DAVID RICHARDSON

  • 2015 edition most followed cricket World Cup: ICC 4 days ago

    Melbourne: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday said that the 2015 World Cup has been the most followed and attended event in cricketing history. "This World Cup has been the most followed and best attended cricket event in history. All over the world, hundreds of millions of fans have been...
  • ICC wary of expansion but keen on cracking US frontier 5 days ago

    Sydney: International Cricket Council chief executive David Richardson has warned of the dangers of the game "spreading itself too thin" but said officials were still keen for the sport to fully establish itself in the United States. The 2019 World Cup in England is set to feature 10 teams, four fewer...
  • ICC chief wants World Cup 'shop-window not window-dressing' 6 days ago

    Sydney: The World Cup should be a "shop-window" not "window-dressing" for the game's emerging nations, International Cricket Council chief executive David Richardson said on Thursday. The ICC has come under fire for plans to reduce the number of teams taking part at the next World Cup, in England in 2019, from...
  • Size of 2019 World Cup still to be decided: ICC February 27, 2015

    Sydney: The number of teams taking part in the 2019 World Cup hasn't been finalised, the International Cricket Council said on Friday as it responded to growing criticism that its proposed cut risked damaging the sport's development. Cricket chiefs have come under fire for their plan to reduce the number of...
  • ICC boss plays down talk of curbing bat sizes February 10, 2015

    Melbourne: The International Cricket Council says it has no immediate plans to restrict bat sizes after some players objected to suggestions the sport's governing body would impose limits. ICC chief David Richardson last week forecast the ICC will look at placing restrictions "on the depth of a bat in particular" saying...
  • Tough to guarantee matches for associate teams: ICC February 10, 2015

    Dubai: International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson has said it's difficult to guarantee considerable number of games for leading associate teams in their bid to qualify for the 2019 World Cup in England. Richardson's view comes after ICC decided to reduce the number of teams participating in the 2019...
  • World Cup 2015 will cement the standing of ODIs: Dave Richardson February 5, 2015

    Ahead of the World Cup 2015, which will be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand for the first time since 1992, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson has outlined his favourite World Cup memories and his hopes for the competition, which starts on February 14. Richardson, who was a member of the...
  • ICC considers restricting bat sizes February 5, 2015

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) are looking at placing restrictions on bat sizes as they aim to address the growing imbalance between bat and ball. ICC chief executive David Richardson said the size of modern bats has "shifted the balance" in favour of batsmen and the game's lawmakers would consider...
  • Sledging remains slippery issue, feels ICC chief executive February 5, 2015

    London: The World Cup promises to feature plenty of big-hitting and dramatic bowling but will there be verbal fireworks too? Not if the International Cricket Council can help it. "Over the last six months, or even going back further to the last Ashes series, there have been too many examples of...
  • Corruption-free World Cup is greatest challenge: ICC February 4, 2015

    Dubai: International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive, David Richardson feels organising a safe and corruption-free World Cup will be their greatest challenge during the two-month long mega-event. The ICC World Cup will kick start with hosts Australia and co-hosts New Zealand taking on England and Sri Lanka respectively on February 14...
  • Amir reprieve will encourage others to come clean: ICC February 3, 2015

    Mumbai: The reprieve given to Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir in a spot-fixing scandal will encourage corrupt players to come clean and help maintain the game's integrity, International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive David Richardson said on Tuesday. Amir and his former team-mates Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif were all banned for...
  • Minnows better prepared to cause Cup upsets: David Richardson February 3, 2015

    Mumbai: International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive David Richardson predicted an open World Cup on Tuesday, saying the associate members are well prepared to upset major teams in the tournament. Four second-tier nations -- Afghanistan, Ireland, United Arab Emirates and Scotland will join the 10 full members for the 11th edition...
  • Dave Richardson on key topics in world cricket January 21, 2015

    ICC CEO throws light on how the cricket's governing body is taking the game forward. ...
  • It'll be tough to fix any World Cup 2015 matches: ICC chief January 20, 2015

    The chief executive of cricket's governing body believes it will be tough for anyone outside the game to fix matches during next month's 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. David Richardson also said on Tuesday that the International Cricket Council (ICC) would clamp down hard on bad behaviour in...
  • World Cup 2015 will be bigger and better, says David Richardson January 20, 2015

    Dubai: ICC Chief Executive David Richardson believes that "there has been no stone left unturned" as preparations continue ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, but stressed the need for players to remember their responsibilities to uphold the sport's integrity at all times. In an exclusive TV interview with the...
  • ICC says clampdown on bouncer 'unlikely' November 30, 2014

