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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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Women’s Tests should be played over five days, says ICC’s Barclay

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.”Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremi...
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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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Mominul Haque quits as Bangladesh Test captain | Cricket News – Times of India

DHAKA: Bangladesh Test captain Mominul Haque said he was stepping down from his position Tuesday to focus on his batting, after a poor run of form so far this year. The 30-year-old announced his decision during a meeting with Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chiefs at the home of board president Nazmul Hassan. His batting has come under heavy criticism after the country's Test series loss to Sri Lanka earlier this month. There have been calls for his resignation ahead of next month's tour of the West Indies. "I just told them I am unable to contribute to the side as a captain and failed to motivate the team. So I feel it is better if someone else is given the responsibility," Mominul told reporters after the meeting. "I feel that if I can concentrate on my batting it will be good for me a...
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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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Shoaib Akhtar knew he was chucking, quips Virender Sehwag | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India batter Virender Sehwag has quipped that Pakistan's express pacer Shoaib Akhtar used to 'chuck', adding that the much feared bowler knew "he used to jerk his elbow". Speaking on Home of Heroes, Sports18's latest offering, Sehwag said that it was tough to pick the Pakistani pacer because of his action. "Shoaib knows he used to jerk his elbow; he knew he was chucking too. Why would the ICC (International Cricket Council) ban him otherwise?" Sehwag said. "(Australian pace bowler) Brett Lee's hand came down straight, so it was easy to pick the ball. But with Shoaib (Akhtar), you could never guess where the hand and the ball will come from." Sehwag added that New Zealand pace bowler Shane Bond, who is currently the Mumbai Indians bowling coach, was the toughest fast bo...
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Women’s IPL: The next big thing for the BCCI? | Cricket News – Times of India

Indian Premier League, the country's top cricket competition, is preparing to roll out a women's league as organizers seek ways to make the third most-watched sporting event bigger, more profitable and diverse. Board of Control for Cricket in India is the sport's governing body and conducts the wildly-popular men's edition of IPL, broadcast rights for which are set to be fought over by media giants including The Walt Disney Co. and Amazon.com Inc. The BCCI wants to auction broadcast rights for the women-only games and its six league teams by early next year, its head Jay Shah told Bloomberg News in an interview in Mumbai. "At the moment, there is strong interest in media rights," Shah said, adding that he was hopeful the owners of men's IPL franchises would bid for women's league teams ...
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Veteran South African cricketer of Indian origin Hoosain Ayob dies at 81 | Cricket News – Times of India

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's Indian origin legendary fast bowler Hoosain Ayob has died following a prolonged illness, never having played for the country due to apartheid. He was 81. Ayob had been internationally recognised as one of the greatest players in the history of the country but wasn't allowed to represent it because of apartheid. He succumbed to a kidney ailment in a hospital on Saturday morning while visiting family in Port Elizabeth. The pacer had overcome many hurdles in his life, both personal and professional, which he documented in his 2020 book ‘Crossing Boundaries'. In the foreword of the book, celebrated cricketer Clive Lloyd wrote: "Hoosain's resilience and persistence in achieving excellence were exceptional." After the United Cricket Board (present day Cricket Sout...
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PCB chief Ramiz Raja considering resigning from his position after Imran Khan ouster: Sources | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja is considering resigning from his position in the wake of the ouster of Imran Khan as prime minister of the country, according to sources. Ramiz, who like Imran is also a former Pakistan captain, is presently in Dubai for the International Cricket Council (ICC) meetings which concluded on Sunday. “Ramiz had only agreed to become the chairman of the Board on the insistence of Imran for whom all the players who played under his captaincy including Ramiz have a lot of regard and respect,” a source well aware of the developments said on Sunday. “Ramiz was well set in a career as commentator, TV personality and expert and was busy with assignments. But on Imran's insistence he agreed to put aside all his media contacts and become chai...
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Elgar defends South Africans against ‘sledging’ allegations | Cricket News – Times of India

