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PCB to challenge IPL’s proposed extended window at ICC meet

Feeling “short-changed”, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to challenge the proposed two-and-a-half month expanded window for the Indian Premier League. PCB chairman Ramiz Raja said that the issue will be raised at the next ICC conference. “There has been no announcement or decision as yet on the IPL window being increased. I will give my views on this issue at the ICC conference,” Raja said during a media conference on Friday. “My point is clear: if there is any development in world cricket that means we are being short-changed, we will challenge it in a very forceful manner and put our point across strongly in the ICC,” he said. The PCB’s decision to officially challenge the decision comes weeks after BCCI secretary, Jay Shah, in an exclusive interview to PTI said that the ...
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Lisa Sthalekar becomes first woman president of FICA | Cricket News – Times of India

(Photo credit: Lisa Sthalekar Instagram)LONDON: Legendary Australian cricketer Lisa Sthalekar has become the first woman president of the Federation of International Cricketers' Association (FICA). The 42-year-old former Australia captain was confirmed in the role at the FICA Executive Committee meeting held in Nyon, Switzerland. She will take up a position that has previously been held by former South Africa batter Barry Richards, former West Indies all-rounder Jimmy Adams, and most recently by former England batter Vikram Solanki. "Lisa Sthalekar has been confirmed as FICA's President at the FICA Executive Committee meeting held in Nyon, Switzerland this week," the FICA said in a statement. The Executive Committee meeting was held ahead of the FICA and World Players' Association Playe...
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New Zealand call up former Dutch all-rounder Michael Rippon for European tour

New Zealand Cricket have named former Dutch all-rounder Michael Rippon in their 15-man Twenty20 international squad for the tour of Europe in July and August. Cape Town native Rippon, 30, moved to New Zealand from South Africa in 2013 and played 31 times for the Netherlands, including a three-match one-day international series against the Black Caps in March. International Cricket Council eligibility rules allow players to represent an associate nation while remaining available to play for a full member. However, they cannot return to play for the associate nation for three years after being listed for a full member. Tom Latham will lead New Zealand’s ODI squad for a three-match series against Ireland from July 10-15 before Mitchell Santner takes over the captaincy. Day 1 media for @mi...
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ICC Media Rights: Global body offers 3 packages for 711 games | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) will begin the process to sell the media rights tender for 711 games at its global events in the next eight-year cycle, starting 2024, from June 20. The packages include multiple women's U-19 T20 World Cups Unlike BCCI which held an e-auction across three days to rake up a record USD 6.2 billion (Rs 48,390 crore) from its IPL media Rights, the ICC will be following the conventional sealed bid process with separate bids for both men and women matches. The ICC has also kept the process much more linear than the BCCI with three specific packages for both men and women. Package A is TV Rights, 'B' is Digital Rights and 'C' is combined TV and Digital Rights in both categories. In the men's category there are two specific durations -- 4 years...
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ICC retains Nitin Menon in Elite Panel, set for maiden neutral umpire appearance in Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India

RAJKOT: India's Nitin Menon has retained his place in the ICC Elite Panel and is set to make his maiden appearance as a neutral umpire in Sri Lanka later this month. A BCCI official told PTI that Menon has got a one-year extension from the International Cricket Council. The 38-year-old from Indore remains the only Indian in the 11-member Elite Panel of Umpires. "The ICC recently gave a one-year extension to Menon who has been our leading umpire over the last three to four years. You will also see him making his debut as a neutral umpire later this month," the official told PTI. Menon was promoted to the Elite Panel at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, becoming the third Indian to enter the club after S Venkataraghavan and S Ravi. However, Menon was limited to officiating inter...
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On this day in 2019: Rohit Sharma smashed 140 against Pakistan in World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Three years ago on this day, India batter Rohit Sharma played a match-winning knock of 140 runs against Pakistan during ICC World Cup 2019. Rohit smashed 140 runs in 113 balls and helped India post a humungous target of 337 in 50 overs. "'He's done it on the big stage once again!' On this day in 2019, Rohit Sharma scored a match-winning 140 against Pakistan in the @cricketworldcup," tweeted the International Cricket Council (ICC). Apart from this, the batter also smashed four more tons in the same tournament and became the first batsman to score five centuries in a single edition of the World Cup. Rohit not only broke former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara's record of most centuries in an ODI World Cup but also equalled Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar's tally of most tons ...
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PCB wants discussion with other boards on IPL’s window in ICC’s next FTP calendar | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wants discussion with other Boards on the proposed dedicated two and half month window for IPL in ICC's next FTP calendar as they feel it could have an adverse effect on various international series. Pakistan board's reaction came a day after BCCI secretary Jay Shah's exclusive interview to the PTI, where he stated that the Indian board will be getting a "two and a half month window" for the IPL in ICC's next FTP cycle starting from 2024 till 2031. "From the next FTP cycle, IPL will have an official two-and-a-half month window so that all the top international cricketers can participate. We have had discussions with various boards as well as the ICC," Shah said in an exclusive interview to PTI. The PCB feels that the matter needs discussion. ...
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ICC Rankings: Ishan Kishan enters top-10, jumps 68 spots to be placed seventh

