International Cricket Council (ICC)

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has revealed the results of the largest ever market research project into the sport, with the report detailing a strong emphasis on Twenty20 as a development format and strong public interest in cricket becoming an Olympic sport.

Two years ago the International Cricket Council hired data-driven sports marketing agency Two Circles help meet the rising demand that rights-holders demonstrate measurable impact against brand objectives. David Walmsley investigates how they did it.

Shashank Manohar will serve a second term as the independent chairman of the International Cricket Council after it was confirmed that he was the sole nominee put forward by the ICC Board.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has revealed further efforts to position Twenty20 as the format to boost the sport’s global growth as the Champions Trophy was removed from the calendar and proposals to utilise London Stadium as a 2019 World Cup venue were cast aside.

The chief executives of the International Cricket Council’s full-member national boards will meet in Kolkata next month to debate a discussion paper on the future of Twenty20 amid concerns that other formats of the sport are being irrevocably left behind.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has today (Thursday) closed an investigation into allegations of corruption concerning an Ashes Test match between Australia and England last year, stating there is “no evidence” to suggest any wrongdoing took place.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Guyana and St Lucia will be the venues for the 2018 Women’s World Twenty20, the first edition of the national team tournament to be held on a standalone basis.

The International Cricket Council has today (Thursday) charged Rajan Nayer, a cricket official in Zimbabwe, with three counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code in the latest match-fixing episode to hit the sport.

Cricket’s key stakeholders are expected to sign off major reforms of the Test and one-day international (ODI) formats of the sport at meetings to be held later this week.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has outlined its plans for reform of the governance of the sport in the United States following the expulsion of the USA Cricket Association (USACA), while it has taken further steps to return international cricket to Pakistan and has appointed Imran Khawaja as deputy chairman.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has today (Thursday) announced a tenfold increase in prize money for the 2017 Women’s World Cup, along with unprecedented broadcast plans for the national team tournament, as part of efforts to bring gender parity to the sport.

London Stadium looks set to host matches at the 2019 Cricket World Cup after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) reportedly outlined its intention to stage two high-profile games at the 66,000-capacity venue.

The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 cricket competition has secured approval from the International Cricket Council (ICC) to return to the US later this year.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has signalled its opposition to the proposed reforms of the world game outlined by the International Cricket Council (ICC) stating they will “adversely affect” the very nature of the world governing body.

There are hopes that a new partnership between the International Cricket Council and CSM Sport & Entertainment will help developing cricket nations to create their own income streams. Greg Pitcher reports.