News, Coming Events, Additions to ICW
has won the right to host the 2014 Indoor Cricket World Cup.
New Zealand chief executive Mark Cini is reported to be pitching
for Christchurch to be the host city, although a final decision
has yet to be made. For those who've not experienced an international
indoor cricket tournament in New Zealand under Mark's direction,
you are in for a major treat!!!
Mark is an
old friend of mine (and of Indoor Cricket World), and I'll be
speaking to him very soon to get his thoughts first-hand, but
while you're waiting, have a look back at two magnificent past
tournaments in New Zealand, the 2002
Indoor Cricket World Cup in Wellington, and the 2003
Indoor Cricket World Masters and International 19 & Under tournament
action by a query from an old friend Paul (see our Guestbook),
we relaunched our search for all the backup Indoor Cricket World
pages. And we finally found almost all of them . . . so . . .
the links above to the 2000 Indoor Cricket World Cup and the
2001 Indoor Cricket World Masters (Perth) are alive again!! We
also have a collection of indoor cricket photos on one of our
sister sites HERE
where we will soon be making photos available for purchase
(including online Credit Card payment).
in mind, in 2000 and 2001 we were using film cameras, and uploading
over an 14.4 kbit dial-up modem. By necessity, only tiny photos
could be uploaded, so the old pages do look somewhat dated and
. . . well . . . small. BUT . . .we think they more than hold
their own against Cricket Australia's coverage of events. Imagine
what we could do if we had a budget . . . . or a bit of financial
support from some kindly benefactor . . . maybe one day . . On
that particular note, please, if you notice an ad here that interests
you, don't hesitate to click on it for more information . . .
it is our only source of income until we sort out our paid advertising
policy, and believe me, every little click helps.
big news is that the whole Indoor Cricket World site is, as of
February 2011, undergoing a total review and updating of content.
task was retrieving and re-publishing our vast archive of photographs.
After several months of scouring old discs/tapes and hard-drives,
this task is now almost complete, with all our main galleries
high priority task was ensuring all the articles linked-to in
all the news headlines below were online. We are pleased to say
that almost every article linked-to in the list below is now back
online--for a peep into the last 10 years of our sport's history,
have a wander through the articles below. Some fascinating stuff
has occured over the past 10 years, and ICW has articles on much
We are now
working on our Links pages and are still gathering interviews
(including the remaining installments of the current interview
with Peter "Nifty" Neville). The whole of the site is
also under review of course, but these are our current priorities.
We are also receiving much comment from around Australia on the
current state of the sport's national administration, mainly the
effects so far of Cricket Australia absorbing the old Australian
Indoor Cricket Federation. We and others will be having a lot
more to say about that over the next month or three, so please,
keep the emails coming . . . and of course, there is always our
May, 2009- New Domain for Indoor Cricket World
up and running. Finally. Althought we're still missing a little
bit of our past content, Indoor Cricket World is back. New content
is on its way, and most of the old content is still here, so please
bear with us over the next few weeks while we rebuild the biggest
and best Indoor Cricket World site on the 'net. And with some
huge changes to the administration of the game in Australia, we
have some work to do :) . . . stay tuned. Oh . . . I forgot .
. . it's great to be back!!!
August, 2006 - Australian National Masters tournament
includes a team from South Africa for the first time, and
it's all over for another year. Results on the AICF
site, and photographs (and
Print Sales) HERE. We don't usually report in any depth
on domestic tournaments, and this is no exception, but South Africa
were involved so it does take on an international flavour . .
. and Indoor Cricket World photographed the event and has prints
for sale, hence the big mention here :) One final word on this
tournament . . . I still feel it is the most enjoyable from an
umpire's/spectator's/player's perspective, so congratulation to
everyone involved this time around--you have enhanced the tournament's
April, 2005 - Final
Australia 96 def South Africa 79;
Boys: South Africa 130 def Australia 70;
Women: Australia won the five Tests 5 - nil;
Men: Australia 91 def New Zealand 67.
Australia are world champions in the Men, Women and Girls, and
South Africa are the new world champions in the Boys.
The South African Girls could not defend their title, although
it looked like they were going to walk it in, and the Australian
Boys couldn't defend theirs.
But the Australian Men and Women were pretty solid, although South
Arican Women have made a huge improvement since New Zealand, and
maintaining that rate of improvement is a must for them to be
a challenge to Australia.