India opener Ishan Kishan climbed up 68 places to grab the seventh spot among batters, while the bowling duo of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Yuzvendra Chahal also made gains in the latest ICC T20 rankings released on Wednesday. Kishan,who has been one of India’s consistent performers in the ongoing T20I home series against South Africa, aggregating 164 runs in three matches including two half-centuries, has made a massive jump to enter the top 10 among T20 batters. The 23-year-old is the lone Indian batter in the top 10 with KL Rahul occupying the 14 spot.Skipper Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer have dropped a place each to 16th and 17th spots respectively, while Virat Kohli has slid two places to 21st. Among bowlers, Bhuvneshwar is up seven places to 11th while leg-spinner Chahal has climbed up ...
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SL vs AUS: Sri Lanka fined 40 percent of match fee for slow-over rate in second T20I against Australia | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Sri Lanka have been fined 40 per cent of their match fee for maintaining slow over-rate against Australia in the second T20I in Colombo. Ranjan Madugalle of the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction after Dasun Shanaka's side was ruled to be two overs short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration. "In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offences, players are fined 20 per cent of their match fee for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time," read an ICC statement. "Shanaka pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing," it added. On-field umpires Kumar Dharmasena and...
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Shane Bond turns 47: Wishes pour in for former New Zealand pacer | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Cricket fraternity poured in wishes for former New Zealand pacer and current Mumbai Indians bowling coach Shane Bond as he turned 47 today. "Happy birthday, Shane Bond! 100 international appearances, 259 wickets. His average of 21.37 is the best of any New Zealand bowler to take at least 20 wickets!" tweeted ICC on their official account. A truly fearsome quick 🔥On his 47th birthday, celebrate one of Shane Bond's greatest spells at the 2003 @CricketWorldCup 👏— ICC (@ICC) 1654577149000Mumbai Indians also wished him on Twitter. "The name's Bond...birthday boy Bond!" "Paltan, join us in wishing our bowling coach Shane Bond, a very Happy Birthday!" MI tweeted on their official account. The name's Bond...birthday boy Bond! 😎🥳Paltan, join us in wishing our bowling coach Shane B...
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Women’s Tests should be played over five days, says ICC’s Greg Barclay | Cricket News – Times of India

International Cricket Council (ICC) chair Greg Barclay said women's Test matches should be played over five days, but raised doubts over the place of the longer format in the future of women's cricket. Women's Test matches are played over four days as opposed to five in the men's game, and the five Test matches that have been played since 2017 have all ended in a draw. England captain Heather Knight has backed five day-Tests and England bowler Kate Cross said women cricketers were fit enough to cope with the physical demands of longer matches after the drawn Ashes Test in January. "Most people would say five days are required," Barclay told the BBC. "If they are going play it, my personal view is they should have five days to play it in." The only countries to have played a women's Test...
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ICC chair questions place of Women’s Tests in cricket calendar | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Greg Barclay would like to see women's Test matches played over five days but has questioned whether the long format will form part of the future "landscape" of the female game. The five women's Tests held in the past five years, all played over four days, have ended in draws. England women's captain Heather Knight has called for five-day Tests, as is the case in men's international red-ball cricket, to allow more time for a positive result. "Most people would say five days are required," Barclay told BBC Radio's Test Match Special on Friday in an interview broadcast during the ongoing first men's Test between England and New Zealand at Lord's. "Absolutely, if they are going to play it my personal view is they should have five days to...
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Lasith Malinga named Sri Lanka ‘bowling strategy coach’ | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka named fast-bowling legend Lasith Malinga their "bowling strategy coach" on Thursday for the eight one-day matches against Australia starting next week. Sri Lanka Cricket said the 38-year-old's expertise and experience would be crucial for the three T20 matches and five one-day internationals to be played in Colombo and Kandy. "(He) will support Sri Lanka's bowlers, providing tactical insight and technical expertise to help the on-field execution of strategic plans," the board said. "Sri Lanka Cricket is confident that Malinga's vast experience and renowned death-bowling expertise, especially in the T20 format, will help the team immensely going into this all-important series." Malinga ended his ODI career in July 2019 and played his last T20 in March 2020. He took 338...
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Cricketers should be proud of representing their district: MS Dhoni | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: Former India captain and Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday said cricketers should be proud of representing their district as it is the stepping stone to the higher level. "It is the first time I am part of a celebration where we are celebrating the success of a district association. I would also like to thank my district cricket association back home (Ranchi). Cricketers should be proud of representing their district. I am proud of the fact that I got the chance to represent my country, but it wouldn't have happened if I hadn't played for my district or school," Dhoni said. He was speaking at a ceremony to mark the silver jubilee of the Thiruvallur District Cricket Association (TDCA) in which he participated as the chief guest alongside former ICC Ch...
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Taijul Islam fined 25 percent of match fees for breaching ICC Code of Conduct | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Bangladesh spinner Taijul Islam has been fined 25 per cent of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Dhaka. Taijul was found to have breached Article 2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to throwing a ball at or near a player in an inappropriate and/or dangerous manner during an international match. In addition to this, one demerit point has been added to Taijul's disciplinary record, for whom it was the first offence in a 24-month period. The incident occurred in the 69th over of Sri Lanka's innings on Wednesday, when Taijul, after fielding the ball on his follow through, threw it in the direction of Angelo Mathews, hitting him, when the batter w...
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ICC add Bangladesh and Ireland for next cycle of 10-team ICC Women’s ODI Championship

