The Indian cricket team has officially filed a complaint on racism against the Australian spectators in Sydney during the third test match of Border-Gavaskar Trophy. As per reports, Skipper Ajinkya Rahane and R Ashwin had raised the issue to the match referees in support Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj who were abused by the crowd. The International Cricket Council, following its no-tolerance against racism policy, will address the dispute… read-more
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In the recently announced ICC cricket awards, Indian skipper Virat Kohli has been elected for the Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Men's Cricketer of the Decade. Moreover, former India captain MS Dhoni has bagged the ICC Spirit of Cricket of the Decade award. Afghanistan's Rashid Khan and Australia's Steve Smith have been chosen as T20I and Test players of the decade respectively. Australia's Ellyse Perry has been named ICC Female Cricketer… read-more
Adding to his legacy, former India skipper MS Dhoni has been named captain of ICC's T20I and ODI teams of the decade. Dhoni, from 2011, had won two ICC trophies before retiring on August 15, 2020. Indian captain Virat Kohli has been featured in all the formats and leads the Test squad. Besides, Indian cricketers Ravichandran Ashwin (Test), Jasprit Bumrah (T20I) and Rohit Sharma (ODI, T20I) were listed by ICC.
India’s cricket control body BCCI, at its Annual General Meeting on December 24, decided to add two new franchises to the current eight-team IPL format from its 2022 season. The BCCI has also decided to back ICC’s move to include cricket in 2028 Los Angeles Olympics. It has proposed to conduct a two-Test series for women in 2021 as well. Meanwhile, the BCCI has un-opposedly elected Rajiv Shukla as its vice-president.
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The ICC has revised the schedule for Women’s World Cup 2021 to 2022. The pandemic-stricken tournament which was to be held in February-March 2021 has been postponed to March 4-April 3, 2022. Reportedly, the Indian team will open their campaign on March 6 against a qualifier-team, which is yet to be decided. Reportedly, eight teams will contest in the tournament which will be conducted across six venues in New Zealand.
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In the first ODI match played in Sydney, Indian Cricket team has been penalised with 20% of the match fees due to the slow over-rate against Australia. Indian team spent four hours and six minutes to complete 50 overs, over the 66-run loss. According to the release, team captain Virat Kholi pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction, so there was no need for a formal hearing.
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Director of New Zealand Cricket (NZC) Greg Barclay has been named as the new chairman of International Cricket Council (ICC). Greg will succeed India's Shashank Manohar whose two-year term ended this year. He will even replace the recently elected interim-chairman Imran Khawaja. Greg was the tournament director of 2015 Cricket World Cup. He has promised that he will work to "create a sustainable future" for the sport.
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To address the COVID-led confusions in the ranking of World Test Championship, ICC's Cricket Committee has come up with a new rule. Under this, the teams will be ranked based on their percentage of wins and the number of games played. Besides, matches called-off during the pandemic will be considered as a draw. As per the new standings, Australia tops the chart followed by India, England and New Zealand.
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Australia's premier franchise cricket league Big Bash League (BBL) has announced three new rules to make the game more interesting. BBL has reduced the mandatory six-over powerplay to four. Besides, it added a two-over "Power Surge" that will make the fielding team deploy only two fielders out of the 30-yard circle from the 11th over. It has also added a new feature, the "X-factor Player", with which the teams can allow their 12th or 13th man… read-more
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Ahead of Pakistan's tour of New Zealand, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has picked Babar Azam over Azhar Ali as the new captain of the team in all three formats. The team will first play the ICC World Test Championship against New Zealand. The two Tests will be held at Mount Maunganui from December 26-30 and at Christchurch from January 3-7, 2021. The PCB will be declaring the official squad this week.
Courtesy: The Indian Express