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New Zealand bowler Kyle Jamieson, centre, is congratulated by teammates after dismissing Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan, right, during play on day four of the second cricket test between Pakistan and New Zealand at Hagley Oval, Christchurch, New Zealand, Wednesday, Jan 6. 2021. New Zealand defeated Pakistan by an innings and 176-runs to win the test two test series 2-0.(AP)

New Zealand become No.1 in Test cricket for first time ever

Wellington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 11:40 AM IST
The comfortable series-clinching victory, shaped by captain Kane Williamson’s double century, pushed the Kiwis to top of the heap as they became the sixth country in the past 10 years to be ranked number one in Test cricket.
Boko Haram insurgents have waged a violent campaign in northeastern Nigeria since 2009 to impose the group’s version of Islamic law on Nigeria(REUTERS)
Boko Haram insurgents have waged a violent campaign in northeastern Nigeria since 2009 to impose the group’s version of Islamic law on Nigeria(REUTERS)

Nigeria says war crimes probe hampers fight against insurgents

By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 09:03 PM IST
The International Criminal Court is acting like “another ‘fighting force’ against Nigeria, constantly harassing our security forces and threatening them with investigation and possible prosecution,” Information Minister Lai Mohammed said in a statement emailed January 4.
File image of Daryl Harper(Getty Images)
File image of Daryl Harper(Getty Images)

Let’s just ban umpire’s call: Former ICC umpire Daryl Harper

Sydney | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 01:33 PM IST
Former ICC elite panel umpire Daryl Harper has suggested a ban on the contentious Umpires’ Call in the Decision Review System.
File Photo of Steve Smith(Getty Images)
File Photo of Steve Smith(Getty Images)

‘Can’t wait to see what the next decade has in store for me’, Steve Smith ‘humbled’ to be named Test player of the decade

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 09:15 PM IST
Expressing himself on social media, the former Australian captain said he is humbled to get the honour and thanked his fans for their endless support.
Photo of Indian captain Virat Kohli (L) and New Zealand captain Kane Willaimson(ICC/Twitter)
Photo of Indian captain Virat Kohli (L) and New Zealand captain Kane Willaimson(ICC/Twitter)

‘Surprising to move up ahead of Kohli and Smith’, says Kane Williamson after becoming No.1 Test batsman

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 10:03 PM IST
Williamson became Test No. 1 following his spectacular knock of 129 runs against Pakistan in the first innings of the second Test at the Bay Oval. He gained 13 rating points for his effort of 129 and 21 to go 11 points clear of Kohli and 13 ahead of Smith.
Sachin Tendulkar speaks to the media during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and India at Melbourne Cricket Ground.(Getty Images)
Sachin Tendulkar speaks to the media during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and India at Melbourne Cricket Ground.(Getty Images)

Any batsman does that by instinct: Tendulkar explains how Ashwin has got the upper hand against Steve Smith

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 10:58 AM IST
India vs Australia: Much of the onus for Smith’s failure to get going is on Ravichandran Ashwin. The 32-year-old off-spinner has spun a web around Smith in the Test series so far as he has dismissed him twice while continuously troubling him with his variations and length.
The ICC World Test Championship Table.(Twitter/ICC)
The ICC World Test Championship Table.(Twitter/ICC)

World Test Championship updated table after Melbourne Test: India retain second spot

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 07:35 AM IST
Although India leads on the number of points, the ICC last month altered the points system for the WTC owing to the disruption of international cricket due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The factor that determines the final placing is now percentage points.
There is moderate fog with Delhi’s Palam recording visibility under 200 metres Wednesday morning.(Reuters Photo)
There is moderate fog with Delhi’s Palam recording visibility under 200 metres Wednesday morning.(Reuters Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Delhi records minimum temperature of 4.1 degrees and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 09:00 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Tim Paine’s Australia have been docked 40 percent match fee.(Getty Images)
Tim Paine’s Australia have been docked 40 percent match fee.(Getty Images)

India vs Australia: Australia fined 40 percent match fee, four WTC points for slow over-rate in Boxing Day Test

Melbourne | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 03:53 PM IST
India vs Australia: ICC match referee David Boon imposed the sanction after Tim Paine’s side was ruled to be two overs short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration.
According to officials, two female passengers, who arrived from Tashkent on the intervening night of May 2 and May 3 last year were detained and confined.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
According to officials, two female passengers, who arrived from Tashkent on the intervening night of May 2 and May 3 last year were detained and confined.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Officer who sexually molested and harassed Uzbek women at IGI airport ‘compulsorily retired’

