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  • Virat Kohli stays second in ICC ODI batting chart 13-07-2014 06:16 PM

    Dubai: India's Virat Kohli may have flopped in the two innings of the first Test against England but the star batsman has held on to his second spot in the latest ICC ODI rankings released on Sunday. Kohli though has company in South Africa's Hashim Amla, who jumped two places...
  • Sri Lanka spinner Sachithra Senanayake banned over action 12-07-2014 11:16 PM

    Off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake has been banned from international cricket for an illegal bowling action, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said on Saturday. Senanayake, 29, was reported during his side's five-match one-day international series in England in June and his action underwent assessment in Cardiff. Tests revealed he exceeded the allowed 15-degree...
  • Jeff Crowe completes double-century of matches in ODIs 09-07-2014 03:40 PM

    Dubai: New Zealand's Jeff Crowe became only the third ICC match referee to officiate in 200 One-day internationals when he took field for the second ODI between Sri Lanka and South Africa in Pallekele. Sri Lanka's Ranjan Madugalle (279) and Briton Chris Broad (245) are the other ICC officials who...
  • PCB happy with bilateral series deals in new FTP 09-07-2014 03:04 PM

    Karachi: A top official of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that it had got a good deal in finalising its bilateral series with other countries in the new future tours program of the International Cricket Council (ICC) that will run from 2015 to 2023. "The new FTP is good...
  • Ravi Shastri hails ICC for choosing Srinivasan as chairman 09-07-2014 01:36 PM

    Kolkata: Former India skipper Ravi Shastri has hailed International Cricket Council (ICC) for choosing the beleaguered BCCI supremo N Srinivasan as its first chairman. "If you want my answer, It's a very good choice," the cricketer turned commentator said on Srinivasan being appointed ICC chairman despite the Supreme Court stripping...
  • PCB seeks ICC's suggestion on revoking Saleem Malik's ban 09-07-2014 12:08 PM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Saleem Malik has been given a lifeline by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as it has approached the ICC for guidance and advice on whether the ban on the disgraced batsman could be removed. "We have written to the ICC and asked it to guide us...
  • Pakistan seek ICC help over Malik life ban challenge 09-07-2014 12:08 AM

    Karachi: Pakistan officials have asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) for advice following former captain Salim Malik's plea to have his 2000 life ban for match-fixing removed. The Pakistan Cricket Board wrote to the ICC after Malik approached PCB chairman Najam Sethi in April claiming that a lower sessions court...
  • Inaugural ICC Women's Championship to commence in August 04-07-2014 01:37 PM

    Dubai: The inaugural ICC Women's Championship to commence in August with a new qualification format for World Cup in 2017. According to a media release, the championship kicks off in August and will see the top eight sides in the game lock horns in a multi-year, bilateral qualifying competition that...
  • I haven't done anything to tarnish the game's image: N Srinivasan 03-07-2014 03:27 PM

    New Delhi: Maintaining firmly that his "conscience is clear", new ICC chairman N Srinivasan on Thursday said he has "done nothing to tarnish the image of the game" and will speak out once the Probe Committee headed by Justice (Retd) Mukul Mudgal tables the final report. "Let the report come...
  • Kallis will be second only to Tendulkar in numbers: Rahul Dravid 03-07-2014 12:26 PM

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid paid rich tributes to legendary South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis, terming him "second only to Sachin Tendulkar" as the Proteas great pushes for a fifth World Cup appearance in Australia and New Zealand, next year. "I think he's (Kallis) going to end up...
  • ICC delays decision on ACC's future 01-07-2014 10:04 PM

    Karachi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has delayed a decision on the future of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) until December this year. At its recent annual meeting in Melbourne the ICC members discussed at length the future of the ACC and whether it was serving any purpose other than...
  • India-England to play five-Test series in future 01-07-2014 09:44 PM

    Mumbai: India and England, who have normally engaged in three or four-Test rubbers prior to the upcoming best-of-five series from July 9, have inked an agreement to stick to this format in future contests too, according to BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel. "It will be a five-Test series (at home and...
  • ICC backs life ban on Lou Vincent 01-07-2014 02:43 PM

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council supported the life ban imposed on New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent after he confessed to match-fixing while lauding the disgraced batsman for having the courage to admit his guilt. ICC CEO Dave Richardson, while backing the decisions taken by England and Wales Cricket Board and...
  • Pakistan 'to get richer' in next eight years 30-06-2014 10:15 PM

    Lahore: Pakistan's cricket chief on Monday claimed his country will earn $450 million in the next eight years, mainly from hosting four series to be played with arch-rivals India. India and Pakistan signed an agreement to play a total of six series - the other two will be hosted by...
  • ICC awards Netherlands, Nepal with T20I status 28-06-2014 05:46 PM

