Worldwide News 2018
Kuwait, UAE and Saudi Arabia win on opening day Kuwait, UAE and Saudi Arabia win on opening day ( ) ZZZZ9:24 pmZZZZ
The World Twenty20 Asia Qualifier ‘A’ began with hosts Kuwait registering a resounding opening win against the Maldives at Sulaibiya Cricket Ground in the tournament opener.
Ryan Sidebottom signs for Grange Ryan Sidebottom signs for Grange ( ) ZZZZ8:14 pmZZZZ
Former Yorkshire and England international Ryan Sidebottom has signed for Grange in a real coup for the Scottish side.
Nigeria survive scare while Ghana confirm qualification Nigeria survive scare while Ghana confirm qualification ( ) ZZZZ10:02 amZZZZ
Nigeria’s resolve was tested to the utmost in the World T20 Africa Qualifier on Wednesday, as they were pushed all the way by Sierra Leone at the Tafawa Balewa Square Cricket Oval.
Scotland A name squad for weekend clashes Scotland A name squad for weekend clashes ( ) ZZZZ9:48 amZZZZ
Scotland A go to Bath this weekend to begin their season with two T20’s and two 50-over games against Gloucestershire 2XI and Bath CC.
Peter Borren retires from International cricket Peter Borren retires from International cricket ( ) ZZZZ11:41 pmZZZZ
The KNCB has announced the retirement of Peter Borren as captain of the national side naming his replacement and a new team manager.
Ghana edge out Nigeria Ghana edge out Nigeria ( ) ZZZZ11:45 pmZZZZ
The Black Sticks of Ghana hold all the aces in the ICC World T20 Africa Qualifier A in Lagos, after they outlasted hosts Nigeria in a thrilling clash.
Winning starts for Nigeria and Ghana Winning starts for Nigeria and Ghana ( ) ZZZZ9:05 pmZZZZ
Nigeria made a perfect start to the ICC World T20 Africa Qualifier A, as they cruised past Sierra Leone by 88 runs, at the Tafawa Balewa Square Cricket Oval in Lagos on Saturday.
Nigeria hosts World T20 qualifier Nigeria hosts World T20 qualifier ( ) ZZZZ9:06 pmZZZZ
The festive Tafawa Balewa Square Cricket Oval will play host to Sierra Leone, Ghana, The Gambia and hosts Nigeria over the next week, with each team playing six matches.
Safyaan Sharif Interview Safyaan Sharif Interview ( ) ZZZZ10:36 pmZZZZ
He dismissed Chris Gayle first ball on his way to becoming the joint-highest wicket-taker in the recent World Cup qualifying tournament. Now Safyaan Sharif tells Saj Sadiq about his dream of playing first-team county cricket and why Scottish cricket is on the up and up…
Kalis picks up prestigious award Kalis picks up prestigious award ( ) ZZZZ10:19 pmZZZZ
Netherlands all-rounder Sterre Kalis has been rewarded with the prestigious Tasmanian Cricketer of the Year accolade.
Two new signings head to Netherlands Two new signings head to Netherlands ( ) ZZZZ9:44 pmZZZZ
Groen & Wit and GCC Olympia have revealed new overseas players ahead of the start of the 2018 season.
Nepal and Netherlands to play MCC at Lord's Nepal and Netherlands to play MCC at Lord's ( ) ZZZZ10:56 pmZZZZ
Nepal and The Netherlands will play T20 contests against the MCC at Lord's on Sunday July 29th.
Denmark name WCL squad Denmark name WCL squad ( ) ZZZZ10:15 pmZZZZ
Danish coach Jeremy Bray has named a squad of 14 for next month's WCL Division Four in Malaysia.
West of Scotland sign Trevor Garwe West of Scotland sign Trevor Garwe ( ) ZZZZ10:15 pmZZZZ
West of Scotland have signed Zimbabwean all-rounder Trevor Garwe for the forthcoming campaign.
Coetzer top of the charts Coetzer top of the charts ( ) ZZZZ8:29 amZZZZ
Scotland captain passes 5000 runs and tops the charts for his country.
Nabi signs for Leicestershire Nabi signs for Leicestershire ( ) ZZZZ6:23 amZZZZ
Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammed Nabi has signed as an overseas player for Leicestershire in the T20 Blast this summer.