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 01:01 PM IST
Hooda has been held guilty for indulging in obscene sexual acts in the preventive room where the foreigner were confined and detained.
Sri Lankan national cricket team coach Mickey Arthur(REUTERS)
Sri Lankan national cricket team coach Mickey Arthur(REUTERS)

Sri Lanka coach Arthur wants ICC to consider injury substitutions

Pretoria | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 07:39 AM IST
A number of players have been hampered by muscle injuries and Arthur has blamed this on the team’s inadequate preparation for the match due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Virat Kohli has been a superstar of Indian batting.(Getty Images)
Virat Kohli has been a superstar of Indian batting.(Getty Images)

Virat Kohli posts heart-warming ‘thank you’ message after winning ICC honour

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 07:39 PM IST
Virat Kohli on Monday was named the ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade and won the prestigious ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade award pipping the likes of MS Dhoni, Kumar Sangakkara, AB de Villiers among others.
Virat Kohli was named the ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade(Getty Images)
Virat Kohli was named the ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade(Getty Images)

‘Hold closest to my heart’: Virat Kohli names three most memorable moments of his career in the last decade

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 05:46 PM IST
For Virat Kohli, the three moments that remain the closest to his heart are pretty much on expected lines.
Steve Smith and Rashid Khan.(AP/Reuters)
Steve Smith and Rashid Khan.(AP/Reuters)

ICC names Steve Smith as Men’s Test Cricketer of the Decade, Rashid Khan wins T20I’s player of the decade award

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 02:47 PM IST
ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Decade award went to Australian batsman Steve Smith for his stupendous exploits in the longest format of the game.
Virat Kohli, who was named ICC Men’s ODI cricket of the decade, scored a century against Bangladesh in his debut ICC World Cup match in 2011 in Dhaka.(Getty Images)
Virat Kohli, who was named ICC Men’s ODI cricket of the decade, scored a century against Bangladesh in his debut ICC World Cup match in 2011 in Dhaka.(Getty Images)

Virat Kohli named ICC Men’s ODI cricketer of the Decade

Hindustan Times | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 02:51 PM IST
Such has been Virat Kohli’s consistency in one-day internationals that he is primed to break the records of his idol Sachin Tendulkar, whose feats were once considered untouchable.
umpire’s call saving Marnus Labuschagne(Twitter/ cricket.com.au)
umpire’s call saving Marnus Labuschagne(Twitter/ cricket.com.au)

India vs Australia: ‘ICC needs to look into DRS thoroughly’ - Sachin Tendulkar unhappy with ‘umpire’s call’ rule

New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 10:56 AM IST
Sachin Tendulkar added that the players opt for DRS as they are already ‘unhappy’ with the on-field umpire’s decision, so that should not be given weightage while seeing the ball-tracking for an LBW review.
Shoaib Akhtar(Screengrab)
Shoaib Akhtar(Screengrab)

‘You named an IPL team not a world XI’: Shoaib Akhtar slams ICC for not including Pakistan players in T20I team of the decade

New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 09:19 AM IST
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Shoaib Akhtar launched a scathing attack on ICC, terming their ‘ T20I team of the decade’ an IPL XI instead of being a world cricket team. Akhtar’s comments came after ICC did not include any Pakistan player in their team which was announced on Sunday.
File photo of former Indian captain MS Dhoni(Twitter)
File photo of former Indian captain MS Dhoni(Twitter)

MS Dhoni named captain of ICC Men’s ODI and T20I Teams of the Decade, Kohli leads Test side

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 04:22 PM IST
The T20I side is comprised of four players from India, two from Australia, two West Indies and one each from Sri Lanka, South Africa, and Afghanistan.
A policeman walks past a logo of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).(REUTERS)
A policeman walks past a logo of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).(REUTERS)

BCCI AGM: Ratification of IPL teams, tax issues, cricket committees on agenda

Ahmedabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 01:27 PM IST
The BCCI will also have a new vice president in Rajiv Shukla, who is going to officially take over after being put forth as the unanimous choice. Brijesh Patel will also continue to head the IPL governing council.
Photo of Indian captain Virat Kohli(Twitter)
Photo of Indian captain Virat Kohli(Twitter)

