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Some of the shots are just remarkable: Ricky Ponting lauds trailblazer Suryakumar Yadav | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Australian cricketer great Ricky Ponting is in awe of India middle-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav and the legend feels that the trailblazer will bring about global revolution in T20 cricket.Surya, who had an incredible run in the shortest format in 2022, was recently named the ICC Men's T20I Cricketer of the Year and according to Ponting the 32-year-old is one of the best players in terms of innovation and skill. Ponting feels that Surya could inspire a new breed of players to emulate his style of play and take T20 cricket to "another level" globally.In 2022, Surya became only the second batter in the world to score 1000-plus runs in a calendar year in the shortest format. He scored two centuries and nine half-tons on way to amassing 1,164 runs in 2022, only second behind Pak...
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India’s Renuka Singh wins ICC Emerging Women’s Cricketer of the Year 2022 | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: India's fast bowling star Renuka Singh clinched the ICC Emerging Women's Cricketer of the Year award with her magnificent displays of seam and swing bowling in 2022, International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Wednesday.Renuka Singh bagged 18 ODI wickets at 14.88, economy 4.62 while the pacer scalped 22 T20I wickets at 23.95, economy 6.50.Renuka beat Australia's Darcie Brown, England's Alice Capsey and compatriot Yastika Bhatia to become the recipient of ICC Emerging Women's Cricketer of the Year 2022.The 26-year-old has generated a lot of noise as a result of her meteoric rise during a hectic year for the India team.In just 29 matches across the two white-ball forms in 2022, the right-armer claimed 40 wickets for her nation, stepping into the shoes of the legendary Jhulan G...
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Suryakumar Yadav named ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Swashbuckling India middle-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav, who had an outstanding run in the shortest format in year 2022, was on Wednesday named the ICC Men's Cricketer of the Year by the sports' global governing body. Surya had a phenomenal run last year where he broke a plethora of records in the T20Is.Popularly known as 'SKY', the 32-year-old amassed 1164 runs in 31 T20I matches at an average of 46.56 and a strike-rate of 187.43 last year. He beat the likes of Sam Curran, Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan and Zimbabwe's batting all-rounder Sikandar Raza for the top honour.However, India vice-captain and last year's Cricketer of the Year Smriti Mandhana lost out to Australia's Tahlia McGrath in the women's category.In 2022, Surya became just the second batter to mak...
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ICC recommends six-team T20 events for 2028 Los Angeles Olympics, final decision in October | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) is still hopeful of the sport's inclusion in Los Angeles 2028 Olympics and has "recommended" six-team T20 events for both men and women to the Games' organising committee.A final decision on the inclusion of cricket will be taken by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) around October after the organisers finalise the list of new sports by March, stated a report in ESPNCricinfo.These will then be ratified at the IOC's session in Mumbai, which is expected to take place around October this year, it added.In a strategic move, BCCI secretary Jay Shah has been added to the ICC's Olympics working group headed by ICC chairman Greg Barclay, and which also includes Indra Nooyi (independent director) and Paraag Marathe (former USA Cricket pre...
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R Ashwin urges ICC for ‘dew-free’ ODI World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: With India set to host the ODI World Cup later this year, premier off-spinner R Ashwin has urged the ICC to take corrective steps for a 'dew-free' tournament. The quadrennial event is slated for October-November this year in India, at a time when dew becomes a major factor in the evening, favouring the batting side mostly.India will be staging the entire tournament for the first time across different venues and Ashwin feels that the current Indian team has the quality in their rank to adapt to the home conditions and will be a tough team to beat. "There's no point in heading in a direction and going loggerheads with conditions, because conditions cannot be challenged. You need to learn the conditions and adapt. India team has enough in their arsenal to be able to do that," As...
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ICC falls prey to online scam, loses close to 2.5million USD: Report

The ICC has allegedly lost close to USD 2.5 million after becoming a victim of cyber crime, according to a report. The incident of phishing, which originated in the USA, took place last year, ESPNCricinfo reported. “The route used by fraudsters to commit the financial scam was Business E-mail Compromise (BEC), also known as e-mail account compromise, which the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) describes as ‘one of the most financially damaging online crimes’,” the report stated. An investigation is underway as the ICC, which is not commenting on the matter, reported the incident to law enforcement agency in the US. How the scam took place is not yet known. “It is not yet known what route exactly the fraudsters took to get the money transferred from the ICC account – whether they had...
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The menace of online fraud: Now the ICC becomes a victim | Cricket News – Times of India

If you thought only a vulnerable common man can fall prey to phishing, think again. Even a corporation, equipped with sufficient manpower and state of the art technology to carry out proper checks and balances, can be a victim of online deception. Looks like the fraudsters are finding new ways to practice their trade. How else can one explain the International Cricket Council (ICC) being duped of almost $ 2.5 million online?That the ICC has been cheated not just once, but four times in recent times is even more galling. The authorities at the Dubai office of cricket's world governing body did not have a clue that they were being made victims of an online fraud till Thursday.The ICC officials maintain silence on the matter citing an ongoing investigation, but TOI can confirm that payment...
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Australia make a small point, but miss the larger one 

