Grass roots pioneer Jamie Harrison on the challenges of developing cricket in the USA

With the USA’s men’s side having last week gained One day international status for the next three years, the Sports Gazette spoke to Jamie Harrison, the foremost grass roots cricket administrator and enthusiast in the world’s richest country. How big will ODI status be for cricket in the USA? “It’ll be massive,

Why Australia can be considered World Cup favourites

Steve Smith and David Warner have now served their 12 month bans for ball-tampering after their sanction came to an end on 28 March. The pair were eligible to be integrated back into the Australian line-up for the fourth and fifth One Day Internationals in the ongoing series against Pakistan, but will be

Are English players value for money in the IPL?

This Saturday, the noise and the drama of the IPL gets underway when the Chennai Super Kings take on the Royal Challengers Bangalore. England have finally begun to take the tournament seriously and have nine participants this year but how much have they truly added to their franchises? The IPL is

From the early female football pioneers to the female face of e-sports — Chapter 5

This is the fifth in a multi-part series on women in sport. Chapter 1 explored the early days of the Olympic movement, Chapter 2 grapples with the struggles of sexual identity, Chapter 3 looks at the influence of the media on gender views and Chapter 4 Part 1  and Part 2 discusses the sexualisation of women’s sport. Chapter 5: The struggles of women in sport in the

“I can deal with it a lot easier now; you just have to pick and choose what situations you put yourself in” – England cricketer Sarah Taylor opens up about her anxiety after missing November’s World T20

It is now over a month since England suffered a heavy, eight-wicket defeat to Australia in the Women’s World T20 final. Despite ultimate disappointment that the side couldn’t add the Twenty20 title to their World Cup win in the 50-over format a year earlier, it was generally felt that Heather Knight’s

“There’s a reason why people who listen to cricket on the radio call it the soundtrack to their summer” — Adam Collins on purchasing broadcasting rights and the influence of new media

Sydney Cricket Ground. 1999. Over 40,000 Sydney-siders are cheering on Stuart MacGill as he takes seven wickets to seal another famous Ashes series victory for the Australians. Tens of thousands in the stadium are following every ball intently on their handheld radios. Fast forward two decades and one of those spectators,