INTERNATIONAL CRICKET COUNCIL

  • World Cup hero Mitchell Starc tops cricket bowlers' rankings Yesterday

    Melbourne: Australian pacer Mitchell Starc has surged to the top of the One-Day International (ODI) bowlers' rankings for the first time in his career following a stellar performance in the World Cup that saw him named the "Player of the Tournament". Starc jumped two places to take the top spot. He...
  • ICC President vows to expose apex body after World Cup trophy snub Yesterday

    Miffed over the International Cricket Council's decision to keep him out of the awards distribution ceremony of the World Cup 2015, ICC president Mustafa Kamal has threatened to reveal "mischievous things" that he claims are taking place at the governing body. It was ICC chairman N Srinivasan, who handed the World...
  • Peeved ICC President Mustafa Kamal leaves MCG before end of World Cup final 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Peeved at not being given the opportunity to hand out the World Cup trophy to the champions, International Cricket Council (ICC) President Mustafa Kamal on Sunday left the Melbourne Cricket Ground even before the final between Australia and New Zealand finished. It was ICC chairman N Srinivasan, who handed the...
  • 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...
  • World Cup: Mashrafe Mortaza suspended for one ODI due to slow over-rate March 19, 2015

    Melbourne: World cricket governing body ICC on Thursday suspended Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza for one One-Day International (ODI) match and fined him 40 per cent of his match fee due to slow over-rate during their loss to India in the World Cup quarter-finals. "Roshan Mahanama of the Emirates Elite Panel of...
  • World Cup 2015: Umpire communications to be on air for knockout stages March 17, 2015

    Sydney: The ICC on Tuesday confirmed that TV umpire communications during decision-making will be put to air for the knockout stages of the World Cup. With the first quarter-final between Sri Lanka and South Africa scheduled to begin on Wednesday at the Sydney Cricket Ground, the audio feed of the onfield...
  • ICC Annual Conference to take place in Barbados March 16, 2015

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Monday that its annual conference will take place in Bridgetown, Barbados from June 22 to June 26. "This will be the first time the ICC's annual meetings have taken place in the West Indies and with delegates from over 50 ICC Members expected...
  • Tainted Mohammad Amir set for return to domestic cricket March 8, 2015

    Islamabad: Considered among the best young bowlers in the world when he was hit with a five-year fixing ban in 2010, Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir embarks on the long road to redemption on Monday in his return to domestic cricket. The 22-year-old left-armer is set to play for Omar Associates in...
  • World Cup: Virat Kohli's abusive behaviour reported to ICC and BCCI March 4, 2015

    Perth/New Delhi: The controversy surrounding Virat Kohli's abusive behaviour with an Indian journalist refused to subside on Wednesday despite the team management's efforts to play it down with complaints being made to the ICC and BCCI about the episode. The BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur said that it was a case of...
  • Upul Tharanga replaces Jeevan Mendis in Sri Lanka World Cup squad February 25, 2015

    Wellington: Opening batsman Upul Tharanga will join Sri Lanka at the World Cup as a replacement for injured allrounder Jeevan Mendis. The International Cricket Council approved the replacement after Mendis injured a hamstring at training on Tuesday. Sri Lanka will play Bangladesh in Melbourne on Thursday in their third match in Pool...
  • South Africa fined for slow over-rate at Cricket World Cup February 23, 2015

    Melbourne: South Africa have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during Sunday's World Cup match against India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the International Cricket Council said. Match referee Jeff Crowe found the South Africans fell one over short in the stipulated time and docked skipper AB de Villiers 20...
  • Darren Lehmann takes on ICC, unfazed of crackdown on bad behaviour February 11, 2015

    Melbourne: Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann appears to be ignoring the International Cricket Council (ICC) crackdown on bad on-field behaviour, saying he'll let his team continue playing in the style that created so much controversy over the summer. The ICC has been upfront in admitting it will be targeting players who...
  • ICC have idea on who match-fixers are: David Richardson February 11, 2015

