ICC needs an independent chairman, says former president Ehsan Mani

While suspended BCCI president Narayanswamy Srinivasan’s proposed chairmanship of the International Cricket Council (ICC) is set to be challenged in India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday, former ICC president Ehsan Mani wants an independent chairman to steer cricket’s highest governing body.

Mohammad Amir may make early Pakistan international return

Mohammad Amir, the 22-year-old Pakistani paceman, may be able to return to international cricket earlier than expected. The International Cricket Council (ICC) is seriously considering permitting all banned players to use training facilities (depending upon their bans) to enable them to return immediately after their suspension period is over.

Preview: Zimbabwe’s shoestring season gets underway at last

The Zimbabwe cricket season finally hits the starting blocks on Friday without a sponsor for any of the three competitions. There will be few overseas stars and a reliance on youngsters to bolster the ranks. For the long-term good of the nation’s cricket it is to be hoped this is a case of short-term pain.

New English agency aims to find clubs for players of all standards

Time was when an amateur cricketer wanting to play in Australia needed to be very rich or have a generous sponsor. These days, however, a trip to watch the Ashes or even to play club cricket overseas is within the budgets of many club players.

John Holder says DRS adds drama and excitement not justice

Former Test umpire John Holder believes that the Decision Review System (DRS) used in cricket is primarily there to create drama and excitement for television companies rather than help officials reach the right decisions.

World Cricket Badger full steam ahead for CLt20

World Cricket Badger moves into top gear for the fast approaching Champions League t20 (CLt20) from India. The competition will see Badger’s writers provide tweets from every game and daily content from the premier domestic competition in world cricket.

BCCI discuss rotating umpires

The Indian cricket board (BCCI) is likely to discuss the possibilities of rotating umpires on a session-wise basis throughout matches, revealed Vinayak Kulkarni, the BCCI’s Educator and Umpire Coach.