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Some Assessments of Muralitharan as Cricketer … and Philanthropist

June 28, 2020

ONE = Simon Barnes: Muttiah Muralitharan as Cricketer of the Year 2006″

writing in 2007 on the year 2006 =  https://www.espncricinfo.com/wisdenalmanack/content/story/350915.html

The time has come to grasp the nettle, to remove the mental and†, to reject the frown, the shrug, the pursed lips and the quizzical look. Muttiah Muralitharan was, without qualification, the finest cricketer on the planet last year and, by implication, is one of the best cricketers that have ever played the game.

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India Under 19 beat Sri Lanka at Bloemfontein

January 19, 2020

From ESPNcricinfo

PLAYER OF THE MATCH

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“Stand By” emerges as Official Song forWorld Cup in Cricket

May 17, 2019

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Official Song “Stand By” has been released is now available to the world as the countdown to the tournament enters the final two weeks. “Stand By” – a collaboration between new artist LORYN and one of the UK’s most successful and influential  acts, Rudimental – will be played in ground and city events across the tournament as the official song to this summer’s showpiece event.

The exciting partnership celebrates the cultural diversity of The United Kingdom and was announced earlier in May at an exclusive event hosted by Radio 1 Breakfast DJ, Greg James in discussion with Cricket World Cup Ambassador Freddie Flintoff and LORYN.

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ICC Team Rankings … Early 2019

January 14, 2019

From ESPNcricinfo

ICC rankings for Tests, ODIs, Twenty20 & Women’s ODI and T20

ICC Test Championship

07 January 2019
Team Matches Points Rating
India 43 5007 116
England 49 5310 108
New Zealand 30 3213 107
South Africa 35 3712 106
Australia 41 4143 101
Pakistan 28 2579 92
Sri Lanka 45 4103 91
West Indies 35 2463 70
Bangladesh 25 1727 69
Zimbabwe 11 138 13

 

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ICC Investigation of Corruption in SL Cricket Scene in Full Bore

January 10, 2019

News Item in Island, 10 January 2019  …. http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=197452

ICC Anti Corruption Unit officer Steve Richardson, Sports Minister Harin Fernando, SLC chief Ashley De Silva and other officials address Sri Lanka’s First Class players and officials.The International Cricket Council yesterday held a meeting for all First Class cricketers at the Sports Ministry premises urging them to provide details if they are aware of any corrupt practice in Sri Lankan cricket.

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Both Jayasuriya and Zoysa charged by ICC Anti-Corruption Unit

November 3, 2018

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Sri Lanka batting great Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged with two counts of breaching the International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption code, the world governing body has announced.The former captain and explosive opening batsman has refused to cooperate with any investigation conducted by the ICC’s anti-corruption unit (ACU), the ICC said in a statement.

Charges: Sanath Jayasuriya, seen here back in his playing days, is under investigation.Charges: Sanath Jayasuriya, seen here back in his playing days, is under investigation.CREDIT:TIM CLAYTON

The 49-year-old has also been charged with trying to conceal, destroy or tamper with evidence that could be crucial to an anti-corruption investigation.”Mr Jayasuriya has 14 days from 15 October 2018 to respond to the charges. The ICC will not make any further comment in respect of these charges at this stage,” the ICC statement said.

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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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