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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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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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Ashwin backs Shami, asks why so many taboos for Mankading | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Star India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin said it's surprising to see so many "taboos" regarding the 'Mankad' form of dismissal and asked why bowlers are always subjected to different "treatments".Veteran India pacer Mohammed Shami had tried to run out Dasun Shanaka at non-striker's end when the batter left the crease while backing up during the opening ODI in Guwahati on January 10.However, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma intervened and withdrew the appeal by Shami as Shanaka, then on 98, went on to complete his century.Ashwin, who is a vocal supporter of the form of dismissal, on Saturday backed Shami, saying it's the umpire duty to declare the batter out."Of course, Shami's run out... When Shanaka was on 98, Shami ran him out in the non-striker's end, and he appealed too. Roh...
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MCG under pressure to deliver contest after Gabba let-down | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: The Melbourne Cricket Ground is under pressure to produce a pitch that delivers a fairer contest between bat and ball in the Boxing Day Test between Australia and South Africa after the series-opener at the Gabba was over within two days.Australia won the Brisbane Test by six wickets as batters struggled on a green-top pitch that was criticised by South Africa captain Dean Elgar and earned a "below average" rating by the International Cricket Council.Along with fans denied action lasting up to five days, broadcasters also lost out on advertising revenue.Cricket Australia operations chief Peter Roach said the governing body had no control over MCG curator Matt Page and his work on the pitch but would engage with him in the lead-up to the Test starting Monday."We expect our cur...
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MCG under pressure to deliver contest after Gabba let-down

The Melbourne Cricket Ground is under pressure to produce a pitch that delivers a fairer contest between bat and ball in the Boxing Day test between Australia and South Africa after the series-opener at the Gabba was over within two days. Australia won the Brisbane test by six wickets as batters struggled on a green-top pitch that was criticised by South Africa captain Dean Elgar and earned a “below average” rating by the International Cricket Council. Along with fans denied action lasting up to five days, broadcasters also lost out on advertising revenue. The Gabba pitch has received one demerit point under the ICC Pitch and Outfield monitoring process. Details ⬇️https://t.co/Y40BXAc23n — ICC (@ICC) December 20, 2022 Cricket Australia operations chief Peter Roach said the governing bo...
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ICC gives below average rating to Gabba pitch after Aus-SA Test