    London: International Cricket Council Chief Executive David Richardson on Sunday said that a clampdown on bouncers was unlikely despite the tragic death of Australian Phillip Hughes, according to a report. Hughes died on Thursday, two days after he was struck on the back of the neck, just underneath the headguard by...
  • ICC ties up with law enforcement agencies before World Cup November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Promising a corruption-free World Cup, the ICC on Monday said it has struck partnerships with law enforcement agencies in Australia and New Zealand in its endeavour to prevent bookies from associating with the players. "Corruption in any sport is a big challenge these days. Cricket has led the way in...
  • Harbhajan Singh did a great job in legalising his action: ICC CEO November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Asserting that the timing of the crackdown on illegal actions is not a conspiracy, International Cricket Council CEO David Richardson lauded Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh for correcting his bowling action after being called twice in his career and making it absolutely legal. "At one stage his (Harbhajan Singh) action...
  • ICC likely to allow banned players to feature in domestic leagues October 27, 2014

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday said it is likely to allow banned players to feature in domestic matches a few months before their punishment expires. The provision in the players' code of conduct will come up for approval in next month's board meeting in Dubai and may specifically...
  • David Richardson pleased with ICC World Cup 2015 preparations August 28, 2014

    Dubai: ICC Chief Executive David Richardson has expressed satisfaction with preparations for next year's ODI World Cup in Australia and New Zealand after receiving detailed updates in Melbourne and Wellington this week. The briefings and presentations took place in the two host cities from August 25 to 27 followed by venue...
  • Jaques Kallis is one of the greatest allrounders in cricket history: ICC July 31, 2014

    Dubai: In a rich tribute to Jaques Kallis, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said the legendary South African allrounder will be remembered for his consistency with both bat and ball in all formats of the game. Kallis yesterday announced his retirement, prompted by a poor run in the series against Sri...
  • India get richer for finishing third ranked Test side April 15, 2014

    Dubai: India on Tuesday received a cheque of $265,000 for finishing third, while South Africa pocketed $475,000 for claiming the top position in the ICC Test Team Rankings at the April 1 cut-off date. While South Africa finished as the number one team, Australia claimed the second position and won $370,000. England,...
  • ICC paves way for Associate Members to earn Test status April 10, 2014

    Dubai: The ICC on Thursday paved the way for Associate Members to earn Test status by introducing the 'ICC Test Challenge', which will take place every four years between the lowest ranked Test team and the winner of the ICC Inter-Continental Cup. The decision, taken at the ICC's Executive Board meeting,...
  • ICC congratulates Afghanistan on winning Laureus award March 28, 2014

    Dubai: ICC has congratulated the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on winning the Laureus Sports Award in the 'Spirit of Sport' category. "We have been aware of the inspiring rise of cricket in Afghanistan for some time, however, by receiving this prestigious award it is clear that the wider international sports community...
  • World Twenty20: Netherlands, Nepal highlight minnows' progress March 22, 2014

    Chittagong: As cricket's big guns lock horns at the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, the minnow nations can take pride in their performances as they seek to make progress on the global stage. The tournament has reached the Super 10 round, for which the top eight nations qualified automatically, joined by Bangladesh...
  • ICC welcomes BCCI's decision to stage IPL matches in UAE March 12, 2014

    Dubai: ICC Chief Executive David Richardson welcomed the decision of the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) to stage the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League matches in the United Arab Emirates. "The BCCI's decision to stage the first part of the IPL 2014 season in the UAE is great news for...
  • BCCI wants ICC earnings to be shared December 3, 2013

    Mumbai: The Cricket Board on Tuesday defended its move to demand a lion's share of financial proceeds earned by the ICC by saying it was a "legitimate right issue" and was also "just and fair". "This legitimate right issue has been put up before the full members of ICC. It is...
  • ICC's Richardson hails new ODI rules as successful December 3, 2013

    Mumbai: The new ODI rules might have demoralised the bowlers during the recent IndiaAustralia sevengame series with 300plus scores being comfortably chased by both teams, but the ICC on Tuesday hailed the rule change and called it a "good success". "The ICC Cricket Committee meets once a year and the next...
  • ICC board to meet from tomorrow, Srinivasan to represent India October 18, 2013

    Dubai: An update on anticorruption measures and the progress report of Bangladesh's preparedness for next year's World Twenty20 will be top of the agenda when the International Cricket Council's Board gathers in London for a twoday meet starting on Saturday. India will be represented by BCCI President N Srinivasan, for...
  • ICC World Test Championship brand logo revealed in Abu Dhabi October 12, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: ICC's chief executive David Richardson on Saturday announced that the pathway to the ICC World Test Championship had begun with the revealing of the event brand logo. Speaking at the launch event here, Richardson explained the concept behind the brand icon, saying: "The ICC World Test Championship logo represents...