Free Press Journal
  • ICC ODI rankings: Australia slumps to lowest ranking in 34 years; England on top, India 2nd

    Melbourne: Australia slipped to a 34-year low, dropping to the sixth position on the ICC’s latest ODI rankings table after losing the opening two fixtures of the ongoing five-match rubber against England. The Kangaroos will need to win at least one of the three remaining games in the series to climb back above Pakistan to fifth.

  • Sri Lankan skipper Dinesh Chandimal charged with ball-tampering

    Gros-Islet (Saint Lucia): Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has been accused of ball-tampering by the International Cricket Council.  The allegation surfaced on the third day of the ongoing second Test between West Indies and Sri Lanka on Saturday. The breach relates to changing the condition of the ball.

  • Mithali Raj beats Virat Kohli to become first Indian to cross 2000-run mark in T20Is

    Kuala Lumpur: Star batswoman Mithali Raj today became the first Indian cricketer to amass 2000 runs in Twenty20 Internationals (T20I). The 35-year-old right-hander from Jodhpur achieved the landmark after scoring a single off Oshadi Ranasinghe en route to her knock of 23 during India’s seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the Women’s Asia Cup T20 here. She now has 2,015 runs in 75 matches. The ICC acknowledged Mitahli’s milestone

  • Nepal, Scotland among 4 new teams inducted in ICC ODI rankings

    Dubai: The ICC today included Nepal, Netherlands, Scotland and the UAE in their ODI rankings list apart from the 12 existing countries. The ICC release states that results of all the bilateral ODIs involving these new teams will henceforth be taken into account while calculating the rating points.

  • We get to bottom of fixing allegations: David Richardson

    London: The International Cricket Council (ICC) says it will meet representatives of the channel that claims to have unearthed ‘spot-fixing’ and ‘pitch-fixing’ in Test matches through a sting operation, insisting that the allegations will not be brushed under the carpet. The Qatar-based Al Jazeera has claimed that pitches of matches involving India, Sri Lanka, Australia and England were doctored at the behest of match-fixers. The matches in question were India vs Sri

  • Toss to stay in Tests, ICC sets tough rules for ball tampering

    Mumbai : Toss will remain the fundamental starting point of a Test match as the Anil Kumble-led Cricket Committee of the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday decided against abolishing the spin of coin in the game’s traditional format.

  • ICC probes pitch-fixing sting of 3 India Test matches

    New Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday responded to a documentary by a Middle-East television channel alleging pitch doctoring and match fixing in three Test matches. The ICC’s anti-corruption unit said that it is taking the allegations extremely seriously and an investigation is underway.

  • ‘Pitch-fixing culprits should be punished’

    New Delhi : Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s mentor and childhood coach, Raj Kumar Sharma has said the International Cricket Council (ICC) should punish the culprits if they find out that last year’s India-Sri Lanka Test at Galle was fixed.

  • TV channel not co-operating: ICC

    Dubai : The ICC on Sunday claimed Al Jazeera is not co-operating enough into its investigation on the spot-fixing allegations made by the TV channel involving national teams of India, Australia and England.

  • Out or Not? ICC gives ruling in amateur cricket video via Twitter; watch video

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) gave its verdict on a video of amateur cricket showing a fan getting out in most weird fashion. The video has gone viral on social media and it shows a batsman taking a hard swing at the ball but because of uneven surface, the ball returned to hit the wickets and to fans surprise, ICC gave its verdict on whether the decision to be given out is fair or not. Then

  • Mike Hesson replaces Daren Lehmann in Kumble-led ICC Cricket Committee

    Dubai: New Zealand’s Mike Hesson today replaced Australian Darren Lehmann as the coach representative in the ICC Cricket Committee led by former India captain Anil Kumble. Lehmann had stepped down as Australia coach in the wake of the ball-tampering controversy in South Africa in March, making him ineligible to be a part of the committee.  Former Australia women’s captain and ICC Cricket Hall of Famer Belinda Clark and Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer

  • Shashank Manohar re-elected unopposed to serve second term as ICC chairman

    Dubai: Former BCCI president Shashank Manohar will expectedly serve a second term as the independent chairman of the International Cricket Council after he was elected unopposed by the governing body’s Board. Manohar, who became the first independent ICC Chairman in 2016, will continue for a second two-year term following his unopposed election.

  • Irfan Ansari charged for breaching ICC’s anti-corruption code

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged Irfan Ansari, a domestic club coach in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with three counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code, a statement said on Thursday.

  • England overtake India to reclaim top spot in ICC ODI rankings

    Dubai: England have overtaken India to seize the top spot in the ICC ODI team rankings following the annual update.   England’s rise up the table is largely because of a forgettable 2014-15 season which saw them winning only seven out of 25 ODIs against other Full Members.  The 2014-15 season has been dropped from the latest calculations while those from the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons are weighted at 50 per cent.

  • Mohammad Hafeez to resume bowling following green-light from ICC

    New Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced that following remedial work and re-assessments, the bowling action of Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez has been found to be legal, with the off-spinner now cleared to resume bowling in international cricket.

  • ICC grants T20 International status to all 104 members

    Kolkata: The ICC has decided to grant T20 International status to all its existing 104 members in a bid to popularize the game across the globe. The move will effectively mean that a T20 match between Argentina and Papua New Guinea will have international status from now on.

  • ICC World Cup 2019: Here’s the schedule, fixtures, timetable, venues

    The schedule of the International Cricket Council World Cup 2019 is out. The tournament will be held in England from May 30 to July 15 with a reserve day for the semi-finals and finals. The final will take place at Lord’s while the remaining will take place all over England. The event will take place in total 11 venues including Lord’s, the Oval, Edgbaston, Trent Bridge, Headingley,