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James Anderson becomes first English bowler to top test rankings in 38 years

English pacer James Anderson has moved at the top of ICC Test bowlers rankings following his performance against India at Lord’s

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ICC gives green signal for Afghanistan Premier League

The International Cricket Council has given the green signal for the Afghanistan Premier League

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Ball tampering threatens ‘cricket’s DNA’ says ICC boss

Global cricket boss David Richardson declared that ball tampering and bad behaviour threatened “cricket’s DNA” and would not be tolerated by fans in the wake of the Australia cheating scandal

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ICC fines India’s Ishant Sharma for breaching ICC code of conduct

International Cricket Council has decided to fine India’s Ishant Sharma over breaching the code of conduct

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ICC questions Umar Akmal over fixing claims

International Cricket Council (ICC) interviewed Pakistani cricketer Umar Akmal regarding his claims of being approached for fixing matches.

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Pakistan to implement ICC laws in domestic cricket

Pakistan has decided to implement the International Cricket Council laws in its next domestic season

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Fakhar Zaman climbs to 16th place in ODI batting rankings

Pakistani opener Fakhar Zaman has climbed to 16th position in the ICC batting rankings

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Ball-tampering a ‘cry for help’ in unbalanced sport – Steyn

South African paceman Dale Steyn believes this year’s Australian ball-tampering scandal could be viewed as a “cry for help” because the balance between bat and ball in cricket has become so skewed in favour of the batsmen.

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ICC unveils tougher sanctions for ball tampering, sledging

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday unveiled tougher sanctions for ball tampering and sledging in a bid to improve on-field behaviour in the sport. The changes come in the wake of a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa in March that saw Steve Smith stripped of the Australian captaincy and suspended from international and domestic…

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Chandimal to miss third Windies test after appeal fails

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal will miss the third and final test against West Indies after his appeal against a ball-tampering ban was dismissed by a judicial commissioner. The 28-year-old was charged with ball-tampering during last week’s St Lucia test after video evidence indicated he took sweets out of his pocket and put them in…

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Sri Lanka captain Chandimal loses ball-tampering appeal

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal on Friday lost his appeal over a ball-tampering charge and will miss his team’s third and final Test against the West Indies which starts Saturday. “Judicial Commissioner, Michael Beloff, has dismissed Dinesh Chandimal’s appeal after the Sri Lanka captain was found guilty of changing the condition of the ball during…

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ICC committee supports stricter punishments for ball-tampering

The International Cricket Council’s Cricket Committee backed stricter punishments for ball-tampering but decided not to do away with the toss in test cricket during a two-day meeting which concluded in Mumbai on Tuesday. The Cricket Committee was joined by ex-England captain Mike Gatting and David Boon, former Australia batsman and now a member of the…

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ICC opts for tradition, saves toss in Tests

Cricket’s world body on Tuesday decided against scrapping the toss in Test cricket, describing it an integral part of the game. The International Cricket Council was mulling doing away with the flip of the coin during the World Test Championship scheduled to start from July 2019 as part of measures to boost the flagging fortunes…

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No series with Pakistan without govt approval, says BCCI

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Tuesday that the India cannot play a bilateral series against Pakistan unless the BCCI has the green signal from its government. The cricket board had earlier asked the Indian government to clarify its policy regarding bilateral series against Pakistan. Pakistan and India had signed agreements…

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ICC to investigate ‘pitch-fixing’ allegations in Sri Lanka Tests

The International Cricket Council has launched an investigation into corruption allegations in the sport made in a documentary to be aired by news organisation Al Jazeera on Sunday. The documentary allegedly uncovers a groundsman agreeing to doctor pitches for test matches involving some of the world’s top teams. “The ICC is aware of an investigation…

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Pakistan to abandon ‘smart watches’ after ICC probe

Pakistan will give up wearing ‘smart watches’ after being told to ditch them by the International Cricket Council as an anti-corruption measure during the opening day’s play of the first Test against England at Lord’s on Thursday. Although there is no suggestion of impropriety, that Pakistan’s Asad Shafiq and Babar Azam were seen wearing what…

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Don’t wear smart watches on field, ICC officials tell Pakistan players

ICC’s anti-corruption officials have told Pakistan’s players not to wear smart watches on the field after a couple of their players were seen with them on the first day at Lord’s, the Cricinfo reported. “The ACSU officer came to speak to us and told us it’s not allowed to wear them so we won’t be…

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ICC gives verdict on amateur cricket video from Pakistan

International Cricket Council (ICC) has given its ruling on a video of street cricketers from Pakistan. The viral video of amateur cricket shows the ball rolling back to hit the stumps after touching the batsman’s willow. The video of weird fashion dismissal was sent to ICC for its decision. The video was extensively shared on the…

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Hafeez served notice over ICC bashing

Pakistan Cricket Board on Friday issued show-cause notice to all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez for criticising ICC’s conduct of his bowling action. Hafeez has been asked to respond within seven days. On May 13th, Hafeez took a swipe at ICC nearly two weeks after the body cleared him to return to bowling at international level after remodelling…

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ICC vows to ‘take any action warranted’ over Gaza unrest

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court vowed Tuesday that she was watching closely the unrest in Gaza and would “take any action warranted” to prosecute crimes. “My staff is vigilantly following developments on the ground and recording any alleged crime that could fall within” the tribunal’s jurisdiction, Fatou Bensouda warned in a statement…

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Bangladesh ‘really disappointed’ at Australia tour cancellation

The Bangladesh Cricket Board said it was “really disappointed” that a test tour of Australia had been scrubbed for financial reasons. Bangladesh had been scheduled to play two tests and three one day internationals Down Under later this year but there was no mention of it when Australia’s schedule for the 2018-19 home season was…

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