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Williamson eager for New Zealand to put their best foot forward

Williamson eager for New Zealand to put their best foot forward

Kane Williamson wants New Zealand to use the biggest stage to show the world just how far they’ve come as he prepares to lead his side into the first-ever ICC World Test Championship Final, ICC said on Thursday. “The Black Caps were eighth in the ICC Test rankings as recently as 2013 but have been…

Brazil name men’s squad for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Football Tournament

Brazil name men’s squad for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Football Tournament

The Brazilian squad that will be hoping to defend their Olympic football crown at Tokyo 2020 (in 2021) has been named by the Confederação Brasileira de Futebol, said news release. “The most decorated name on the list is 38-year-old former Barcelona player, Dani Alves, who now plays for Sao Paulo in the Brazilian league. The…

Taylor targets Final redemption in ICC World Test Championship

Taylor targets Final redemption in ICC World Test Championship

The Black Caps batsman is back in England, looking to make amends after the Super Over loss at Lord’s as New Zealand and India prepare to face off in the ICC World Test Championship Final in Southampton, ICC said in its media release. “When New Zealand lost the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, Ross…

Details of WTC prize money announced

Details of WTC prize money announced

The winners of the much-awaited ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Final between India and New Zealand will take home a purse of $ 1.6 million along with the ICC Test Championship Mace, the International Cricket Council announced today. “The losing team will get $ 800,000 for finishing second in the nine-team competition, which was played…

ICC Hall of Fame special inductions announced ahead of WTC Final

ICC Hall of Fame special inductions announced ahead of WTC Final

The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced a special edition of the ICC Hall of Fame to coincide with the first ever ICC World Test Championship Final, said a media release on Thursday. “Ten legends of the game who have made a significant contribution to the history of Test cricket will be inducted to join 93…

Grand entry for Conway in ICC Test Player Rankings

Grand entry for Conway in ICC Test Player Rankings

Opener Devon Conway has entered the ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings in 77th position with a record 447 rating points, the highest for a New Zealand batsman on debut and the third highest ever on debut, ICC said on Wednesday. “The 29-year-old left-hander, who scored 200 and 23 in the drawn first Test against England at Lord’s,…

Match officials for ICC World Test Championship Final announced

Match officials for ICC World Test Championship Final announced

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the Match Officials for the ICC World Test Championship Final to be played between India and New Zealand at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton from 18-22 June, said a media release. “Chris Broad of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees will oversee the proceedings while Richard…

Match officials for PSL 6 Abu Dhabi-leg announced

Match officials for PSL 6 Abu Dhabi-leg announced

The Pakistan Cricket Board today announced match officials for the remaining 20 matches of the HBL Pakistan Super League 6 which will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi from Wednesday, 9 June to Thursday, 24 June, said a press release. “Pakistan’s senior most umpire Aleem Dar who is also one of the…

Oman to host first-ever FIH Hockey5s World Cup

Oman to host first-ever FIH Hockey5s World Cup

Upon recommendation from the Task Force Events Bidding (comprising of EB Members of all five Continental Federations), the Executive Board (EB) of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has appointed Oman as the host country for the inaugural FIH Hockey5s World Cups (Men and Women) to be played in January 2024. Matches will take place in…

Pakistan name squads for England and West Indies tours

Pakistan name squads for England and West Indies tours

Pakistan cricket selectors have recalled four experienced players and included uncapped Azam Khan in the squads for the tours of England and West Indies. The side will play three ODIs and as many T20Is in England from 8-20 July, before taking on world champions West Indies in five T20Is that will be followed by two…