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WTC Final: Ball will swing even without saliva, says Ishant Sharma | Cricket News – Times of India
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WTC Final: Ball will swing even without saliva, says Ishant Sharma | Cricket News – Times of India

SOUTHAMPTON: Senior India speedster Ishant Sharma believes that the ball will swing even without saliva during the World Test Championship final against New Zealand here and somebody from the team will need to maintain it through the match starting June 18. The 32-year-old, a veteran of 101 Tests, is expected to lead the Indian bowling attack when the team takes on New Zealand in the marquee clash. "I think the ball will swing even without saliva and somebody needs to take responsibility to maintain the ball," Sharma said on Star Sports show 'Cricket Connected'. "And if the ball is maintained well in these conditions, then it becomes easier for the bowlers to take wickets in these conditions," he added but did not get into specifics. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic last year...
WTC points system to be changed, more stress on wins | Cricket News – Times of India
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WTC points system to be changed, more stress on wins | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) is all set to tweak the points system for the next cycle of World Test Championship (WTC) which starts with India's five-Test series in England in August. The points system has been under the scanner since the inaugural WTC was launched in 2019. "There will be some tweaks to the points system in the next cycle. There were five-Test series and there were countries whose resources and interest in Test cricket warranted for more like two-Test series. The points system was such that the two-match series was worth the same as a five-match series. It meant everyone was playing for the same number of points in total," Geoff Allardice, acting CEO of ICC, responded to TOI's query during an interaction with select group of journalists on Monday. ...
WTC Final: Winner to take home purse of $1.6 million along with Test Championship mace | Cricket News – Times of India
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WTC Final: Winner to take home purse of $1.6 million along with Test Championship mace | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI (UAE): 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, the International Cricket Council announced on Monday. The losing team will get $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. The prize money for the team finishing third in the ICC World Test Championship Standings is $450,000. The team fourth on the table will be awarded $350,000, the one that finishes fifth gets $200,000 while the remaining four teams will get $100,000 each. The Test Mace, previously given to teams toppi...
Ashwin clears air, says he would never ask ICC to relax rules to help bowl ‘doosra’ | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ashwin clears air, says he would never ask ICC to relax rules to help bowl ‘doosra’ | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Seasoned off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Thursday clarified that he would never say that the International Cricket Council (ICC) should look to relax the 15-degree rule to help bowl the 'doosra'. Ashwin's clarification came as some media reports cited the off-spinner's YouTube channel and quoted him as wanting the apex cricket body to relax the rule. Taking to Twitter, Ashwin sighted an article and replied: "Really?? Pls, don't carry the wrong stuff!! I will never say such a thing." @sportstarweb Really?? Pls don’t carry wrong stuff!! I will never say such a thing.— Mask up and take your vaccine🙏🙏🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) 1623340509000In another tweet, the spinner said: "Wrong wrong wrong!! My channel is done for all the right reasons and audience to know cricket better. If you c...
IPL 2021 schedule news: Remainder of IPL 2021 to be played between Sep 19-Oct 15; Rajeev Shukla | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2021 schedule news: Remainder of IPL 2021 to be played between Sep 19-Oct 15; Rajeev Shukla | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The remainder of the 2021 Indian Premier League will be played between September 19 and October 15 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Indian cricket board confirmed on Wednesday. "IPL will be held between September 19 and October 15," Rajeev Shukla, vice-president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), told IANS on Wednesday. There are 31 matches to be played, after the tournament was suspended on May 4 due to Covid-19 positive cases in the camps of four of the eight franchises. The cash-rich league was suspended midway, after the completion of 29 matches. The second half of the tournament, to be played in UAE, will however be too close to the start of the T20 World Cup that begins around mid-October. Although the International Cricket Council (ICC) has not ...
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...
WTC Final: India, New Zealand to be adjudged joint winners in case of draw or tie | Cricket News – Times of India
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WTC Final: India, New Zealand to be adjudged joint winners in case of draw or tie | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: India and New Zealand will be adjudged joint winners of the inaugural World Test Championship if their final clash in Southampton ends in a draw or tie, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Friday. According to the playing conditions unveiled by the global body, "a draw or a tie will see both teams crowned as joint winners..." The ICC has also allocated a Reserve Day to make up for any lost time during the regular days of the Final, scheduled to be played from 18 to 22 June, with 23 June set aside as the Reserve Day. "Both of these decisions were made in June 2018, prior to the commencement of the ICC World Test Championship." The Reserve Day has been scheduled to ensure five full days of play, and it will only be used if lost playing time cannot be recovered through t...
