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ICC charges Jayasuriya in anti-graft probe

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MNA Sports Desk: Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged for not cooperating with a match-fixing probe and concealing information, the International Cricket Council said Monday. “The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged Jayasuriya on two counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) and have given him 14 days to respond,” the ICC said in a statement. Jayasuriya, 49, was reportedly asked to cooperate with an inquiry from ACU chief Alex Marshall who visited Sri Lanka last month, reported news agency. “The charges include failure or refusal, without compelling justification, to cooperate with any investigation carried out by the ACU, including ...

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3 Hong Kong cricketers face ICC corruption charges

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MNA Sports Desk: Hong Kong’s left-arm spinner Nadeem Ahmed and seam-bowling all-rounders Haseeb Amjad and Irfan Ahmed have been provisionally suspended for breaching the Anti Corruption Code for a total of 19 counts, the ICC said in a statement on Monday. Nine charges have been levelled against Irfan and five each against Nadeem and Haseeb. The allegations relate to “fixing or contriving or otherwise influencing improperly, or being a party to an effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly, the result, progress, conduct” of matches” and the “failure to disclose full details of any approaches or invitations received ...

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ICC recognizes its capacity to deal with the Rohingya issue: UN chief

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MNA Exclusive Desk: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said the International Criminal Court (ICC) has recognized its capacity to deal with the Rohingya issue to investigate widespread allegations that Myanmar forces have driven Rohingyas from their homes, reported news agency. “As far as I understand, the ICC has recognized its capacity to deal with the issue. So, I think that this is already on course,” he said. The UN chief said there was an initiative already by Bangladesh in relation to the ICC. “So, the question is already on the table.” The UN chief made the remarks at a ...

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Abuse, ball-tampering threaten cricket’s DNA: ICC

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MNA Sports Desk: Ball-tampering, verbal abuse and on-field confrontations are threatening the spirit of cricket and recent poor behaviour by players has to stop, International Cricket Council (ICC) boss David Richardson has said. Richardson also took aim at players claiming confusion over ball-tampering rules, saying the laws were clear and their complaints “disingenuous” in a speech at the MCC’s Colin Cowdrey Lecture at Lord’s. “The phrase ‘it’s just not cricket’ is not an accident, it’s because cricket’s DNA is based on integrity and people know that cricket represents something more than a game,” Richardson said. “We have seen too much ...

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Rubel slapped with demerit point

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MNA Sports Desk: Rubel Hossain received an official warning for breaching ICC Code of Conduct during the deciding ODI against the West Indies on Saturday, reported news agency. He was found to have breached Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International Match”. In addition to the reprimand, one demerit point has been added to the fast bowler’s disciplinary record. Rubel now has two demerit points after he had received one demerit point for showing dissent during ...

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Tigresses secure place in ICC World T20

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh women cricket team confirmed their participation of ICC World Women’s T20 tournament crushing Scotland by 49-runs in the second semifinal of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier at Amstelveen on Thursday. Chasing a 126-run winning target set by Bangladesh, Scotland found the chase stiff and they were eventually restricted at 76 for 7 in 20 overs. Earlier, Bangladesh women’s cricket team scored 125 for the loss of – wickets from their stipulated 20 overs. Brief score Bangladesh 125 for 6 in 20 overs, Nigar 31, Shamima 22, Ayasha 20, Sanjida 19, Fahima 15, Priyanaz 2/17. Scotland ...

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ICC WC 2019 schedule announced

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MNA Sports Desk: The International Cricket Council on Thursday confirmed the schedule of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, which will be staged in England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July. England will open the tournament at The Oval on 30 May when they will take on South Africa, while Australia will launch their title defence on 1 June against the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier champions Afghanistan in a day/night match in Bristol, says an ICC press release. Ticket prices offered are as follows: 80,000+ tickets at £20 (over half of the group stage matches) 200,000+ tickets ...

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ICC prosecutor seeks Rohingya probe

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MNA Exclusive Desk: The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has asked it to rule on whether it has jurisdiction over the deportations of Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh, a possible crime against humanity, according to a filing published on Monday. A ruling affirming jurisdiction could pave the way for Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to investigate the deportation of many thousands of Rohingya, though Myanmar is unlikely to cooperate. ‘This is not an abstract question but a concrete one, affecting whether the Court may exercise jurisdiction … to investigate and, if necessary, prosecute,’ Bensouda said in the filing. The ...

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ICC approves Perth Stadium to host game

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MNA Sports Desk: The International Cricket Council (ICC) Thursday approved the new Perth Stadium to host all international formats of all the game, formally lowering the curtain on the city’s venerable WACA Ground. The new 60,000-capacity stadium will host a sold-out one-day international against England on January 28 in the first sporting event held at the state-of-the-art arena. ICC match referee Richie Richardson submitted a gushing report after inspecting the venue. The WACA, a Test venue since 1970, was once touted as the world’s fastest pitch, making it the stuff of nightmares for many visiting teams. Last month, the WACA ...