The Australian Men were again strong, but were challenged twice--once
by New Zealand, once by South Africa.
South Africa Men have improved considerably since NZ, New Zealand
Men appear to have retained their relative standing, and Sri Lanka
appear to have slipped considerably since NZ. England Men appear
to also have retained their relative standing.
9th April, 2005 - Okay, we said we weren't going
to do this, but no one else is so here goes: Today is the day
of the Grand Finals of the Masters World Series and 19 and Under
Internationals. Not that you'd know it from any search of
the internet. There is not one page on the internet with that
announcement in print, until this sentence was penned. How bloody
pathetic is that? Is this just one more example of our game's
so called "official" level ignoring anything that occurs
beyond their ivory towers? A good many of those of you who have
contacted us over the past week certainly seem to think so. Anyway,
this is what's happening today:
Reigning champions South Africa play Australia in the Girls, reigning
champions Australia play South Africa in the Boys, and reigning
champions Australia play New Zealand in the Mens. No announcement
on the host's page about what's happening with the Womens comp--just
two teams this time around, South Africa and Australia.
We can also tell you that in the Girls, South Africa are so far
undefeated; in the Boys, South Africa were undefeated until the
semi-final, when Australia beat them easily. South Africa then
beat New Zealand for a place in the final. And in the Men, Australia
are so far undefeated. We'll publish the results (scores only)
as we get them later today.
10th October - A last minute push from Sri Lanka
to finalise sponsorship for Indoor Cricket World's attendance
at the World Cup in Sri Lanka failed, and we were therefore
not able to take up the invitiation that was offered at the last
World Cup in New Zealand. Our thanks to the sponsors we had lined
up, especially the offer from NIKON for the use of the latest
digital photographic gear, which would have allowed us to take
our highly acclaimed photographs of each game and post them on
Indoor Cricket World WHILE THE GAME WAS IN PROGRESS. If the
invite we received at the last World Masters, to travel to South
Africa and cover next year's World Masters and Under 19 International
eventuates, that innovation will make its first appearance then.
In the meantime, the
World Cup is underway,
with Sri Lanka Men drawing first blood. Results can be found on
Indoor Cricket Association's website .
Keep your eyes on this one folks, we think the "natural order",
as evident in all previous World Cups, is on the verge of change.
In New Zealand we saw a tiny, tantalising glimpse of what might
be just over the horizon. . . is this the Cup where we'll see
the big picture? We think so . . . more soon.
May 302004 - We are getting heaps of queries daily
about the Australian Opens, so here are the Final
Results (at least until the AICF site puts the results
May 2004 - In Colombo two years ago, Sri Lanka
whitewashed England 3 nil, and in New Zealand in 2002, Sri Lanka
relegated England to fourth place. So England had some scores
to settle when they recently played host to the Sri Lankans.
Reports, Results and Photographs here.....
September 2003 - by way of winning the inaugural
Challenger Cup held in Sri Lanka, the
United Arab Emirates has qualified to participate in next
year's Indoor Cricket World Cup, also to be held in Sri Lanka.
This is fantastic news for the UAE and the organisers of the coming
World Cup, and in terms of the sport's spread to the currently
non-established indoor cricket playing nations, it is excellent
September 2003 - The Australian Indoor Cricket
Federation has published the itinery for the upcoming 2003
International Home Series, to be played in Australia between
November 16th and 29th this year. The Series includes a Five-Test
series Australia vs England, and a Three-Test series Australia
vs New Zealand, plus International matches (non-Test) involving
the Australian Juniors playing Australia, England and New Zealand.
on the Australian Indoor Cricket Federation website HERE.
September 2003 - SRI
LANKA defeat South Africa 3 - 2.
Despite losing the first two Tests, Sri Lanka stormed home to
take the last 3 Tests and the Series.
August 2003 - The Australian Indoor
Cricket Federation has announced the establishment of a major
sponsorhip deal (details
on the AICF site HERE), and even the politicians have
identified it as an opportunity to rub shoulders with the Great
Australian Federal Minister for the Arts and Sports, Senator Rod
Kemp, is quoted on the AICF site giving a spiel about how great
it is that the sport has secured sponsorship from a great Australian
company. And for once we have to agree with one of those politician
people--it is indeed a major coup for our sport. And even though
this deal is restricted to Australia, if the sponsors, Donut King,
perceive the deal to be of benefit to them, it may lead to other
corporations following suit. Donut King has pledged $100,000 in
a one-year deal, with two three-year options. Let's hope the benefits
of this huge deal are soon evident across all levels of the sport
August/September 2003 - Indoor
Cricket World's server was down for 11 days recently. We apologise
for the absence, but unfortunately it was out of our control.
