ICC has decided to readmit Zimbabwe and Nepal as members. The Council will also increase the prize money for its women’s events by $2.6 million, following a rise in the revenue generated by cricket, a proportion of which is the prize money. This means that winners of ICC women’s T20 World Cup next year will get $1 million and the runners-up $500,000.
Former Indian cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly has emerged as the consensus candidate to be the new President of BCCI. Jay Shah will be the new secretary and Arun Dhumal will be the new treasurer. Today is the last day to file nomination but no election will be held since all candidates have emerged unopposed after weeks of lobbying and parleys.
England women cricketers Katherine Brunt and Natalie Sciver have announced their engagement on National Coming Out Day. The famous English sports couple had started dating after England’s World Cup victory in the final against India in July 2017. Sciver broke the news in front of the world via an Instagram post on her official handle on Friday.
An intruder charged onto the field during the second Test between India and South Africa at the MCA Stadium in Pune on Saturday. Ex cricketer Sunil Gavaskar was unimpressed after the streaker stormed into the ground during the match. Gavaskar, who was at the commentary box, said it was a major security breach and anything can happen to the players.
Iranian female soccer fans entered the national stadium for the first time in 40 years yesterday since the Islamic Revolution of 1979. They watched their country thrash Cambodia 14-0 in the World Cup qualifier in Tehran. The initial allocation of 3,500 tickets for female fans was quickly sold out in under an hour and an additional 1,100 were issued.
Nita Ambani, the wife of billionaire Mukesh Ambani, said that she wishes to see India hosting major sporting events like Olympic Games and FIFA World Cup in the future. She is India’s first woman member of International Olympic Committee. Speaking at the Leaders Week in London, she urged everyone’s participation to realise this great Indian dream.