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South Africa vs Bangladesh: Visitors to complain against 'biased' umpiring, sledging in first Test
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South Africa vs Bangladesh: Visitors to complain against 'biased' umpiring, sledging in first Test

The visitors were furious after several close calls went against them in Durban, where they remained competitive for most of the match before a batting collapse saw them dismissed for 53 in the second innings.

South Africa batter Zubayr Hamza suspended after positive drugs test
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South Africa batter Zubayr Hamza suspended after positive drugs test

According to a CSA statement, Hamza tested positive for the substance Furosemide following an International Cricket Council anti-doping test on January 17.

Book Review | Administrator Ratnakar Shetty traces Indian cricket's highs and lows in On Board: My Years with the BCCI
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Book Review | Administrator Ratnakar Shetty traces Indian cricket's highs and lows in On Board: My Years with the BCCI

Young Indian fans ready to deride the ‘bullying’ and financial clout of today’s BCCI would do well to read the account of where India has come from to emerge as a global cricketing financial powerhouse today.

On This Day: ICC bans Pakistan's Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif for spot-fixing
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On This Day: ICC bans Pakistan's Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif for spot-fixing

The trio was handed a ban on 5 February, 2011 after a series of hearings, for spot-fixing in a Test against England.

Ex-South Africa captain Graeme Smith rejects charges of racism
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Ex-South Africa captain Graeme Smith rejects charges of racism

"Some of the findings are entirely questionable and without any basis," said David Becker, Smith's lawyer

ICC appoints Australian Geoff Allardice as permanent CEO post 8-month interim stint
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ICC appoints Australian Geoff Allardice as permanent CEO post 8-month interim stint

Allardice, a former Australian first-class cricketer and administrator, was the ICC General Manager, Cricket for eight years. He had previously held a similar role at Cricket Australia

T20 World Cup 2021: Afghanistan skipper Mohammad Nabi in fan plea after crowd chaos
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T20 World Cup 2021: Afghanistan skipper Mohammad Nabi in fan plea after crowd chaos

The International Cricket Council apologised to ticket holders who could not enter the stadium where the final will also be staged on 14 November.

ICC to replace 'batsman' with gender-neutral term 'batter' from T20 World Cup
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ICC to replace 'batsman' with gender-neutral term 'batter' from T20 World Cup

Last month, the Marylebone Cricket Club announced it would be replacing the word 'batsman' with 'batter' in the Laws of Cricket. That change will now be reflected across all ICC playing conditions going forward.

Former West Indies cricketer Marlon Samuels charged under ICC anti-corruption code
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Former West Indies cricketer Marlon Samuels charged under ICC anti-corruption code

Samuels, who played international cricket between 2000 and 2018, was charged by the ICC on behalf of the Emirates Cricket Board for breaching four elements of their T10 League anti-corruption code.

MCC to use gender neutral term 'batters' in laws to 'reinforce cricket's status as an inclusive sport'
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MCC to use gender neutral term 'batters' in laws to 'reinforce cricket's status as an inclusive sport'

MCC encouraged others to adopt the updated terminology following the announcement of the change to the Laws.

Joe Root, Ireland all-rounder Eimear Richardson win ICC's Player of the Month award
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Joe Root, Ireland all-rounder Eimear Richardson win ICC's Player of the Month award

Root scored 507 runs in three Tests against India in August, including three important centuries and the form propelled him to the top of the Test Rankings for batters.

International Cricket Council inducts Mongolia, Tajikistan and Switzerland as members
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International Cricket Council inducts Mongolia, Tajikistan and Switzerland as members

The meeting, which was conducted virtually, welcomed Mongolia and Tajikistan as the 22nd and 23rd members of the Asia region, while Switzerland is Europe's 35th member, with the ICC now comprising 106 members in total, including 94 associates.

World Test Championship: ICC confirms revised points system for second cycle of championship
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World Test Championship: ICC confirms revised points system for second cycle of championship

ICC confirmed the standardised points system for the 2021-23 cycle of WTC, in a press release, which will begin next month, the cut off date of which will be 31 March 2023.

England Women's Sophie Ecclestone, Black Caps' Devon Conway bag ICC Player of the Month awards for June
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England Women's Sophie Ecclestone, Black Caps' Devon Conway bag ICC Player of the Month awards for June

Left-arm spinner Ecclestone thus became the second English female to win the award after Tammy Beaumont, who was crowned in February.

ICC boss Manu Sawhney resigns 'with immediate effect,' Geoff Allardice to continue as acting CEO
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ICC boss Manu Sawhney resigns 'with immediate effect,' Geoff Allardice to continue as acting CEO

Sawhney was sent on "leave" in March pending an inquiry after he came under scrutiny for his "abrasive behaviour" with colleagues.

Former SLC analyst Sanath Jayasundara receives seven-year ban for breaching ICC anti-corruption code
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Former SLC analyst Sanath Jayasundara receives seven-year ban for breaching ICC anti-corruption code

The ICC said on Monday that Jayasundara two years ago tried to bribe Sri Lanka’s sports minister and “influence improperly the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of an international match.”

ICC hands eight-year bans to UAE cricketers Amir Hayat, Ashfaq Ahmed for accepting bribe from Indian bookie
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ICC hands eight-year bans to UAE cricketers Amir Hayat, Ashfaq Ahmed for accepting bribe from Indian bookie

Both cricketers had taken 15,000 AED (United Arab Emirates Dirham totalling $4,083 approx) from an Indian bookie, identified as Mr 'Y' in the ICC charge-sheet for fixing the qualifying round games. Hayat is a medium pacer while Ahmed is a batsman.

World Test Championships: ICC to award same points for every match won during second cycle
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World Test Championships: ICC to award same points for every match won during second cycle

Apart from the India-England series, the Ashes later this year will be the only other five-match affair in the second cycle which will end in June 2023.

World Test Championship final: Fans ejected for abusing New Zealand players
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World Test Championship final: Fans ejected for abusing New Zealand players

There was an unsavoury incident, with an ICC spokesperson, saying after stumps: "We received reports of abuse directed at the New Zealand players."