Cricket Current Affairs - 2020

Rohit Sharma nominated for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

On May 31, 2020, the BCCI nominated Rohit Sharma for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awards. The Award is considered to be the highest sporting honour award in India. Highlights The period of consideration for a person to get nominated is from January 2016 to December 2019. Rohit has become the first T20 cricketer to Read More…

ICC bans use of saliva to shine a Cricket Ball

On May 18, 2020, Anil Kumble led ICC (International Cricket Committee) banned the use of saliva to shine the ball. The practice meant for swing bowling is now primarily held as health risk due to the threats of COVID-19 Highlights The former Indian Cricket player Anil Kumble is the current chairman of ICC Cricket Committee. Read More…

ICC Ranking: India declines from top position to third

On May 2, 2020, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the ranking of cricket teams. According to the ranking, Australia ranked top and India ranked third.  New Zealand was ranked second in the ranking. Highlights For more than 43 months India was placed at top position. The current ranking considers all the matches played since Read More…

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What is “Ball Tampering” that is being considered by ICC recently?

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is considering to legalize ball tampering. Context of the News The ICC is considering to use an artificial substance under the supervision of umpires to polish cricket balls as applying saliva risks the spread of COVID-19. The use of artificial substance has been banned in cricket. What is ball tampering? Read More…

IPL 2020 suspended by BCCI

On April 15, 2020, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has suspended the Indian Premier League, 2020 indefinitely. The decision was made after the lock down in India was extended till May 3, 2020. Highlights The BCCI had plans to conduct the month long matches in June, 2020. However, due to the extension Read More…