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December 8th, 2018
In the run up to next year’s ICC World Cup hosted in England and Wales, Expat Sport will be analysing the runners and riders in all disciplines of the game of cricket and this week we turn our attention to, what is often referred to as the third aspect of the game, fielding. While the glamour names in the games tend to be batters or bowlers we investigate the truth behind the old adage that “catches win matches”, to highlight some of the finest fielders in world cricket and how they might elevate their team to the lofty echelons of ICC World Cup 2019 winners.
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November 30th, 2018
Cricket Australia have been in no small disarray of late, and judging by the result of the November’s home series against South Africa, in which the Baggy Greens lost by two ODIs to 1 as well as coming second best in their only T20 match, this instability appears to have rocked team performances across all forms of the game.

David Peever had been re-elected as chairman of Cricket Australia for a second three-year term in October. Having opined in the run up that he was the person best equipped to oversee changes to governance and culture in the sport, following the inglorious ball-tampering incident that demolished the Australian Test team on their South Africa tour back in March.
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November 30th, 2018
In what amounts to a remarkable turnaround in eligibility rules by the England and Wales cricket Board, one of the world’s rising stars in white ball cricket could be allowed to play for England in next year’s ICC World Cup 2019.
Jofra Archer, 23, was born and raised in Barbados and played cricket for the West Indies under 19s but also has an English father, a British passport and is a British citizen.
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November 23rd, 2018
As well as a feast for the global crickets enthusiast's hunger, the ICC World Cup 2019 to be held in England and Wales next year, is a rare opportunity to breathe new life and attract fresh legs in order to future-proof the game.
The ICC in conjunction with their partners the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have launched a bold new plan and initiative to help promote the game throughout the UK and to create a meaningful legacy of growth off the back of the biggest tournament in world cricket.
The hugely ambitious project aims to inspire and engage up to one million young people between the ages of five and twelve over the next year.
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November 21st, 2018
Football fans across the Middle East and well beyond are looking forward to an imminent festival of the beautiful game hosted in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the beginning of the New Year. The 17th edition of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 kicks off on 5th January with the UAE facing Gulf neighbour Bahrain at Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi. The Final will also be played at the same venue.

For the first time ever, there will be 24 teams from 5 sub-confederations competing in the tournament. The format will be exactly the same as that which governed UEFA Euro 2016. AFC will run from 5th January to the 1st of February 2019 and be played in 8 different stadia spread across 4 cities in the UAE.
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