3 10, 2016

Ireland: Testing The Waters

October 3rd, 2016|News, Politics|4 Comments

Today we have a guest article by Kevin Galvin, an Irish writer with the Evening Echo and Irish Examiner. He talks about Ireland's development as a team and their pursuit of test status. It must be incredibly frustrating to be an Ireland supporter right now. Had India got behind the idea of two [...]

4 05, 2016

Gently Down The Online Stream?

May 4th, 2016|News, Politics|14 Comments

We’ll have a roundup of all the latest championship action tomorrow, but today I’d like to talk about a dispute that’s brewing between the counties, the ECB and Sky. It’s a rather delicate issue this one. As we all know, English cricket’s suits care very much about their satellite TV windfall. Those [...]

27 04, 2016

ICC Latest: It’s the Money, Stupid

April 27th, 2016|News, Politics|19 Comments

World cricket has been run so badly in recent times that it’s easy to get overexcited when administrators finally make the right noises. However, it’s hard not to feel at least cautiously optimistic about recent events at the ICC. There are still a lot of things to discuss – and there’s always [...]

1 03, 2016

Giles Clarke Asked To Explain Himself

March 1st, 2016|News, Politics|14 Comments

What goes round comes round. Or so it seems. Giles Clarke, the < cough > controversial < cough >, former chairman and now president of the ECB has been summoned by the Commons culture, media and sport select committee. He's been asked to explain the ECB's role, and presumably his personal role as ECB supreme leader, [...]

26 02, 2016

Two Division Test Championship On The Cards?

February 26th, 2016|News, Politics|27 Comments

Now this is interesting. A report in the Guardian suggests that the ICC is getting serious about saving test cricket. But not everyone is going to like one of the main proposals – not least the West Indies. According to Tim Wigmore the new ICC mandarins, who seem less self-interested than the bananas [...]

17 02, 2016

Waitrose Dump The ECB

February 17th, 2016|News, Politics|37 Comments

I'd like to welcome back a familiar face to TFT. News broke a few days ago that Waitrose will not renew their sponsorship of the England cricket teams. Who better to react to developments than my old co-editor Maxie Allen? He's been following events from afar with interest ...  Here are a few thoughts about [...]

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