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2022 CWG women’s T20 competition to be held from July 29 to August 7 | Cricket News – Times of India
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2022 CWG women’s T20 competition to be held from July 29 to August 7 | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Commonwealth Games' (CWG) women's T20 competition, which will make its debut at the quadrennial showpiece next year, will be held from July 29 to August 7 at the Edgbaston Stadium, the organisers announced on Tuesday. The group-stage matches of the eight-team competition are slated to be held till August 4 and the semifinals are scheduled for August 6. The bronze-medal match will be played on August 7, followed by the summit clash on the same day. "With 11 days of swimming and diving, 8 days of cricket, 8 days of gymnastics and 7 days of athletics, including the marathon, the summer of 2022 is set for a spectacular home Games," the official website stated. It will only be the second time that cricket will feature in the event after a men's 50-over competition was part of ...
Looking at certainty about decision where T20 World Cup can be staged: ICC interim CEO Allardice | Cricket News – Times of India
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Looking at certainty about decision where T20 World Cup can be staged: ICC interim CEO Allardice | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The coronavirus-enforced travel restrictions have added a "layer of complexity" as the ICC waits for the BCCI to take a final call on India hosting the T20 World Cup, the global body's interim CEO Geoff Allardice said on Monday. The BCCI has sought time till June 28 to decide on whether it can host the T20 World Cup in India as a possible third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is expected during the meet in October-November. The back-up countries are United Arab Emirates and Oman as of now. "We need to deliver the event in full in the window that is allowed for the event. From planning point of view, we need certainty, one of the things that one is finding is an extra layer of complexity in arranging global events in times of restrictions related to COVID-19," Allardice told sel...
Best-of-three WTC final not realistic, says ICC | Cricket News – Times of India
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Best-of-three WTC final not realistic, says ICC | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Deciding the World Test Championship (WTC) in a best-of-three final is not a realistic idea in a crowded calendar, the governing International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday. India and New Zealand will contest a one-off match in Southampton on Friday for test cricket's biggest honour, along with the Test Championship Mace and a winners' cheque of $1.6 million. India coach Ravi Shastri has said a best-of-three final would be an ideal way to determine the winner at the end of the WTC's two-year cycle. ICC acting CEO Geoff Allardice said that would be possible only "in a perfect world". "The reality of the international cricket schedule is that we're not going to have that month or so, blocking out a month or so for all the teams in the tournament for a final...," Allardic...
ICC looking at same points per Test win from next WTC cycle: Interim CEO Allardice | Cricket News – Times of India
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ICC looking at same points per Test win from next WTC cycle: Interim CEO Allardice | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The much-debated World Test Championship points system is set to undergo a change during the second edition where all teams will get "same standardised number of points" for winning a game rather than the 120 allocated per series, ICC interim CEO Geoff Allardice said on Monday. During the last cycle, the value for each series was 120 points where a two-match India-Bangladesh series had 60 points for a win while a four-match India-Australia Test series had 30 points in store per victory. However, during the last phase with a lot of series cancelled, ICC reverted to the percentage points system where a team's ranking was calculated on the basis points divided by the number of matches played. "We have looked at this at the end of this cycle as well and we have the second cycle s...
Mushfiqur Rahim, Kathryn Bryce voted ICC players of the month for May | Cricket News – Times of India
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Mushfiqur Rahim, Kathryn Bryce voted ICC players of the month for May | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Former Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim and Scottish all-rounder Kathryn Bryce were on Monday adjudged the ICC Players of the Month for May in the men's and women's categories respectively. The winners were announced by the ICC in a press release. Diminutive wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur played one Test and three ODIs against Sri Lanka in the month of May, where he helped Bangladesh win their first ODI series against Sri Lanka by scoring 125 in the second game. 1/1 – 100s/50s ⚡237 ODI runs 🔥Presenting the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for May 2021 👇#ICCPOTM https://t.co/bOn0aN0S37— ICC (@ICC) 1623658628000Commenting on Mushfiqur's performance in May, former India batsman VVS Laxman, representing the ICC Voting Academy, said: "Even after 15 years at the highest level, Mushfiqu...
World Test Championship winners to get USD 1.6 million and Test Mace: ICC
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World Test Championship winners to get USD 1.6 million and Test Mace: ICC

