WOMEN’S CRICKET BREAKS NEW GROUNDS

Interest in women’s cricket has seen a major surge over the past couple of years and new research unveiled today by the ICC shows the scale of the impact this summer’s Women’s Cricket World Cup has had on fans and new participants. The first study of its kind on women’s cricket among sports fans across…

SIX TEAMS FIGHTING FOR FOUR CRICKET WORLD CUP QUALIFIER SPOTS

With the penultimate round of the ICC World Cricket League Championships about to get underway there are still six teams capable of booking a top four spot and securing their place in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier next year. Netherlands currently sit at the top of the Championship with 16 points and victory in…

USA CRICKET LAUNCH BRAND ON HISTORIC DAY

On an historic day for the sport, cricket in the United States took a step closer towards the creation of a new federation with the launch of the USA Cricket brand, unveiled on the 173rd anniversary of the first ever international sporting event – a cricket match between the USA and Canada which is now…

SRI LANKA QUALIFY FOR ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2019

Sri Lanka have qualified for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 after the Windies lost the first ODI against England at Old Trafford on Tuesday. With 30 September 2017 set as the cut-off date for automatic qualification for the ICC’s pinnacle 50-over tournament, the Windies (78 points) now cannot move ahead of Sri Lanka (86…

ICC CONGRATULATES PAKISTAN FOR SUCCESSFUL STAGING OF INDEPENDENCE CUP

The International Cricket Council has congratulated Pakistan for the successful staging of the Pakistan versus the World XI series for the Independence Cup at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. In their video messages, which are available here for free download and editorial use, ICC Director, Mr Giles Clarke, and ICC Chief Executive, Mr David Richardson,…

ICC CHAIRMAN WELCOMES RETURN OF INTERNATIONAL CRICKET TO PAKISTAN

The ICC Chairman has today welcomed the return of international cricket to Pakistan ahead of the Independence Cup taking place in Lahore this week. Mr Shashank Manohar said: “This is a good day for world cricket as the PCB hosts a World XI in Lahore for three T20 International games. It has been a long…

ICC U19 CRICKET WORLD CUP 2018 SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

Defending champion West Indies will open its campaign against host New Zealand in next year’s ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup, the schedule for which was announced on Thursday. The West Indies will play the inaugural Group A day-night fixture at Bay Oval in Tauranga on the opening day of the event which runs from…

RECORD-BREAKING GLOBAL REACH OF WOMEN’S CRICKET WORLD CUP

More than 180 million people around the world are estimated to have watched this summer’s ICC Women’s World Cup and there was an almost 300% increase in viewing hours* in comparison to the last edition in 2013. There was significant growth in audiences in all territories, but particularly impressive was an eight-fold increase in viewing…

TAMSIN BEAUMONT NAMED ICC WOMEN’S WORLD CUP PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT

Post-match audios, photographs from the England versus India final and post-match video interviews to be available at the Online Media Zone Tamsin Beaumont was named player of the ICC Women’s World Cup after England won its fourth title at Lord’s on Sunday. The opener, who was playing in her maiden world cup, scored 23 in…

SHRUBSOLE BOWLS ENGLAND TO FOURTH ICC WORLD CUP TITLE

Anya Shrubsole’s Lord’s dream became the perfect fairytale after registering the best figures ever in an ICC Women’s World Cup final to help England to a thrilling nine-run victory over India on Sunday. The fast bowler finished with impressive figures six for 46, including five for 11 late in the innings as India lost its…