Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Tag Archives: ICC

ICC committee backs stricter sanctions for ball-tampering

MUMBAI: The International Cricket Council’s Cricket Committee backed stricter punishments for ball-tampering but decided not to do away with the toss in test cricket during a two-day meeting which concluded in Mumbai on Tuesday. The Cricket Committee was joined by ex-England captain Mike Gatting and David Boon, former Australia batsman ...

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Afridi replaces Morgan as ICC World XI captain against Windies

LONDON: Pakistan’s star all rounder Shahid Afridi will lead the ICC World XI side against West Indies in the one-off T20I at Lord’s on May 31 after England’s limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan pulled out of the contest due to fractured finger. Morgan’s national teammate Sam Billings will replace him in the squad. ...

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Sethi asks May to send England team to Pakistan

LONDON: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi has revealed that he has asked Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May to consider sending the England team to tour Pakistan. Sethi, who is in England to watch Pakistan’s two-Test series against the Three Lions, expressed those views in a meeting with May. ...

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ICC probes pitch-fixing charges involving Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: The International Cricket Council said Saturday it was investigating allegations that a Sri Lankan groundsman had agreed to tamper with the pitch to alter the result of an upcoming Test match against England. The ICC said it took the allegations reported in an Al Jazeera documentary “very seriously” and ...

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ICC orders Pakistani players to stop wearing smartwatches

LONDON: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has told Pakistani players to stop wearing smartwatches during play to avoid any allegations of match-fixing, bowler Hasan Ali said after the opening day of the first test against England on Thursday. The ICC’s anti-corruption team met the tourists after play at Lord’s and ...

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ICC may scrap tradition of coin toss from Test cricket

LONDON: Test cricket’s fundamental starting point may be scrapped, as the ICC’s cricket committee prepares to debate whether or not the coin toss should be removed as a way of reducing home ground advantage in the looming Test Championship, reported Cricinfo. Every single Test match since the very first, between ...

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Pakistan to struggle against England: Zaheer Abbas

LONDON: Former Pakistan captain and ICC president Zaheer Abbas has said that Pakistan team has to struggle against mighty hosts England in both the Test matches. Zaheer said: “We conceded too many runs in the second innings of the one off Test against Ireland. The green caps have to learn ...

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Hafeez raises doubts over ICC’s process for reporting suspect actions

LAHORE: Pakistani all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has called into question the International Cricket Council’s process for reporting suspect bowling actions. Hafeez, who was suspended from bowling in international cricket for the third time last year and was finally cleared to bowl two weeks ago, has raised doubts about the process calling ...

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Pakistan lead annual ICC Twenty20 cricket rankings

FILE PHOTO DUBAI: Pakistan retained the top spot in the annual International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 cricket rankings after delivering stellar performances in T20 tournaments over the past year. In the T20I rankings led by Pakistan, there is no change in the top seven places but Afghanistan are now ahead ...

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ICC clears Hafeez to bowl again

FILE PHOTO DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday cleared all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez’s bowling action after he underwent a test at Loughborough University a fortnight ago. The 37-year-old was barred from bowling after his action was found suspicious during an ODI against Sri Lanka in November last year. Hafeez ...

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