The International Cricket Council on Wednesday suspended the six umpires caught in a TV sting, which alleged that they were willing to fix Twenty20 matches, pending the completion of an inquiry against them.
Alan Isaac from New Zealand is the new ICC President after succeeding India’s Sharad Pawar. The 60-year-old Isaac is a former Chairman of New Zealand Cricket Board. The Kiwi will be in the role for a two-year term. For the record, Alan Isaac is the first ever New Zealander to become the ICC President. He is the 8th President of the ICC.
Although the ICC had swept the ‘Sunday Times’ story on Spot-fixing under the carpet, one of its officials was seen meeting one of the accused in the episode – Nupur Mehta in a Mumbai hotel yesterday. Nupur Mehta, who was allegedly used to honey trap international cricketers according to the Sunday Times was questioned by an ICC anti-corruption officer Alan Peacock.
The ICC has decided to continue with the existing Duckworth Lewis Method in calculating targets in rain-affected matches. The D/L Method was challenged by the VJD Method, a formula devised by an Indian based Engineer V Jayadevan. The ICC announced that there were no significant flaws proved in the D/L Method and that it didn’t believe that the VJD method was offering any new improvements