Netherlands to host 18 countries in European T20 bonanza Netherlands to host 18 countries in European T20 bonanza ( ) ZZZZ10:16 amZZZZ
Denmark and Jersey, World Cricket League Division 4 sides, will face tough opposition if they’re to progress towards the T20 World Cup after the draw for the World T20 Europe Qualifier was announced.
Kelburne sign Cephas Zhuwao Kelburne sign Cephas Zhuwao ( ) ZZZZ11:11 pmZZZZ
Kelburne have signed Zimbabwean all-rounder Cephas Zhuwao for the 2018 season.
T20 World Cup Qualifiers get under way T20 World Cup Qualifiers get under way ( ) ZZZZ12:07 amZZZZ
The journey to the men’s World T20 2020 gets under way in Argentina this month with the first of 12 regional qualifiers taking place as the ICC finally confirmed an improved qualification process for the event.
Van Der Merwe extends Somerset contract Van Der Merwe extends Somerset contract ( ) ZZZZ8:07 amZZZZ
Roelof van der Merwe has signed a contract extension with Somerset and will remain at the County Ground until at least the end of the 2019 season.
Scotland morale boost with convincing win over Netherlands Scotland morale boost with convincing win over Netherlands ( ) ZZZZ12:39 amZZZZ
An unbroken 4th wicket stand of 153 between Richie Berrington and George Munsey led Scotland to a morale boosting seven wicket win against the Netherlands in their tour match in South Africa.
Thailand secure ACC East final place Thailand secure ACC East final place ( ) ZZZZ9:40 amZZZZ
Hosts Thailand secure their place in the final of the ACC East Region T20.
Van Der Gugten gets Glamorgan contract extension Van Der Gugten gets Glamorgan contract extension ( ) ZZZZ1:09 amZZZZ
Netherlands speedster Timm van der Gugten has been give a boost ahead of the World Cup Qualifiers with the news that Glamorgan have extended his contract until the end of the 2020 season.
Thailand and Bhutan win as ACC East tournament kicks off Thailand and Bhutan win as ACC East tournament kicks off ( ) ZZZZ9:52 amZZZZ
The Asian Cricket Council's 2018 tournament calendar gets underway in Thailand with the ACC East Region T20.
Dutch dominate Hong Kong Dutch dominate Hong Kong ( ) ZZZZ9:32 amZZZZ
The Netherlands romped to an emphatic seven-wicket win over Hong Kong in their latest tour match in Pretoria.
Coetzer treble winner at Scotland awards Coetzer treble winner at Scotland awards ( ) ZZZZ2:06 amZZZZ
Kyle Coetzer picked up three trophies in a low-key Cricket Scotland awards ceremony before their departure to prepare for the World Cup Qualifiers.
Greenock sign Saurabh Bandekar Greenock sign Saurabh Bandekar ( ) ZZZZ1:42 amZZZZ
Greenock have signed Indian all-rounder Saurabh Bandekar for the 2018 campaign.
Campbell happy despite Dutch defeat Campbell happy despite Dutch defeat ( ) ZZZZ12:52 amZZZZ
Netherlands Head Coach Ryan Campbell saw enough to be happy with parts of his side's performance against Ireland where they were competitive despite showing signs of rustiness after two months on the sidelines.
Carswell returning to Scotland Carswell returning to Scotland ( ) ZZZZ3:06 amZZZZ
Kari Carswell is returning to Scotland after a stint working in New Zealand with Northern Districts in Hamilton.
UAE book ticket to Zimbabwe with win over Namibia UAE book ticket to Zimbabwe with win over Namibia ( ) ZZZZ10:51 amZZZZ
The UAE secure their place in the World Cup Qualifier after a 19 run win over the hosts in Windhoek.
Karan KC the hero as Nepal pull of final over heist Karan KC the hero as Nepal pull of final over heist ( ) ZZZZ10:04 amZZZZ
Nepal are in the World Cup Qualifier after a 51 run final wicket partnership sees them pull off one of the greatest comebacks ever.
Kenya's relegation confirmed as Namibia set up final round decider Kenya's relegation confirmed as Namibia set up final round decider ( ) ZZZZ10:10 amZZZZ
Today's Namibia v Kenya match sees the latter's relegation to WCL3 confirmed.
