Thursday, 14 November 2019

Tag Archives: ICC

2019 Cricket World Cup is most watched ICC event in the history

MANCHESTER: The 2019 men’s Cricket World Cup was the most watched event in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) history. The sport’s global governing body reported a worldwide cumulative audience of 1.6 billion for live coverage, a 38 per cent increase over the 2015 Cricket World Cup, and a unique broadcast ...

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Abbas returns to top ten bowlers in ICC Test rankings

DUBAI: Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Abbas has returned to top ten bowlers (10th place) in the ICC Test Rankings with 770 rating points. Leg-spinner Yasir Shah (710 rating points) is at 16th place in the rankings while there is no Pakistani in top ten batsmen. Babar Azam (658 rating points) ...

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Smith overtakes Kohli to reclaim No.1 spot in Test rankings

DUBAI: Australia’s run-machine Steve Smith has edged past Indian captain Virat Kohli to become the best Test batsman in the world, based on the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) rankings. Kohli’s side moved to the top of the new ICC World Test Championship table with a 2-0 series sweep against West ...

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PCB appoints Misbah as Pakistan head coach, chief selector

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday appoints Former captain Misbah-ul-Haq as Pakistan men’s national team head coach in all three formats on a three-year contract. In line with the PCB’s commitment to ensure transparency, accountability and role clarity at all levels, Misbah was also named as the Chairman of ...

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ICC bans two Hong Kong cricketers for life

LONDON: The International Cricket Council (ICC) banned two Hong Kong players, including one who has already served a 30-month ban, from all cricket for life for breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code in matches played between 2014 and 2016. Irfan Ahmed, who was banned from all cricket for two-and-a-half years in ...

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Aleem Dar grabs another honour, equals Steve Bucknor

LONDON: One of the world’s most renowned cricket umpire Aleem Dar grabbed another feat to his credit after he became the most experienced umpire in Test cricket. The second Ashes Test on Thursday, 15 August, proved to be Dar’s 128th Test match as an umpire. The 51 years old, Pakistani ...

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TV umpires to call front-foot no-balls on trial basis

LONDON: The International Cricket Council (ICC) will be identifying few upcoming limited-overs series over the next six months in which trials will be conducted wherein TV umpires would be calling the front-foot no-balls, ICC General Manager Cricket Operations Geoff Allardice confirmed. “Broadly, yes the same technology as 2016 will be ...

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Shoaib Akhtar joins Brett Lee to reverse decision on new Test kit

LONDON: Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has joined his former speed rival Brett Lee to urge the International Cricket Council (ICC) to reverse its decision of introducing the player’s name and number on Test kit. “Player’s name and number on the white Test Match kit looks awful. Should not be ...

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ICC officially launches World Test Championship

LONDON: The International Cricket Council (ICC) Monday officially launched the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC). Getting underway on Thursday, the Test Championship will see the top nine Test teams in the world – Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies – compete ...

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