Port of Spain, June 23 (CRICKETNMORE): Amid the off-field controversies over the exit of head coach Anil Kumble, ICC Champions Trophy runners-up India start as favourites in the first of the five-match ODI series against a lacklusture West Indies at the Queen's Park Oval here on Friday.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) can stay assured and content now after being granted an excess of $400 mn from the International Cricket Council (ICC) under the agreed revenue sharing model. This is way higher than the ICC's earlier stance of offering the Indian cricket board only $293 mn. The new amount is way higher than what England, Australia and Pakistan would be receiving.
India have had good preparation for this tournament, winning the last two tournaments they played, although neither featured a team from the top four.
Chris Froome will have the benefit of a formidable Team Sky support crew as the Briton seeks a fourth Tour de France victory next month. The British outfit confirmed its rider lineup on Thursday for the race, which starts in Dusseldorf on July 1, with specialist climbers Michel Landa and Mikel Nieve from Spain and Colombia's Sergio Henao all included. Fellow Briton and trusted sidekick Geraint Thomas, who crashed out of the Giro d'Italia after being brought down by a police motorbike, also makes the list as does Poland's Michal Kwiatkowski, who like Thomas is known for his versatility.
Palermo, who employed five coaches on their way to relegation from Serie A last season, named Bruno Tedino on Thursday to lead them in their attempt to bounce back to the top flight. The Sicilian club added in a statement that Fabio Lupo would be their sporting director. Tedino is the second coach to have been appointed by president Paul Baccaglini since he took over from Maurizio Zamparini in March after agreeing that his fund would buy the club.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas is expecting Sunday's Azerbaijan Grand Prix to produce more drama than last year, when Nico Rosberg cruised to victory from pole position, and says drivers will not be put off by the track's reputation. Last year, despite driver complaints about the safety of the Baku circuit, 18 of 22 cars finished the challenging anti-clockwise track, which runs along the shores of the Caspian Sea and around the walls of the medieval old town. "We got kind of lucky," Bottas told a news conference on Thursday.
The failure to build a good chemistry, devoid of ego, between them, has brought about the downfall of many a coach-captain partnership.
New Delhi, June 22, 2017 (AFP) - India's share of world cricket revenues will increase from $293 to $405 million under a new deal agreed at a meeting of the game's global governing body in London, the Press Trust of India reported Thursday.
Winning the all-important toss, West Indies chose to bat, a decision they regretted from the word go. South Africa did not waste any time and looked in control from the onset.
London, June 22 (Cricketnmore): The number of Test-playing nations rose to a round dozen after the International Cricket Council (ICC) here on Thursday inducted Afghanistan and Ireland as Full Members following a unanimous vote.
While many were shocked, given the success the team achieved during Kumble’s tenure, it is now reported that had Kumble not stepped down from the post, it was Kohli, who was ready to pay the price and give up his captaincy.
Dubai, June 22 (Cricketnmore) Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi on Thursday advised the country's women's cricket team taking part in the ICC Women's World Cup in England, to emulate their male counterparts -- the newly-crowned Champions Trophy winners.
Originally, the ICC had agreed to give USD 293 million but, after hectic negotiations, its chairman Shashank Manohar agreed to increase it by USD 100 million.
June 23 (CRICKETNMORE) - Team India will aim to reclaim the number-two ranking when they take on in the five-ODI series against ninth-ranked the West Indies from Friday.
Virat Kohli says his differences with coach Anil Kumble were because of breaches of dressing room trust
London, June 22, 2017 (AFP) - Ireland and Afghanistan have been awarded Test match status, the International Cricket Council announced Thursday, thereby expanding the number of elite level nations for the first time in 17 years.
Anil Kumble had posted a long ‘thank you’ message on his Twitter account making it clear about the conflicts that Kohli and he were facing.
Here's all you need to know about the coverage of India's match against England in ICC Women's World Cup to be played in England from 24 June.