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June 7th, 2018
Imagine the positive impact an ICC Academy cricket tour could have on a promising individual player or your entire school team. It’s really no exaggeration to say that it could be a catalyst for the next generation of sporting greats. That’s because we’ve taken school cricket tours to whole new heights of excellence.

Expat Sport, official travel partner to the ICC Academy in Dubai offer a wide range of tailor-made school cricket tours, training camps and tournaments that are guaranteed to elevate your team to the next level and provide an experience and memories that will last a lifetime.

The concept is simple. Give school children, exactly the same player experience as that provided to cricketing professionals, and let them thrive.
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June 3rd, 2018
When asked to conjure an image of Afghanistan, many outside of the region would think of rugged dusty mountains, tribal chieftains and unfortunately, for so much of its recent history, the pounding backdrop of rocket and kalashnikov fire.

If we at Expat Sport were to suggest to you another image: a manicured wicket, the cheer of expectant crowds and the celebration of substantial cricketing success, you might be forgiven for seeming a little nonplussed. But that is rapidly what Afghanistan is becoming famous for and it’s an astonishing story.

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May 31st, 2018
In the two months since the cricketing world was rocked by the now infamous sandpaper ball-tampering scandal in Australia’s 3rd test against South Africa, much has changed in the cricketing world down under.

David Warner and Steve Smith are sitting out their bans - Warner reputedly turning to bricklaying to take his mind off his woes. While Cameron Bancroft, seen as the new-kid coerced into questionable behaviour by the bosses, has had his 9 month ban softened slightly and has now been cleared to play club cricket in Australia. He’ll turn out for Willetton in search of runs and redemption.

The latest ODI rankings have also poured Castlemaine into the wound with Australia’s woeful recent form in that format of the game translating into a drop to fifth in the World rankings.
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May 28th, 2018
The IPL (Indian Premier League) attracts a total global television audience of in excess of 700 million people. Add a total internet following of in excess of 1.25 billion. Those are simply staggering numbers and no other sporting event, with the exception of the FIFA World Cup, comes anywhere close. And the brilliant news for the UAE is that the 12th edition of this colossus of cricketing events may well be staged in its entirety in the Emirates in 2019.

The reason is the probable date clash with the Indian general elections next year. Getting, 814,500,000 (and counting) eligible voters to turn out at polling stations throughout the vast country is an epic task in itself. Combine that with the second biggest sporting event in the world and you have a recipe for total chaos.

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May 24th, 2018
England have now put the woeful 2014-15 ODI season behind them, where they won only seven of twenty-five matches. The result of which is that they suddenly find themselves in a much better position globally. Namely: number one ODI team in the world.

This vast improvement in form has come in part in the wake of a shake-up post 2015 ICC World Cup. Peter Moores’ fateful return to the head coach role saw his ODI side slump unceremoniously to a very early exit and that cost him his job.

Under the stewardship of Eoin Morgan and new coach Trevor Bayliss a much more attacking style, particularly with the bat, has led to complete reversal in fortunes and a win ratio to be proud of. In the previous 63 matches, England has won 41.

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