ICC Current Affairs - 2020

M S Dhoni, Suresh Raina retire from International Cricket

Indian Cricket players M S Dhoni and Suresh Raina announced their retirement from International Cricket. This means that they shall still play for games conducted within India. About M S Dhoni M S Dhoni is 39-year old and was a world cup winning captain. He announced his retirement through an Instagram post. He last played 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…

Australia wins India by 85 runs at Women’s Twenty20 World Cup

On the eve of Women’s Day, the final match of T20 (Twenty 20) was held at Melbourne, Australia. India lost the T20 world cup to Australia. Twenty20 The T20 was first introduced in 2003 in England. A T20 match is completed in 90 minutes. The break between the innings is 10 minutes. The T20 is Read More…

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