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ICC set to approve World Test championship

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MNA Sports Desk: The International Cricket Council (ICC) is set to approve plans for its long-awaited World Test Championship at a meeting in New Zealand this week, it was reported Monday. The sport’s governing body has argued for years that a Test championship is needed to boost the five-day format’s popularity as crowds and television viewers flock to the big-hitting Twenty20 version of the game. But squabbling over formats and fears that some nations will be disadvantaged have twice stymied efforts to launch a league structure since 2010. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that plans for a nine-nation Test championship ...

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ICC launches corruption probe in Sri Lanka

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MNA Sports Desk: The ICC has confirmed its Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has opened an investigation in Sri Lanka, less than 48 hours after 40 top cricketers petitioned Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to launch an inquiry into corruption allegations. The ICC’s general manager, ACU, Alex Marshall, confirmed the probe in a statement issued from the global governing body’s Dubai headquarters, saying: “The ICC anti-corruption unit works to uphold integrity in cricket and this includes conducting investigations where there are reasonable grounds to do so. “There is currently an ICC (ACU) investigation underway in Sri Lanka,” said Marshall. “Naturally as part of ...

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ICC Champions Trophy warm-up: Pakistan beat Bangladesh

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MNA Sports Desk: Pakistan beat Bangladesh by two wickets in the ICC Champions Trophy warm-up match at Edgbaston, Birmingham, England on Saturday. Shoaib Malik (72 off 66 balls) provided the perfect foundation for the run chase and Fahir Ashraf scored an unbeaten 64 off just 41 balls to clinch the match for Pakistan. Chasing a huge target of 342, Pakistan were off to a rocky start after they lost Azhar Ali and Babar Azam within the first five overs of their innings. However, Ahmed Shehzad and Mohammad Hafeez steadied the innings and both the batsmen were unlucky to miss out ...

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ICC chairman Shashank Manohar resigns

Shashank Manohar

MNA Editorial Desk: India’s Shashank Manohar has resigned as chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) due to personal reasons, the governing body said on Wednesday. “The ICC has confirmed it has received an email from Chairman Shashank Manohar tendering his resignation,” the governing body said in a brief statement. “The ICC Board will assess the situation and next steps before making a further announcement.” However, according to highly-placed sources Manohar has decided to quit as BCCI seems to have gained enough ground to block the constitutional and financial reforms that were set to be passed by the ICC at ...

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Mustafizur wins the ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year

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MNA Editorial Desk: Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman has won the ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year award, the first Bangladeshi to win an annual ICC award. In the period under consideration, Mustafizur played three ODIs and took eight wickets, while he yielded 19 wickets in 10 T20Is, according to news published on the ICC website. “This award is the best gift of the year for me and will encourage me to do even better in the coming years. I’m delighted and proud to win this award, especially since it’s the first time that a Bangladesh player has won an ...

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Mashrafe and Sabbir fined, Buttler warned

Sabbir

MNA Editorial Desk: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza and middle-order batsman Sabbir Rahman have both been fined 20 per cent of their match fees, while England captain Jos Buttler has received an official reprimand for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during their sides’ second One-Day International in Mirpur on Sunday, said a release published on the ICC website on Monday. Both the Bangladesh players were found to have breached Article 2.1.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke ...

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Taskin, Arafat Sunny’s bowling actions legal

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh fast bowler Taskin Ahmed and spinner Arafat Sunny have been cleared to bowl in international cricket with immediate effect, after their remedied actions were found to be legal by the ICC. Both bowlers had their actions reassessed at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane on September 8 and their elbow extensions for all deliveries were found to be within 15 degrees, which is the upper limit according to ICC regulations. “The umpires are free to report Arafat and Taskin in the future if they believe they use a suspect action,” the ICC said in a release. ...

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Younis Khan returned as top 5 test batsmen

Younis Khan

MNA Sports Desk: Pakistani batsman Younis Khan has returned as the world’s top 5 batsmen in the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen following his commanding double century against England at The Oval. The 38-year-old scored 218, his sixth double century at this level, set up Pakistan’s 10-wicket win in the fourth Test at The Oval on Sunday, a result which saw them draw the four-match series with England at 2-2. Australia captain Steven Smith continues to head a list where England’s Joe Root and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson are still second and third respectively. However, James Anderson, ...

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Manohar, First independent chairman of ICC

MNA Sports Desk: Shashank Manohar, former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president, has been elected unopposed as the independent International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman in an election held through secret ballot on Thursday (May 12). Manohar was elected unopposed, bringing an early end to the election process that was to culminate on May 23. Under reforms, Manohar himself had initiated within the ICC as its former chief earlier this year, the chairman must be an independent candidate with no formal links to his home board. Manohar, 58-year-old, was previously the chairman of the ICC as a representative ...

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