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newscricket2 months ago

2021 WT20 | India and Pakistan grouped together in Group one; Australia placed in the group of death

On Friday, the International Cricket Committee (ICC) has announced that arch-rivals India and Pakistan are placed alongside New Zealand and Afghanistan in Group two. Meanwhile, England would be joined by rivals Australia, current WT20 holders West Indies and South Africa in Group one.
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newscricket3 months ago

ICC confirms Men’s T20 World Cup move to UAE and Oman

On Tuesday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that the Men’s T20 World Cup will be moved to the United Arab Emirates and Oman from India in October. The board also confirmed that Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and the Oman Cricket Academy ground will serve as the venues.
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newscricket3 months ago

Percentage of points won system will continue to remain in force till WTC 2023, states Geoff Allardice

ICC’s acting CEO Geoff Allardice has announced that the International Cricket Council (ICC) will continue to use the ‘percentage of points won’ system for the World Test Championship cycle till 2023. The system was introduced mid-way through the first cycle of WTC after the COVID-19 pandemic.
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newscricket3 months ago

ICC set to induct ten players in ICC Hall of Fame ahead of WTC final

ICC has announced to induct ten players into the ICC Hall of Fame in alignment with the inaugural World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand in Southampton. The announcement will be made on June 13 with two cricketers each from five different eras to be included.
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newscricket5 months ago

ICC have back-up plans for WT20 in case Covid-19 situation in India worsens, confirms Geoff Allardice

Geoff Allardice, the interim CEO of the ICC, has confirmed that the council has ‘back-up plans’ in mind for the WT20 should the Covid situation in India worsen, but asserted that the situation is far from alarming. India, experiencing a second Covid wave, are scheduled to host the WT20 in October.
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newscricket6 months ago

Southampton to host World Test Championship final; limited fans set to be allowed

The International Cricket Council (ICC) have confirmed that the final of the World Test Championship between India and New Zealand will be played at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton. The one-off Test, which will be played from June 18-22, is also set to be played in front of fans.
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newscricketa year ago

World Test Championship progress steady after COVID-19 break, states Geoff Allardice

While the future of World Test Championship looked in doubt, Geoff Allardice has cleared it admitting that the progress after COVID-19 has been steady as ‘planned’. He also added that the focus would be on the six postponed Test series and see when they might be replayed before Lord’s final.
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newscricketa year ago

Test Championship postponement depends on the number of series rescheduled, reveals Geoff Allardice

ICC GM (Cricket Operations) Geoff Allardice has admitted that whether or not the ICC postpones the World Test Championship, depends on the number of rescheduled series. Allardice has also confirmed that the ICC has no official role to play in organising bi-lateral series of any kind.
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newscricket2 years ago

Women’s T20 World Cup to use front foot no ball technology

The International Cricket Council has decided to use the front foot no ball technology in the Women's T20 World Cup this year. This is the first time this technology is going to be used in a major tournament like the World Cup following its successful trials recently in international games.
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newscricket2 years ago

ICC approves Lahore-based biomechanics lab as ICC's testing center for bowling actions

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)’s biomechanics lab has been granted accreditation by the ICC as the official testing center for suspected illegal bowling actions. The LUMS facility becomes only the fifth such testing center in the world and second in Asia after Chennai.
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