International Cricket Council

Fawad Ahmed moves step closer to Ashes with call to join Australia A tour

Fawad Ahmed. Photo: AFP

Former Pakistani asylum seeker Fawad Ahmed moved a step closer to playing in next month's Ashes series against England after being rushed into the Australia A cricket squad for their tour of Britain yesterday.

Friday, 7 June, 2013, 5:40am

Cricket players' chief Tim May quits, and blasts ICC

Tim May. Photo: AFP

Tim May yesterday quit as head of cricket's international players' union after eight years, lashing out at the sport's powerbrokers and their alleged "threats, intimidation and backroom deals".

6 Jun 2013 - 4:00am

ICC committee wants to impose minimum number of tests

Anil Kumble

The International Cricket Council's (ICC) cricket committee said countries risk losing their test status unless they played a "minimum number of test matches over a four-year period".

31 May 2013 - 5:35am

Pakistan anger at Bangladesh axing cricket tour

Gunmen attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team's bus in Lahore, killing at least eight people and wounding six team members. Photo: AFP

Pakistan yesterday criticised Bangladesh's decision to abandon a planned cricket tour over security fears and threatened to bar its own players from playing in a Bangladeshi league.

2 Jan 2013 - 3:09am

Sports Digest, January 1, 2013

Shanghai Shenhua have dismissed reports they will sign David Beckham in January. "It is sheer rumour," a source briefed by boss Zhu Jun said of reports in the British media. "Shenhua has no financial strength to sign another superstar." Zhu brought former Chelsea stars Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba to the Chinese soccer league, but stopped paying them their huge salaries in September when he fought with the five state-owned partners for majority control of the club.

1 Jan 2013 - 5:56am

Short Sport, January 1, 2013

Bangladesh are unlikely to tour Pakistan due to security concerns, despite making a commitment to do so at an International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting in October. Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Zaka Ashraf said last month Bangladesh had confirmed a visit for this month, which would have made it the first international side to tour Pakistan since militants attacked the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore in 2009. 

1 Jan 2013 - 5:56am

ICC chief eyes Olympics to spread game globally

Alan Isaac, the world's leading cricket official, said the game's inclusion at the Olympics would boost the development of the sport in China but said no decision had yet been made by the International Cricket Council on whether to push for the inclusion of Twenty20 as a medal sport at the 2024 Summer Games.

28 Oct 2012 - 1:55am

Umpires suspended after TV 'spot-fixing' sting

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has provisionally suspended six umpires who allegedly agreed to spot-fix matches during a sting operation by an Indian television channel.

The ICC said yesterday that investigations would be conducted by the respective boards of each country while the umpires remained barred from officiating in any matches.

11 Oct 2012 - 5:12am

India TV claims prompt ICC match-fixing probe of umpire launch

The International Cricket Council has launched an "urgent investigation" following allegations by an Indian television station that several umpires were willing to fix matches for money.

10 Oct 2012 - 3:28am

ICC to investigate spot-fixing charges against umpires

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has launched an investigation into match-fixing allegations made by an Indian television channel against international umpires.

Footage screened on India TV on Monday appeared to show umpires from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka negotiating deals with under-cover reporters to spot-fix matches.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

South Africans dominate ICC Test team

Australian captain Michael Clarke was on Thursday selected skipper of an International Cricket Council Test team of the year dominated by South Africans.

South African fast bowler Dale Steyn figures in the team for the fifth year in a row, with team-mates Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis and Vernon Philander also making the grade.

30 Aug 2012 - 4:19pm

Olympics may be Lorgat's last legacy

It is perhaps fitting the Olympic brief will be one of the last tasks for Haroon Lorgat, chief executive of the International Cricket Council, who will step down at the ICC's annual conference in Kuala Lumpur in June.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

HK 'must be fearless among big boys'

Hong Kong left last night for Dubai and the final qualifying round for the ICC World Twenty20 with a strong conviction they are in contention for one of two spots given to associate members for the September showpiece in Sri Lanka.

8 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

All set for a clean Sixes, Tandon says

Tough measures will be in place to ensure this weekend's Karp Group Hong Kong Sixes is free of corruption, including the players not having access to mobile phones and restricting public contact during the tournament.

24 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Crucial 18 months as HK weigh up cash options

The next 18 months will prove decisive for Hong Kong, who are sizing up how best to use the International Cricket Council's annual high-performance grant to prepare the national squad for a 10-team qualifying tournament in Scotland in 2013, when the four associates to play at the 2015 World Cup will be decided.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am