The winner of the upcoming World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand will walk away with a prize money of USD 1.6 million along with the Test Championship Mace, the International Cricket Council said on Monday. India and New Zealand will battle it out for the prestigious title at Southampton on June 18. “The winners of the much-awaited ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Final between India and New Zealand will take home a purse of $ 1.6 million along with the ICC Test Championship Mace,” an ICC statement read. “The losing team will get USD 800,000 for finishing second in the nine-team competition, which was played over a near two-year cycle, adding context to Test cricket and to crown the first official world champions in the longest format of the game.” Th...
Vinoo Mankad among 10 ICC Hall of Fame special inductees ahead of WTC final
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Vinoo Mankad among 10 ICC Hall of Fame special inductees ahead of WTC final

The ICC on Sunday inducted 10 icons of the game, including India’s Vinoo Mankad, into its illustrious Hall of Fame with two players each from five eras, dating back to cricket’s early days, making it to the list. The announcement has been coincided with the inaugural World Test Championship final, to be played between India and New Zealand from June 18 in Southampton. “The finest Indian left-arm spinner ever.” The great Vinoo Mankad is inducted into the #ICCHallOfFame 2021 👏 pic.twitter.com/djFdwu8GS9 — ICC (@ICC) June 13, 2021 “The 10 legends of the game to be inducted have all made a significant contribution to the history of Test cricket, and join an illustrious list of ICC Hall of Famers, taking the total number to 103 as a result of this intake,” the ICC said in a sta...
Stuart Broad wants ICC to do away with soft signal rule | Cricket News – Times of India
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Stuart Broad wants ICC to do away with soft signal rule | Cricket News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Veteran England pacer Stuart Broad wants the ICC to scrap the soft signal rule as he feels the system is not up to the mark and unnecessarily puts match officials in a "tricky position". Broad aired his views following a controversial decision involving New Zealand batsman Devon Conway on the second day of the second Test here on Friday. Broad felt Conway was lucky not to have been dismissed on 22, after being caught at slip by Zak Crawley. But the on-field umpires referred the decision to the TV umpire, Michael Gough, with a soft signal of not out. Equally uncertain, Gough went with the on-field umpires' decision despite TV replays showing Crawley had his fingers under the ball. Conway cashed in on the chance and made 80, guiding New Zealand to a strong position. "You can s...
Ravindra Jadeja starts training in Southampton ahead of the World Test Championship final | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ravindra Jadeja starts training in Southampton ahead of the World Test Championship final | Cricket News – Times of India

SOUTHAMPTON: Ahead of the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) final, India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja practised for the first time here on Sunday. India and New Zealand will lock horns in the inaugural WTC final beginning June 18. The Indian men and women cricket teams arrived together in London on Thursday. The women's team is scheduled to take on England in a one-off Test besides ODIs and T2oIs, while Virat Kohli & Co will face the hosts in a five-match Test series after the WTC final. "First outing in southampton #feelthevibe #india," Jadeja tweeted while sharing pictures from the training session. At the Hampshire Bowl, the players were tested again before commencing a period of managed isolation. Regular tests will be conducted during the period of isolation. Players' acti...
T20 World Cup set to be moved out of India, ICC intimated internally
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T20 World Cup set to be moved out of India, ICC intimated internally

