In a landmark decision, the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday, July 13, announced equal prize money for men’s and women’s teams at ICC events. The decision was taken during the ICC Annual Conference held in Durban, South Africa, as part of the world cricketing body’s aim to achieve prize money parity by 2030.
Veteran India opener Shikhar Dhawan has admitted that he loves playing in ICC tournaments and asserted that his focus is very much on preparations for the 2023 one-day World Cup, which will be played in India.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to raise the issue of the proposed two-and-a-half month expanded window for the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the next ICC conference. PCB chairman Ramiz Raja has confirmed the same.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned former Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor for three-and-a-half years for delay in reporting a corrupt approach with regards to spot fixing. Recently, Taylor released a detailed statement in which he admitted to not immediately reporting a corrupt approach by an Indian businessman in October 2019. Taylor claimed that he was blackmailed after he consumed cocaine during that meeting and delayed reporting the approach fearing for his safety.
The ECB has written to the ICC, requesting them ask them to start the adjudication process for the Old Trafford Test. The fifth and final Test of the series between India and England did not go ahead after visitors decided to not take part in the match after COVID-19 their camp. While the series currently stands 2-1 in India’s favour, a decision is yet to be taken over whether the final Test stands cancelled or will be considered forfeited by India.