Issue One - Autumn 2020

TheDraft is a new online magazine. TheDraft will report on and analyse the changing world of cricket. Some of the articles in the first issue are described below

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An IPL Primer

Dr Siddhartha K. Rastogi is Associate Professor of Economics at the Indian Institute of Management and has spent years carrying out research into the factors that impact upon the values and salaries of players in the Indian Premier League. He outlines his results in this important article.

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LBW Decisions: How biased are they?

Dr. Abhinav Sacheti, Dr. Ian Gregory-Smith and Professor David Paton analyse data on LBW decisions from a sample of 40 One Day International (ODI) played between 2015 and 2017, split between 20 matches where the Decision Review System (DRS) was used and 20 matches where it was not used.

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How Green is my Ground? Sustainable Cricket

Beddington Cricket Club, 150 years old and South London based, has joined the twenty first century shift to renewable energy after installing a solar PV array and battery storage. Gurudas Natu of the University of Buckingham, looks at how cricket is scoring in the green revolution.

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Howzat Eh! Cricket in Canada

The inaugural Global T20 Canada competition which ran from June 28 to July 15, 2018 was the first to be fully staged in North America and the first time a nation with associate member status launched a league. John Stephenson, co-founder and editor of TheDraft evaluates the first two seasons of The GlobalT20 and looks ahead to 2020. The article considers whether or not the league will prove to be an important step forward in cricket’s global development

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Feeding the Fans

We interview Michael Lambert, a life long cricket fan and co-founder of TheDraft, about the importance of top level catering in cricket. Michael's company Wells Farm Fine Foods supplies cricket institutions such as the Marylebone Cricket Club and the Lords Taverners.

Nominate a Club

Thirty Three local cricket clubs in England have been nominated to receive a donation of £150 from Cricket Investor in association with Wells Farm Fine Foods partner of TheDraft to support their activities. We will profile the nominated clubs in future issues of TheDraft.

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