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Ugly exchange of emails between ICC & BCCI over 'tax solutions'

International Cricket Council (ICC) and BCCI - not the best of working mates - have been involved in an unpleasant exchange of emails involving the 2021 T20 World Cup and 2023 50-over World Cup to be hosted in India.


ICC issues guidelines for cricket resumption. The International Cricket Council has issued comprehensive guidelines aimed at the resumption of cricket at all levels - community, domestic and international - around the world as various governments have started to relax the restrictions imposed due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.


The evolution of Liton Das 2.0. Something changed about Liton Das during the Ireland series leading up to the 2019 World Cup. He was suddenly more consistent, something he hadn't been able to achieve for all his flamboyance.

Should cricket move towards controlled ball tampering? Leading fast bowlers, including the No.1 Test bowler Pat Cummins, still seek an alternative to saliva. Which begs the question - can we open the realms of the law to facilitate the use of artificial ball shiners - wax, polish or sandpaper - in the post Corona world of cricket?

Not Mortaza, Bangladesh banks on house of young fast bowlers. Mortaza stepped down from captaincy in February during Bangladesh's last home series against Zimbabwe but did not disclose retirement plans despite being asked on several occasions.

Pakistan will back plans to hold T20 World Cup but ‘not at all costs’. Cricket board all over the world and especially the ones already feeling the financial crunch like the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) would be hit hard in case the money-spinning global tournament is pushed to next year.

I'm a cricketer, not a gora, says Pakistan ODI captain Babar Azam on English-speaking criticism. Notably, several Pakistani cricketers, including the incumbant Prime Minister of Pakistan were favoured for their current posts for speaking good English. Sarfraz Ahmed have often been criticised and trolled on social media for their weak English language speaking skills in the post-match press conferences.

Sri Lanka eye new 40000 seater stadium in Homagama. The 26 acre facility will be able to host day-night fixtures and will take three years to complete and will be the second cricket ground in the Colombo district with floodlight capabilities. The site on which the stadium will be constructed was visited by Silva and Minister Bandula Gunawardena

Babar Azam confirmed as Pakistan's ODI captain. Babar Azam has been confirmed as Pakistan's new ODI captain, officially completing his elevation to the leadership role in both white-ball formats.

Shafiqullah Shafiq handed six-year ban for flouting anti-corruption code

Afghanistan keeper-batsman Shafiqullah Shafiq has been handed a six-year ban from all forms of cricket after he was deemed to have seriously breached the board's anti-corruption code.

English Season 2020: Pakistan may extend tour to replace West Indies this season. 

Cricket West Indies remain keen to help out their English counterparts, who face a £380million black hole in their finances should no cricket be played across the 2020 season.

Wasim Akram was making sure Pakistan does not win a World Cup, revealed former Pakistan captain Aamir Sohail. “The biggest contribution by Wasim Akram for Pakistan cricket was making sure Pakistan does not win a World Cup after 92. Imran Khan should be very grateful to him and he is by awarding him the presidential award.

Miandad backs disgraced Pakistan cricketer Salim Malik.. Former bating maestro Javed Miandad has also came out in support of former Pakistan batsman Salim Malik. The former national captain said that Salim Malik also deserve to get a chance to return to the game.

Australia dethrone India to become No. 1 in Tests. Australia's men's team became the No. 1 ranked nation in both Tests and T20Is as per the latest rankings released by the ICC. India were dethroned from the top spot in Tests for the first time since October 2016 while Pakistan lost their No. 1 ranking in T20Is after a 27-month period at the top. Australia moved to the top of the T20I rankings for the first time since T20I rankings were introduced in 2011.

Bismah Maroof disappointed with ICC's split-points verdict. Pakistan Women's captain Bismah Maroof has expressed her disappointment at the ICC's decision to equally split the ICC Women's ODI Championship points for their unplayed series against arch-rivals India.