ICC Men’s Test Rankings: Virat Kohli closes gap on Steve Smith

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 03:27 PM IST
The Indian captain reduced the difference from 25 points to 13 following his first innings score of 74, which helped him gaining two points.
File photo of former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir(HT Archives)
File photo of former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir(HT Archives)

‘They have tried to spoil my image’, Amir blames team management for decision to retire at 28

Karachi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 05:12 PM IST
Speaking on his official Youtube channel, left-arm pacer Amir made it clear that his problem was with Misbah and Younis.
Photo of Imran Khwaja(Twitter)
Photo of Imran Khwaja(Twitter)

Khwaja, Vallipuram, Speight elected as ICC Associate Member Directors

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 06:59 PM IST
In line with the Associate Members’ Meeting Terms of Reference, the voting was conducted electronically by way of a weighted secret ballot in which all voters have three votes, the ICC said in a media release.
Representational image.(Getty Images)
Representational image.(Getty Images)

Zimbabwe to host qualifiers of 2023 ODI World Cup to be held in India

Dubai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 07:13 PM IST
The bottom five teams from the Super League will compete in the 2023 World Cup qualifier, joining the best three teams from League 2.
ICC announces Women’s World Cup 2022 schedule(ICC)
ICC announces Women’s World Cup 2022 schedule(ICC)

ICC announces Women’s World Cup 2022 schedule, India to begin campaign against a qualifier

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 09:44 AM IST
The opening match of the Women’s World Cup 2020 will be between New Zealand and a qualifier on March 4 at the Bay Oval.
File image of Sachin Tendulkar(Getty Images)
File image of Sachin Tendulkar(Getty Images)

‘It’s like asking batsmen to score only on the off-side’: Sachin Tendulkar explains why bowlers today are left ‘handicapped’

New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 07:15 PM IST
Like many former cricketers, Sachin Tendulkar has been vocal about the lack of balance between the bat and ball in today’s generation of cricket.
Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)

ICC announces rescheduled qualification path to 2022 U-19 World Cup

Dubai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 04:19 PM IST
The qualification for the 2022 edition of the age-group tournament had been delayed by a year due to COVID-19 pandemic. The remaining five spots will be determined by regional qualification.
File image of Glenn Maxwell and Ian Chappell.(File)
File image of Glenn Maxwell and Ian Chappell.(File)

‘Was it fair? The answer is a resounding no’: Ian Chappell wants square-leg umpire to call Glenn Maxwell’s switch-hit a dead ball

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 07:13 AM IST
Debate around the shot has intensified in recent time after Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell successful used the switch-hit to garner runs against India. But Chappell wasn’t happy with it.
Ravindra Jadeja dropping a catch.(REUTERS)
Ravindra Jadeja dropping a catch.(REUTERS)

Concussion and dodgy hamstring may keep Jadeja out of first Test vs OZ

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 02:36 PM IST
The 32-year-old, who is on the cusp of his 50th Test, is likely to be out for at least three weeks which certainly rules him out of the first Day/Night Test in Adelaide starting December 17.
India's Ravindra Jadeja, third left, has a trainer tend to his leg during a break in batting against Australia during their T20 international cricket match at Manuka Oval, in Canberra, Australia.(AP)
India's Ravindra Jadeja, third left, has a trainer tend to his leg during a break in batting against Australia during their T20 international cricket match at Manuka Oval, in Canberra, Australia.(AP)

India concussion sub met ICC’s continuity clause

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 08:04 AM IST
There seemed some resentment in the Australian dressing room over the replacement. TV cameras captured coach Justin Langer shaking his head in disapproval after a discussion with match referee David Boon.
Ravindra Jadeja and Sanjay Manjrekar.(AP/Getty)
Ravindra Jadeja and Sanjay Manjrekar.(AP/Getty)

‘We are masters at trying to find a loophole in rules’: Sanjay Manjrekar feels ICC will look into ‘concussion substitute’ rule after Chahal move

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 07:50 PM IST
Jadeja was also seen to be in a bit of trouble with his hamstring, which added fuel to the entire episode. In between the innings, Australia coach Justin Langer, in conversation with match referee David Boon, looked unimpressed with India’s decision to bring on a concussion substitute.
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