June 2003 - EXCLUSIVE:
Interview with the world's
most "capped" international player
26th April 2003 - South
Africa announced as hosts of the 2005 Masters and 19 & Under
Junior International. At the Presentation Dinner for the 2003
World Masters and 19 & Under Junior International in Christchurch,
New Zealand, World Indoor Cricket Federation President Mark Cini
announced that the next holding of this tournament would be in
2 years time, and would be in South Africa--an announcement met
with much acclaim. After the disappointment of having the 2003
event taken from
them and awarded to New Zealand, the South African contingent
were understandably ecstatic. The news was also greated with enthusiasm
by all the other nations' players and officials present, and we
all look forward to South Africa once again strutting their stuff
in two years time.
April 2003 - South Africa win inaugural 19 &
Under Girls Junior International. In
the recently completed World Masters and Junior International,
South Africa beat hosts New Zealand to take the World 19 &
Under Junior International title. Other winners were: 19 &
Under Boys--Australia (defeating South Africa in the Grand Final);
Over 30 Women--Australia (defeating New Zealand) and Over 35 Men--Australia
(defeating New Zealand). All results and full photographic record
of the tournament HERE
8th April 2003 - Three
women named in official Umpire
list for World Masters
March 25 2003 - England
its squad for World Masters
March 17 2003 - Sri
late entry to World Masters!!!
February 27 2003 - South
Africa announces its playing squads for World Masters
February 21 2003 - New
Zealand announces its playing squads for World Masters
February 4, 2003 - New
Zealand, Australia, England and South Africa confirm attendance
at the World Masters.
January 30, 2003 - Australia
names it full squad for World Masters/International Under 19s
December 2002 - Indoor
Cricket World is now the official
website for the 2003 World Masters and Junior International
in Christchurch, New Zealand.
November 2002 - we
have published the details of players who have represented
their country in both outdoor and indoor cricket.
November 2002 - Record increase of visitors to
Indoor Cricket World - during
the World Cup week, Indoor Cricket World attracted over 5,000
visitors, with nearly 29,000 page views. Excellent
opportunities now exist for sponsors to take advantage
of this in our upcoming coverage of the Masters and Under 19 World
November 2002 - Indoor Cricket World will
be attending and providing up-to-the-minute coverage of coming
World Masters and World Under 19's Championships from Christchurch,
New Zealand. Details soon.
October 2002 - South
Africa censured by World Indoor Cricket Federation members
6th Oct 2002 - Australia
retain Men and Women's World Cups
1st Oct 2002 - World Cup underway--all
World Cup related news now on World
Cup 2002 front page and World Cup 2002 Newsdesk
Sept 2002 - Umpire
lists finalised. For
the first time ever, two women will be officiating at an Indoor
Cricket World Cup.
23rd Sept 2002 - Indoor
Cricket World attending upcoming World Cup - we
will be providing daily (same-day) scores, match reports, interviews
and photograph directly from Wellington, New Zealand.
9th Sept 2002 - South
Africa withdraw from World Cup
30th Aug 2002 - Sky
Sport to telecast Indoor Cricket World Cup Grand Final
30th Aug 2002 -
withdraw from World Cup
25th July 2002 - New Zealand announce
Mens and Womens
World Cup Teams
25th July 2002 - Results
Zealand South Island Championships and the Tri Series Championships
July 2002 - Ticketing
arrangements for World Cup released
31st May 2002 - World
Cup 2002 - Game Schedule published
on Indoor Cricket World
5th May 2002 - Deadline
approaching for the "biggest
multi-sport festival on Earth" (including
Indoor Cricket of course)
April 2002 - World
Cup 2002 pages
added to Indoor Cricket World site--participating countries finalised.
25th April 2002 - Two
new international tournaments, both to be held in India.
13th April 2002 - New
website from South Africa, with all the latest news on South
Africa's WORLD CUP bid.
13th April 2002 - Indoor
Cricket Queensland launch new website.
7th March 2002 - Fourth
and Final installment of Brad Zeller interview, including
Brad's thoughts on the coming WORLD CUP.
