Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Tag Archives: ICC

Ben Stokes acknowledges Steve Smith as ‘genius’

ICC: Despite their steadfast on-field rivalry, England all-rounder Ben Stokes has acknowledged Australia’s Steve Smith as a “genius” and a batsman “on a different level”. England felt the brunt of Smith’s class during the Ashes last year, when the Australian, upon Test comeback after a year-long ban, helped his side ...

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ICC congratulates Sana Mir for a superb career

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has congratulated former Pakistan captain Sana Mir for an excellent career that saw her play 226 international matches, including 137 as captain. Sana, who was the first female bowler from Pakistan to take 100 ODI wickets, announced her retirement on Saturday. Her list of ...

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ICC still planning for T20 Cricket World Cup

LONDON: Planning for this year’s men’s Twenty20 World Cup and next year’s women’s 50-over World Cup is going ahead even though cricket remains suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Thursday. The ICC hosted a Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC) meeting with the CEOs of ...

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Here are some innovations of the ICC

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on April 21, 2020 celebrated World Creativity and Innovation Day by listing out a few innovative ideas that helped transform and enhance the game. Here are a few of them that the world cricket body shared. 1992: Coloured kits at World Cup and Third Umpire in ...

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Cricket chiefs ‘exploring all options’ over T20 World Cup

LONDON: The International Cricket Council has played down speculation this year s T20 World Cup in Australia could be pushed back to 2021 but admitted it was “exploring all options”. Australia is due to stage the global tournament from October 18 until November 15 but the coronavirus pandemic has already created ...

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Allan Border can’t imagine T20 World Cup without fans

  MELBOURNE: Former Australia captain Allan Border said he cannot even imagine the prospect of hosting this year’s Twenty20 World Cup at empty stadiums due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The health crisis, which has prompted travel restrictions and quarantine periods in countries around the world, has clouded the outlook for ...

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Shoaib Akhtar proposes series to raise relief funds

LONDON: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar, on Wednesday, proposed a three-match ODI series against arch-rival India to raise funds for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in both the countries. The two nations have not played a full-series since 2007 due to the terrorist attacks on India by Pakistan-based outfits ...

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Umpire Aleem Dar set to break record for most Tests

LONDON: ICC Elite Panel Umpire Aleem Dar is set to break Steve Bucknor’s record of most Tests during the first Test between Australia and New Zealand in Perth today (Thursday).  The 51-year-old, who took up umpiring after playing first-class cricket in Pakistan, is standing in his 129th Test match as ...

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Shashank Manohar to step down as ICC chairman

NEW DELHI: India’s Shashank Manohar has said he won’t seek a third term as chairman of the International Cricket Council and will step down next year, according to a report. Manohar was elected unopposed for a second two-year term last year after a tenure marked by broad reforms. But the ...

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England women score comfortable win over Pakistan

KUALA LUMPUR: England openers Tammy Beaumont and Danielle Wyatt registered centuries to set-up their team’s 75-run win in the first of three ODIs, played in Kuala Lumpur. The pair put on 188 for the first wicket, in a 34-over-long stand, after skipper Heather Knight won the toss and opted to ...

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