The marquee T20 World Cup in October-November is set to be shifted to the UAE and Oman with the BCCI having internally intimated the ICC to go ahead with its preparation due to a tricky COVID-19 situation in India. While the UAE was always the first backup option, Oman’s capital Muscat has been added as the fourth venue, apart from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah, for the tournament that will start in the last week of October. “Yes, the BCCI, during the ICC board meeting, has formally asked for a four-week window to take a final call but, internally, they have said that they would like to keep the hosting rights and wouldn’t mind the tournament being held in UAE and Oman,” a senior board official, privy to ICC board developments, told PTI on the condition of anonymity. He sai...
Oman ready to host T20 World Cup matches if given a chance | Cricket News – Times of India
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Oman ready to host T20 World Cup matches if given a chance | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: With both the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the BCCI looking at Muscat as one of the additional venues for the T20 World Cup if the tournament is moved out of India because of the pandemic, Oman has made it clear that it's ready to host the global event, if given an opportunity. A final decision on whether the event can be held in India or will have to be shifted to the UAE is expected later this month with the ICC agreeing to give the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) time till June 28 to decide on the issue. "The BCCI and the ICC need to take a call first on this issue. We would be delighted to be a potential venue for it," Oman Cricket chief Pankaj Khimji told TOI on Friday. He claimed that Oman had the infrastructure to host matches of the T20 World Cup....
ICC contemplates moving 2021 T20 World Cup from India to UAE | Cricket News – Times of India
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ICC contemplates moving 2021 T20 World Cup from India to UAE | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: This year's men's T20 World Cup could be moved from India to the United Arab Emirates the International Cricket Council said Tuesday. The move appears to have been prompted by the rising number of Covid-19 cases in India, although this was not mentioned directly in a statement issued by the global governing body. "The ICC board has requested management focus its planning efforts for the ICC men's T20 World Cup 2021 on the event being staged in the UAE with the possibility of including another venue in the Middle East," the statement said. The ICC added that a final decision on the host country for the October-November event would be taken later this month. The statement came just two days after Indian cricket chiefs announced that the lucrative Indian Premier League T20 franchis...
ICC wants 14 teams for ODI World Cup again | Cricket News – Times of India
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ICC wants 14 teams for ODI World Cup again | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The 2027 ODI World Cup will be played between 14 teams. The International Cricket Council (ICC) is keen to go back to the tried and tested format after playing the last World Cup in 2019 with 10 Test-playing nations. ICC has also decided to have 20 teams for T20 World Cups from the next edition. The Champions Trophy will be brought back in 2025 and 2029 and will be played between eight teams. “The ICC board has discussed to get 14 teams for the next World Cup. It will help the sport to grow at a better pace. The 10-team format didn’t serve that purpose,” sources from the ICC’s board meeting told TOI on Tuesday. TOI understands the ICC board has suggested reverting to the Super Six format of the tournament. The Super Six format was used from 1999 to 2007. It was junked after I...
BCCI given time till June 28 to take call on hosting T20 World Cup: Sourav Ganguly | Cricket News – Times of India
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BCCI given time till June 28 to take call on hosting T20 World Cup: Sourav Ganguly | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday asked for time when the ICC Board met virtually with an eye on the hosting T20 World Cup in India in October-November and the same was approved by the members as the Indian board has been given time till June 28 to take a call on the issue. Speaking to ANI, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly confirmed the same. "We have time till June 28 to go back to the ICC on hosting the T20 World Cup," he said. Sources in the know of developments of the ICC meeting said the international body has decided to give the BCCI time as the COVID-19 situation might change over the next month. "It was decided that the BCCI should be given time to look at how the COVID-19 situation pans out and if the situation improves in the next month, the I...
ICC to expand 50 over World Cup to 14 teams; hold World T20 every two years in next cycle
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ICC to expand 50 over World Cup to 14 teams; hold World T20 every two years in next cycle