Umar Akmal handed three-year ban for breach of anti-corruption code. Umar Akmal has been handed a three-year ban from all representative cricket by the Chairman of Disciplinary Panel, Justice (retired) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan, for his two breaches of PCB's anti corruption code. These breaches correspond to Akmal not reporting two separate corrupt approaches ahead of PSL 2020.

Don’t become a ‘falooda’ player: Yousaf warns Haider Ali. Former Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Yousaf wants the rookie batsman Haider Ali to improve his shot selection and not get carried away with his performance in the now-suspended fifth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL).

Aussie cricketers ‘sucked up’ to Kohli & Co. to protect IPL deals: Michael Clarke. India and Australia have had some memorable bilateral duels but Clarke felt that whenever the Australians would face India, they "sucked up" to Kohli & Co. with their eyes trained on the cash-rich league

Tanvir questions PCB’s leniency to Umar. LAHORE: Former Test seamer Tanvir Ahmed firmly believes that batsman Umar Akmal has been given too many chances to play for Pakistan.

New Zealand tour of West Indies in July 'most unlikely'. New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chief executive David White has confirmed that the women's tour of Sri Lanka, that was slated for later this month, has been postponed. White also said that it was "most unlikely" that the men's team would be touring Netherlands, Scotland, Ireland and West Indies in June and July as planned before.

Coronavirus: ECB recommends all recreation cricket is suspended indefinitely. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has recommended all forms of recreational cricket be suspended indefinitely because of coronavirus.

Cricketer Nasir Jamshed admits bribery conspiracy. Nasir Jamshed, 30, from Walsall, in the West Midlands, was the target of bribery but then acted as a go-between, encouraging others in return for money.

India v Bangladesh: India seal fourth straight innings win to take series 2-0. India became the first team to win four consecutive Tests by an innings as they crushed Bangladesh in the second Test.

Australia v Pakistan: Australia defeats Pakistan   Babar Azam century and a sixth wicket partnership fails to save Pakistan from a humiliating defeat.

PM Imran Khan endorses dropping Sarfraz. “I don’t think the performance and form of a player should be judged by T20 cricket but through Test and One-Day cricket,” Imran Khan told reporters.

'Was surrounded by match-fixers': Shoaib Akhtar opens up about fixing saga. Opening up about match-fixing former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar said he felt like he was surrounded by match-fixers. There was so much match-fixing. (Mohammad) Asif told me which all matches they had fixed and how they did it,” Akhtar said on a Pakistani talk show ‘Renewed With Samina Peerzada.

Abdul Qadir: Former Pakistan leg-spinner dies aged 63 Legendary former Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir has died at the age of 63. Lahore-born Qadir took 236 wickets in 67 Tests between 1977 and 1990, also capturing a further 132 in 104 one-day international appearances.

Hashim Amla: South Africa batsman retires from international cricket He is the only South Africa batsman to score a Test triple hundred - 311 not out against England in 2012.

Ashes 2019: Nathan Lyon stars on final day as Australia thrash England England surrendered on the final day of the first Ashes Test, giving Australia a crushing 251-run win and a 1-0 lead in the series

England World Cup hero Ben Stokes declines nomination for 'New Zealander of the Year' England cricket hero Ben Stokes has declined his nomination for 'New Zealander of the Year' after his man of the match performance against New Zealand in the World Cup final.

Cricket World Cup: Faf du Plessis 'embarrassed' by South Africa exit South Africa captain Faf du Plessis admitted being "embarrassed" by his country's early World Cup exit but is determined to fight on in the role.

England's Chris Woakes on the art of death bowling It is limited-overs cricket at its most dramatic: the outcome of an entire match boiled down to the final six deliveries.

Pakistan on top in ICC’s 80-team T20 rankings The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday unveiled an expanded ICC Men’s Twenty 20 International Team Rankings table with 80 teams.

 Match-fixing still haunts Pakistan Cricket. Pakistan’s reputation on match-fixing has remained questionable over the years. After the third one day international against England the suspicions echoed yet again. Pakistan is yet to take any solid action against the tainted players.

There is something about the Caribbean The manner in which West Indies won the match was far more asertive than any one had thought off

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