Cricket Current Affairs - 2019

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ICC suspends Bangladesh bowlers Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny for illegal bowling action

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has suspended Bangladesh bowlers Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny for bowling with an illegal action with an immediate effect.

They were suspended after independent assessments have found that their bowling actions of is illegal. Their international suspensions will also be recognized and enforced by all the members for domestic cricket events played in their own jurisdiction.

The assessments were performed at the ICC-accredited testing centre at the Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai.

In the assessment it was found that Sunny’s (left-arm spinner) elbow extension for a majority of his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the ICC Regulations. Taskin’s (pace spearhead) most of the deliveries were also found illegal.

Other Bangladeshi bowlers who were suspended: Left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak (November 2008 to March 2009, Spinner Sohag Gazi (2014 to February 2015).

Rest of India wins 2015-16 Irani Cup Cricket Title

Rest of India has won the Irani Cup Cricket Title 2015-16 by defeating Mumabi in the final match of the cup by four wickets.

In the final match played at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, Rest of India overhauled the record victory target of 480 by making 482 for 6 on the fifth and final day.

This successful chase was also the best-ever run-chase in the Irani Cup history. It has bettered Rest of India’s previous 424, chasing target set by Delhi at the Ferozshah Kotla in 1982-83.

About Irani Cup

  • The Irani Cup tournament was started during the 1959-60 season to mark the completion of 25 years of the Ranji Trophy championship.
  • It is named after the late Zal R Irani, who was associated with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from its inception in 1928 till his death in 1970.
  • The tournament is always played between the previous year’s Ranji Trophy winners and the Rest of India Team.
  • ZR Irani was the long time treasurer of the BCCI and a keen patron of the cricket.