International Cricket Council

  • ICC paves way for Associate Members to earn Test status 10-04-2014 05:21 PM

    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...
  • Cairns confirms investigation by police, ICC 27-03-2014 09:21 AM

    Wellington: Former New Zealand Test cricketer Chris Cairns confirmed on Thursday he is under investigation by the London Metropolitan Police and the International Cricket Council's anti-corruption unit, although he says he does not know why. "I have had contact from the (Metropolitan) police and the ICC and I will be...
  • ICC fines Broad for criticising match officials 23-03-2014 09:13 PM

    Chittagong: England captain Stuart Broad was Sunday fined 15 percent of his match fee by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after pleading guilty to a Level 1 charge of publicly criticising match officials following his team's Group 1 encounter against New Zealand. After the match on Saturday, Broad was found...
  • Kent's Darren Stevens cleared in Bangladesh corruption probe 26-02-2014 10:54 PM

    Kent cricketer Darren Stevens has been found not guilty by an International Cricket Council (ICC) tribunal of failing to report an illegal approach while playing in the Bangladesh Premier League in 2013. The 37-year-old all-rounder had been charged with two counts of failing to report a corrupt approach while playing...
  • ICC revamp good for the game, says N Srinivasan 10-02-2014 02:20 PM

    New Delhi: A controversial shake-up of the governance and structure of cricket's world body will benefit the game and ensure its financial health, India's powerful boss N Srinivasan said on Monday. "I think it's good for cricket overall, good for the financial health of all full, associate and affiliate members....
  • ICC revamp: ICC approves changes to governance, financial models 08-02-2014 01:01 PM

    The ICC Board on Saturday approved a comprehensive resolution relating to the governance, competition and financial models of the ICC at a meeting in Singapore, according to a press release issued after the meeting. The proposals were passed after gaining the support of eight of the ICC's 10 full members,...
  • N Srinivasan will be the ICC Chairman from July 2014 onwards 08-02-2014 12:43 PM

    BCCI president N Srinivasan would become the ICC chairman from July this year, while Cricket Australia chairman Wally Edwards would head a newly-formed Executive Committee, which will report to the ICC Board. The ICC Board will continue to be the primary decision-making body. A new Executive Committee will be formed...
  • Ex-ICC chief blames hierarchy for Kevin Pietersen axe 06-02-2014 07:03 AM

    London: Kevin Pietersen is one of world cricket's heroes and his sacking by England represents a failure by the team's leadership rather than the player, according to former International Cricket Council president Ehsan Mani. The England and Wales Cricket Board brought the curtain down on the South African-born batsman's near-10-year...
  • PCB told to oppose 'Big Three' proposals on ICC revamp 04-02-2014 11:31 AM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has been told by its Governing Board to strongly oppose the changes proposed by India, Australia and England cricket boards in the governance and distribution of finances in the ICC. PCB chief Zaka Ashraf said after the meeting of the Governing Board that the members...
  • Sri Lanka Cricket defer decision on ICC revamp 01-02-2014 01:47 PM

    Colombo: Opposed to the ICC's structural overhaul which would cede executive decision-making to India, Australia and England, Sri Lanka Cricket has appointed a sub-committee to deliberate on the proposed revamp after its executive committee meeting ended without a conclusion. The committee would be re-convened on Monday. SLC sources said a...
  • PCB paid USD 58 to 60 million by ICC: Sources 31-01-2014 09:40 AM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board was paid around USD 58 to 60 millions as its share of the International Cricket Council (ICC) events held in the present cycle of eight years, which ends in 2014. A well-informed source told PTI that this amount didn't include the compensation amount of around...
  • ICC set to go back to the future 30-01-2014 09:30 AM

    London: For much of its history the International Cricket Council (ICC) was unable to do anything without the approval of England and Australia, the two original Test nations. So the announcement from the ICC's headquarters in Dubai on Wednesday that it had agreed in principle to be effectively run by...
  • PCB denies agreeing to proposed new power structure in ICC 29-01-2014 12:54 PM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has refuted the ICC's claim that a radical plan to alter power equations in favour of India, England and Australia has been "unanimously supported" by the governing body's members, stating that it was yet to make up its mind on the matter. In a press...
  • ICC revamp: What ICC said after Day 1 of its Board meeting 29-01-2014 11:53 AM

    Here's the full text of media release at the conclusion of first day of ICC's two-day Board meeting on January 28 and 29. First day of ICC Board meeting concludes with unanimous support for key principles. The first day of the International Cricket Council's Board meetings concluded in Dubai today...
  • New Zealand's win over India boosts ICC 'little guys': Media 29-01-2014 10:03 AM

    Wellington: New Zealand's crushing one-day series victory over India represents a timely win for the underdog as cricket's superpowers move to seize control of the world game, New Zealand media said on Wednesday. The Black Caps defeated India by seven wickets in Hamilton on Tuesday, sealing the five-match series with...
  • ICC backs 'principles' behind cricket shake-up 29-01-2014 09:43 AM