A general view of The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia. | Photo Credit: Getty Images The International Cricket Council on Tuesday gave a below average rating to the Brisbane pitch after the first Test between Australia and South Africa ended in two days. Australia won the game by six wickets after South Africa managed 152 and 99 in their two innings. Australia made 218 in their first innings. ICC match referee Richie Richardson said: "Overall, the Gabba pitch for this Test match was too much in favour of the bowlers. There was extra bounce and occasional excessive seam movement. "The odd delivery also kept low on the second day, making it very difficult for batters to build partnerships. I found the pitch to be 'below average' as per the ICC guidelines since it was not an even contest bet...
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Gabba pitch rated below average by ICC after Brisbane Test ended in two days | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Brisbane's Gabba pitch has been rated "below average" by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday after the first Test between Australia and South Africa ended in two days.The Brisbane cricket ground has been given one demerit point as per the rating. Venues can be suspended for a year if they pick up five demerit points and for two years if they pick up 10. Demerit points remain active for a rolling five-year period.Australia won the game by six wickets after South Africa managed 152 and 99 in their two innings. Australia made 218 in their first innings.The second Test of the series will be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) from December 26.The pitch at the Gabba for the first #AUSvSA Test has received a 'below average' rating. Details 👇https://t.co/HyVn...
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Young Richa Ghosh gains 4 places in ICC women’s T20 rankings | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Fresh from her 19-ball unbeaten 40 in the fourth T20I against Australia, India's wicketkeeper-batter Richa Ghosh has gained four places in the ICC women's T20I ranking for batters to reach 40th position.India's Deepti Sharma moved up a place to 32nd spot.Australia all-rounder Ashleigh Gardner has made notable progress in the latest weekly update after helping her team score a series-clinching seven-run win in the fourth match against India last Saturday.Gardner, who was named Player of the Match for scoring 42 runs and grabbing two for 20, has advanced one place to ninth in the list of batters.Having also taken two for 21 in the preceding match, she has gained nine places to reach 17th in the rankings for bowlers. The 25-year-old is also up one place to fourth among all-rounders....
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Pakistan vs England: ICC rates Rawalpindi Test track below average | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday rated the pitch used for the first Test between England and Pakistan at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium "below average" for not offering any help to the bowlers. As many as seven centuries were scored in the game, which England won by 74 runs after putting on board a record total of 506/4 on the opening day. The visitors scored a mammoth first innings total of 657 with four of their batters touching the three-figure mark. The venue also received one demerit point. This is second demerit point the stadium has received in eight months time. The pitch used for the first Test between Pakistan and Australia in March was also rated as below average. "ICC Elite Panel of Match Referee Andy Pycroft has rated the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium ...
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Pakistan-England match becomes highest-scoring Test ever to produce a result | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Rawalpindi's track has been in the news for all the wrong reasons since the past five days. England and Pakistan amassed a plethora of runs on a lifeless wicket, including a record 506 runs on the first day of a Test scored by the visitors with four batsmen scoring centuries. But all's well that ends well as the match that saw a whopping 1768 runs scored across five days, made its way into the record books by becoming the highest-scoring Test ever to produce a result. The highest-scoring Test ever (1981 runs) which ended in a tame draw was played between South Africa and England in 1939 followed by West Indies-England (1815 runs) in 1930. The most runs EVER in a five day Test.And this lot still took 20 wickets.We don't do draws.🇵🇰 #PAKvENG 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 https://t.co/DZ4LABcJuJ— Eng...
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Sri Lanka to hosts 2024 men’s U-19 World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The International Cricket Council on Sunday announced that Sri Lanka will host the 2024 U-19 men’s World Cup. The 2026 edition of the tournament will be in Zimbabwe & Namibia. The 2025 U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup will be held in Malaysia and Thailand, while the 2027 edition will be hosted by Bangladesh and Nepal. "The hosts were selected via a competitive bidding process overseen by a Board sub-committee chaired by Martin Snedden. The ICC Board accepted the recommendations of the committee who conducted a thorough review of each bid along with ICC management," the ICC said in a release. The qualification process for the 10-team ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2024 was approved. Eight teams will qualify for the event automatically comprising the top three teams from each group from ...
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Afghanistan government has in principle agreed to resume women’s cricket, says ICC | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: The ICC on Sunday said the Afghanistan government supports the world body's constitution and has "in principle" agreed to resuming women's cricket in the country. Afghanistan cricket, especially the women's game, had plunged into uncertainty last year due to the drastic changes in the political landscape following the takeover of the country by the Taliban. There were reports that Afghan women, including the country's women's cricket team, were banned from playing sport under the Taliban administration. The ICC had then set up a Working Group to review the status of cricket in the country. The Board received an update from the Afghanistan Working Group detailing a recent meeting with a representative of the Afghanistan government and the Afghanistan Cricket Board in Doha. The gov...
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Greg Barclay gets second term as ICC chairman, Jay Shah to head F&CA committee | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: New Zealand's Greg Barclay was on Saturday unanimously re-elected as chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a second two-year term. Besides Barclay's re-election, BCCI secretary Jay Shah was elected as the head of ICC's all powerful Finance and Commercial Affairs (F&CA) committee at the board meeting. Barclay was unopposed following the withdrawal of Zimbabwe's Tavengwa Mukuhlani from the process, and the ICC Board reaffirmed its full support to the New Zealander to continue at the helm. "It is an honour to be re-elected as the Chair of the International Cricket Council and I would like to thank my fellow ICC Directors for their support," said Barclay on his re-appointment. "Over the last two years we have made significant strides forward with the launch ...
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Greg Barclay gets second term as ICC chairman

Greg Barclay, an Auckland-based commercial lawyer, was elected unopposed following the withdrawal of Zimabwe's Tavengwa Mukuhlani from the process. Greg Barclay, an Auckland-based commercial lawyer, was elected unopposed following the withdrawal of Zimabwe's Tavengwa Mukuhlani from the process. New Zealand's Greg Barclay was on Saturday, November 12, 2022, unanimously re-electedas chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a second two-year term.Mr. Barclay was elected unopposed following the withdrawal of Zimabwe's Tavengwa Mukuhlani from the process, and the ICC Board reaffirmed its full support to the New Zealander to continue at the helm. "It is an honour to be re-elected as the Chair of the International Cricket Council and I would like to thank my fellow ICC Directo...
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T20 World Cup: Team India finds falafel and ‘make your sandwich’ menu inadequate

