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The first half of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket tournament will be staged outside India after the country’s government said that it cannot provide security for the event owing to a clash with the general election.

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Delhi Daredevils ownership group GMR Sports has warned Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises stand to lose around 40 per cent of their annual revenues if the Twenty20 cricket tournament is moved outside India, while Cricket South Africa has maintained it is yet to be contacted over potentially hosting the event.

Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Ranjib Biswal has admitted that the 2014 edition of the Twenty20 cricket competition could return to South Africa amid security concerns arising from a clash with the country’s general election.

The Pakistan government has moved to dismiss the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and its chairman Zaka Ashraf, just weeks after he was reinstated to the position.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board has approved a series of wide-ranging reforms relating to the governance, competition and financial models of cricket’s global governing body, with the Pakistan Cricket Board and Sri Lanka Cricket the only full members to abstain from Saturday’s vote.

The Cricket South Africa (CSA) governing body has rejected reports that it is seeking an agreement with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to return its chief executive Haroon Lorgat to a powerful role in the world game in exchange for backing reform proposals for the International Cricket Council (ICC) put forward by the sport’s three main boards.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has approved the introduction of a new event for the women’s game.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced “unanimous support” for a set of principles relating to the future structure, governance and financial models of the organisation after an initial reform proposal backed by the powerful Indian, English and Australian boards was not taken to a vote.

International Cricket Council (ICC) vice-president Mustafa Kamal has expressed his misgivings over the controversial proposal to reform the administration of the sport, adding that it would take an “extraordinary majority” for the plan to be approved.

The debate over the future direction of the governance of world cricket has intensified after Cricket Australia (CA) chairman Wally Edwards moved to address criticism that the governing body, along with its counterparts in England and India, is seeking too much power in the sport.

Cricket South Africa has become the first national governing body to speak out against a draft proposal being considered by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to give the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket Australia (CA) greater power in running the sport.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket Australia (CA) could assume greater power in the world game under a new proposal set to be discussed by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

The MCC World Cricket Committee (WCC) has urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to press ahead with plans for a World Test Championship (WTC) amid reports that the sport’s governing body is considering scrapping the planned 2017 event due to a lack of interest from sponsors and broadcasters.

Zaka Ashraf has been reinstated as chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in the latest development in the chaotic governance of the national governing body.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is set to scrap plans for a World Test Championship (WTC) due to a lack of interest from sponsors and broadcasters, according to UK newspaper the Guardian.

Indian Premier League governing body council chairman Ranjib Biswal has left the door ajar for the 2014 edition of the Twenty20 cricket tournament to be moved, according to the Indian Express newspaper.