Africa Division 1 T20, Wisden CRTW with James Coyne; Associate and Affiliate Cricket Podcast
Russell Degnan

As has become a tradition, assistant editor of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, James Coyne (@coynejames), joins us to discuss the Cricket Round the World section some of the interesting historical entries in the supplementary obituaries, and the increasingly global stance of the Wisden Almanack. (25:35) Andrew Nixon (@andrewnixon79) and Russell Degnan (@idlesummers) review the African Division One T20 qualifiers won by Namibia on an extraordinary final day, as well as the attached WCL6 qualifier won by Botswana. (0:30) They take a final look at the world cup, discussing what we should aim for in a format, and why a 20 team world cup is the best of many possible options. (7:35) Much of the news has to wait for the ICC conference to leak out, but there is still news from USACA (0:48:30), we touch on Richie Benaud's role as the patron of French cricket (0:54:40), discuss the grants available to EAP members (0:58:30) and note the retirement of Binod Das (1:00:40).

Direct Download Running Time 62min. Music from Martin Solveig, "Big in Japan"

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Idle Summers 17th April, 2015 01:14:07   [#] 

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Africa Division 1 T20, Wisden CRTW with James Coyne; Associate and Affiliate Cricket Podcast
Hi Russell, you mentioned the exciting Africas division 1 tournament, and while I did my best to follow it via scorecards and the like, but obviously there was no streaming service available. This is the same accross the board for most Associate tournaments.
So I was thinking, do you have any idea as to how feasible it'd be to crowdfund the rights to some of their tournaments and set up some level of coverage?
Nick  19th April, 2015 17:35:39  

Africa Division 1 T20, Wisden CRTW with James Coyne; Associate and Affiliate Cricket Podcast
Hi Nick. I don't. There is both financial and logistical/political aspect to doing that, which is complex. I imagine the finances could work, but the negotiation with the ICC might be interesting. Also, as often as not no-one is at the ground in a media capacity, so even crowd-sourcing basic media liaison might be a start.

Best advice is to chat to Tim Brooks (@cricketatlas), because he works in that capacity, and can advise what they do with respect to negotiating rights.
Russ  20th April, 2015 14:36:22  

Africa Division 1 T20, Wisden CRTW with James Coyne; Associate and Affiliate Cricket Podcast
Thanks for the advice Russ, hopefully we can figure out a way to make this work.
Nick  21st April, 2015 00:05:38