ICC 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).

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Indian-origin lawyer Davinder Singh named vice-chairman of ICC commission

Indian-origin lawyer Davinder Singh (58) has been named as Vice-Chairman of International Chamber of Commerce Commission (ICC) on Corporate Responsibility and Anti-corruption.

Mr. Singh is one of top Indian-origin lawyer in Singapore. Currently he is chief executive of the Singapore based law firm Drew & Napier. He was member of Singapore Parliament from 1988-2006.

About International Chamber of Commerce Commission (ICC)

  • ICC is Paris (France) based private sector world business organisation with a central role in global trade and commerce.
  • It brings together more than 300 members from 40 countries, representing multi-national companies (MNCs), law firms, trade associations, and small and medium-sized industries.
  • Commission Corporate Responsibility and Anti-corruption: It is one of the 13 policy commissions under the ICC. It forges mechanisms, international rules and standards used across the globe.
  • It develops rules of best practices, conduct and advocacy for fighting corruption among other things in the corporate sector.

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