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Smith quits as Royals IPL captain after scandal

New Delhi: Indian Premier League side Rajasthan Royals on Monday replaced Australia’s Steve Smith as captain over his role in a ball-tampering controversy. Smith, who is on a $1.9-million contract with the Royals, will be replaced by India’s Ajinkya Rahane as skipper for the new IPL season starting April 7. “Steve believes given the current…

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March 26, 2018

 

Shakib puts ugly T20 behind to focus on India final

Colombo: Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan said Saturday his side has put the ill-tempered encounter with Sri Lanka behind them and are fully focussed on the tri-series final against India on Sunday. Shakib was fined 25 percent of his match fee by the International Cricket Council for bad behaviour during the knockout game against hosts…

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March 17, 2018

 

Pakistan retain top T20 ranking after ICC error

DUBAI: Australian cricket chiefs have clarified that Pakistan still top the Twenty20 world rankings, despite Australia’s victory in the T20 tri-series also featuring New Zealand and England. Cricket Australia said this week that Australia would take the number one spot if they were unbeaten in the tri-series, a feat they achieved with a 19-run win…

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February 23, 2018

 

India on top in Test rankings

DUBAI: International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the latest Test rankings, Samaa reported on Tuesday. According to details, India tops the Test rankings for teams while South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and England are at second, third, fourth and fifth place respectively. Sri Lanka is at sixth place while Pakistan holds the seventh spot in the…

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February 13, 2018

 

Ex-Pakistan skipper Salman Butt to play in Bangladesh

The disgraced former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has arrived in Bangladesh to play his first full-fledged competition outside his homeland since serving a five-year ban for spot fixing, an official said Tuesday. He was cleared by the Pakistan Cricket Board to play in the latest edition of the Dhaka Premier League, a popular Bangladesh club…

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February 6, 2018

 

Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi makes it to ICC’s U19 World Cup Team

DUBAI: Pacer Shaheen Afridi was the only Pakistan to be included in International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Under-19 World Cup Team. The left arm fast bowler had taken 12 wickets in the competition. ICC announced South Africa captain Raynard van Tonder to lead the Team of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup which ended in Tauranga…

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February 4, 2018

 

Du Plessis to captain World XI in Pakistan tour

CAPE TOWN: South Africa’s Faf du Plessis has been named captain of the World XI team that is set to tour Pakistan next month for a three-match T20 series. The International Cricket Council (ICC) agreed to support the series in a bid to help revive international cricket in Pakistan. The ICC World XI and Pakistan…

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August 24, 2017

 

Ranatunga urges ICC to probe Sri Lanka chief

COLOMBO: Former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga has blamed Sri Lanka’s string of humiliating defeats on the country’s cricket chief and demanded his investigation by the International Cricket Council. In what could be the opening shots of a new bid to head Sri Lanka Cricket, Ranatunga, 53, told AFP there was no “proper discipline” in the national…

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August 9, 2017

 

ICC could axe Champions Trophy for more T20 World Cups

LONDON: The Champions Trophy could be scrapped in favour of staging the World Twenty20 every two years, according to International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson. Pakistan thrashed India by 180 runs to win this year’s edition of the Champions Trophy at The Oval on Sunday, with a worldwide television audience of millions watching…

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June 20, 2017

 

Sarfraz proud as Fakhar and Hasan join him in team of tournament

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said being named skipper of the International Cricket Council’s team of the Champions Trophy was the “perfect icing on the cake” of his side’s stunning title triumph. Sarfraz’s side thrashed title-holders India by 180 runs in a remarkable final The Oval on Sunday having been the lowest ranked of the eight…

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June 19, 2017

 

British tip-off led to PSL scandal: ICC

LAHORE: Britain’s National Crime Agency provided the initial intelligence that helped uncover a major spot-fixing scandal in the Pakistan Super League, a leading official from world cricket’s governing body said. Sir Ronnie Flanagan, head of the International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption and safety unit (ACSU) was speaking to reporters in Lahore after testifying in a case…

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May 19, 2017

 

ICC announces umpires, referees for Champions trophy

According to information made available here, Chris Broad, David Boon and Andy Pycroft of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees will officiate in the tournament,while umpiring responsibilities will be shared between all the 12 Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires,namely: Aleem Dar, Kumar Dharmasena, Marais Erasmus, Chris Gaffaney, Ian Gould, Richard Illingworth, Richard…

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May 18, 2017

 

India’s Manohar quits as ICC chairman

NEW DELHI: India’s Shashank Manohar resigned Wednesday as chairman of the International Cricket Council after a fallout with his own board over efforts to reform the game’s world governing body. Manohar took over last year as the first independent ICC chairman for a two-year term and had been trying to bring in changes to the…

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March 15, 2017

 

ICC agrees to provide financial assistance to Pakistan

CAPE TOWN: On the request of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), International Cricket Council (ICC) Friday agreed that some form of assistance will be provided and the matter will be discussed with the board. “The PCB made a request for a special assistance fund to be allocated to Pakistan in light of its financial issues related…

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October 14, 2016

 

BCCI asks ICC to place India, Pakistan in separate groups

MUMBAI: Indian cricket board on Friday asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) not to place the teams of Pakistan and India in a same group even in the multi-nation tournaments, local media reported. The issue was discussed on the sidelines of the Special General Meeting here against the backdrop of heightened tensions between India and…

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September 30, 2016

 

ICC pours cold water on suggestions of mandatory life-bans for fixers

LONDON: International Cricket Council chief executive David Richardson poured cold water on suggestions match-fixers should face mandatory life-bans as Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir made his Test return at Lord’s on Thursday. Richardson also said the withdrawal of so many top golfers from the Rio Olympics next month had made it harder for sports such as cricket,…

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July 14, 2016

 

ICC drop Perera doping case over botched analysis

DUBAI: Cricket’s world body has withdrawn a doping case against Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Kusal Perera and expressed regret after admitting that the analysis of his sample was botched. The International Cricket Council said it was seeking an urgent explanation from the World Anti-Doping Agency and the Qatar laboratory which tested Perera’s sample. Perera, 25, is…

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May 12, 2016

 

ICC blow for India, England, Australia

DUBAI: The boards of India, England and Australia will no longer be permanent members of the International Cricket Council’s decision-making executive committee, the governing body said on Thursday. The ICC approved wide-ranging changes in 2014, giving the three powerful nations permanent seats in its executive committee and the lion’s share of the revenue while also…

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February 4, 2016

 

Bilal Asif bowing action found to be legal: ICC

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that the bowling action of Pakistan’s Bilal Asif has been found to be legal, and the player can continue bowling in international cricket. At the assessment, it was revealed that the amount of elbow extension in all of Asif’s deliveries was well within the 15-degree level of…

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October 30, 2015

 

Indo-Pak cricket lovers eyeing good news: ICC president

NEW DELHI: Zaheer Abbas, International Cricket Council (ICC) President, Monday condemned hardline Hindu nationalists attack on BCCI headquarters in Mumbai ahead of Indo-Pak cricket series talks.

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October 19, 2015

 

ICC for consistency in application of cricket laws

DUBAI: International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday stressed the need for consistent application of the laws across all formats of the game. After the world cricket’s governing body held a conference for Elite panel umpires and match referees in Dubai, ICC General Manager Geoff Allardice said it had been useful in understanding the various new…

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October 5, 2015

 
 
 
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