    London: World cricket was set for a shake-up after the International Cricket Council (ICC) gave "unanimous support" for "principles" to change its structure and governance. However, no sooner had the ICC presented a united front following the first of a two-day board meeting at its Dubai headquarters Tuesday, than South...
  • India, Australia, England bid to re-shape world cricket 25-01-2014 09:00 AM

    London: Cricket's power-brokers meet next week amid an apparent threat from India to withdraw from major global events unless there is radical reform of the International Cricket Council. The draft proposal to be discussed at a two-day ICC board meeting in Dubai on January 28 and 29 calls for more...
  • BCCI leads the battle to revamp the ICC 23-01-2014 04:49 PM

    Almost numb to the opposition, India, England and Australia are busy tick-marking major structural changes in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) governance that will make them immune to major pitfalls, give a larger control of the game, as well as entitle the 'Big Three' to a bigger chunk of the...
  • MCC backs under-threat Test Championship 16-01-2014 09:02 AM

    Sharjah: Some of cricket's greatest players have urged officials to persist with the threatened World Test Championship (WTC). The International Cricket Council intends to stage the inaugural edition of the proposed tournament in England in 2017, with the top four sides in the game's longest format vying for the trophy....
  • Is ICC's new referral system better than the old one? 03-01-2014 11:58 AM

    The International Cricket Council's quest to improve the accuracy of umpiring with technology continues with the new Officiating Replay System (ORS) currently being trialled. ORS, in which a non-match umpire is provided with direct replays during a match, is being tested during the first Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka...
  • Former NZ batsman Lou Vincent confirms match-fixing probe 05-12-2013 12:34 PM

    Wellington: Batsman Lou Vincent has confirmed he is one of three former New Zealand players under investigation by the International Cricket Council for alleged match-fixing. The ICC and New Zealand Cricket (NZC) were forced to reveal the investigation had been ongoing for months earlier on Thursday after a report in...
  • ICC investigating former NZ players' role in match-fixing 05-12-2013 09:58 AM

    Wellington: New Zealand Cricket (NZC) had been aware for months of the International Cricket Council (ICC) investigation into former New Zealand players' involvement in alleged match-fixing, NZC chief executive David White said on Thursday. The ICC was forced to issue a statement confirming it had been investigating a small group...
  • Lorgat distressed over facing inquiry after stand-off with BCCI 09-11-2013 01:08 PM

    Abu Dhabi: Cricket South Africa Chief executive Haroon Lorgat said on Friday he was distressed over having to face an inquiry into a dispute with India during his time as head of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Lorgat, who served as ICC chief executive between 2008-11, became a bone of...
  • MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli nominated for ICC People's Choice award 02-11-2013 01:38 PM

    Dubai: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and star batsman Virat Kohli were on Saturday nominated for the International Cricket Council's People's Choice Award, the winner of which will be declared on December 13 during the governing body's 10th annual awards. "The quintet of players nominated for the award are Australia's...
  • Ashes umpires face pressure from changed Decision Review System 29-10-2013 02:35 PM

    Sydney: Controversial umpiring punctuated the last Ashes series but match officials may be under more pressure in the upcoming Tests as they grapple with a much-changed Decision Review System (DRS). Tensions involving DRS ran high during England's 3-0 home win this year, with interventions from team and International Cricket Council...
  • Shaun Tait not in favour of two-new-balls rule 24-10-2013 09:18 PM

    Mumbai: Australian tearaway pacer Shaun Tait on Thursday ridiculed the two new ball rule as it takes reverse swing out of the equation and hoped the ICC would reintroduce the old regulations. "I think it is a ridiculous rule to be honest. It takes reverse swing out of the game....
  • ICC extends Bangladesh World T20 deadline 20-10-2013 08:53 AM

    London: Bangladesh's deadline for getting its stadiums ready for next year's World Twenty20 has been extended until November 30, the International Cricket Council said Saturday after a two-day board meeting in London. Concern has centred around the state of grounds at Sylhet and Cox's Bazar, which are still being developed....
  • ICC board to meet from tomorrow, Srinivasan to represent India 18-10-2013 09:31 AM

    Dubai: An update on anti-corruption 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 two-day meet starting on Saturday. India will be represented by BCCI President N Srinivasan, for...
  • BCCI set to oppose use of two new balls in ODIs 15-10-2013 06:11 PM

    Mumbai: The Indian Cricket Board would again oppose the experimental rule of using two new white balls from either end of the ground in ODIs during the International Cricket Council's meeting in January next year, according to a BCCI official. "It (the rule) is still under trial. In September, India,...
  • ICC launches world championship to preserve Tests 13-10-2013 08:19 AM

    Abu Dhabi: Cricket's governing body launched the World Test Championship 2017 on Saturday aimed at preserving the primacy of the longer format of the game. The International Cricket Council (ICC) said the inaugural championship will be hosted by England and will feature the top four teams in the ICC Test...