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Anil Kumble-led ICC committee recommends ban on use of saliva for shining balls during cricket matches

The Anil Kumble-led ICC Cricket Committee has recommended banning the use of saliva to shine the ball owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. During a meeting over a video conference, the committee also pushed for bringing back two non-neutral umpires for all international matches. “We are living through extraordinary times and the recommendations the committee made...

IPL 2020 suspended indefinitely amid coronavirus pandemic

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has suspended the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League indefinitely due to coronavirus. Although a new date for the tournament has not been set yet, IPL was originally supposed to be held between March 29 and May 24. According to reports, the tournament’s chief operating...

Sourav Ganguly denies permission to Ravindra Jadeja to play for Saurashtra in Ranji Trophy final

BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly has denied permission to all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja to play the Ranji Trophy final for Saurashtra scheduled on March 9. Saurashtra will be playing their fourth Ranji Trophy final in the last 8 years against Bengal and star all-rounder Jadeja would have boosted his home side’s chances of winning the title. Notably,...

India Reaches Finals of the Women’s T20 World Cup For The First Time in Cricketing History

For the first time in history, the Indian team on Thursday reached the finals of the Women’s T20 World Cup beating England without a ball being bowled due to incessant rain at the match venue. This also resulted in experts and followers of the game demanding that the International Cricket Council (ICC) must include reserve...

Sunil Joshi Named Chairman of BCCI’s Selection Committee

Former India spinner Sunil Joshi was on Wednesday named chairman of the national selection panel by the BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC). The CAC also picked ex-pacer Harvinder Singh for a place in the five-member group. The CAC, comprising Madan Lal, R P Singh and Sulakshana Naik, picked the two selectors, with Joshi replacing South...