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) has agreed to give Twenty20 International status to the Netherlands and Nepal at its two-day Annual Conference which concluded in Melbourne on Saturday. This means that there are eight ICC Associate Members with T20I status. The other six are Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Ireland, Scotland, Papua...
  • ICC encourages umpires to identify suspect bowlers 28-06-2014 04:55 PM

    Melbourne: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has encouraged umpires and referees to identify bowlers with suspect illegal action. "The ICC Board noted with concern the number of bowlers with suspect illegal bowling actions currently playing cricket and noted the recommendations of the ICC Cricket Committee and the Chief Executives' Committee...
  • West Indies, Pakistan awarded seats on ICC's executive 28-06-2014 11:09 AM

    Melbourne: West Indies cricket president James Cameron and Pakistan board chairman Najam Sethi have been awarded seats on the International Cricket Council's new executive committee, but South Africa has been snubbed from the game's new world order. The five-member executive committee is one of a raft of sweeping reforms that...
  • PCB push for Mohammad Amir's early return to domestic cricket 27-06-2014 09:41 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned Test pacer Mohammad Amir could make an early return to domestic cricket if a draft clause inserted into the International Cricket Council (ICC) anti-corruption code is approved by the executive board of the sports' world governing body. "Once the executive body approves the revised anti-corruption code which...
  • FICA disappointed with Srinivasan elevation 27-06-2014 01:04 PM

    Melbourne: The Federation of International Cricketers Association (FICA) on Friday said it was disappointed with N Srinivasan's appointment to the post of ICC Chairman even as New Zealand Cricket Director Martin Snedden backed the controversial Indian administrator's elevation to the top job. FICA's outgoing President Paul Marsh said the world...
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  • India to play six bilateral series against Pakistan 26-06-2014 09:56 PM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday said it has signed a binding agreement with the BCCI, in which two countries will play six bilateral series over the next eight years under the new future tours program. The PCB said in a statement from Lahore that it had made...
  • My conscience is clear, no taint on me: Srinivasan 26-06-2014 05:04 PM

    Melbourne: Controversial Indian administrator N Srinivasan on Thursday sought to dispel the notion that he was not the appropriate person to be elected the new ICC Chairman, saying there was no taint on him and his conscience was very clear. Immediately after his appointment to the new post, Srinivasan was...
  • BCCI hails Srinivavsan's appointment as ICC Chairman 26-06-2014 02:21 PM

    New Delhi: The BCCI on Thursday congratulated its President-in-exile N Srinivasan for becoming the first Chairman of the ICC, saying there could not have been a better person for the position. The ICC, in its Annual Conference held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground unanimously approved the revamp of its corporate...
  • N Srinivasan confirmed as International Cricket Council chairman 26-06-2014 11:05 AM

    Narayanaswami Srinivasan was confirmed as the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) after the 52-member full council approved amendments to the ICC's Memorandum and Articles of Association at the annual conference in Melbourne on Thursday. As was widely known before the conference, Srinivasan was elected the chairman despite being...
  • ICC to apply more scrutiny to suspect actions 25-06-2014 02:24 PM

    The International Cricket Council says suspect bowling actions should be scrutinized more closely and plans to review its testing and reporting procedures. ICC general manager of cricket Geoff Allardice told a meeting of the ICC cricket committee in Melbourne on Wednesday that "there's enough bowlers with suspect actions that should...
  • Kane Williamson 'miffed' over action being reported 24-06-2014 10:06 AM

    Bridgetown: Part-time off-spinner Kane Williamson is said to be "miffed" at having his action reported to the International Cricket Council (ICC). The New Zealander was reported by umpires for having a suspected illegal action, following the second Test against West Indies in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, which the hosts won by ten...
  • Srinivasan set to become chief of International Cricket Council 23-06-2014 05:04 PM

    Sydney: Suspended Indian cricket chief N Srinivasan is expected to be appointed as the new ICC chairman at this week's annual conference in Melbourne which is set to address growing concerns about corruption in the sport. The Board of Control for Cricket in India has confirmed the 69-year-old industrialist will...
  • India to play Test, ODI series in Australia ahead of World Cup 23-06-2014 09:31 AM

    Melbourne: Defending champions India will get an early feel of the Australian conditions ahead of next year's ODI World Cup after agreeing to play a Test series against the hosts and a triangular one-day series, also featuring England, between December 4 and February 1 here. Cricket Australia announced its schedule...
  • PCB not to oppose N Srinivasan's appointment as ICC chairman 22-06-2014 10:05 PM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is unlikely to resist the appointment of N Srinivasan as the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) this week in Melbourne after assured a bilateral series with India next year in the United Arab Emirates. A well placed source in the PCB told...
  • Virat Kohli loses number one spot to AB de Villiers in ODI rankings 20-06-2014 07:45 PM

    Dubai: India's batting sensation Virat Kohli's decision to skip the recently concluded three-match series against Bangladesh has seen him lose the number one spot to South Africa's AB de Villiers in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued on Friday. Kohli was leading de Villiers by nine ratings points in the...