International Cricket Council (ICC) Current Affairs - 2019

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ICC clears bowling action of Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has cleared bowling action of Pakistan’s cricketer Saeed Ajmal.

ICC’s decision comes after retests and remedial work undertaken by Saeed have shown that his bowling action is as per ICC guidelines. Now, he can now resume bowling in international Cricket.

Earlier on 24th January 2015, he had undergone retests for his bowling actions at Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai. At the retests, it was revealed that the amount of elbow extensions of the off-spinner’s bowling action for all deliveries was within the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under the ICC regulations.

Background

In September 2014, ICC had placed Saeed Ajmal under suspension from bowling in international cricket after an independent analysis had found the bowling action of him to be illegal.

ICC during the ban had mentioned that Ajmal’s bowling deliveries exceeded the 15-degree limit of tolerance permitted under the regulations.

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India to host ICC World Twenty20 in 2016

India is going to host International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 in 2016.

It was announced by ICC Board meeting chaired by Chairman N. Srinivasan held in Dubai. ICC Board meeting also scheduled the ICC events during the period 2015-2019.

Following schedule was announced

  • India will host the World Twenty20 from 11 March to 3 April 2016. While, Ireland and Scotland will host the qualifiers between 6-26 July, 2015.
  • England will host three ICC events in the next four-year period.
  • In 2017, England will host two events- the Champions Trophy from 1 to 19 June and Women’s World Cup from 4 to 27 August and 2019 ICC World Cup from 30 May to 15 July 2019.
  • 2018 Women’s World Twenty20 will be organised in the West Indies between November 2 and 25.

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