Feature Articles 2009
CricketEurope Player of the Year Poll ()
CricketEurope's panel has made its ten nominations for our Player of the Year accolade. Read all about those ten players and then the final decision is yours!
Ten targets for the 2010's ()
When we reflect on the 2010's what will be the success criteria against which progress is judged? James Siviter offers ten suggestions.
What value national co-operation? ()
There is an interesting discussion emerging about associate/affiliate level nations linking up, eg. Cayman Islands/Bahamas, Guyana/Suriname, Gambia/Senegal etc.
The Test status debate: five key questions ()
Rod Lyall joins the debate about the elevation of one or more Associate countries to Test status.
An Intercontinental Quandary and the Floating Full Member Theory ()
The debate over whether Ireland, or indeed any other associate, will ever progress to Test status has brought the Intercontinental Cup competition under the microscope.
Will there ever be another Test-playing country? ()
The recent articles by Michael Taylor on why Ireland cannot play test cricket raise broader issues. Roy Morgan examines some of them and concludes that ICC needs to lay down a clearly-structured pathway which is well-founded on history.
Why Ireland can't play Test Cricket: Cricket Ireland response ()
Cricket Ireland Chief Executive Warren Deutrom responds to some of the points made by Michael Taylor in his recent articles.
Why Ireland can't play Test Cricket (2) ()
The second part of Michael Taylor's analysis of the problems that stand in the way of Ireland becoming a Test-playing country.
Faith is a safer investment than favouritism ()
The ICC's commission of a report to highlight the potential of cricket in the USA and China is indicative of opposing factions within the ICC.
Why Ireland can't play Test Cricket (1) ()
Some of our readers have argued that Ireland is ready to play Test Cricket. Michael Taylor believes that their arguments are not sustainable.
Another victory for the Spirit of Greed ()
The ICC Board heard on Tuesday from its Principal Advisor, IS Bindra, that the Full Members ought to be playing in the USA and China.
The Indigenous Issue ()
If cricket is to be more than a minority sport in Associate and Affiliate nations then it must reach out to the majority.
Two hundreds in Associates and Affiliates matches ()
Noor Ali's achievement of scoring two separate hundreds in a match and becoming only the fourth to do so on first-class debut can be put in a wider perspective.
Leading players must keep a grasp on the associate tiller ()
Tim Brooks identifies some radical options for how the ICC can help the minnows to continue to make headway against the current.
Open letter to the ICC ()
An open letter to the ICC regarding Kenya being stripped of the Under-19 World Cup.
CB Fry - greatest all round sportsman? ()
Edward Liddle reviews the life and times of CB Fry and explodes some of the myths surrounding one of England's finest cricketers.
CricketEurope's Team of the WCL3 Tournament ()
CricketEurope's team on the spot once again selects the outstanding players of the recent World Cricket League tournament.