PORT ELIZABETH (South Africa): South African Test captain Dean Elgar on Thursday defended his team against allegations of "unbearable sledging" during the first Test against Bangladesh in Durban. He said the Bangladesh players needed to "harden up" if they wanted to play the game at a high level. Speaking ahead of the second Test, which starts at St George's Park on Friday, Elgar said South Africa played the game hard but stopped short of swearing or using foul language towards their opponents. Bangladesh cricket operations chief Jalal Yunus said on Tuesday that his board would make an official complaint to the International Cricket Council about what he described as biased umpiring and the "sledging" of the home team. "I don't think they are justified whatsoever," said Elgar. "We play ...
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BCCI doing away with bubble life with domestic tournaments this month | Cricket News – Times of India

No quarantine, only frequent RTPCR tests in U19 KOs and women's T20s starting April 18NEW DELHI: The rigours of staying in bio-bubbles may soon be a thing of the past in cricket. TOI has learned that the Indian cricket board (BCCI) has decided to carry out an experiment with two domestic tournaments this month. The U-19 Cooch Behar Trophy knockouts and the senior women's T20 trophy are slated to start from April 18. According to sources, the teams have been told that the players wouldn't have to undergo mandatory quarantine upon reaching the host cities for the tournament. This will be the first instance in Indian cricket since the Covid-19 pandemic began that teams will be playing without staying in a bio-bubble. However, there will be frequent RTPCR tests to keep a check on an outbrea...
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Bid for cricket’s inclusion in Olympics is about getting exposure in non-popular markets: ICC CEO | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: International Cricket Council (ICC) CEO Geoff Allardice on Sunday said the ICC's bid for cricket's inclusion at the Olympics is not aimed at making money, but it's about taking the sport to non-cricketing markets to grow its global reach. Allardice made the statement following the ICC's push for inclusion of the sport in the Olympics after women's T20 cricket is set to make its debut at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The men's competition has already made its debut at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur. "In many of our members, being seen as an Olympic sport and having an association with the government and the national Olympic movement is something that is going to be really beneficial in terms of facilities and high-performance assistance,” Allardice wa...
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South African Test cricketer Zubayr Hamza suspended after positive drugs test | Cricket News – Times of India

JOHANNESBURG: South African cricketer Zubayr Hamza has agreed to a voluntary suspension after testing positive for a prohibited substance, Cricket South Africa announced on Wednesday. Hamza, 26, has played in six Test matches and one one-day international. According to a CSA statement, Hamza tested positive for the substance Furosemide following an International Cricket Council anti-doping test on January 17. Furosemide is a diuretic, prescribed to treat hypertension and reduce swelling caused by fluid build-up in the body. It is on the World Anti-Doping Agency's banned list because of concerns that it may mask other drugs. "Zubayr is not disputing the positive test, is cooperating fully with the ICC and has agreed to a voluntary suspension commencing immediately whilst written submissi...
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ICC confirms fixtures for UAE, Ireland at Men’s T20 World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday confirmed the fixtures for UAE and Ireland at the Men's T20 World Cup in Australia. The UAE and Ireland booked their tickets to Australia in February after wins over Nepal and Oman respectively in the semi-finals of the eight-team qualifier. UAE's victory over Ireland in the Final confirmed their spot in Group A of the First Round, with their three matches to be played at Kardinia Park Stadium in Geelong. They're grouped with Sri Lanka and Namibia and will be joined by the runner-up in Qualifier B that will be played in Zimbabwe in June. Ireland join West Indies and Scotland in Group B of the First Round, with their three matches to be played at Bellerive Oval in Hobart. They will be joined by the Qualifier B winner. The ICC Men's...
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ICC plans to streamline men’s and women’s calendar to avoid clashes | Cricket News – Times of India

