Latest Cricket News Updates Latest news from (c) en-gb Thu 23 May 2024 ICC introduces penalty system for overs bowled late, bans transgenders from women’s international cricket The International Cricket Council (ICC) has introduced a penalty system for overs that are bowled late by a fielding side. The bowling team will get 60 seconds between overs. Five runs will be added to the batting side’s total if such a delay happens three times in an innings. ICC announces equal prize money for men’s and women’s events, change in over-rate sanctions In a landmark decision, the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday, July 13, announced equal prize money for men’s and women’s teams at ICC events. The decision was taken during the ICC Annual Conference held in Durban, South Africa, as part of the world cricketing body’s aim to achieve prize money parity by 2030. I don’t get over-awed by the moment: Shikhar Dhawan on success in ICC tournaments Veteran India opener Shikhar Dhawan has admitted that he loves playing in ICC tournaments and asserted that his focus is very much on preparations for the 2023 one-day World Cup, which will be played in India. I will give my views on this issue at the ICC conference: Ramiz Raja on proposed IPL expansion The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to raise the issue of the proposed two-and-a-half month expanded window for the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the next ICC conference. PCB chairman Ramiz Raja has confirmed the same. ICC bans Brendan Taylor for three-and-a-half years for delay in reporting corrupt approach The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned former Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor for three-and-a-half years for delay in reporting a corrupt approach with regards to spot fixing. Recently, Taylor released a detailed statement in which he admitted to not immediately reporting a corrupt approach by an Indian businessman in October 2019. Taylor claimed that he was blackmailed after he consumed cocaine during that meeting and delayed reporting the approach fearing for his safety. ECB writes to ICC, requests them to start adjudication process for Old Trafford Test The ECB has written to the ICC, requesting them ask them to start the adjudication process for the Old Trafford Test. The fifth and final Test of the series between India and England did not go ahead after visitors decided to not take part in the match after COVID-19 their camp. While the series currently stands 2-1 in India’s favour, a decision is yet to be taken over whether the final Test stands cancelled or will be considered forfeited by India. It's official: ICC postpones 2020 T20 World Cup due to Coronavirus On expected lines, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has postponed this year's ICC T20 World Cup scheduled to be held in Australia in October-November due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The deferment means there will be two back-to-back T20 World Cups in 2021 and 2022 followed by the 50-over World Cup in India in 2023. Ehsan Mani pulls out of ICC chief race: Report PCB chairman Ehsan Mani has pulled out of the race for ICC chief, according to a Mumbai Mirror report. The development means that current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly stands a greater chance of grabbing the post in case he contests the elections.