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BCCI have been asking me about Hundred, says ECB outgoing chief Colin Graves
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BCCI have been asking me about Hundred, says ECB outgoing chief Colin Graves

The ECB's brainchild, the Hundred is a necessary tool to increase cricket's reach and appeal, according to Graves.

ICC still undecided on chairman nomination process as members search for unanimous candidate
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ICC still undecided on chairman nomination process as members search for unanimous candidate

The ICC Board of Directors meeting on Monday ended up being a damp squib after they failed to reach consensus over Shashank Manohar's replacement as the next chairman of cricket's global governing body.

Nomination process to elect next ICC chairman sole agenda for board's meeting on Monday
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Nomination process to elect next ICC chairman sole agenda for board's meeting on Monday

Usually in ICC, a two-third majority is required but there could be a few board members who would want it to be a case of simple majority among 17 members.

Haven't got Cricket West Indies' backing for ICC Chairman's post, says former president Dave Cameron
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Haven't got Cricket West Indies' backing for ICC Chairman's post, says former president Dave Cameron

Manohar stepped down early this month after over four years at the helm, letting go of a third term after it became clear that he would not find enough backers for it in the ICC.

Nomination process for next ICC chairman to be primary agenda in global cricket body's meeting on 25 June
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Nomination process for next ICC chairman to be primary agenda in global cricket body's meeting on 25 June

The ICC could be briefed on the investigations being carried on the leaks of classified e-mails.

ICC meeting: Members hope to end T20 World Cup impasse, figure nominations for chairmanship
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ICC meeting: Members hope to end T20 World Cup impasse, figure nominations for chairmanship

The International Cricket Council (ICC) will be hoping to end the impasse surrounding the future of this year's T20 World Cup in Australia and sort the nomination process for its next chairman when the board members meet virtually on Wednesday.

ICC chairman Shashank Manohar to step down at end of term this year
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ICC chairman Shashank Manohar to step down at end of term this year

The ICC is set to discuss the process to elect its new chief at its board meeting on Thursday with media reports saying that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chief Colin Graves is favourite to fill the post.

Colin Graves to step down as ECB chairman on 31 August following postponement of The Hundred due to COVID-19 crisis
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Colin Graves to step down as ECB chairman on 31 August following postponement of The Hundred due to COVID-19 crisis

Graves, who was appointed as chairman in May 2015, will be replaced by Ian Watmore after being ratified in the AGM at the end of the month. Graves is expected to take over as ICC's next chairman, replacing Shashank Manohar.

Former FA chief executive Ian Watmore to replace Colin Graves as ECB chairman in December
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Former FA chief executive Ian Watmore to replace Colin Graves as ECB chairman in December

The 61-year-old Watmore, who resigned from his position with English soccer’s governing body in 2010, will begin his new role with the country’s cricket board on 1 December.

Sir Alastair Cook: Former England captain, record run scorer honoured with knighthood
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Sir Alastair Cook: Former England captain, record run scorer honoured with knighthood

Cook – who has more Test centuries (33) and runs (12,472) than any other England player accrued during a record 161 Test matches – is the first cricketer to be knighted since legendary all-rounder Ian Botham in 2007.

ICC CEO David Richardson deviates from ECB's opinion, says cricket is popular among youngsters
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ICC CEO David Richardson deviates from ECB's opinion, says cricket is popular among youngsters

England's top cricket administrator may feel young people no longer care about cricket, but David Richardson, the man running the sport's global governing body, is adamant youth interest is rising worldwide.

ECB's proposal for new 100-ball competition is to attract younger audience to cricket, says chairman Colin Graves
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ECB's proposal for new 100-ball competition is to attract younger audience to cricket, says chairman Colin Graves

The English and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) proposal for a new 100-ball competition was created to attract younger people to the sport, according to the organisation’s chairman Colin Graves.

ICC chairman Shashank Manohar set for re-election as former ECB chief Giles Clarke loses support
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ICC chairman Shashank Manohar set for re-election as former ECB chief Giles Clarke loses support

Given the new equation that has emerged, there has suddenly emerged an alignment in favour of Manohar, with even the BCCI throwing its weight behind him.

ICC's idea of four-day Test cricket remains replete with doubts, yet promises a revolution
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ICC's idea of four-day Test cricket remains replete with doubts, yet promises a revolution

It surely makes much sense to head in a direction that will garner more results over a shorter span of time, with four-day Test cricket being an ideal solution.

ECB insists it has 'no firm position' on four-day Tests, says it's 'sensitive to potential effects' of format changes
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ECB insists it has 'no firm position' on four-day Tests, says it's 'sensitive to potential effects' of format changes

It had been reported that English cricket chiefs were in favour of reducing Tests from their current five days to four to fit in with modern trends such as Twenty20 which have made shorter-form cricket ever more popular.

England vs West Indies: Jason Holder believes his pacers can make life uncomfortable for hosts
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England vs West Indies: Jason Holder believes his pacers can make life uncomfortable for hosts

West Indies skipper Jason Holder believes his pacemen can benefit from the "huge underdogs" and will look to my life uncomfortable for England. "It's just for our batsmen to make some runs," he said.

English cricket receives major financial boost after television deal worth billions for 2020-2024
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English cricket receives major financial boost after television deal worth billions for 2020-2024

The BBC , who last showed live cricket in 1999 but recently showed highlights of the Champions Trophy tournament — won live broadcast rights from 2020 for 21 matches

New Zealand Cricket chief bats for two-tier system, pink ball, four-day Tests
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New Zealand Cricket chief bats for two-tier system, pink ball, four-day Tests

New Zealand Cricket chief has called for Test cricket to continue its pink-ball revolution by slashing the format to four days and introducing two divisions.

Didn't promise Pietersen that he would play again if he started scoring runs: ECB chairman
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Didn't promise Pietersen that he would play again if he started scoring runs: ECB chairman

Shortly after Pietersen made an unbeaten triple century for Surrey against Leicestershire on Monday, Strauss told him to forget about playing for England.

ECB chairman Colin Graves opens door to Pietersen return
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ECB chairman Colin Graves opens door to Pietersen return

Pietersen, 34, has not played for England since the ECB effectively called time on his international career following the disastrous Ashes tour of 2013-14.