The T20 World Cup will be held every two years during the next eight-year Futures Tours & Programme (FTP) cycle while the 50-over event will be a 14-team affair from the 2027 edition, the game’s governing body ICC said on Tuesday. Also as per PTI’s earlier report, the World Test Championship will have four editions in the next cycle apart from two Champions Trophy. “The ICC Board today confirmed the schedule of ICC events from 2024-2031 with both the men’s Cricket World Cup and men’s T20 World Cup to be expanded and a men’s Champions Trophy to be re-introduced,” the global body said in a release issued after the board meeting. “The men’s Cricket World Cup will become a 14 team, 54-match event in 2027 and 2031, whilst the men’s T20 World Cup will be expanded to a 20 team...
ICC Board Meet: No outcomes likely as BCCI to ask for time on T20 WC; FTP cycle to be discussed | Cricket News – Times of India
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ICC Board Meet: No outcomes likely as BCCI to ask for time on T20 WC; FTP cycle to be discussed | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The BCCI will ask for one month's extension to decide on hosting the T20 World Cup in India amid the looming COVID-19 threat when the all-powerful ICC Board holds a virtual meeting on Tuesday to discuss a host of other issues as well. While earlier, it was decided that BCCI president Sourav Ganguly will attend the meet in person, it is learnt that now he will be present virtually and will only leave for the UAE on Wednesday to have discussions on the organisation of IPL with Emirates Cricket Board. There are no concrete outcomes expected at the meeting and after July 1, the BCCI will hold another SGM. The ICC is likely to make a formal announcement of its final decision during its annual conference that starts on July 18. While the remainder of the IPL has been shifted to the...
Tamim Iqbal fined for using obscene language during third ODI against Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India
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Tamim Iqbal fined for using obscene language during third ODI against Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for using obscene language during the third ODI of the World Cup Super League series against Sri Lanka in Dhaka. According to a release issued by the ICC, Tamim was found to have breached Article 2.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for players and player support personnel, which relates to "use of an audible obscenity during an International Match." In addition to the fine, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of Tamim, for whom it was the first offence in a 24-month period. The incident occurred in the 10th over of Bangladesh's innings on Friday, when Tamim used inappropriate language after an unsuccessful review of his caught-behind dismissal. Tamim admitted to the offence and accepted ...
Dean Elgar calls for consistency and better skills from South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India
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Dean Elgar calls for consistency and better skills from South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

JOHANNESBURG: New South Africa captain Dean Elgar says his "frustrated" side are fired-up to perform on their two-match tour of the West Indies after being starved of Test cricket for much of the past year. South Africa have played only four Tests in the last 16 months, largely due to travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the same period, rivals England, India and West Indies have contested 12, 10 and 9 Tests respectively. "It’s been such an up and down time for all of us, as players we have been frustrated by having limited access to international cricket. We are excited and keen to get going," Elgar told reporters on Saturday. The opening batsman is hoping to usher in a new era of success for a side that has slipped to number seven in the ICC Test rankings, their j...
New Zealand head for London for Test series against England | Cricket News – Times of India
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New Zealand head for London for Test series against England | Cricket News – Times of India

SOUTHAMPTON: After acclimatising to the conditions in Southampton which will host the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India next month, the New Zealand team travels to London for the two-match series against England. The Blackcaps are scheduled to play England in two Tests, in London and Birmingham, starting June 2, following which they will face India in the WTC final from June 18-22 at the Rose Bowl here. "The New Zealand team travels to London today," the New Zealand Cricket (NZC) wrote on its official Twitter handle on Saturday. As part of their preparation for the WTC final, the Kiwis played a three-day team intra-squad game here. The ICC on Friday unveiled the playing conditions for the WTC final. Both teams will be adjudged joint winners if their final clash ends in a...
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma static in ODI batting chart, Jasprit Bumrah fifth among bowlers | Cricket News – Times of India
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Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma static in ODI batting chart, Jasprit Bumrah fifth among bowlers | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: India skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma held on to their second and third positions respectively in the batting chart, while pacer Jasprit Bumrah remained static at number five in the bowling list of the latest ICC ODI player rankings issued on Wednesday. Kohli and Sharma were sitting pretty with 857 and 825 points respectively in the batting list headed by Pakistan's Babar Azam with 865 points. In bowling, Bumrah was at the 5th position with 690 points, while New Zealand's Trent Boult was atop with 737 points, followed by Bangladesh's Mehidy Hasan (725), Afghanistan's Mujeeb Ur Rahman (708) and Kiwi pacer Matt Henry (691). Bangladesh off-spinner Hasan became only the third bowler from his country to be ranked among the top two after a fine showing in the first two ...