The WPL: 'A whole new world for India's cricketers'
Sportsworld’s Lee James is in Mumbai, the venue for the inaugural Women’s Premier League final, to reflect on the ground-breaking new women’s cricket competition.
Delhi Capitals captain Meg Lanning joins us to discuss how the competition is “on another level” to anything else she’s experienced. Former Indian cricketer Anjali Pendharkar tells us how women’s cricket has evolved over the last 30 years, plus we will speak to India journalist Zenia D’Cunha who tells us how the tournament has been perceived.
And Mumbai Indians head coach Charlotte Edwards discusses her experience of coaching in India.
Photo: Smriti Mandhana of Royal Challengers Bangalore and Meg Lanning of Delhi Capitals at the toss during the WPL 2023 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals at Brabourne Stadium on March 5, 2023 in Mumbai, India. (Credit: Getty Images)
History makers: the rise of Morocco Football
John Bennett travels to Rabat, capital city of Morocco to find out the secrets behind the country's football success. He visits the King Mohammad VI complex; the new headquarters of the football federation and home to the men's and women's national teams. John gets an exclusive look behind the scenes of the complex and speaks to the backroom staff who helped develop the country's football philosophy.
Following their fourth place finish in Qatar, John speaks to members of the men’s team, including manager Walid Regragui, goalkeeper Yassine Bounou and midfielder Ilias Chair about becoming the first African and Arab team to reach the semi finals of the World Cup. He also speaks to the women’s head coach Reynold Pedros and forward Rosella Ayane ahead of the women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
(Image: Morocco men's national team, Credit: Getty Images)
The athletes of 2022 share their hopes for 2023
Mondo Duplantis, Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone and Noah Lyles are among Ed Harry’s guests as Sportworld reflects on the year in Track and Field and looks ahead to 2023.
Also joining Ed are the former global 800 metres medallist, Jenny Meadows, along with Ade Adedoyin and Katie Smith.
Plus, we’ll hear from two of the sport’s rising stars, Erriyon Knighton and Adriana Vilagos.
Photo: Armand Duplantis of Team Sweden reacts after setting a world record and winning gold in the Men's Pole Vault Final on day ten of the World Athletics Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Ninety years of World Service Sport
As the BBC World Service celebrates its 90th anniversary, we look back on nine decades of sports broadcasting.
From the launch of Saturday Special in 1959 through to the present day, this is the history of BBC World Service sport featuring iconic sporting moments, familiar theme tunes and memories of presenters past and present.
Mike Costello, Russell Fuller, Caroline Barker, Lee James and Nishat Ladha join Delyth Lloyd to take a trip down memory lane.
(Photo: Sportsworld presenter Lee James at the 2018 Fifa World Cup. Credit: BBC)
World Cup 2022: team of the tournament
Former US goalkeeper Brad Friedel, former Congo defender Chris Samba and football reporter Maz Farookhi join Delyth Lloyd as they discuss who will make the team of the tournament for the 2022 World Cup. There are some rules: the formation is 4-3-3 as it’s been the most used during the competition, the panellists could only select 3 players from one nation and Delyth will have the final say on who will be going into the BBC World Service World Cup XI.