Australia told to get ready for England series as T20 World Cup set to be postponed: Report

The Indian Premier League is set to be slotted during the October-November window as the ICC Board may finally decide to officially announce the postponement of the October 18-November 15 T20 World Cup in Australia due to the logistical issues that will crop up due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Exclusive: ICC investigating 50 corruption allegations after World Cup players reveal fixing approaches

Ahead of the 20th anniversary of one of cricket’s darkest days – the fixed Centurion Test between South Africa and England, which led to Hansie Cronje being banned from the sport for life – the revelations from Alex Marshall, the general manager of the International Cricket Council’s ACU, are a reminder that the sport’s fight […]

Ben Stokes took cigarette break to calm nerves ahead of World Cup final Super Over

“He is covered in dirt and sweat. He has batted for two hours and 27 minutes of unbelievable tension. What does Stokes do? He goes to the back of the England dressing room, past the attendant’s little office and into the showers. There he lights up a cigarette and has few minutes on his own.”

Croatia World Cup team return home to hero’s welcome

The alternative World Cup awards Unluckiest team: Senegal Senegal were the unfortunate losers of a competitive Group H, which included Colombia, Japan and Poland. After the three group games concluded, Senegal were tied with Japan on points, goal difference and goals scored. But Japan had picked up two fewer yellow cards than the Senegalese, which […]

1966 World Cup: how apathy turned to joy in England’s golden summer

John Bevan, then 13, was living in Durham at the time. “I went to see them train maybe 10 times, on an almost daily basis. I mean, what else are you going to do?” he says. “My memory is that there was almost no one else there, and there was certainly nothing approaching security. You […]

1970 World Cup final: Peerless Pele propels Brazil into the global conscience

The Uruguayans were also on the end of one of the most outrageous dummies ever seen as Pele ran toward a pass with the goalkeeper advancing and then let the ball run between them, confounding the goalkeeper by running straight past, retrieving the ball, only to screw his shot wide and deny us one of […]

ICC Meet: BCCI hoping for formal postponement of T20 World Cup on July 20

“The first step was postponement of Asia Cup, which has happened. We can only start to move ahead with our plans after the ICC announces the postponement. They have been sitting on the decision even after Cricket Australia said that they are not too keen on hosting the event,” a BCCI Apex Council member told […]

T20 World Cup: Staging tournament unrealistic amid coronavirus pandemic, says CA Chairman

The fate of the event, scheduled to be held in October and November, is shrouded in uncertainty as several countries continue to have in place, strict travel restrictions due to the coronavirus outbreak, which has infected over 8.1 million people across the globe.

2011 World Cup final fixing allegation: Sri Lankan government launches probe

“Today I am telling you that we sold the 2011 world cup, I said this when I was the sports minister,” Aluthgamage, who was the sports minister at the time, said. “As a country, I do not want to announce this. I can’t exactly remember if it was 2011 or 2012. But we were to […]

BIG NEWS: ICC postpones T20 World Cup, decks cleared for IPL 2020

“Throughout this process we have worked closely with our key stakeholders including governments, Members, broadcasters, partners and medical experts to enable us to reach a collective decision for the good of the game and our fans. I would like to thank everyone involved for their commitment to a safe return to cricket.”