Nepal join Canada out in front after another thriller Nepal join Canada out in front after another thriller ( ) ZZZZ9:54 amZZZZ
Nepal and Canada sit on top of the WCL2 table with 6 points each, but it's still all to play for.
Canada remain unbeaten Canada remain unbeaten ( ) ZZZZ8:56 amZZZZ
Canada remain unbeaten at WCL2 after beating Kenya. Wins also for Nepal and Namibia.
Another wash out for Namibia and Kenya Another wash out for Namibia and Kenya ( ) ZZZZ6:29 amZZZZ
A wet day in Windhoek causes an early end to Namibia v Kenya.
Canada and Oman win on day two Canada and Oman win on day two ( ) ZZZZ9:23 amZZZZ
Canada and Oman have beaten UAE and Nepal on day two in Windhoek, whilst Namibia v Kenya is washed out.
Nepal win low scoring thriller; big wins for Canada and UAE Nepal win low scoring thriller; big wins for Canada and UAE ( ) ZZZZ9:42 amZZZZ
Division Two of the World Cricket League begins in Namibia with wins for Nepal, Canada and the UAE.
Jay Bista joins Quick Jay Bista joins Quick ( ) ZZZZ3:47 amZZZZ
Quick Haag have signed 22 year-old all-rounder Jay Bista for the 2018 season.
Rashid Khan signs for Sussex Rashid Khan signs for Sussex ( ) ZZZZ6:00 amZZZZ
Afghan leg-spinner Rashid Khan will be reunited with his coach at Adelaide Jason Gillespie for the 2018 T20 Blast.
Sean Davey joins Quick Haag Sean Davey joins Quick Haag ( ) ZZZZ1:05 amZZZZ
Quick Haag have signed 24 year-old New Zealand all-rounder Sean Davey.
Zimbabwe Women name squad Zimbabwe Women name squad ( ) ZZZZ6:29 amZZZZ
Zimbabwe Women have named a squad of 16 for their 8-match series against Ireland which gets under way in Harare this week.
Three Dutch players included in Hong Kong T20 blitz Three Dutch players included in Hong Kong T20 blitz ( ) ZZZZ6:07 amZZZZ
Paul van Meekeren, Roelof van der Merwe, and Ryan ten Doeschate are all included in the 2018 Hong Kong T20 Blitz which gets under way early next month.
Squads named for WCL Division Two Squads named for WCL Division Two ( ) ZZZZ6:32 amZZZZ
There is all to play for in Namibia next month as the top two teams from World Cricket League (WCL) Division 2 will qualify for the World Cup Qualifier and will be just one-step away from England and Wales 2019.
Pokana blow for PNG Pokana blow for PNG ( ) ZZZZ2:33 amZZZZ
The International Cricket Council has announced that an independent assessment has found the bowling action of Papua New Guinea’s Nosaina Pokana to be illegal.
ICC to visit Nepal ICC to visit Nepal ( ) ZZZZ5:52 amZZZZ
A delegation from the International Cricket Council (ICC) will arrive in Nepal this weekend to progress discussions aimed at enabling the reinstatement of Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) to ICC membership.
Ford and Bradburn happy after competitive tri-series Ford and Bradburn happy after competitive tri-series ( ) ZZZZ5:10 amZZZZ
Ireland came out on top in the tri-series in Dubai that provided crucial preparation in the battle for qualification to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Cross hundred leads Scotland to win over UAE Cross hundred leads Scotland to win over UAE ( ) ZZZZ8:55 amZZZZ
Matt Cross scored his maiden ODI hundred to lead Scotland to a hard-fought 31-run win over UAE in Dubai.
Nepal coach blasts ICC over tour arrangements Nepal coach blasts ICC over tour arrangements ( ) ZZZZ2:05 amZZZZ
Nepal Coach Jagat Tamata has hit out at ICC after their request to tour South Africa was refused by the organising body.
Death of Dik Abed Death of Dik Abed ( ) ZZZZ11:03 amZZZZ
Tributes have poured in for former Netherlands captain Dik Abed who has died at the age of 73.
