Archive for the ‘ICC’ Category

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Sri Lanka’s Journey to Test Status via Alston Mahadevan’s Video Documentaries

September 15, 2018

ABSORB … setting aside about four hours

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David Richardson delivers MCC Cowdrey Lecture: Sane Blokes to balance Ebullient Characters

August 8, 2018

ONE = Item in CRICKET AGE,  7 August 2018 with title “MS Dhoni, Rahul Dravid as important as ‘larger than life’Virat Kohli, Ben Stokes, says ICC CEO Dave Richardson

ICC CEO David Richardson said that while cricket needs the likes of Virat Kohli and Ben Stokes, it also needs an MS Dhoni or Rahul Dravid as a balancing act. Richardson, while giving his MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture on Monday, said that cricket needs its “larger than life characters” and its more mellow exponents so as to “stay on the good side of that line.”

“On the field the cricket needs its larger than life characters. Its Colin Milburns, Freddie Flintoffs, Shane Warnes, Virat Kohlis, Ben Stokes but we equally it needs its Frank Worrells, its Mahendra Singh Dhonis, its Rahul Dravids, its Colin Cowdreys to make sure that we all stay in the good side of that line,” said Richardson.

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Sri Lanka’s Position Today in ICC Rankings

July 17, 2018

From ESPNcricinfo ….

ICC rankings for Tests, ODIs, Twenty20 & Women

ICC Test Championship

14 July 2018
Team Matches Points Rating
India 29 3634 125
South Africa 32 3589 112
Australia 33 3499 106
New Zealand 23 2354 102
England 39 3769 97
Sri Lanka 35 3182 91
Pakistan 21 1853 88
West Indies 29 2235 77
Bangladesh 19 1268 67
Zimbabwe 8 12 2

 

ICC ODI Championship

16 July 2018
Team Matches Points Rating
England 50 6298 126
India 47 5743 122
South Africa 34 3842 113
New Zealand 41 4602 112
Pakistan 34 3504 103
Australia 37 3699 100
Bangladesh 24 2220 93
Sri Lanka 43 3302 77
West Indies 29 1989 69
Afghanistan 28 1758 63
Zimbabwe 39 2110 54
Ireland 20 766 38
Scotland 16 535 33
UAE 13 236 18

ICC Twenty20 Championship

08 July 2018
Team Matches Points Rating
Pakistan 30 3972 132
India 36 4468 124
Australia 21 2570 122
England 21 2448 117
New Zealand 22 2542 116
South Africa 18 2058 114
West Indies 18 2048 114
Afghanistan 25 2287 91
Sri Lanka 27 2287 85
Bangladesh 24 1686 70
Scotland 15 927 62
Zimbabwe 18 1006 56
UAE 12 608 51
Netherlands 12 598 50
Hong Kong 10 420 42
Oman 7 270 39
Ireland 16 564 35
Nepal 4 105 26

ICC Women’s Team Rankings

14 July 2018
Team Matches Points Rating
Australia Women 55 7284 132
England Women 60 7580 126
New Zealand Women 68 8137 120
India Women 66 7396 112
West Indies Women 48 4725 98
South Africa Women 77 7320 95
Pakistan Women 55 4081 74
Sri Lanka Women 55 3416 62
Bangladesh Women 34 1432 42
Ireland Women 23 638 28

Rankings table devised, developed and maintained by David Kendix

Full rankings on www

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Sweets. Ball Tampering and Chandimal

June 21, 2018

ONE: Video Show — How sweets help alter the condition of the ball  … http://www.espncricinfo.com/

Following the ball-tampering row in St Lucia, Raunak Kapoor explains the legal and illegal ways to shine the ball

TWO: “Cricket’s repository of ball-tampering since 2000,” = http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/23851788/cricket-repository-ball-tampering-2000

As Dinesh Chandimal becomes the latest cricketer to be punished for ball tampering, we take a look at every ball-tampering offence since 2000 that led to an ICC charge.

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ICC Measures at Recent Committee Meeting in Mumbai

June 2, 2018

Item in Daily News, 31 May 2018:  “Toss survives test of time”

Mahela Jayawardene, Tim May and Shaun Pollock at the ICC Cricket Committee meeting in Mumbai.
Mahela Jayawardene, Tim May and Shaun Pollock at the ICC Cricket Committee meeting in Mumbai.

MUMBAI: The toss will remain the fundamental starting point of a Test match. The Anil Kumble-led Cricket Committee of the ICC on Tuesday decided against abolishing the spin of coin in the game’s traditional format, calling it an “integral part of the narrative”. The International Cricket Council (ICC) was mulling doing away with the flip of the coin during the World Test Championship scheduled to start from July 2019 as part of measures to boost the flagging fortunes of the long format.

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Taking Al-Jazeera for A Ride? Morris, Indika and Mendis

May 28, 2018

A THOUGHT from The Editor Cricketique … informed by some details for Morris and Mendis in ESPNcricinfo … which details Al-Jazeera does not seem to have checked because they say that Mendis is from Galle …. We now need a snap of the other alleged plotter Tharanga Indika [whom I believe is an old Aloysian who does have close links with Jayananda Warnaweera … BUT was not a curator if if the BCCSL info in ESPNcricinfo is correct]

Tharindu Mendis   Robin Morris

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Their First Test Encounter: When Irish Eyes are Gleaming

May 13, 2018

Jarrod Kimber, courtesy of ESPNcricinfo, 11 May 2018, where the title is

Michael Halliday, the former Ireland captain, has a broken pub roof tile on his mantelpiece. It is signed by Imran Khan. Because it was Imran who hit him out of Pagham Cricket ground when playing for Sussex against Ireland in 1977. Imran Khan made a hundred that day.

 

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