IPL 2021 news: IPL phase-2 likely to be held in UAE in September-October | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2021 news: IPL phase-2 likely to be held in UAE in September-October | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Phase 2 of the Indian Premier League - which will cover the remaining 31 matches of the 2021 edition, including the four knockout games - is set to be played in the United Arab Emirates between September and October. BCCI is likely to make the announcement on May 29 when the members assemble for a special general meeting. India's five-Test series against England is scheduled to begin on August 4. Sources pointed out that there was a nine-day gap between the second Test and third Test. "If that gap can be reduced to four, it will allow BCCI five extra days to make use of," they said. BCCI has not initiated any official talks with ECB to see if the 41-day window reserved for the five Tests can be tweaked. A call on this will be made at the SGM. IPL phase-2 will have a 30-day windo...
Was not easy to get runs against Kumble: Sangakkara | Cricket News – Times of India
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Was not easy to get runs against Kumble: Sangakkara | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara said that India spin great Anil Kumble gave him some "sleepless nights" as a batsman. Sangakkara said that Kumble's height made him quite unorthodox as a leg-spinner. "Kumble has given me a few sleepless nights as a batsman. He was not your orthodox leg-spinner. This big, tall gangly bowler running in and bowling with very high arm action," said Sangakkara in a video tweeted by the International Cricket Council (ICC). “If you were a batsman facing Anil Kumble, you knew that he had a plan for you."One of India’s finest on… https://t.co/YDoC2l569r— ICC (@ICC) 1621515600000"Bowling fast, bowling straight and accurately. It was not at all easy to get him away for runs. A lot of bounce... he had great pace on the ball and if there was any ...
ICC rejects claims made by documentary programme ‘Cricket’s Match Fixers’, says it ‘lacks credibility’ | Cricket News – Times of India
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ICC rejects claims made by documentary programme ‘Cricket’s Match Fixers’, says it ‘lacks credibility’ | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has concluded its investigation into the documentary programme 'Cricket's Match Fixers' broadcast by Al Jazeera on May 27, 2018. No charges will be bought under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code against any of the five Participants to the Code who featured in the programme which alleged that two international matches were fixed. "No charges will be bought under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code against any of the five Participants to the Code who featured in the programme due to insufficient credible and reliable evidence," ICC said in a statement. The programme alleged that two matches were fixed: India versus England in Chennai in 2016 and India versus Australia in Ranchi in 2017. To assess whether the passages of play highlighted in the programme ...
India’s Tests against England, Australia were not fixed: ICC
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India’s Tests against England, Australia were not fixed: ICC

The ICC on Monday dismissed claims made by news channel Al Jazeera that India’s Test matches against England (2016) and Australia (2017) were fixed, saying the passages of play identified as fixed were entirely predictable, and therefore “implausible as a fix”. Al Jazeera in a documentary — ‘Cricket’s Match Fixers’ — released in 2018 had claimed that India’s game against England in Chennai in 2016 and the one against Australia in 2017 in Ranchi were fixed. The International Cricket Council (ICC) also cleared five people — filmed by the channel — of any wrongdoing saying even as they behaved in a questionable manner but no credible evidence was available to charge them. During the programme, an alleged bookie Aneel Munnawar was seen making claims about his dubious connection...
Wish he had clear thought when he was match-fixing: Michael Vaughan slams Salman Butt | Cricket News – Times of India
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Wish he had clear thought when he was match-fixing: Michael Vaughan slams Salman Butt | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former England captain Michael Vaughan on Sunday slammed Salman Butt after the former Pakistan opener questioned his remarks on Indian and New Zealand skippers Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson respectively. Earlier this month, Vaughan had said that Williamson would be termed the greatest player in the world if he hailed from India. "If Kane Williamson was Indian, he'd be the greatest player in the world, but he's not because you're not allowed to say that Virat Kohli is not the greatest, because you'd get an absolute pelting on social media," Vaughan had told Spark Sport. After these comments, Salman Butt had criticised Vaughan for choosing to debate on the performances of Kohli and Williamson. After hearing what Butt had to say, Vaughan on Sunday tweeted: "I have seen what Sa...