2nd February 2002 - Sri
Lankan tour a debacle?
3rd February 2002 -
LANKA DEFEAT AUSTRALIA!!!!!!!!!
16th December 2001- NEW
photographs of Grand Final Day, World Masters' Championships
15th December 2001 - Third
installment of the Brad Zeller interview added.
8th December 2001 - Second
installment of Brad Zeller interview added.
2001 - Profile
& interview with Brad Zeller, Australian Women's Coach.
8th November - Visitors'
Photographs section added
October 2001 - World
Cup 2004 to be held in Sri Lanka.
October 2001 - World
Masters to next be held in South Africa in 2003.
29th October 2001 - Largest
collection of non-digital photographs of Indoor Cricket being
published on Indoor Cricket World over the next month
28th October 2001 - Indoor Cricket World
proves how good a judge it is by predicting Australia's Grand
Final score to within 4 runs, and England's to within 3
- in Sweepstake run by New Zealand players!!!
28th October 2001 - England lose crown. Australia
new World Masters Champions
27th October 2001 - England
and Australia win way into Grand Final
26th October 2001 - Australia
go into finals undefeated, South Africa with just one win
21st October 2001 - Masters
Test Series underway.
October 2001 - England, South Africa, New Zealand
and Australia prepare for Masters
October 2001 - Australia
vs New Zealand. Trans Tasman Test series underway.
May 2001 - Promotion of the
sport in Western Australia - Local
television coverage arranged for current State League
May 2001 - Promotion of the sport in Australia
- Is the AICF really
supportive of the National Masters' Championship? Indications
are that it is not.
expansion of Indoor Cricket underway in India
Feb 2001 - Indoor
Cricket "outdoors" in Karratha, Western Australia
30th Oct. 00 - Aaron
Mills (Australia) - World Cup Player of the Series (Men)
29th Oct. 00 - World
Cup 2000 Players of the Series
- sorry, it's a secret.
28th Oct. 00 - Frisbee,
Korfball, and the World Indoor Cricket Federation
22nd October 2000 - Australia
wins both Men and Women's World Cup
15th October 2000 - World
Cup begins .. live-video feeds fizzle out
10th October 2000 - Combined
South African/Indian under 23 side to replace Pakistan
9th October 2000 - NEWS FLASH !!!! Pakistan
have withdrawn from the World Cup
6th October 2000 - Arrangements finalised for publishing
Cup match reports
5th October 2000 - "Postcards
From South Africa" have begun arriving - be warned, they
may not be quite what you think, but we think you'll enjoy them.
Also, the "Soapbox"
section is now up and running. Get your creative juices working
and come on in.
3rd October 2000 - New
available - including player photographs
3rd October 2000 - The
Pakistan Indoor Cricket World Cup team posted.
1st October 2000 - The first public showing of
England World Cup 2000 uniforms, here on Indoor Cricket
30th Sept. 2000 - Arrangements finalised for daily
scores/results to be posted on Indoor Cricket World, via the World
29th Sept. 2000 - Full
schedules posted for Round-Robin and Finals
28th Sept. 2000 - South
African Men and Women's teams posted
27th Sept. 2000 - Preliminary
Games - full schedule posted
22nd Sept. 2000 - New
Zealand Men's team added to NZ World Cup page
17th Sept. 2000 - New
Zealand Women's coach comments on Brad Zeller's withdrawal
16th Sept. 2000 - New
Zealand Women's team added to New Zealand World Cup Page
Sept. 2000 - Venues
and dates for World Cup round-robin finalised. Participating teams
still not yet finalised.
Sept. 2000 - Australian
Women's coach withdraws - surprise replacement named
10th Sept. 2000 - Games schedules thrown into confusion
as Zimbabwe withdraw
5th Sept. 2000 - Game schedules for World Cup available
4th Sept. 2000 - Full
details of Australian teams posted
3rd Sept. 2000 - New pages added for each of the
in the World Cup.
1st Sept, 2000
for Indoor Cricket World Cup. Sri Lanka unfortunately not
confirmed, and it appears they will not be competing. Confirmed
teams are: Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, United
Kingdom, India and South
Africa. Go to
for further details.
30th Aug, 2000 - Official
of indoorcricketworld.com - Bulldogsport
sponsoring Domain and Domain-hosting.
27th Aug, 2000 -
Western Australian Super-League finals and trophy-night
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