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  • ICC ranks all batsmen No 1 in Test ranking after rapper Kayne West’s tweet

    In a bold move, International Cricket Council (ICC) ranked all batsmen No 1 after American rapper Kayne West shared a post on Twitter saying, “no one is better than anyone”. The ICC photoshopped the ICC Test batsmen rankings and put first rank in front of everyone’s names. Sharing the rankings, ICC shared a picture of West’s tweet and a list of ranking with every batsman having “=1”

  • ICC sanctions second edition of Sharjah T10 League with two new teams

    New Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has officially sanctioned the second edition of the T10 League to be held from November 23 in Sharjah, the tournament organisers said on Tuesday. The apex body’s validation comes as a shot in the arm for the league that will have two new teams taking them to a strong eight teams and a ten-day competition, according to a release.

  • Don’t complain if you are caught cheating, says ICC chief David Richardson on ball tampering

    London: The world of cricket needs “larger than life characters” like Virat Kohli and Ben Stokes but it “equally needs” a Mahendra Singh Dhoni or a Rahul Dravid to “stay on the good side of the line”, feels ICC Chief Executive David Richardson. At the MCC’s 2018 Cowdrey Lecture, Richardson expressed his concerns about the amount of cheating and sledging in international cricket expecting more initiative from the players and coaches.

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    Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka suspended for 6 months

    London: Opening batsman Danushka Gunathilaka has been suspended for six international matches by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for breaching the player code of conduct and contractual obligation. As per ESPNcricinfo.com, the decision was taken following an initial inquiry conducted by Sri Lanka Cricket after the team management reported that the player has violated the ”code of conduct.’ SLC, reportedly, attributed the six-match suspension to two code violations.

  • ICC Test bowler rankings: England’s James Anderson regains top spot ahead of crucial India Test

    Dubai: Ahead of the crucial five-match Test rubber against India starting August 1, England pace spearhead James Anderson has regained the top spot among ICC Test bowlers in the latest rankings released here on Tuesday. Anderson, who scalped nine wickets in the drawn two-Test series against Pakistan at home, has pushed South Africa seamer Kagiso Rabada following the Proteas’ 0-2 loss at the hands of Sri Lanka in the just-concluded two-Test series.

  • We need to find good balance before WC: Kohli

    Leeds : India will have to find the right balance in the ODI side and get their “act together” before the World Cup next year, said skipper Virat Kohli after his team’s 1-2 loss in the three-match series.

  • ICC opens public ballot for Cricket World Cup 2019

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has opened the public ballot from August 1, ahead of the Cricket World Cup next year. The Ballot will be open till August 29 and fans will be able to apply to each of the 48 fixtures, with tickets in each price band at every game available.

  • David Richardson to step down as ICC’s CEO after 2019 Cricket World Cup

    New Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed that David Richardson will step down as the Chief Executive when his contract expires post the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. In 2002, Richardson became the first person to hold the position of ICC General Manager – Cricket, and was promoted as the Chief Executive in 2012.

  • Dave Richardson steps down as ICC boss

    Dubai : The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday confirmed that David Richardson will step down as ICC Chief Executive when his contract expires after 2019 ODI World Cup in England.

  • ICC’s stricter sanctions for ball-tampering

    Dubai : Tampering with the ball could now lead to a ban of up to six Tests or 12 ODIs after the International Cricket Council (ICC) made it a level 3 transgression besides adding obscenity and personal abuse to the list of offences in a bid to ensure better behaviour on the field.

  • ICC to impose ban of 6 Tests or 12 ODIs for ball tampering

    Dublin: The ICC will impose a ban of minimum six Tests or 12 ODIs on ball tampering offenders as it has now been upgraded as a Level 3 offence as per it’s new code of conduct. The decision was taken at its Annual Conference in Dublin which concluded today.