Vaughan hurls spot-fixing barb on Butt in war of words on who’s greater between Kohli and Kane | Cricket News – Times of India
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Vaughan hurls spot-fixing barb on Butt in war of words on who’s greater between Kohli and Kane | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Former England skipper Michael Vaughan on Sunday launched a sarcasm-laden counter at Salman Butt, wishing that the ex-Pakistan skipper had shown such "clarity" of thought while "fixing matches", like the one that was on display while trashing his Kane Williamson greater than Virat Kohli viewpoint. Vaughan told New Zealand's host broadcaster Spark Sport that had Black Caps captain Kane Williamson been an "Indian, he'd be the greatest player in the world". "But he's not because you're not allowed to say that Virat Kohli is not the greatest, because you'd get an absolute pelting on social media. So, you all say Virat is the best purely to get a few more clicks and likes, few more numbers following here. "Kane Williamson, across formats, is equally the best. I think the way he plays...
Steely resolve, unwavering focus made India No. 1 in Test cricket: Ravi Shastri | Cricket News – Times of India
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Steely resolve, unwavering focus made India No. 1 in Test cricket: Ravi Shastri | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian cricket team's head coach Ravi Shastri has praised his boys for showing grit and determination to finish as the top-ranked Test team after the International Cricket Council (ICC) released the team rankings on Thursday. Taking to Twitter, Shastri wrote: "This team has shown steely resolve & unwavering focus to be crowned No. 1. It is something the boys have earned fair & square. Rules changed midway but #TeamIndia overcame every hurdle along the way. My boys played tough cricket in tough times. Super proud of this bindass bunch." The ICC World Test Championship (WTC) finalists India and New Zealand finished as the top two teams in the ICC Men's Test team rankings after the annual update was released on Thursday. India gained one rating point for an aggregate of ...
Pakistan’s Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman nominated for ICC Player of the Month | Cricket News – Times of India
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Pakistan’s Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman nominated for ICC Player of the Month | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Pakistan batsmen Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman were on Wednesday nominated for the International Cricket Council (ICC) 'Player of the Month' award for April following their stupendous performance in the limited-overs series against South Africa. The ICC on Wednesday announced the nominees to recognise the best performances from both male and female cricketers across all forms of international cricket. Besides the Pakistan duo, Nepal batsman Khushal Bhurtel was the other player to be nominated in the men's category, the ICC stated in a media release. The nominees among the women's cricketers comprised the Australian duo of Alyssa Healy and Megan Schutt and New Zealand's Leigh Kasperek. Last month, Pakistan captain Babar had become the No.1 ranked batsman in the ICC ODI Player Rankin...
Uncertainty looms over T20 World Cup in India after IPL postponement | Cricket News – Times of India
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Uncertainty looms over T20 World Cup in India after IPL postponement | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Uncertainty looms over India hosting the T20 World Cup this year after the Indian Premier League (IPL) was postponed on Tuesday following rising Covid-19 cases in four of the eight competing teams, and all over India. The IPL bio-bubble was supposed to be tight and impenetrable despite the rising number of Covid-19 cases across the country. However, the emergence of positive cases in half of the IPL teams has put question marks over a safe bio-secure environment. The World Cup is scheduled to be held in October-November in India. Although the tournament is still five months away and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) feels there is still time, the forced suspension of the tournament is unlikely to go down well with the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the...
New Zealand replace England as top-ranked ODI team | Cricket News – Times of India
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New Zealand replace England as top-ranked ODI team | Cricket News – Times of India

New Zealand have overhauled world champions England as the number one side in the one-day international (ODI) rankings, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday. England, who have dropped to fourth in the 50-overs format, have retained top spot in the Twenty20 rankings. New Zealand, the World Cup runners-up who have won 20 of their 30 completed ODIs over the last three years, have climbed two spots in the rankings. New Zealand have replaced the reigning world champions, England, as the No.1 side in the annual @MRFWorldwide ICC M… https://t.co/3WoopCokSp— ICC (@ICC) 1620029067000Australia sit second followed by India and England. At the start of May each year, the ratings period is recalibrated to ensure only results from the past three years are taken into account. Sou...
South Africa to bid for 2027 Cricket World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India
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South Africa to bid for 2027 Cricket World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

JOHANNESBURG: Cricket South Africa will bid to host the 2027 men's Cricket World Cup, acting president Rihan Richards said on Friday. Richards made the announcement at a press conference at which details of a new governance model for CSA were revealed following months of wrangling. He said agreement on the composition of a new board, with a majority of independent directors, would enable CSA to put the focus firmly back on cricket matters. Richards said South Africa will take part in a bidding process for International Cricket Council events over a new eight-year cycle. Bidding is expected to open within the next few months. "We will be bidding for both men's and women's World Cups, an Under-19 World Cup and a T20 World Cup," said Richards. "But our focus will be on the 2027 men's World...