The International Cricket Council (ICC) plans to work in the future on the men's and women's calendars to avoid fixture clashes that can undermine events like the women's World Cup, chief executive Geoff Allardice said on Monday. The tournament, which begins in New Zealand on March 4, clashes with three major men's series Pakistan v Australia, India v Sri Lanka and England v West Indies. "Complementary fixtures between men's and women's events is something, in an ideal world, that we would love to have greater control over in terms of making sure there's quality cricket on most days of the year," Allardice told reporters. "But in practice, issues on the ground in each country make that a challenge. Even Pakistan-Australia fixtures have moved by a day or two, as different arrangements co...
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IPL media auction: There’s a world beyond the fanciest T20 league investors will look forward to | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Neither in the past has it happened, nor in the future will this circumstance likely repeat – a single broadcaster owning the rights to the Indian Premier League (IPL), the International Cricket Council (ICC) and BCCI-bilateral, all at the same time. Between 2018 and 2022, Star India (Disney, now) owned the rights to all these three properties, making it the most unique cycle cricket will ever see. Going forward, no global broadcaster will find it feasible to buy more than just one of these rights packages, or at best two, given the changing dynamics. Let’s look at the why and how of it, and impending scenarios that will be altering the ‘course of play’ going forward. In 2011, when Star India restructured and reinvented itself in the Asian markets as one of the multiple broadcas...
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U-19 World Cup: Ronan Herrmann replaces Joshua Stephenson in South Africa squad | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: The ICC has confirmed that its event technical committee of the U-19 men's World Cup has approved Ronan Herrmann as a replacement for Joshua Stephenson in the South Africa squad. Stephenson has sustained a left hamstring strain and will be unable to take any further part in the event. The replacement of a player requires the approval of the event technical committee before the the player can be officially added to the squad. The event technical committee consists of the Chair Chris Tetley (ICC Head of Events), Ben Leaver (ICC Senior Event Manager), Fawwaz Baksh (Tournament Director) Roland Holder (CWI Representative) Alan Wilkins and Russel Arnold (both independent representatives). South Africa will face Sri Lanka on Sunday in the Super League playoff semifinal at Sir Vivian Ric...
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Netherlands’ Vivian Kingma gets four-match suspension for ball-tampering | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Netherlands fast bowler Vivian Kingma has been given a four-match suspension for tampering with the ball during his side's third one-day international against Afghanistan, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Wednesday. Kingma will miss his team's next four limited-overs games after breaching level three of the ICC's code of conduct during Tuesday's match in Doha. "The incident occurred in the 31st over of Afghanistan’s innings, when the fast bowler changed the condition of the ball by scratching it with his nails," the ICC said in a statement. Kingma, 27, admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Wendell La Brooy, it added. Netherlands were handed a five-run penalty, and lost the match by 75 runs as Afghanistan completed a 3-0 sweep. !fu...
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Shaheen Afridi leads Pakistan’s domination of ICC awards | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Pakistan fast bowler Shaheen Afridi was named men's Cricketer of the Year on Monday, combining with teammates Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan to help his country dominate the annual awards announced by the governing International Cricket Council (ICC). England captain Joe Root won the Test Player of the Year honours to prevent a sweep of the men's awards by Pakistan. Pakistan captain Babar was adjudged One-Day Cricketer of the Year while his deputy Rizwan grabbed the T20 award. Sizzling spells, sheer display of pace and swing and some magical moments ✨ Shaheen Afridi was unstoppable in 202… https://t.co/1eOGf8yD4z— ICC (@ICC) 1643016643000A fourth Pakistan cricketer, Fatima Sana, won the Emerging Women's Cricketer of the year award. Known for his sizzling yorkers and an ability to...
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ICC men’s ODI Team of the Year: After T20Is, no Indians in this one too | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: After going unrepresented in the ICC's men's 'T20 Team of the Year' due to a disastrous World Cup campaign in the UAE, no Indian player featured in the global body's 'ODI Team of the Year' which features two players from minnows Ireland. Incidentally, the team also doesn't have any Australia, English, New Zealand or West Indies players. The team has two Pakistan players, including Babar Azam as its captain and Fakhar Zaman. South Africans Janneman Malan and Rassie van der Dussen; Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan, Mustafizur Rahaman and Mushfiqur Rahim, who is also the designated wicketkeeper; Sri Lankans Wanindu Hasaranga and Dishmantha Chameera along with Irishmen Paul Stirling and Simi Singh form the rest of the squad. India, in the year 2021, played six ODIs and won four losing tw...