On the face of it, Australia’s withdrawal from a One-Day International series against Afghanistan might appear to be the right thing to do, human rights trumping sport. But in cricket, as in life, the Emerson Principle applies. “The louder he talked of his honour, the faster we counted our spoons,” as Ralph Waldo Emerson, the American philosopher said in the 19th century. So it is now time to count the spoons. For one, the matches are not in Afghanistan, but in the UAE. For another, it will affect Afghanistan’s cricket rather than the political fortunes of the Taliban who are not overly worried about what the world thinks of them.There is too a pattern here that is emerging in Australian cricket — the reluctance to play teams like Afghanistan and Bangladesh. What would have been the ina...
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Ravichandran Ashwin wants ODI World Cup matches to start at 11:30am for reducing dew factor | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Premier India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin wants 2023 ODI World Cup matches, which will be played in India in October and November, to begin from 11.30am, a timing which is earlier than the usual 1:30pm start of day-night 50-over games in India.Ashwin cited the example of India's first ODI against Sri Lanka in Guwahati, where the Rohit Sharma-led side defended a mammoth 373 to win by 67 runs. "India batted brilliantly on a slow wicket and posted a score well above par. But they still ended up having to fight tooth and nail (to win against Sri Lanka)."The quality difference between the teams isn't coming through - dew is narrowing that gap if you happen to lose the toss. My suggestion - or rather my opinion - for the (ODI) World Cup is to look at what venues we are playing ...
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Afghan fans disappointed at Australia cancellation over women’s rights | Cricket News – Times of India

KABUL: Afghan cricketers playing on a stony, snowy pitch in Kabul on Friday said they were disappointed they would not be able to see a highly anticipated series against Australia, who withdrew over concerns over women's rights.Australia's men's team pulled out of the three-match, one-day international series, to have been held in March in the United Arab Emirates, following further curbs on women's and girls' rights imposed by the hardline Islamist Taliban administration."The decision by Australia made us very disappointed," said 25-year-old fruit seller Abdullah.Noorullah Amiri, a salesman, said he too was saddened by the cancellation but hoped the Taliban would eventually allow all girls to attend school and university."They have to think about these issues, they have to listen to th...
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Arshdeep Singh creates unwanted record, bowls hat-trick of no-balls in T20Is | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Making a comeback after being sidelined with an injury, India pacer Arshdeep Singh had a horrible start as the left-arm bowler overstepped three times in a row in the second over of the innings during the second T20I of the three-game series against Sri Lanka at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Thursday.In the process, Arshdeep created an unwanted record as he became the first Indian bowler to bowl a hat-trick of no-balls in T20Is.Pacer Arshdeep bowled his first no-ball on the penultimate delivery of the second over. After bowling a wide, Arshdeep conceded a boundary on the next ball which was also deemed a no-ball by the umpire. The hooter went off for the third time after Sri Lanka opener Kusal Mendis smashed Arshdeep for a maximum.The speedster also c...
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South Africa’s Theunis de Bruyn to miss third Test against Australia for birth of his first child | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: South Africa batter Theunis de Bruyn will miss the third and final Test against Australia next week as he is set to return home for the birth of his first child.The 30-year-old came into the side for the Boxing Day Test in place of Rassie van der Dussen. Batting at number three, de Bruyn had scores of 12 and 28 in South Africa's innings-and-182-run defeat in Melbourne.He also made headlines when Australian quick Mitchell Starc warned him for backing up at the non-striker's end during the second innings."Batter Theunis de Bruyn will miss the third #AUSvSA Test in Sydney as he returns home for the birth of his first child. We wish him everything of the best for this exciting part of his life," Cricket South Africa (CSA) tweeted on Saturday.De Bruyn's absence means either van der D...
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Rashid Khan named Afghanistan’s T20 captain | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Star leg-spinner Rashid Khan was on Thursday named Afghanistan's new in T20I captain. The 24-year-old replaces veteran Mohammad Nabi, who stepped down post the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia."Rashid Khan is a massive name in Afghanistan Cricket. He has colossal experience of playing the format around the world which will help him take the team to a new level in the format," said Afghanistan Cricket Board chairman Mirwais Ashraf in a statement.Rashid, 24, was appointed captain ahead of the 2021 T20 World Cup as well but had stepped down following the announcement of the squad, claiming he was not consulted over selection."Rashid Khan has the experience of leading AfghanAtalan in all three formats before and we are happy to have him as our skipper for the T20I format again. I ...
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1st Test, Day 3: Tom Latham, Kane Williamson tons take New Zealand past Pakistan total in Karachi | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: Tom Latham and Kane Williamson smashed hundreds to help New Zealand eclipse Pakistan's first-innings 438 in the opening Test in Karachi's National Stadium on Wednesday.Middle order batters Daryl Mitchell (42) and Tom Blundell (47) fell short of half-centuries but New Zealand still ended day three on a commanding 440-6 and optimistic of a handy lead.Williamson was batting on 105, his 25th Test hundred, with Ish Sodhi on one at the other end.Earlier, Devon Conway fell for 92 but Tom Latham could not be denied his century after New Zealand resumed on 165 for no loss at the National Stadium.Nauman Ali spun one past the bat and into Conway's pad to remove the opener who was initially ruled not out but had to go after Pakistan reviewed the decision by umpire Aleem Dar.Latham took a s...
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Former South Africa white-ball specialist Farhaan Behardien calls it a day | Cricket News – Times of India

