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ICC's League 2 schedule for 2023 World Cup qualifiers begin from August 14

The League 2 will witness seven teams -- Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Scotland, UAE and the USA -- contesting in 126 One Day Internationals (ODIs), to be played across 21 tri-series.

ICC to trial TV umpires on front-foot no-ball calls

The ICC will test the new system in a few indentified limited-overs series over the next six months and if the experiment pans out to be a success, on-field umpires could lose the right to call no-balls for overstepping in future.


Test that may not crown the best

World Test championship expected to re-energise five-day game but format doesn't guarantee best team will emerge the winner.

Cricket Briefs: Faf Du Plessis excited about Test Championship, no Indian umpires in ICC elite panel

In other cricket news: Sri Lanka is set to honour retired Nuwan Kulasekara, Zimbabwe senior cricketer wants to play for free to save the game, and New Zealand have appointed Thilan Samaraweera to their support staff ahead of their tour of Sri Lanka.

World Test Championship Explained: A total of 71 Test matches played over 27 series

Top nine teams on the ICC Test rankings as on March 31, 2018 — Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies are part of the World Test Championship. Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and Ireland are left out.

New Zealand rugby team take a dig at ICC

New Zealand's All Blacks took a dig at the International Cricket Council's boundary countback rule after the national rugby team retained the Freedom Cup following a draw against South Africa.


ICC defends Kumar Dharmasena over umpiring decision in World Cup final

Simon Taufel said after the match that the officials had made a “mistake” in awarding England one extra run. Kumar Dharmasena had later admitted that there had been a judgemental error but that he will "never regret the decision".

Concussion in cricket: ICC decides to act, but ambiguity remains

The ICC’s decision to allow concussion substitutes from August 1 is a welcome step, keeping in mind player health and welfare.

Inaugural Under-19 World Cup for girls next year?

At an ICC meeting a few months ago, the members were apprised of the idea of having a global event for girls like the one for Under-19 boys every two years.

No Bangladesh tour as Zimbabwe Cricket unable to fulfill international obligations

Zimbabwe was earlier scheduled to travel to Bangladesh in September for a T20I triangular series against the hosts and Afghanistan.

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Security Beefed Up At MS Dhoni’s Residence After India’s Loss Against Pakistan

This move has been taken after considering unruly fan behaviour after the team’s loss in the final. While local police do guard Dhoni’s house round the year but more force is deployed during high-profile matches and bigger tournaments.  It may be recalled that in 2014, the security cover of Mahendra Singh Dhoni was downgraded to […]