory, but remember that this is seen as a solution to the BCCI’s chronic inability to sell television rights in a coherent fashion. Continue reading “Death by Powerpoint I: The BCCI”

ICC President welcomes integration of women’s cricket

ICC President Ehsan Mani today welcomed the integration of women’s and men’s international cricket under the umbrella of the ICC. Continue reading “ICC President welcomes integration of women’s cricket”

New Zealand’s Steele given reprimand

New Zealand’s Rebecca Steele appeared before a disciplinary hearing at the end of her team’s defeat by India in the Semi Final of the WCWC at Sedgars Park in Potchefstroom on Thursday 7th April. Continue reading “New Zealand’s Steele given reprimand”

Australia favourites for final

Australia will go into Sunday’s final of the 8th Women’s Cricket World Cup as favourites to win a fifth title. Continue reading “Australia favourites for final”

Rain in Pretoria

It’s raining heavily in the Pretoria/Tshwane region on Sunday morning, and the start of play on the final day of the round-robin leg of the 2005 Women’s Cricket World Cup has been delayed. The chances of any play today are not good and there is no reserve day. Continue reading “Rain in Pretoria”

Preview: Women’s World Cup round seven

We know who’s in the top four – Australia, England, India, New Zealand – but not the order. We know that the West Indies will come fifth. And we know that sixth place, crucial for automatic qualification for the next Women’s World Cup, is still open to South Africa, Sri Lanka or Ireland. It’s Sunday April 3, Match Day Seven in the 2005 Women’s Cricket World Cup, the last round before the semi-finals. Continue reading “Preview: Women’s World Cup round seven”