INTERNATIONAL CRICKET COUNCIL

  • World Cup: Virat Kohli's abusive behaviour reported to ICC and BCCI Yesterday

    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....
  • N Srinivasan set to chair ICC board meeting on January 28-29 January 25, 2015

    Dubai: Despite Supreme Court of India effectively barring N Srinivasan from contesting the BCCI presidential polls, the Tamil Nadu strongman's position in the ICC doesn't seem to be under any kind of threat as he is set to chair the all-powerful ICC Board Meeting on January 28 and 29. "The ICC...
  • 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 may have its 'Chuck De' moments January 13, 2015

    International Cricket Council's (ICC) recent crackdown on bowlers with suspect action has cost the teams some of their premier bowlers for the World Cup, with Saeed Ajmal's name immediately popping up at the mention. At the same time, though, some of the participating nations have gambled by naming bowlers who...
  • ICC announces Associate & Affiliate panel of umpires for 2015 January 7, 2015

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council on Wednesday announced the 11-member ICC Associate and Affiliate Panel of international umpires for the year 2015, which follows the annual review and selection process. Scotland's Allan Haggo has joined Sameer Bandekar, Kathy Cross, Mark Hawthorne, Wynand Louw, Nigel Morrison, David Odhiambo, Buddhi Pradhan, Sarika Siva...
  • Malcolm Waller's bowling action found to be illegal December 25, 2014

    Dubai: Zimbabwe off-spinner Malcolm Waller, on Thursday, was suspended from bowling in international cricket after his action was found illegal following an analysis by the International Cricket Council (ICC). "The International Cricket Council today confirmed that an independent analysis has found the bowling action of Zimbabwe's Malcolm Waller to be illegal...
  • Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara handed ICC fine for dissent December 15, 2014

    Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee from their victory over England on Saturday. The International Cricket Council (ICC) imposed the penalty after deciding Sangakkara was "showing dissent at an umpire's decision". The disagreement came at the start of 34th over when the...
  • Virat Kohli returns to top 20 in the ICC Test rankings December 14, 2014

    Dubai: Indian batsman Virat Kohli on Sunday broke into the top-20 of ICC Test rankings at 16th after his stupendous back-to-back hundreds in the opening cricket Test against Australia in Adelaide. Kohli, whose twin hundreds went in vain as India lost the match by 48 runs on Saturday, rose 11 rungs...
  • Pakistan chief selectors question ICC for chucking calls December 12, 2014

    Karachi: Former Test spinners and chief selectors Iqbal Qasim and Salahuddin Ahmed have questioned the current protocol of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for bowlers and said it was destroying the careers and livelihoods of players. The 61-year old Iqbal Qasim, who played 50 Tests as a left arm-spinner, felt it...
  • Off-spinners in firing line of ICC crackdown December 9, 2014

    Off-spinners could be in danger of becoming an endangered species as exponents fall by the wayside in the recent crackdown on illegal bowling actions by cricket's world governing body. Ever since the International Cricket Council (ICC) accepted a recommendation by its cricket committee in June to punish bowlers with suspect actions,...