INTERNATIONAL CRICKET COUNCIL

  • Pakistan and New Zealand cricketers advance in rankings Yesterday

    Dubai: Pakistan and New Zealand cricketers progressed in the Test rankings following their drawn second Test, according to the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) release on Saturday. Sarfraz Ahmed jumped to a career-best ranking of 18 in the Test batting rankings following his scores of 112 and 24 not out against...
  • Virat Kohli rises to No.2 in ICC ODI rankings 5 days ago

    Dubai: India's hard-hitting batsman Virat Kohli rose a place to be ranked second in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) One-Day International (ODI) rankings for batsmen following India's 5-0 series victory over Sri Lanka. Team-mate Rohit Sharma has vaulted to 15th as the reigning World Cup champions continue their preparations for...
  • Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson named ICC Cricketer of the Year November 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has matched compatriot Ricky Ponting's feat of winning the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Cricketer of the Year award twice, the governing body said on Friday. The 33-year-old Johnson won the Sir Garfield Sobers trophy for the second time after winning the award in 2009 and...
  • FICA opposes ICC's threat of banning players from T20 leagues November 11, 2014

    Johannesburg: Federation of International Cricketers' Associations has objected to ICC's threat of banning players in future from Twenty20 leagues for West Indies-like pull-outs, saying that individual cricketers should not be penalised for a collective action. FICA agreed players should be deterred from collectively deciding to abandon a tour, especially mid-series, like...
  • ICC endorses clampdown on suspected illegal bowling action November 10, 2014

    Dubai: While announcing it would stick to its stand of no-tolerance approach in dealing with suspected illegal bowling actions, the International Cricket Council (ICC) Board on Monday also sought to improve player behaviour and over-rates. "The ICC Board endorsed and reiterated its support for the ICC's no-tolerance approach in dealing with...
  • International Cricket Council raises World Cup prize money November 10, 2014

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council on Monday announced a 20 per cent increase in prize money for next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The winners will take home $4.3 million - but if a team remains unbeaten that would rise to more than $4.6 million. A total of $11.5...
  • ICC approves revised anti-corruption code November 10, 2014

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council approved its revised anti-corruption code on Monday but left it up to home boards to allow banned players to return early to domestic competition. For a player to return to domestic competition before the expiry of his ban would need the agreement of the chairman of...
  • Mohammad Shami now focussed on improving 'death bowling' November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Pleased at being named in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) 2014 One-Day International (ODI) team, India seamer Mohammed Shami on Thursday said he is focussed on improving his 'death-bowling' keeping in mind the forthcoming Australia tour and the ICC 2015 World Cup. "My focus is to improve my bowling...
  • Bowlers with illegal actions need to spotted early: Kumble November 5, 2014

    Dubai: With ICC cracking the whip on bowlers with suspect actions, legendary Indian legspinner Anil Kumble on Wednesday said those with illegal actions should be spotted and corrected at an early age. "It is important that we encourage bowlers at an early age because once you have a kink in the...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq best to lead Pakistan until World Cup: Najam Sethi November 3, 2014

    Karachi: Former PCB chairman and Pakistan's nominee for the post of International Cricket Council (ICC) President, Najam Sethi has disclosed how he had to take a firm stand to prevent Misbah-ul-Haq from being removed as captain this year. "They were people who told me that I should look at other options...
  • Under current ICC rules, Muraliatharan would have never played: Muhammad Yousuf October 31, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Muhammad Yousuf on Friday said that Sri Lankan legend and world's highest wicket-taker in Test cricket Muttiah Muraliatharan would have never been allowed to play top-flight cricket had current ICC rules on chucking would have been in place during their time. "Murali straightened his elbow well past...
  • Pakistan nominates Sethi for ICC presidency October 31, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan nominated Najam Sethi on Thursday as its candidate for the presidency of cricket's world governing body next year, three months after he resigned as the head of the national board. Sethi's nomination for the presidency of the International Cricket Council (ICC) was confirmed after approval from Pakistan Prime Minister...
  • PCB to nominate Najam Sethi for ICC president post October 28, 2014

    Karachi: Former PCB chairman Najam Sethi is set to be nominated as the next President of the International Cricket Council by the Pakistan board for a one-year term starting in June, 2015. The PCB Board of Governors at its last meeting, recently, had formed a committee to recommend names for nomination...
  • South Africa top ODI rankings after NZ series victory October 28, 2014

    South Africa have moved to the top of the International Cricket Council (ICC) one-day rankings for the first time in five years, the Proteas climbing above Australia following their 2-0 series win in New Zealand. The last time South Africa headed the ODI rankings was in September 2009 but they slipped...
  • ICC forced to clamp down on chucking: Dave Richardson October 28, 2014