CAPE TOWN: South African white-ball specialist and former T20I skipper Farhaan Behardien announced his retirement from professional cricket on Tuesday.The 39-year-old, who played 59 ODIs and 38 T20Is and captained the Proteas in a three-match T20 series against Sri Lankan in 2017, took to social media to announce his decision to retire.The all-rounder said the decision to quit professional cricket after playing for more than 18 years was tough, and the last couple of weeks were especially tough for him.https://t.co/PN0PCWzAKA— Farhaan Behardien (@fudgie11) 1672118918000Predominantly a batter, he made 1074 ODI runs and 518 T20I runs, though it was his prolific run-scoring in domestic cricket which stood out. Behardien made his first-class debut in 2004 and scored more than 7,000 runs in ...
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Ben Stokes hits out at ICC for not paying enough attention to scheduling | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England Test captain Ben Stokes has hit out at the International Cricket Council (ICC) for not paying enough attention to scheduling, adding that the rising popularity of domestic T20 leagues across the world is threatening the existence of the longest format of the game.Stokes, who led his side to a 3-0 Test whitewash of Pakistan recently, added that the way Test cricket was being handled and spoken about these days, especially in the backdrop of the growing popularity of league cricket, was hurting him."The scheduling doesn't get enough attention that it should. A great example is England's one-day series against Australia after the T20 World Cup. That was shoving three games in there. It made sense to someone to schedule a series which meant nothing," said Stokes in an intera...
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West Indies name Andre Coley interim coach for Zimbabwe, South Africa tours | Cricket News – Times of India

West Indies have named Andre Coley as interim head coach for their upcoming tours of Zimbabwe and South Africa after Phil Simmons stepped down in October following the team's exit from the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia.Former Jamaica wicketkeeper Coley is currently the coach of the Cricket West Indies (CWI) academy programme and was previously assistant for the senior men's and women's teams."I look forward to the tours ahead and the opportunity to make a tangible and meaningful contribution to the growth of West Indies cricket," said the 48-year-old, who was assistant under Simmons when West Indies won their second T20 World Cup title in 2016.West Indies will play two tests against Zimbabwe at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo in February, before a multi-format tour of South Africa....
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Quality of bowlers played a big role in Australia-South Africa Test ending inside two days: Daniel Vettori | Cricket News – Times of India

BRISBANE: Former New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori conceded that the pitch conditions at the Gabba were tough for batters but felt the quality of bowlers in Australia and South Africa's line-up played a big role in the opening Test ending inside two days.The Brisbane pitch received a 'below average' rating from the International Cricket Council (ICC) after the hosts won the match by six wickets to take a 1-0 lead with three days to spare.However, Vettori, who took over as Australia's assistant coach in May this year, said he had seen "worse" pitches."It was just really tough conditions and once in a while as a bowling group you don't mind that," Vettori was quoted as saying by 'Zero Wicket' on Wednesday."Just because of the nature of how good those bowling attacks were they probably em...
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David Warner has no plans to retire from Test cricket, says his agent | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Australian batting stalwart David Warner has no plans to retire from Test cricket, his agent has said following calls from some former players that the cricketer review his stance.Warner was out for duck and scored three runs in the first Test against South Africa at Brisbane, which the hosts won by six wickets inside two days. He last scored a Test century in January 2020 and prior to the first Test against the Proteas he had scores of 5, 48, 21 and 28 in the four innings this summer.But Warner's agent, James Erskine, said he didn't believe the opener will quit Test cricket at the conclusion of the three-Test series against the Proteas at Sydney."No, it won't be his last Test, I don't think. It's news to me if that's the case," Erskine was quoted as saying by Sydney Morning ...
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Ben Duckett’s selflessness is exactly what we are as a team: Ben Stokes | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: England captain Ben Stokes believes Ben Duckett's peerless innings in the third Test against Pakistan "absolutely vindicated" the opener's selection in the side and the "selflessness" he showed was something to be proud of.England defeated Pakistan by eight wickets at the National Stadium here on the fourth morning of the Test on Tuesday to make a 3-0 series sweep, with Duckett scoring an unbeaten 82 off 78 balls.Stokes and Duckett slammed the 55 runs England needed to complete the chase of 167 on the fourth morning.On Monday, Duckett and Zak Crawley had smashed an opening partnership of 87 inside 12 overs, giving the tourists a chance to finish the game inside three days."We are absolutely vindicated (by Duckett's inclusion in the side). Duckett is very well known in England a...