Neil Drysdale

ICC World Twenty20

Blain's negative influence

It would be pleasant to report that Scotland's cricketers were warming up for Tuesday's Twenty20 meeting with England, but sadly the opposite is true

ICC World Cup Qualifiers

Watson under fire as Scots face exit

The former Scotland bowler, Paul Hoffmann, has slated the performance of the Scots at the World Cup qualifying tournament in South Africa and called on current captain, Ryan Watson, to step down from the role, following a miserable run of form

Scotland v England, ODI, Edinburgh

Scottish first minister wants TV coverage of ODI

Alex Salmond, the Scottish first minister, has urged the BBC to reconsider its decision not to cover the first-ever ODI between Scotland and England at the Grange in August

Scotland v England, ODI, Edinburgh

No TV coverage of Scotland-England

There is likely to be no television coverage of this summer's ODI fixture between Scotland and England

Scotland cricket

Judd injects passion into Scotland

Tony Judd is nothing if not optimistic and his return to coaching Scotland provides the team with much-needed positive vibes, writes Neil Drysdale

Scotland's batsmen under the spotlight

Running on empty

Neil Drysdale looks at the problems facing Scotland by the failure of their batsmen to score runs

PCA boss issues warning to board

'England can't afford to lose their best players to the IPL'

Dougie Brown, the chairman of the Professional Cricketers' Association, has warned that the majority of England's leading Test players might be lost to the Indian Premier League

Quadrangular Series, Ireland

Poonia included in depleted Scotland squad

Scotland have named a depleted 14-man squad for next week's quadrangular series in Ireland, including Navdeep Poonia - even though he has been unable to gain a county first XI spot this season

Peter Drinnen steps down as Scotland coach

From farce to fudge

Cricket Scotland yesterday took the widely-anticipated step of removing Peter Drinnen from his role as national coach, ensuring a fresh victory for player-power, as sparked by some of Scotland's senior internationalists

ICC could aid the Associates

A modest proposal to aid the minnows

Neil Drysdale on a solution to the funding problems stalling development among the Associates