Associate and Affiliate Podcast: East-Asia Pacific with Avi Singh
Russell Degnan

The associate and affiliate podcast is an attempt to expand coverage of associate tournaments by obtaining local knowledge of the relevant nations. If you have or intend to go to a tournament at associate level - men's women's, ICC, unaffiliated - then please get in touch in the comments or by email.

Episode three and Andrew Nixon (@andrewnixon79) and I are getting the hang of things. Avi Singh (@mannerofspeakin), ESPN Cricinfo and CricHQ scorer and commentator, Ellerslie CC every-man, and Auckland local, joins us to discuss the East-Asia Pacific T20 Championship and Papua New Guinea's matches against New Zealand professionals. We discuss the key players and differences between the winners and those below; whether EAP needs to bring back the second division; the relationship between the Polynesian nations and New Zealand cricket; and getting local media interested in tournaments. Andrew and I then look back on Americas Division 2, the victory of the Bahamas, and the unusual and unfortunate decline of Argentina; discuss the performance of associate players in the Bangladesh Premier League and the benefits, or not for associate sides; and look ahead to Africa Division 1 in Uganda.

Direct Download Running Time 53min. Music from Martin Solveig, "Big in Japan"

Cricket - Associate - Podcast 22nd February, 2013 00:37:06   [#]