Two new teams will feature in the next edition of ICC Women’s Championship, making it a 10-team league, the game’s governing body ICC said on Wednesday. Bangladesh and Ireland, ranked 9th and 10th respectively, in the ODI Team Rankings, are the two teams which will be added to the mix for the third iteration (2022-25) of the event, following the success of the ICC Women’s Championship (IWC) 2014-16 and 2017-20. They join Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies in pursuit of automatic qualification for the 2025 ICC Women’s World Cup. “Each team will play eight three-match series (four home and four away) over the next three years. At the end of the cycle, the top five teams and the hosts will book a berth for the World Cup in 2025, while ...
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Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin maintain their top-10 positions in ICC Test rankings | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Bangladesh's Liton Das and Sri Lankan veteran Angelo Mathews have made valuable gains in the ICC Men's Test Rankings after fine performances in the drawn first match while there has been no movement in latest top-10 list issued by the world body. In the batter's list, Marnus Labuschagne maintained his pole position while India captain Rohit Sharma and his predecessor Virat Kohli remained static at eighth and 10th place respectively. Similarly in bowling, Pat Cummins (901 points) has a 51-point lead over his nearest rival Ravichandran Ashwin, who is followed by countryman Jasprit Bumrah. India's Ravindra Jadeja also remained on top of the all-rounders' table. With only Sri Lanka and Bangladesh engaged in a WTC series, it was inevitable that players from those two nations earned po...
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IPL 2022: Top ICC officials to arrive in India for playoffs | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: A couple of top officials of the International Cricket Council are coming to watch the IPL playoffs in Kolkata and Ahmedabad in the coming week, at the invitation of the BCCI, essentially to "discuss the upcoming media rights of the ICC" with their counterparts in the Indian Board. "Greg Barclay, the ICC chairman, will attend the Qualifier 1 (May 24) and Eliminator (May 25) at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, while Geoff Allardice, the Chief Executive Officer of the ICC, will be present during the Qualifier 2 on May 27 and the final on May 29 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. They are likely to discuss the upcoming media rights of the ICC with the BCCI officials during their trip," a source in the know of developments said. The BCCI is in the process of selling its IPL medi...
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South Africa batter Zubayr Hamza suspended by ICC for doping violation | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: The ICC on Tuesday suspended South African batter Zubayr Hamza from all cricket-related activities for a period of nine months after he admitted to an anti-doping rule violation under the apex body's anti-doping code. Hamza provided an out-of-competition sample on January 17, 2022 in Paarl, South Africa, in which the prohibited substance Furosemide - which is a specified substance in Section S5 of the 2022 WADA Prohibited List - was found. He admitted the violation and, having established no significant fault or negligence on his part, a nine-month period of ineligibility has been imposed, backdated to 22 March 2022, the date that Hamza accepted a provisional suspension. The effect of this suspension is that Hamza will be eligible to return to cricket on December 22, 2022. In add...
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SA batter Zubayr Hamza suspended by ICC for doping violation

The ICC on Tuesday suspended South African batter Zubayr Hamza from all cricket-related activities for a period of nine months after he admitted to an anti-doping rule violation under the apex body’s anti-doping code. Hamza provided an out-of-competition sample on January 17, 2022 in Paarl, South Africa, in which the prohibited substance Furosemide – which is a specified substance in Section S5 of the 2022 WADA Prohibited List – was found. He admitted the violation and, having established no significant fault or negligence on his part, a nine-month period of ineligibility has been imposed, backdated to 22 March 2022, the date that Hamza accepted a provisional suspension. The effect of this suspension is that Hamza will be eligible to return to cricket on December 22, 2022.In addition, a...