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Shashank Manohar re-elected ICC Chairman

According to the election process, ICC Directors were each allowed to nominate one candidate, who had to be either a present or a past ICC Director.

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Dubai, May 15 (IANS) Shashank Manohar was on Tuesday re-elected unopposed as the International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman for a second consecutive term.

According to a statement released by the ICC, Manohar was the sole nominee put forward by the ICC board, leading to his unopposed election.

“It is an honour to be re-elected as the Chairman of the International Cricket Council and I would like to thank my fellow ICC Directors for their continued support,” said Manohar, who became the first independent ICC Chairman in 2016.

“Together we have made big strides over the last two years, fulfilling promises I made to the sport when I was appointed in 2016.

“Over the next two years we can look forward to launching a global strategy for the sport in partnership with our members so we can grow the game and ensure more of the world can enjoy cricket. The sport is in good health but we are the guardians of the game and we must continue to work hard to maintain that,” he added.

During the last two years, Manohar has led significant reform of the sport, reversing the resolutions of 2014, introducing a revised governance structure, including the appointment of the ICC’s first independent female director and the development of international cricket structures that bring context to the global game and provide more opportunities for more members to compete.

According to the election process, ICC Directors were each allowed to nominate one candidate, who had to be either a present or a past ICC Director.

The nominees with the support of two or more Directors would have been eligible to contest an election.

However, given that Manohar was the sole nominee for the position, the independent Audit Committee Chairman, Edward Quinlan, who has been overseeing the election process, has declared the process complete, and Manohar the successful candidate.

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Virat Kohli named captain of ICC’s Test, ODI Teams of the Year

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New Delhi, Jan 22: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced the men’s Test and ODI teams of the year.

Indian skipper and batting mainstay Virat Kohli on Tuesday named as the captain of both the teams.

“…Virat Kohli named captain of both sides following a remarkable 2018 as batsman and skipper,” the ICC said in a statement.

The cricketers were selected on the basis of their performances in the year 2018.

The ODI team is dominated by India and England with the two teams contributing four players each, while the Test list have three Indian and as many New Zealand players.

Below we have enlisted names of the winners

ICC Men’s Test Team of the Year (in batting order):

  1. Tom Latham (New Zealand)
  2. Dimuth Karunaratne (Sri Lanka)
  3. Kane Williamson (New Zealand)
  4. Virat Kohli (India) (capt)
  5. Henry Nicholls (New Zealand)
  6. Rishabh Pant (India) (wk)
  7. Jason Holder (Windies)
  8. Kagiso Rabada (South Africa)
  9. Nathan Lyon (Australia)
  10. Jasprit Bumrah (India)
  11. Mohammad Abbas (Pakistan)

ICC Men’s ODI team of the year (in batting order):

  1. Rohit Sharma (India)
  2. Jonny Bairstow (England)
  3. Virat Kohli (India) (capt)
  4. Joe Root (England)
  5. Ross Taylor (New Zealand)
  6. Jos Buttler (England) (wk)
  7. Ben Stokes (England)
  8. Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh)
  9. Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)
  10. Kuldeep Yadav (India)
  11. Jasprit Bumrah (India)

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Serena Williams outlasts Simona Halep in epic battle in Australian Open

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Melbourne, Jan 21: Serena Williams of the US advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open on Monday after a hard-fought 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 victory over Romanian world No 1 Simona Halep.

The 37-year-old shone at the Rod Laver Arena to again demonstrate her remarkable longevity and ability to compete at the game’s highest level, reports Efe news.

“It was an intense match and there were some incredible points,” Williams said on court after the match. “I really needed to elevate my game. She’s the number one player in the world.”

The number 16 seed started strongly, storming into a comfortable lead before taking the first set 6-1 as the number one seed Halep struggled to get a foothold in the match.

After bossing the opening exchanges, Williams let her opponent back into the contest as Halep took the second set 6-4.

The American broke Halep’s serve in the seventh game of the third set to go 4-3 up; she was soon serving for the match at 5-4, sealing the win on the first of two match points.

Williams advances to the last eight of the tournament as she continues her bid to add an eighth Australian Open title to her 23 career Grand Slam wins.

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Tendulkar eagerly waiting for Anil’s Netflix web series ‘Selection: Day Part 2’

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Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar engaged in a Twitter conversation with actor Anil Kapoor to announce the second season of “Selection Day”. The official Twitter handle of Netflix then announced that “Selection Day: Part 2” will start streaming from April 22 this year.

The series is a coming-of-age drama about two brothers Radha and Manju who are raised by their strict, obsessive father to be star cricket players in India.

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