Indian players boycotted the lunch after their optional training session on Tuesday afternoon as they felt it was cold and inadequate. The dressing room menu comprised fruits, falafel and ‘make your own sandwich’, which was not to the players’ liking and they expressed their displeasure to the concerned official at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The Indians had an optional session attended by captain Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, Mohammed Siraj, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur and Deepak Hooda, alongwith the support staff. The team management gave a rest to Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Hardik Pandya and Arshdeep Singh after the Pakistan game in Melbourne on Sunday. “The food was not up to the mark. We can’t have a sandwich after a p...
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T20 World Cup: No restrictions or mandatory tests as Covid positive players can take the field | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The T20 World Cup in Australia has a provision for players infected with Covid-19 to still take the field during the tournament. The International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Australian government have not imposed any restrictions on the participants in the mega event. TOI has learnt that there won’t be any mandatory testing either. This is the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic started that a tournament will be played with no Covid-driven restriction. Ironically, it’s happening in the same country where tennis superstar Novak Djokovic was denied from playing in the Australian Open earlier in the year because he wasn’t vaccinated. “If a player tests positive for Covid-19 but feels well enough to play then he can play in a match. It will be done in consultation with the ...
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T20 World Cup winning team to get USD 1.6 million as prize money: ICC | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: The winner of the upcoming men's T20 World Cup is Australia will take home a whopping prize money of USD 1.6 million, the game's governing body ICC announced on Friday. The ICC said in a statement that the runner-up side will get half the amount of the winning team's prize purse. At the end of the 16-team tournament that runs for nearly a month, the losing semi-finalists will each get USD 400,000 from the USD 5.6 million total prize pool. The eight teams who exit at the Super 12 stage will receive USD 70,000 each. "Like last year at the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021, a win in each of the 30 games in the Super 12 phase will be worth USD 40,000," the ICC stated. The eight teams that made it directly to the Super 12 phase are Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Ze...
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Asia Cup 2022, Afghanistan vs Bangladesh: FTP leaves Afghans yearning for more quality cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: International cricket is at a crossroads. While the International Cricket Council (ICC) is planning an aggressive drive to globalise the sport with an attempt to jump on to the Olympic bandwagon, T20 leagues are mushrooming across major cricket-playing nations. And Rashid Khan is one of those players who epitomise cricket's power to offer global stardom to anyone outside the major cricket-playing nation. Coming from Afghanistan, a country forever ravaged by war and political tension, Rashid has gone on to become one of the biggest brands in T20 cricket in a span of six years and at an age of 24. Rashid's rise as one of the most lethal wrist-spinners in white-ball cricket has coincided with Afghanistan's ascent a cricket power. Their absolute dominance over Sri Lanka here on the o...
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Disney Star wins ICC media rights for Indian market for 2024-27

Disney Star has won the rights to broadcast all ICC events on a four-year deal from 2024 to 2027 for the Indian market, the sport's global governing body said on Saturday. Disney Star will be the home of all ICC cricket in India for the next four years having won the TV and digital rights of both men's and women's global events till the end of 2027, the ICC said in a statement. "As per information, Disney Star is paying around USD 3 billion for the rights," a senior ICC Board member told PTI on the condition of anonymity. Disney Star won following a single round sealed bid process which has yielded a significant uplift to the rights fee from the previous cycle, continuing the impressive growth and reach of cricket, the apex body said. The decision followed a robust tender, bidding and e...
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ICC releases standing tickets for India-Pakistan T20 World Cup clash | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Standing room tickets were released on Thursday for the highly anticipated ICC Men's T20 World Cup fixture between India and Pakistan at the MCG on October 23. The general tickets for the marquee game were sold out within five minutes of going on sale in February. Over 4000 standing room tickets will be available for 30 Australian dollars and sold on a first come, first served basis, said the International Cricket Council. "The ticket release ensures that as many fans as possible can attend the fixture scheduled to be played on Sunday 23 October. A limited number of packages also remain available for purchase via the ICC Hospitality and ICC Travel & Tours programmes," said the ICC. The organisers will also launch a re-sale platform closer to the tournament's opening match on ...