Rio Olympics: Entire Russian Weightlifting Team Banned

Russia’s eight-strong Olympic Games weightlifting team has been banned from the Rio Games in the latest doping-related blow to the sporting powerhouse. “The integrity of the weightlifting sport has been seriously damaged on multiple times and levels by the Russians, therefore an appropriate sanction was applied in order to preserve the status of the sport,” stated a statement by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF). There … Continue reading Rio Olympics: Entire Russian Weightlifting Team Banned

Rio Games: China Issues Warning After Attacks On Olympic Delegates

​China has issued a safety warning to Chinese visiting Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics following a spate of thefts and armed robberies committed against its athletes, officials, members of the media and others. The Foreign Ministry said that visitors should avoid dangerous areas of the city, leave their luxury watches at home and not carry backpacks or talk on mobile phones while walking in … Continue reading Rio Games: China Issues Warning After Attacks On Olympic Delegates

Tamil Nadu Premier League Inaugural Edition To Begin From August 27

​After the Karnataka Premier League and the Maharashtra Premier League, it is the turn of Tamil Nadu to have its own domestic Twenty20 League. The first edition of the Tamil Nadu Premier League will commence from August 27 and will consist of eight franchises. The likes of Ravichandran Ashwin, Dinesh Karthik and L Balaji will feature in the Tamil Nadu Premier League. A total of … Continue reading Tamil Nadu Premier League Inaugural Edition To Begin From August 27

Lodha committee asks for Transparency in IPL TV rights bidding process 

​The Lodha panel is against the Indian cricket board (BCCI) getting into private negotiations with Sony Pictures Networks India on awarding of Indian Premier League’s media rights. The panel would rather have a transparent bidding process to avoid the likelihood of corrupt practices and that a TV broadcasting deal of such magnitude should be conducted by inviting more bidders. The panel is against promoting a … Continue reading Lodha committee asks for Transparency in IPL TV rights bidding process 

Afghanistan’s Nabi reprimanded for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi has received an official reprimand for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the fourth One-Day International against Ireland in Belfast on Sunday. The 31-year-old was found to be in violation of Level 1 Article 2.1.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel  which relates to “conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game.” The incident … Continue reading Afghanistan’s Nabi reprimanded for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

ECB’s Steve Elworthy appointed Managing Director of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

The International Cricket Council and the England and Wales Cricket Board  jointly announced that Steve Elworthy had been appointed as Managing Director of the ICC Cricket World Cup, which will be held in England and Wales in 2019. Elworthy will also have an oversight of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 and the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017, which will both be staged in England and … Continue reading ECB’s Steve Elworthy appointed Managing Director of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Post Supreme Court Verdict, DDCA Set to Get Rid of ‘Proxy’ Votes

The faction-ridden Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) will finally have to abolish their controversial proxy voting system after the  judgement passed by Supreme Court. Based on Justice RM Lodha Committee’s path breaking recommendations on the structural reforms on Indian cricket, one of the points in the Supreme Court’s verdict was abolition of “proxy system” which has been the bane of the association marred by factional … Continue reading Post Supreme Court Verdict, DDCA Set to Get Rid of ‘Proxy’ Votes