Manchester United and Arsenal join season ticket price freeze

It will be the fifth successive year that the Old Trafford club have capped the cost of attending games. Swansea are among the other teams to retain season ticket costs, while West Ham will lower season ticket prices for their move to the Olympic Stadium. Last February the Premier League sold TV rights to its games from next season for a record £5.136bn, a 70% increase. … Continue reading Manchester United and Arsenal join season ticket price freeze

IFAB ABM moves towards introducing video assistance experiments

The International Football Association Board (The IFAB) has taken a major step forward towards experimentation with video assistance for match officials. During its Annual Business Meeting (ABM) held at the Royal Garden Hotel in London on Thursday 7 January, the Board of Directors gave a strong recommendation for experiments to be given the green light at the 130th Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held … Continue reading IFAB ABM moves towards introducing video assistance experiments

Chris Gayle Facing Expulsion From Big Bash Over New Claim of Indecent Exposure

The West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle could be expelled from the ongoing Big Bash League if Cricket Australia’s investigations into an alleged act of indecent exposure during last year’s Cricket World Cup prove the incident actually occurred, according to media reports. Following Gayle’s on-air flirtations with Channel TEN reporter Mel McLaughlin, a Sydney Morning Herald report said on Wednesday that a woman “who requested anonymity” … Continue reading Chris Gayle Facing Expulsion From Big Bash Over New Claim of Indecent Exposure

N. Srinivasan, Sharad Pawar Face Exile After Lodha Panel Recommends Age, Tenure Limits

The Justice Lodha committee submitted its report on the structural changes in the Board of Control for Cricket in India. Among several recommendations made to the Supreme Court, the one on eligibility criteria for becoming a BCCI office-bearer may end the career of at least two septuagenarian cricket administrators. The Lodha panel report states that a BCCI office-bearer (president, vice-president, secretaries and treasurer) must not … Continue reading N. Srinivasan, Sharad Pawar Face Exile After Lodha Panel Recommends Age, Tenure Limits

Duleep Trophy to be Day-Night Matches, Played With Pink Ball

The prestigious Duleep Trophy will return to the domestic first-class cricket calendar in the 2016-17 season in a new avatar with matches being day-night affairs played with a pink ball, it was announced on Tuesday. The traditional tournament, started by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in the 1961-62 season, wasn’t played last year due to a cramped schedule. But it will … Continue reading Duleep Trophy to be Day-Night Matches, Played With Pink Ball

Bribery Case: BCCI Gives Pakistani Umpire Asad Rauf Till January 18 to Explain

The BCCI’s disciplinary committee on Tuesday deferred announcement of a decision regarding tainted Mumbai cricketer Hiken Shah till January 18 after another accused, Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf, requested for more time to present his defence against the allegations. Hiken was suspended from all forms of cricket in July last year when he was found guilty of breaching the Board of Control for Cricket in India … Continue reading Bribery Case: BCCI Gives Pakistani Umpire Asad Rauf Till January 18 to Explain

Lodha Panel Report: BCCI May Have to Reschedule Indian Premier League Itinerary

If the Supreme Court makes Justice RM Lodha committee’s recommendations on BCCI reforms final and binding, the parent cricket body might have to alter the date of the ninth edition of Indian Premier League, scheduled to start on April 9, this year. According to one of the recommendations by the committee, it has been suggested that there should be a 15-day gap between IPL season … Continue reading Lodha Panel Report: BCCI May Have to Reschedule Indian Premier League Itinerary