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Backup plan for T20 World Cup is ready but we intend to stage it in India for now, says ICC interim CEO Geoff Allardice
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Backup plan for T20 World Cup is ready but we intend to stage it in India for now, says ICC interim CEO Geoff Allardice

ICC's interim CEO Geoff Allardice on Wednesday said the body has backup plans in place for the T20 World Cup in India later this year but is currently not entertaining any thoughts of moving it out of the country despite a surge in COVID-19 cases.

World Test Championship final will depend on number of rescheduled series, says ICC's Geoff Allardice
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World Test Championship final will depend on number of rescheduled series, says ICC's Geoff Allardice

ICC might have to postpone the June final at the Lord's as Bangladesh, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, England have backlog series but Allardice, a former Australian first-class cricketer, would like to wait a bit more.

ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: International Cricket Council to introduce front foot no-ball technology in upcoming tournament
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ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: International Cricket Council to introduce front foot no-ball technology in upcoming tournament

Front foot no-ball technology will be used in a global tournament for the first time at the ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Australia later this month, the International Cricket Council said on Tuesday.

ICC CEO Manu Sawhney to visit Pakistan next week, will hold talks with PCB top brass
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ICC CEO Manu Sawhney to visit Pakistan next week, will hold talks with PCB top brass

Just two days back, ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar played a key role in getting Bangladesh and Pakistan Boards to reach an agreement for a bilateral series which will be split in three parts from January to April at three venues in Pakistan.

Cricket Australia dumps boundary countback rule in Big Bash, multiple Super Overs to decide winners of tiebreakers
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Cricket Australia dumps boundary countback rule in Big Bash, multiple Super Overs to decide winners of tiebreakers

Cricket Australia said that under the new rules, if two teams are tied at the end of a final and then again after a Super Over, subsequent Super Overs will be played until there is a clear winner in both the men's and women's T20 leagues.

TV Umpires to call all front-foot no-balls in select limited-overs series on trial basis, says ICC
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TV Umpires to call all front-foot no-balls in select limited-overs series on trial basis, says ICC

In the recently concluded ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, the on-field match officials were criticised as they had missed calling a no-ball in the match between West Indies and Australia

Anil Kumble-led ICC Cricket Committee to discuss controversial World Cup final boundary count-back rule in next meeting
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Anil Kumble-led ICC Cricket Committee to discuss controversial World Cup final boundary count-back rule in next meeting

Cricketers — current and former — shared New Zealand's pain on losing the World Cup title to hosts England on boundary count-back rule following an epic final at the Lord's on 14 July

Umpires followed 'right process': ICC comes to Kumar Dharmasena's defence in World Cup final overthrows controversy
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Umpires followed 'right process': ICC comes to Kumar Dharmasena's defence in World Cup final overthrows controversy

The ICC on Sunday came out in defence of umpire Kumar Dharmasena for his controversial decision to award six overthrow runs, instead of five, to England during the epic World Cup final against New Zealand.

Lahore biomechanical lab receives ICC accreditation as testing centre for suspected illegal bowling actions
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Lahore biomechanical lab receives ICC accreditation as testing centre for suspected illegal bowling actions

The lab is run at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (Lums) and becomes the fifth biomechanics lab to be approved by the cricket's governing body.

ICC to discuss regulations, sanctioning of T20 and T10 leagues mushrooming around the world
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ICC to discuss regulations, sanctioning of T20 and T10 leagues mushrooming around the world

After the exponential growth of the T20 format, the ICC now also has to deal with the T10 league which got the world body's sanction last year.

ICC U-19 World Cup 2018: Australia replace injured Aaron Hardie with Patrick Rowe for tournament final against India
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ICC U-19 World Cup 2018: Australia replace injured Aaron Hardie with Patrick Rowe for tournament final against India

Wicketkeeper batsman Patrick Rowe will replace injured all-rounder Aaron Hardie in the Australian squad for the finals of the ICC U-19 World Cup against India on Saturday.

Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad gets 12 month doping ban for accidentally ingesting prohibited substance
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Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad gets 12 month doping ban for accidentally ingesting prohibited substance

Shahzad pleaded guilty to the violation and the ICC accepted he had "inadvertently ingested the substance as a contaminant of a weight loss product he was taking

ICC's rule changes including reduction of bat thickness, DRS in T20Is to take effect after 28 September
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ICC's rule changes including reduction of bat thickness, DRS in T20Is to take effect after 28 September

Players being sent off for misconduct is all set to become a reality in cricket with the ICC's revamped playing rules, which will be effective in all series starting 28 September or later

India vs England: ICC reveals Anil Kumble's support persuaded BCCI to accept DRS for Tests
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India vs England: ICC reveals Anil Kumble's support persuaded BCCI to accept DRS for Tests

ICC's General Manager of cricket affairs Geoff Allardice on Thursday termed India coach Anil Kumble's role as "instrumental" in assessing the upgraded Decision Review System (DRS) and his support proved to be pivotal in using the technology in the upcoming England series.

ICC, Hawk Eye representatives give presentation on upgraded version of DRS to BCCI
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ICC, Hawk Eye representatives give presentation on upgraded version of DRS to BCCI

ICC and Hawk Eye representatives gave a detailed presentation on the upgraded version of DRS to BCCI president Anurag Thakur and coach Anil Kumble.

India could agree to use DRS during England series
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India could agree to use DRS during England series

During earlier regime of N Srinivasan, BCCI were obstinate and not ready to sit across the table to discuss the pros and cons of DRS.

Brisbane, Chennai become ICC-accredited testing centres
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Brisbane, Chennai become ICC-accredited testing centres

The Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai today found itself in the new list of ICC-accredited centres alongwith Cricket Australia's National Cricket Centre in Brisbane that will be used to test bowlers with suspected illegal actions.