ICC Women’s Championship 2014-16 Round 6 – Pakistan v India : DECISION BY ICC TECHNICAL COMMITTEE

India shall be considered to have scored 0 runs in each of the 50 overs in each of the three matches and its net run rate shall be adjusted accordingly. Following consideration of written submissions from both the PCB and the BCCI, the ICC Technical Committee has ruled that the India Women’s team is deemed to have forfeited each of the three matches it was … Continue reading ICC Women’s Championship 2014-16 Round 6 – Pakistan v India : DECISION BY ICC TECHNICAL COMMITTEE

PNG ready to host first-ever 50-over series as it meets Kenya in ICC WCLC

The 50-over matches will be the first ever ICC fixtures to be held in PNG, with Amini Park recently receiving ICC approval to host international games. The PNG Barramundis will be playing in front of their home fans and friends and family for the first time and expectations will be high for a team that has risen to 15th in the ICC rankings. The two games … Continue reading PNG ready to host first-ever 50-over series as it meets Kenya in ICC WCLC

Brian Vitori’s Bowling Action Found To Be Illegal

The International Cricket Council today confirmed that an independent assessment has found the bowling action of Zimbabwe’s Brian Vetori to be illegal and, as such, the left-arm fast bowler has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect. The assessment revealed that all variations of his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations. Vetori was reported after the … Continue reading Brian Vitori’s Bowling Action Found To Be Illegal

BCCI to appoint Ombudsman; amendment to be made in Prez powers

BCCI is all set to appoint an Ombudsman at its AGM, which is scheduled to be held at its headquarters here on November 9. Appointment of the Ethics Officer or Ombudsman is one of the major changes proposed in the BCCI’s Memorandum of Rules and Regulations at its Annual General Meeting. The Ombudsman will be appointed by the BCCI’s general body “to deal with the … Continue reading BCCI to appoint Ombudsman; amendment to be made in Prez powers

ICC Board and Committee meetings : Prize Money increased; new developments in Women cricket

The Board (and its committees) commenced their meetings by paying respects to ICC’s former President, Mr Jagmohan Dalmiya, who passed away last month. ICC Chairman Mr N.Srinivasan led a joint session of the Board and the Chief Executives’ Committee to discuss and identify ways to enhance the context and value of future bilateral cricket. The ICC’s management will now consult widely in respect of many of … Continue reading ICC Board and Committee meetings : Prize Money increased; new developments in Women cricket

Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif signed by WAPDA

Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif, have been signed by the Water & Power Development Authority (WAPDA) as non-executive 17th grade employees. It is yet to be determined if they will feature in the 2015-16 first-class season. Their bans for spot-fixing were lifted in September this year. For now the contract will prevent the two from signing up for other departmental teams in Pakistan when they are eligible … Continue reading Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif signed by WAPDA

Bilal Asif reported for suspected illegal bowling action; required to undergo the 14 day test.

Pakistan’s Bilal Asif has been reported with a suspected illegal bowling action during the third and final One-Day International against Zimbabwe, which Pakistan won by seven wickets in Harare on Monday to claim the series 2-1. The match officials’ report, which was handed over to the Pakistan team management, cited concerns about the legality of the 30-year-old’s bowling action.  Bilal’s bowling action will now be sscrutinizedfurther under … Continue reading Bilal Asif reported for suspected illegal bowling action; required to undergo the 14 day test.

Violent Spectator(s) incidents in Cricket & Actions that followed

The second T20 match In Cuttack between India & SA faced two interruptions in play as spectators from one section of the stadium started throwing plastic bottles onto the field. The first bottle-throwing incident that took place between innings did not interrupt play. The second one came after 11 overs of SA’s innings(they were chasing) which stopped play for 27 minutes. After 13 overs of SA innings, this happened … Continue reading Violent Spectator(s) incidents in Cricket & Actions that followed

BCCI announced central contracts for Women Cricketers

The newly-elected BCCI President Shashank Manohar announced central contracts for women cricketers, 11 years after the system was introduced for their men. The issue of central contracts was slated to be discussed at the working committee meeting on August 28 but the meeting was adjourned due the presence of N Srinivasan. Cricketers of most Test playing nations already have contracts and that includes Pakistan. The new BCCI … Continue reading BCCI announced central contracts for Women Cricketers

Colombo Test : Players fined for Breach of ICC Code of Conduct

Chandimal and Sharma suspended, Thirimanne and Prasad fined 50 per cent of their match fees. Dinesh Chandimal has been handed one Suspension Point for breaching Article 2.2.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct. Article 2.2.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct. : Inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with a Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire, Match Referee or any other Person (including a spectator) in the … Continue reading Colombo Test : Players fined for Breach of ICC Code of Conduct