ICC Strategic Group report fears formation of rebel governing body IMAGE: The International Cricket Council headquarters in Dubai. Photograph: Nikhil Monteiro/Reuter A breakaway rebel governing body, the proposed T10 format and lack of interest from broadcasters are among '18 threats' that international cricket faces right now, according to a report of the ICC's Strategic Working Group (SWG) which will discuss these issues with the Board of Control for Cricket in India, in New Delhi, on Thursday. The report, which is in possession of PTI, claims to be a SWOT analysis of the issues confronting world cricket. The SWG comprises Cricket Australia's David Peever, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, Singapore's Imran Khwaja, Cricket South Africa's Patricia Karambami, West Indies Cricket Board's Dave Cameron and women's representative Clare Connor. The Group will update BCCI office-bearers -- Acting President CK Khanna, Acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary and Treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhry -- on global … [Read more...] about Is there a threat to ICC?
David Davutovic looks at the latest news from across the globe in his weekly Duva’s XI column. And it makes pretty reading for fans of A-League new boys Western United. Stream every game of The 2019/20 Hyundai A-League season LIVE & On-Demand with KAYO SPORTS. Get your 14 day free trial & start streaming instantly > 1. AUSTRALIA TO HOST WORLD CUP FINAL Australia will host the 2023 Women’s World Cup final in a likely joint bid with New Zealand. That will headline this week’s official submission to FIFA, with the bid books due this Friday (December 13). The prospect of the Matildas playing in a home World Cup final looms as one of Australia’s greatest sporting events. Sydney’s ANZ Stadium appears to be the frontrunner to host the final, with AAMI Park set to be Melbourne’s main venue. Australia/New Zealand is among seven likely bids, alongside South Korea, Japan, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina and Colombia the other bidders. FIFA … [Read more...] about Duva’s XI: Ange Postecoglou’s J-League victory with Yokohama F. Marinos one of Australia’s greatest coaching triumphs
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly on Saturday said that people should judge BCCI secretary Jay Shah as an individual and not as the son of the Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Speaking at the India Today Conclave 2019, Ganguly was questioned on the criticism surrounding Jay Shah’s appointment in his new role in the Indian cricket board. “You know we have this huge thing in India that if you’re a son or a daughter of a very powerful person, you cannot remain involved. The other day if you see Sachin, he was actually telling the people that treat my son as a cricketer. Not as Sachin Tendulkar. Forget about his surname and see whether he is good or bad,” the former India captain said.He further went on to give examples from cricketers from across the world, who have had family members playing the sport as well. “Why should Tendulkar’s son be stopped from playing because he is Tendulkar’s son. It doesn’t happen in … [Read more...] about ‘Judge Jay Shah independently, not as Amit Shah’s son’, says BCCI President Sourav Ganguly
India may have been enjoying a rich vein of form in shortest format but there is no denying that there are still some problems that needs to be ironed out as the team edges closer to the T20 World Cup in Australia next year. While the batting unit looks formidable, same cannot be said about the bowlers as India continue to find their best combination. While the pacers have done the trick for ‘Men in Blue’ in recent times, the spinners haven’t been as effective as they have been in the past.Also Read: Kohli 25 runs away from becoming 1st Indian to achieve huge T20I milestoneOne such case is that of Washington Sundar, who hasn’t been able to replicate his domestic form on international arena. He was once again taken for runs in Hyderabad T20I and with competition for places heating up, the spinner can’t take his place in the side from granted. In the first T20I against Windies, Sundar bowled his most expensive spell in … [Read more...] about India vs West Indies: Stats reveal big worry for Virat Kohli and Co ahead of Thiruvananthapuram T20I
Tennis ace Sania Mirza revealed how she met husband and former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik for the first time before the duo eventually deciding to tie the knot. Sania and Shoaib got married on April 12, 2010 in Hyderabad followed by another ceremony in Sialkot, Pakistan. Sania has now opened up on their first meeting which took place at a restaurant in Hobart, Australia. “We knew each other socially and then we bumped into each other at a restaurant in Hobart where you don’t even see animals/birds after 6 pm, forget people,” Sania told India Today. Also Read: ‘3 per cent of $400 million is all right’: Warne in for huge IPL windfall“Must’ve been destiny that we met over there to be very honest. Only later I realized that he had actually planned to come to the restaurant because I was there. I was giving destiny all the credit but it was clearly not,” she added. Sania recently confirmed that she will be … [Read more...] about ‘We bumped into each other at a restaurant in Hobart’: Sania Mirza opens up on first meeting with Shoaib Malik