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A world cricket committee: The MCC's own think tank

Submitted by Rick Eyre on March 2, 2013 - 1:55pm

The Marylebone Cricket Club, the one and only MCC to those not living in Melbourne or working for Microsoft, has come a long way in the past couple of decades. One of the higher profile innovations by the MCC in recent years was the establishment in 2006 of its "World Cricket Committee", an independent think tank of past and present players and umpires.

Rewrestling

Submitted by Rick Eyre on February 19, 2013 - 11:53am

We know that wrestling, modern pentathlon, canoeing, taekwondo and hockey were the five sports shortlisted for the ballot to be excluded from the "core" sports. Once the field of five was announced, each sport should have been given time (14, 30, 60 days?) to prepare a submission to the IOC to argue why they should be retained as a core Olympic sport. Of course, no such right was given to them.

Review of a Second Year of the Big Bash League

Submitted by Rick Eyre on February 12, 2013 - 11:37pm

Cricket Australia decided that the way to capitalise on the old Big Bash Trophy's progress was to shift to a model that copied elements of both the Indian Premier League and soccer's A-League when neither was necessary.

My reflections on the popularity and impact of the second season of the Big Bash League are the subject of my latest column for iSportconnect. The complete article can be read at http://www.isportconnect.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=17287&catid=74&Itemid=193.

Cricketwoman is back for the 2013 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup

Submitted by Rick Eyre on January 28, 2013 - 4:43pm

For a short time only. Cricketwoman makes a comeback for the 2013 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup.

This website will be a conduit for official announcements, independent news, video, tweets and information surrounding the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, which commences in India on 31 January 2013. Keep a close eye on the Calendar page for further information as well as regular updates.

Abyssinia Warnie: 10th Anniversary Edition

Submitted by Rick Eyre on January 22, 2013 - 10:35pm

In cricket's modern world of incremental exits, a legend can announce his retirement, celebrate a long emotional farewell, and then turn up playing another format for another team. But just as Warnie seems to be gone, he re-emerges. Like the monster in a slasher movie, or as I prefer to think of him, an escapee from the House of Wax.

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Ricky Ponting retires

Submitted by Rick Eyre on November 30, 2012 - 9:25am

There can never be a totally perfect time to retire. It didn't quite happen for Ricky Ponting, yet he can still be happy with the circumstances of his exit. Today, as he steps out on the WACA for the Welcome to Country, the anthems, and the Third Test against South Africa, he will be making his 168th official Test match appearance for Australia. It will be last, having announced his retirement yesterday.

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