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?
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
Rohit Sharma is no stranger to create massive records in T20Is and he will be on the verge of adding another feat to his already illustrious career when he steps out on the field in the 2nd T20I against West Indies in Thiruvananthapuram on Friday. The India opener needs just one six to join the elite 400-sixes club in international cricket. He will also become the first Indian to achieve this milestone. The only two players to cross the milestone are former Pakistan batsman Shahid Afridi (476 sixes) and West Indies international Chris Gayle (534 sixes).READ: Kohli 25 runs away from becoming 1st Indian to achieve huge T20I milestoneRohit had a chance to clinch this record in the first T20I but ended up gifting his wicket for just 8.India will look for an improved show in the bowling and fielding departments to match their stupendous batting performance when they face the West Indies in the second game, eyeing to wrap up yet another T20I series.In the last 13 months, India … [Read more...] about India vs West Indies: Rohit Sharma on verge of joining impressive 400-sixes club in T20s
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
Price will work alongside former Australian coach Darren Lehmann and James Hopes as the Heat target their second BBL victory. Lehmann revealed Price’s appointment during the WBBL Final broadcast on Sunday afternoon. Watch every KFC Big Bash League match LIVE or On-Demand with KAYO SPORTS on your TV or favourite device. Get your 14-day free trial> “I’m pretty excited about that I have to admit,” Price said on Seven’s broadcast. “I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to be around the guys and seeing how they do it differently to what the girls do. Julia Price has previously coached the Hobart Hurricanes WBBL team.Source:News Corp Australia “Having been in the Hurricanes set-up for the WBBL, it will be interesting to see how the BBL does it. “I had a bit to do with the Hurricanes boys but this will be a completely different level now … I can learn off both the players and the coaching staff.” Lehmann spoke … [Read more...] about Former Australian wicketkeeper Julia Price to join Brisbane Heat coaching staff in BBL09