Thursday, 6 October, 2022

Topic: ICC

5 key takeaways as India clinches 1st home T20 series against South Africa

In a match where a total of 458 runs were scored, South Africa lost by 16 runs. While David Miller scored a century, Quinton De Kock, KL Rahul & Suryakumar Yadav scored a 50.

Swing bowling to unfair batting, how ICC’s new rules will impact international cricket

The ICC's updated laws of cricket 2017 code come into effect from 1 October. What are the major amendments and who do they benefit more, batter or bowler?

ICC permanently bans use of saliva on cricket ball, announces changes to playing conditions

The governing body also changed running out of the non-striker by the bowler from the ‘Unfair Play’ section to the ‘Run out’ section.

When Arun Jaitley, Priyanka Gandhi and I cheered for Team India in a Karachi stadium

In ‘Scars of 1947,’ BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla writes about Partition and how cricket played a vital role in bridging gap between India and Pakistan.

Mithali Raj came when nobody cared about women’s cricket. 23 years later, not much has changed

Mithali Raj's story will continue to inspire generations of women in a predominantly male sport. But her quiet sendoff shows why BCCI needs to step up.

ICC men’s teams of the year show big change: India’s worst show in 6 yrs, Pakistan’s best in 17

New Delhi: The 2021 edition of the International Cricket Council (ICC)’s annual men’s teams of the year for Tests, ODIs and T20Is, announced this...

Cricket in 2021 was more than just a game — racism, ICC indifference to BCCI influence

New Zealand clinched the World Test Championship while Australia won their first Men’s T20 World Cup, but 2021 was defined by questionable governance and a widespread reckoning with racism.

ICC calls off qualifiers for Women’s World Cup in Harare as new Covid variant emerges

The qualifiers will now be decided according to the team rankings, paving way for Bangladesh, Pakistan and West Indies to proceed to the contest, to be held next year in New Zealand.

De Kock finally took the knee, but only after putting spotlight on gesture & confused ICC policies

De Kock sparked a row after he withdrew from South Africa's T20 World Cup match against West Indies. Here’s a look at the gesture’s 15-month-long history in cricket.

‘Indian business running Pakistan cricket’ Ramiz Raja says. Begging-bowl memes follow

Ramiz Raja is on a mission to make Pakistan 'number one team in the world'. But he says ICC revenues are dependent on India.

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Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering in Mysuru, Karnataka | PTI

Six reasons why Bharat Jodo Yatra isn’t simply a routine political ‘tamasha’

As in football, so in politics: Ball possession matters. So much so that even the troubles in Rajasthan couldn’t derail the positivity of the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
File photo of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan distributing rice to PMGKAY beneficiaries at a PDS centre | ANI

How Modi govt extending free grains scheme could help BJP in Gujarat, Himachal polls

PMGKAY was extended for three more months last week. An analysis of the scheme's beneficiaries shows that over 50% of the population in Gujarat and 38% in HP will benefit from it.


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Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.