    Sydney: International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Dave Richardson said on Tuesday the game had reached the "straw that broke the camel's back" with suspect bowling actions, forcing the governing body to launch its controversial crackdown on chucking. Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal, Sri Lanka's Sachitra Senanayake and Zimbabwe's Prosper Utseya are among...
  • 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...
  • Hagley Oval approved for World Cup 2015 opener October 22, 2014

    Wellington: The International Cricket Council has given final approval to Christchurch's Hagley Oval to host the opening match of next year's World Cup. The Oval is New Zealand's newest international cricket ground, constructed since the 2011 earthquake which devastated the South Island town, killing 185 people. While Hagley Oval was provisionally awarded...
  • India losing it's grip over cricket market? October 15, 2014

    India has long dominated the international cricket market with the BCCI controlling majority of the International Cricket Council's revenues. But it might not be the case anymore. According to a media report, ICC's media rights deal shows that India's contribution to world cricket has fallen considerably. "After Star won the ICC...
  • Star India and Star Middle East bag new ICC broadcast rights October 12, 2014

    Dubai: The ICC on Sunday jointly awarded its audio-visual rights for ICC Events for a eight-year period between 2015 to 2023 to Star India and Star Middle East during which the channel will broadcast two World T20 and two %0-over World Cup tournaments. Star India and Star Middle east bagged the...
  • Muttiah Muralitharan urges bowlers to bowl within rules October 8, 2014

    Sharjah: Sri Lanka's world record holder Muttiah Muralitharan, once called for chucking during his controversial career, on Wednesday urged bowlers around the world to bowl within the rules or else change their actions. The 42-year-old joined the debate whether the process adopted by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in its crackdown...
  • Bhuvneshwar among five nominated for ICC People's Choice Award October 8, 2014

    Promising India medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has emerged as one of the five players nominated for the LG People's Choice Award ahead of the ICC annual awards. The 24-year-old bowler from Meerut has had a good run in international cricket in recent times. This year's fifth LG People's Choice Award sees five...
  • Bowlers with suspect action should be taken off immediately, says Gavaskar October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar says instead of reporting a bowler with suspect action, umpires can straightaway call the offender or inform the captain to take him off attack, as that would not allow the bowler to have an impact on the outcome of the match. Talking about ICC's...
  • Chance for Virat Kohli to reclaim No.1 spot October 5, 2014

    Dubai: Indian batsman Virat Kohli will be aiming to reclaim his No.1 ranking in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen when he takes the field against the West Indies in the five-match ODI series starting October 8. Kohli, who is ranked third, surged to the top of...
  • Chennai becomes ICC bowling action testing centre October 2, 2014

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday announced that Cricket Australia's National Cricket Centre in Brisbane and Chennai's Sri Ramachandra University have been accredited as testing centres for suspected illegal bowling action. The ICC took the decision after assessing several criteria at the venues which include an indoor area large...
  • Waqar Younis questions timing of ICC crackdown on chucking September 30, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has questioned the timing of cricket authorities' crackdown against chucking just months away from the World Cup, and suggested that rules on bowling actions be relaxed for spinners. In an interview with AFP, the former pace great said key all rounder Mohammed Hafeez's confidence was left...
  • West Indies' Darren Bravo fined by ICC September 17, 2014

    Dubai: West Indies player Darren Bravo has been found guilty of breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct during the fourth and final day's play in the second Test against Bangladesh in St. Lucia. He was fined 30 percent of his match fee for breaching Article 2.1.8 of the...
  • Ajmal will undergo biomechanic test at PCB laboratory: Intikhab Alam September 17, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will use all modern methods including a functional biomechanics laboratory to stamp out the menace of bowlers with illegal bowling actions in domestic cricket. Former captain Intikhab Alam who heads the PCB's domestic cricket operations told PTI on Tuesday that there were also plans to...
  • Suspended Saeed Ajmal targets World Cup 2015 for comeback September 15, 2014

    Pakistan's suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal has not given up hope on playing in the 2015 World Cup to be cohosted by Australia and New Zealand. ...
  • Saeed Ajmal ban 'good for the game': Darren Lehmann September 14, 2014

    Melbourne: Ahead of Australia's bilateral series against Pakistan in the UAE, coach Darren Lehman has said ICC's decision to ban spinner Saeed Ajmal is "good for the game". Lehmanncoached Australia will play Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in two Tests, three ODIs and a Twenty20 International in October. Describing the decision...
  • Banned Saeed Ajmal's elbow extends beyond 40 degrees September 12, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal failed his biomechanics test in Brisbane because his average elbow extension was more than double the 15 degrees allowed by the ICC. According to the test results, Ajmal's average delivery was around an astonishing 40 degrees extension. "There was a relatively small standard deviation of 2.5 degrees...