Shahid Afridi Walks Out of Press Conference After Spat With Reporter

A miffed Pakistan Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi abandoned a press conference midway in Lahore after he had a verbal spat with a reporter leading to a partial protest by the media demanding an apology from the flamboyant all-rounder. The mediapersons raised slogans against Afridi outside the dressing room at the Gaddafi stadium before a practice match after the spat took place earlier in a press … Continue reading Shahid Afridi Walks Out of Press Conference After Spat With Reporter

English domestic and international cricket crowds increase

Crowds at domestic and international cricket matches are at their highest level since the England & Wales Cricket Board was formed 18 years ago. Fans at all forms of county cricket – four-day, one-day and Twenty20 – were all up on the previous year, with the Championship up by 18,000 to 513,000. One-Day Cup attendances were up by 500 per match on 2014, while there were … Continue reading English domestic and international cricket crowds increase

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

How are ICC team and player rankings calculated?

1. What is a rating? A rating is worked out by dividing the points scored by the match/series total, with the answer given to the nearest whole number. It can be compared with a batting average but with points instead of total runs scored and a match/series total instead of number of times dismissed. After every Test series, the two teams receive a certain number … Continue reading How are ICC team and player rankings calculated?

ICC Women’s Team Rankings launched; OZ top of the table, India ranked 4

“The launch of ICC Women’s Team Rankings is part of the ICC’s long-term commitment to investing, incentivising, promoting and publicising women’s cricket, which has already started to drive substantial increase in public interest and participation as well as a marked improvement in the standard of the international game.” The International Cricket Council (ICC) launched the official ICC Women’s Team Rankings, which incorporate results in all three … Continue reading ICC Women’s Team Rankings launched; OZ top of the table, India ranked 4

What are the rules on Advertising on grounds, perimeter boards and sight screens as per ICC?

ICC lays down the rules on ground advertising, perimeter boards and sight screens on cricket grounds.  They are as follows :  Advertising on grounds The logos on outfields are to be positioned as follows: (a) Behind the stumps – a minimum of 25.15 yards (23 meters) from the stumps. (b) Midwicket/cover area – no advertising to be positioned within 30 yards (27.50 meters) of the … Continue reading What are the rules on Advertising on grounds, perimeter boards and sight screens as per ICC?

Over Rate Offences : Provisions, Procedures & Sanctions

Article 2.5 : Minimum Over Rate Offences: Failure by a fielding team participating in an International Match to meet the Minimum Over Rate requirements constitutes an offence under this Code of Conduct by the relevant Team Captain and each of the Players in that fielding team according to the following: 2.5.1 where the actual over rate in any Test Match or any other International Match … Continue reading Over Rate Offences : Provisions, Procedures & Sanctions