    Wellington: The International Cricket Council had a "far better idea" of the people involved in match-fixing and would do everything in their power to ensure the "sickness" of corruption did not affect the World Cup, Chief Executive Dave Richardson said on Wednesday. The sport has been blighted by reports of match-fixing...
  • Fitness key to success for pacers at World Cup: Wasim Akram February 10, 2015

    Adelaide: Former Pakistan pace bowling legend Wasim Akram, on Tuesday, urged fast bowlers playing in the World Cup starting Saturday to work on their fitness if they want to achieve success. In a column written for the International Cricket Council (ICC) website, Akram stated that pacemen from the sub-continent need to...
  • 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...
  • ICC to take tough stance on player behaviour at World Cup February 10, 2015

    Melbourne: International Cricket Council chief executive Dave Richardson says suspensions and harsher fines will form part of a crackdown on players who breach the code of conduct during the World Cup. Richardson says all players have been warned after a dozen or more instances of behavior in recent months that was...
  • Rohit Sharma among ICC's World Cup top 10 debutants February 10, 2015

    Dubai: Indian batsman Rohit Sharma has been picked by the International Cricket Council (ICC) as one of the debutants to watch out for in the 2015 World Cup that starts in Australia and New Zealand from February 14. Some of these players are spring chickens while others have been playing at...
  • Aaron Finch unfazed by size of boundaries in World Cup February 5, 2015

    Sydney: A day after International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Dave Richardson proposed having 90-metre boundaries in the World Cup wherever possible, Australia opener Aaron Finch said that if the proposal was executed, it would not affect them as they have the "firepower" to play to the dimensions of the...
  • World Cup 2015: ICC anti-corruption unit to fight 'pitchsiders' February 5, 2015

    Sydney: The International Cricket Council's (ICC) Anti Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) is set to outline its anti-fraudulent measures on Friday with special attention given to 'pitchsiding' during the World Cup. 'Pitchsiding' is the term given to those fans who attend matches attempting to take advantage of the miniscule time lag...
  • Chris Gayle opposes proposed ICC crackdown on bat sizes February 5, 2015

    Kingston: West Indies' destructive opening batsman Chris Gayle Thursday expressed disagreement with the International Cricket Council's (ICC) proposed crackdown on bat sizes before the impending World Cup. "A big boy needs a big bat," the West Indies opener was quoted as saying by Sydney Morning Herald. "People keep saying it has become...
  • 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...
  • ICC consider stipulatiing bat sizes on World Cup eve February 4, 2015

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) is considering placing limitations on the depth of a bat with less than a fortnight left for the World Cup to begin to restore the balance between batsman and bowler. ICC chief executive David Richardson has said the balance between batsman and bowler "may have...
  • 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...
  • India's S Ravi to officiate in World Cup opener January 30, 2015

    Dubai: India's S Ravi will officiate in the World Cup opener between hosts New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Christchurch on February 14. While Marais Erasmus and Nigel Llong will be the on-field umpires, Ravi and Simon Fry will be the third and fourth umpires, respectively, with David Boon serving as...
  • ICC announce umpires and referees for World Cup January 30, 2015

    Dubai: Marais Erasmus and Nigel Llong will be the on-field umpires for the World Cup opener between New Zealand and Sri Lanka on February 14 as ICC Friday announced the umpire and match referees for the pool stage of the mega cricket event. S Ravi and Simon Fry will be the...
  • 2016 World Twenty20 in India from March 11 to April 3 January 29, 2015

    Dubai: The 2016 World Twenty20 will be played in India from March 11 to April 3. The International Cricket Council (ICC) approved the dates for its main events through to 2019, following its Board meeting on Thursday. Though the tournaments were awarded to countries in 2013, the dates were approved on...
  • Super Over may decide 2015 World Cup winners January 29, 2015

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) has put its faith in Super Over as the "credible way to separate two sides" in the event of a tie, and the same condition will be in force in the event the 2015 ICC World Cup final on March 29 ends with scores tied....