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Pakistan down to No.9 for first time in ICC ODI rankings

Dubai: Pakistan have dipped to their lowest ever ranking in the International Cricket Council (ICC) One-day Internationals after a disappointing 1-4 loss to England in the recently concluded series. Pakistan started the series on 87 points and are now on 86 points — eight points behind eighth-ranked West Indies as the green brigade lost to

Pakistan sinks to lowest-ever rating in latest ICC ranking

Dubai: Pakistan’s hopes of automatic World Cup qualification toughened as they plummeted to their lowest-ever rating of 86 after losing the five-match ODI series 1-4 against England. Despite the four-wicket consolation win in the fifth and final one-dayer yesterday, Pakistan are in serious danger of failing to qualify automatically for the World Cup 2019 as

BCCI sees Red: ICC allocates USD 135 million for CT in England

New Delhi: The BCCI has expressed its reservations with the International Cricket Council’s decision to earmark a budget of USD 135 million (approx) as the organisational cost for Champions Trophy scheduled in the United Kingdom from June 1-18, next year. The budget is a three-fold increase from the USD 45 million that was allocated to

Kohli retains No. 1 spot, Ashwin returns to top five

Dubai:  India’s star batsman Virat Kohli has maintained his number one position in the ICC T20 batsmen rankings, while off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin returned to the top five in the bowlers’ list, climbing up to fourth spot from seventh. Meanwhile, KL Rahul has moved up as many as 67 places to be at 31st spot, riding

Present ICC ranking system is not satisfactory: Miandad

Karachi: Pakistan’s batting great Javed Miandad is not happy with the present ranking system of the International Cricket Council even though the team has just become the number one ranked side. Miandad said while he was happy that Pakistan, despite the many problems it was facing as a cricket nation, had topped the test ranking

Independent Manohar elected ICC chairman unopposed

Dubai: Former BCCI president Shashank Manohar on Thursday was elected unopposed as the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC). He is the first to bag the post without any board affiliation. Manohar stepped down as the head of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday. “I look forward to working

Irfan banned for two and a half years by ICC

Dubai: The International Cricket Council on Wednesday announced that it has suspended Hong Kong all-rounder Irfan Ahmed for two years and six months after he admitted to breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. Ahmed was charged with offences under the Code and provisionally suspended by the ICC on November 4, 2015. This followed an investigation carried