Why the ICC’s revenue sharing model could harm growth of new members

It has taken 108 years for cricket’s world governing body, the ICC, to grow to the point that it has but a dozen full members. That landmark was achieved on June 22 when the ICC Board approved the promotion of Afghanistan and Ireland to full membership status. But what does full membership mean for Ireland and Afghanistan?

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Why the ICC’s revenue sharing model could harm growth of new members

Scotland out of Intercontinental Cup

Play had begun on a bizarre note when Smith, the Scots wicketkeeper and also a policeman, was forced to miss the opening 40 minutes of play after being called to Aberdeen Sheriff Court as a witness. Smith headed for court but soon returned after the hearing was abandoned because the accused had slept in.

– David Kelso, The Scotsman, 16.8.05

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Previews: India v Ireland, England v Sri Lanka, South Africa v West Indies

The weather forecast is cloudy but fine for the Pretoria/Tshwane region for Thursday’s second round of matches in the 2005 Women’s Cricket World Cup. Continue reading “Previews: India v Ireland, England v Sri Lanka, South Africa v West Indies”

Previews: South Africa v Ireland, New Zealand v West Indies, India v Sri Lanka

Previews of Tuesday’s opening day action between South Africa and Ireland, New Zealand and the West Indies, and India and Sri Lanka. Continue reading “Previews: South Africa v Ireland, New Zealand v West Indies, India v Sri Lanka”