India v Pakistan at 2019 Cricket World Cup in Manchester

Posted April 27, 2018

FICA report that says large number of players turning T20 freelancers: The ICC Board received a presentation around regulations and sanctioning of events including domestic T20 leagues and player release (mulling cap on a player on the number of leagues he can take part).

India and Pakistan will not play each other in the first cycle of the World Test Championship beginning in 2019, David Richardson, chief executive officer of the International Cricket Council (ICC), said.

ICC chief executive David Richardson said: "We are particularly pleased with the unanimous agreement to award all T20 bilateral games worldwide status and the move to create a global ranking system for T20Is". "There are occasions where they (leagues) are competing with worldwide bilateral series. Fines are not proving to be the answer". "We're planning to get the likes of Allan Border, Shaun Pollock on the committee", Richardson further said.

"They will help us make some recommendations that would prove a much more effective deterrent against poor players' behaviour".

Australian skipper Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner, along with Cameron Bancroft were guilty of ball-tampering.

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Kolkata: Cricket may finally return to the Olympics in Los Angeles 2028 after the ICC has expressed its strong desire to pitch for the sport's inclusion in the quadrennial Summer Games on the final day of its quarterly meetings on Thursday. "I think the biggest eye-opener for people in cricket was the reaction to the recent incidents in the series between Australia and South Africa", he said.

Upholding the MCC's Spirit of Cricket will be the main aim, he said.

"Stricter and heavier transactions for ball tampering and using abusive language, sledging, dissent. We are trying to iron out our deficiencies during this period", he said.

"Hopefully through these actions of reviewing the code of conduct and developing a culture of respect. we will achieve that goal".

The most significant practical application of the decision to award worldwide T20 status across the board will be a global qualifying event for the World T20, with members competing "at a global level with a sub-regional, regional and global qualification process every two years". Even the BCCI can't also simply decide, likewise with Pakistan. So it is more complicated than that. There will be around 800,000 tickets for the 46 matches, although ten to 15 percent will go to corporate sponsors of the ICC and other global boards.