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Virat Kohli becomes second India batsman to reach the 900-point mark

Dubai, Jan 18, 2018: ICC Cricketer of the Year 2017 Virat Kohli has become only the second India batsman after Sunil Gavaskar to reach the 900-point mark in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen, which were released on Thursday morning following the conclusion of the Centurion Test (Virat

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ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018 launched in Wellington

Wellington, Nov 30, 2017: The ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018 was today launched in Wellington with 44 days to go for the 16-team event that brings together future stars who will compete across four cities and seven venues in New Zealand from 13 January to 3 February (U19 Cricket World Cup

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Pakistan’s Hafeez reported for suspect bowling action

Dubai, Oct 19, 2017: Pakistan’s off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez has been reported with a suspect bowling action during the third One-Day International against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday (Hafeez reported suspect bowling action). The match officials’ report, which was handed over to the Pakistan team management, cited concerns about the legality

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New International Test and ODI leagues agreed in principle by ICC members

Auckland, Oct 13, 2017: The ICC Board today gave the green light to a nine-team Test league and a 13-team ODI league aimed at bringing context and meaning to bilateral cricket (International Test ODI leagues agreed). The schedules of the leagues, due to start in 2019 and 2020 respectively, will now be

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Indian cricket star Yuvraj Singh announced as Laureus Ambassador

Mumbai, October 11, 2017: Indian cricket star Yuvraj Singh has vowed to give back to the next generation in his new role as a Laureus Ambassador. Singh was announced as the newest member of the Laureus Family at an event in Mumbai where he saw first-hand the work being done to improve

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Corey Anderson named event ambassador for ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018

Dubai, 5 October 2017: With 100 days to go for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018, the International Cricket Council today announced New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson as the event ambassador for the 16-team tournament that will bring together the world’s future cricket stars (Corey Anderson named event ambassador). The 12th

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World Champions England grabs no. 1 position in women’s team rankings following annual update

Dubai, 3 October 2017: Interest in the upcoming Ashes series was enhanced significantly after England dethroned Australia from the top position in the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s Team Rankings for the first time following the annual rankings update (World Champions England). England are now level with Australia on 128 points but ahead

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New changes to MCC’s Laws of Cricket come into effect for first time

Dubai, Sept 29, 2017: The new changes to the Laws of Cricket, issued by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) will come into full effect around the world this coming Sunday 1st October 2017, with the changes covering all levels of the game (Cricket Law Marylebone Cricket Club). The new Code of Laws is

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USA Cricket Launch Brand on Historic Day

Sept 24, 2017: On an historic day for the sport, cricket in the United States took a step closer towards the creation of a new federation with the launch of the USA Cricket brand, unveiled on the 173rd anniversary of the first ever international sporting event – a cricket match between the

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ICC congratulates Pakistan for successful staging of Independence Cup

Dubai, 16 September 2017: The International Cricket Council has congratulated Pakistan for the successful staging of the Pakistan versus the World XI series for the Independence Cup at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. In their video messages, ICC Director, Giles Clarke, and ICC Chief Executive, David Richardson, have thanked the people of