Rashid Khan scoops Player of the Year award Rashid Khan scoops Player of the Year award ( ) ZZZZ1:05 amZZZZ
Rashid Khan, Afghanistan’s 18-year-old wrist spinner, has been named as the Associate Cricketer of the Year after he helped his side to victory in the Intercontinental Cup by finishing with 23 wickets in three matches.
Afghanistan's first Test set for June Afghanistan's first Test set for June ( ) ZZZZ9:47 amZZZZ
Afghanistan's first Test will be against India in June.
Scottish Cup draw made Scottish Cup draw made ( ) ZZZZ6:18 amZZZZ
The draw for the first round of the Scottish Cup has thrown up some intriguing ties.
Scotland Women’s Awards Evening Scotland Women’s Awards Evening ( ) ZZZZ6:33 amZZZZ
The 2017 Scottish Women’s Awards evening took place at Inch Park Edinburgh at the weekend.
Canada name squad for WCL Canada name squad for WCL ( ) ZZZZ8:39 amZZZZ
Canada have named their squad for next month's Division Two WCL tournament and the surprise news is the exclusion of powerful all-rounder Rizwan Cheema.
Hong Kong facing Chapman blow Hong Kong facing Chapman blow ( ) ZZZZ7:09 amZZZZ
Hong Kong could be facing a major blow ahead of the World Cup Qualifiers with the news that batting star Mark Chapman is on the verge of selection with New Zealand.
Coetzer to miss Irish clashes Coetzer to miss Irish clashes ( ) ZZZZ8:12 amZZZZ
Kyle Coetzer will miss next week's two ODI's against Ireland and Richie Berrington will deputise in his absence.
UAE name squad for Irish clashes UAE name squad for Irish clashes ( ) ZZZZ7:36 amZZZZ
Rohan Mustafa skippers the UAE in their two ODI's against Ireland this week.
Afghanistan name squads for Zimbabwe series Afghanistan name squads for Zimbabwe series ( ) ZZZZ3:06 amZZZZ
Mohammed Shahzad is back in both squads after his shortened doping ban.
Double boost for Glenrothes Double boost for Glenrothes ( ) ZZZZ11:13 amZZZZ
Glenrothes have been handled a double boost with the capture of Abdul Sabri and Hamza Tahir from Poloc.
Dutch name WCQ training squad Dutch name WCQ training squad ( ) ZZZZ10:31 amZZZZ
The Dutch selectors have named a 18-man training squad ahead of the World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe in March.
Ten Hong Kong players travel to Canberra Ten Hong Kong players travel to Canberra ( ) ZZZZ6:31 amZZZZ
No fewer than ten Hong Kong players will be based in Australia for the next month as they gear up for the crucial World Cup qualifiers.
Western Premier Division fixtures released Western Premier Division fixtures released ( ) ZZZZ4:57 amZZZZ
Champions Prestwick have home advantage as they look to retain their title when newly promoted Stirling County visit the Henry Thow Oval.
All change at Forfarshire All change at Forfarshire ( ) ZZZZ4:06 amZZZZ
Craig Wallace becomes Head Coach for season 2018 and Michael Leask returns to the club after a spell at Somerset.
Scotland Eastern Premiership fixtures revealed Scotland Eastern Premiership fixtures revealed ( ) ZZZZ3:39 amZZZZ
Champions Heriot's will open the defence of their title when league new-comers RH Corstorphine visit Goldenacre. Runners up Arbroath United will also have home advantage when they entertain Stewart's Melville who have changed their name this season from SMRH.
Netherlands fixtures bonanza on the cards Netherlands fixtures bonanza on the cards ( ) ZZZZ3:28 amZZZZ
It may have been four long years in the ODI wilderness but next month will see the exile ended when ICC ratify The Netherlands place in the FTP by virtue of their victorious World Cricket League campaign.
USA to compete in West Indies Super50 competition USA to compete in West Indies Super50 competition ( ) ZZZZ3:12 amZZZZ
The USA are among ten teams which will participate in the West Indies Regional Super50 competition which gets under way at the end of the month.
Uganda hoping for better fortunes in 2018 Uganda hoping for better fortunes in 2018 ( ) ZZZZ12:48 amZZZZ
Uganda will be hoping for improved fortunes in the 2018 season after a fairly miserable 2017 campaign.