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  • Not Rahul Johri’s substitute: BCCI on Amitabh Choudhary at ICC meeting

    New Delhi: The BCCI Thursday clarified that acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary is attending the ongoing ICC meeting in Singapore in his usual capacity as the world body’s Board Director and not as a replacement for CEO Rahul Johri, who is battling allegations of sexual harassment. Johri did not go to Singapore as he has been asked by the Committee of Administrators (CoA) to submit his response to the allegations of sexual harassment levelled

  • UAE to host 2nd edition of T10 League in November, December

    Sharjah: The second edition of the T10 cricket league will be held at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium here from November 21 to December 2. The first edition was a four-day event played during December 2017 but this year’s event will have an expanded schedule, the organisers said in a statement.

  • Always conducted myself with integrity: Sanath Jayasuriya

    Colombo :  Sri Lankan cricket legend Sanath Jayasuriya on Tuesday refused to comment on the ICC’s charge of non-cooperation in an ongoing anti-corruption probe but insisted that he has always conducted himself with “integrity and transparency”. The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday charged Jayasuriya for violating the anti-corruption code which deals with non-cooperation in investigations. However, he was not accused of indulging in any corrupt activity. “…I am initially required to

  • BCCI’s stand on Indo-Pak series is hypocritical, says Ehsan Mani

    Karachi :  Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani on Tuesday said it was “hypocrisy” on part of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that it lets India play Pakistan at International Cricket Council (ICC) tournaments but ignores bilateral series. The BCCI has time and again said that it needs government clearance to play bilateral series. A frustrated PCB has filed a compensation case of Rs 447 crore with the

  • ICC set to impose tougher sanctions for mushrooming Twenty20 and T-10 leagues

    Singapore :  Wider scrutiny of the mushrooming Twenty20 and T-10 leagues around the world will be the key issue on the discussion table when the International Cricket Council (ICC) begins a series of meetings, from Tuesday. The threat of corruption in the game has increased with many ICC members following the IPL in starting their own T-20 leagues. After the exponential growth of the T20 format, the ICC now also has to

  • Sanath Jayasuriya charged by ICC for breaching anti-corruption code

    Dubai: Sri Lankan batting legend Sanath Jayasuriya was Monday charged on two counts for breaching the ICC anti-corruption code and given two weeks to respond by cricket’s world governing body. However, the ICC did not specify what exactly prompted its action against the celebrated cricketer, who is a World Cup winner and played 110 Tests and 445 ODIs. Jayasuriya has been charged with two offences under the ICC anti-corruption code.

  • ICC launches global T20I team rankings for women, India placed on 5th spot

    Dubai: India are placed fifth while three-time champions Australia lead the 46-team table as the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday launched global Women’s T20I Team Rankings. The ICC’s move to launch the women’s T20I rankings follows its decision earlier this year to award international status to all T20 matches between member countries.

  • Three Hong Kong players charged by ICC for match fixing

    Dubai: Three Hong Kong players, including one Nadeem Ahmed, who played against India in the Asia Cup last month, have been charged under ICC Anti- Corruption Code for their alleged involvement in match-fixing in 2014.

  • ICC charge three players of Hong Kong for match-fixing

    Dubai: Three Hong Kong players, including Nadeem Ahmed, who played against India in the Asia Cup last month, have been charged under International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) code for their alleged involvement in match-fixing in 2014. Three players — Haseeb Amjad and brothers Nadeem and Irfan Ahmed — have been charged under multiple sections of the ACU code.

  • Undue importance being given to ICC case: Thakur

    Bilaspur (Himachal Pradesh): Former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur opined that undue importance is being given to the case filed against the BCCI by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for not playing any bilateral cricket with Pakistan despite signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which guarantees six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023.
    “I believe that undue importance is given to the matter. No Indian representative should

  • ICC releases latest version of DLS System, Code of Conduct

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday released the updated version of the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) System along with the new ICC Code of Conduct and ICC Playing Conditions. These will come into effect from Sunday (September 30), when the first ODI between South Africa and Zimbabwe will be played in Kimberley, according to an ICC statement.

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