Archive for the ‘ICC’ Category

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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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When Afghanistan and Ireland gained Test Status in Cricket in Mid-2017. Hurrah!

May 13, 2018

BBC, June 2017 where the title reads “Ireland & Afghanistan awarded Test status by International Cricket Council”

Ireland and Afghanistan have been granted Test status by the International Cricket Council. It increases the number of countries competing at the top level of international cricket to 12. They are the first admissions since Bangladesh gained Test status in 2000.

The two countries, who already have one-day and Twenty20 international status, have enjoyed notable successes against Test-playing nations in global competitions in recent years. Ireland, who are 12th in the ICC one-day rankings, beat England in the 2011 World Cup, four years after a shock victory over Pakistan in the same competition. Afghanistan, currently 10th in the rankings, drew an ODI series with T20 world champions West Indies this month.

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Visit Simon Taufel’s Pictorial Displays

November 15, 2017

Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka takes his cap from umpire Simon Taufel after completing an over

VISIT Simon Taufel Stock Photos and Pictures | Getty Images ….. 

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Mellawa’s Inside/Outside View of Sri Lankan Cricket

November 11, 2017

Andrew Fidel Fernando, reviewing Ranjan Mellawa’s Wind Behind the Willows… for ESPNcricinfo, http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/21203302/ranjan-mellawa-winds-willows

First, allow me to lay out a bias: I was probably always going to like this one. Sri Lanka does not, alas, produce a wealth of cricket books. Where Ben Stokes already has a hardcover in circulation, Muttiah Muralitharan is yet to flog a 400-page grievance – the likes of which have recently become the prerogative of so many retired cricketers. (And of endured hardships, who could possibly have a greater store than Murali?)

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