ICC Current Affairs, GK & News

ICC T20 and ODI Teams of the Decade

The International Cricket Council recently announced the Men’s T20I (Twenty 20 International), ODI (One Day International) and Test Teams of the decade. The teams were announced based on the consistency of the players over the period of last ten years. Key Highlights The former Indian Captain MS Dhoni was named as the Captain of ODI ..

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Ben Stokes Becomes No 1 All-Rounder in ICC Test Rankings

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has become the number one all-rounder in the tests, in the recently published ICC Test Rankings. He has amassed 497 rating points in the rankings and it is the highest by any Test all-rounder since Jacques Kallis scored an astonishing 517 points in 2008. With this, Stokes has ended the 18-year ..

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ICC bans use of saliva to shine a Cricket Ball

On May 18, 2020, Anil Kumble led ICC (International Cricket Committee) banned the use of saliva to shine the ball. The practice meant for swing bowling is now primarily held as health risk due to the threats of COVID-19 Highlights The former Indian Cricket player Anil Kumble is the current chairman of ICC Cricket Committee. ..

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ICC Ranking: India declines from top position to third

On May 2, 2020, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the ranking of cricket teams. According to the ranking, Australia ranked top and India ranked third.  New Zealand was ranked second in the ranking. Highlights For more than 43 months India was placed at top position. The current ranking considers all the matches played since ..

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What is “Ball Tampering” that is being considered by ICC recently?

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is considering to legalize ball tampering. Context of the News The ICC is considering to use an artificial substance under the supervision of umpires to polish cricket balls as applying saliva risks the spread of COVID-19. The use of artificial substance has been banned in cricket. What is ball tampering? ..

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