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The International Cricket Council (ICC) is the international governing body of cricket. It was founded as the Imperial Cricket Conference in 1909 by representatives from England, Australia and South Africa, renamed the International Cricket Conference in 1965, and took up its current name in 1989.

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ICC Changes Run Out, DRS change and other rules
The ICC has introduced a number of changes will be effective in all series starting 28 September when South Africa hosts Bangladesh and the one between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
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Manohar resigns as ICC chairman
Shashank Manohar has resigned from his post as ICC chairman after only eight months in office
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Shashank Manohar Elected ICC Chairman
India's Shashank Manohar has been elected unopposed as the first independent chairman of the ICC, the game's governing body said on Thursday.
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Shashank Manohar Resign From BCCI President
Shashank Manohar, the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, has stepped down from his post with immediate effect.
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Manohar set to replace ICC Chief Srinivasan
Srinivasan was removed as ICC chairman on Monday after his home board announced it was withdrawing its support, following scandals embroiling the sport in India.
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ICC Name New Officials India-South Africa and Pakistan-England Series
ICC has named some match officials as replacements that will affect both the ongoing India-South Africa and Pakistan-England series following the decision to withdraw Aleem Dar from the remaining matches.
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Richardson Appointed to ICC Match Referees Elite Panel
ICC announced that former West Indies captain Richie Richardson has been appointed to the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. He will replace Sri Lanka's Roshan Mahanama, who stepped down last week.
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ICC Removes Batting Powerplay, Relaxes Field Restrictions in ODIs
In a bid to restore balance between bat and ball, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced that the key rule changes affecting 50-over.
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Abbas confirmed as new ICC President
Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas has assumed the role of the ICC president on day three of the ICC Annual Conference week in Barbados.
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ICC President Mustapha Kamal Resigns
Mustafa Kamal has resigned as the president of the International Cricket Council (ICC), the Bangladeshi administrator announced on Wednesday.
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Israeli Umpire Dies After Ball Strikes His Head
An umpire standing in an Israeli league cricket match in the city of Ashdod was killed after being struck by a ball on Saturday, Israeli police and a hospital spokeswoman said.
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Srinivasan Confirmed ICC Chairman
N Srinivasan, the BCCI president, has been confirmed as chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) after the 52-member Full Council approved amendments to the ICC's Memorandum and Articles of Association at the Annual Conference in Melbourne.
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ICC Passes Controversial Revamp
Cricket's world body Saturday passed a wide-ranging and controversial shake-up of its governance and structure despite strident protests that it gives too much power to the "Big Three" of India, England and Australia.
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Two Extra Reviews After 80 Overs
Teams will be allowed two additional reviews after 80 overs of an innings in Test matches from October 1, the International Cricket Council announced on Wednesday.
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India to Host 2016 World T20 and 2023 ODI World Cup
India will host the World T20 in 2016 and the 50-over World Cup in 2023, apart from hosting the second edition of the World Test Championship in 2021.
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England to Host 2017 World Test Championship and 2019 World Cup
England and Wales will host the inaugural World Test Championship in 2017, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Saturday.
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Shamshuddin in ICC International Panel of Umpires
Shamshuddin was the lone Indian among the five new third umpires appointed to the ICC's international panel announced on Thursday.
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Kumble to Head ICC Cricket Panel
Former India captain Anil Kumble was appointed chairman of ICC's Cricket Committee by the game's governing body, replacing West Indies Clive Lloyd.
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Kiwis' Isaac Confirmed as ICC President
New Zealander Alan Isaac is named as the eighth president of the International Cricket Council, succeeding Sharad Pawar.
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Strauss Receives ICC Test Championship Mace
England captain Andrew Strauss received the ICC Test Championship mace for leading the team, which finished on top of the ICC Test Championship table.
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David Richardson Named New ICC Chief
Former South Africa wicketkeeper David Richardson, who played 42 Tests and 122 ODIs, has been chosen by the ICC as its new chief executive.
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England Frustrated by Combined's Lower-order
Little-known Namibian batsman Christi Viljoen fell two short of his maiden fist-class hundred as England's bowlers were given a good work-out in their tour opener against ICC Combined XI on Saturday.
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Four Indians & Aussies in ICC Dream XI
Australia and India have dominated the selection of the International Cricket Council People's Dream XI, which was revealed on Monday.
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New ODI Rules - ICC to Abolish Runners
The use of runners for injured batsman could soon be abolished following a recommendation from the ICC Chief Executives' Committee (CEC).
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ICC Include Associate Nations in 2015 World Cup
Relenting after severe criticism, the International Cricket Council to include four associate nations in the 2015 World Cup which will make the marquee event a 14-team tournament.
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Dharmasena, Kettleborough in Elite Panel of Umpires
Sri Lanka's Kumar Dharmasena and Richard Kettleborough of England were on Wednesday promoted to the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires for the year 2011-2012 following an annual review.
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David Boon to Become ICC Match Referee
Former Test opening batsman David Boon has been appointed an International Cricket Council match referee and will quit his job as an Australian selector.
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ICC Calls for DRS in All Internationals Games
The controversial Decision Review System (DRS) should be used in all international matches, the cricket committee of ICC recommended in London.
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ICC Executive Board to Meet on April 4
The ICC executive board will meet on April 4 to discuss a host of issues, including the new Future Tours Program, and will also review the ongoing World Cup.
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ICC Approves Morgan as Pietersen Replacement for England
England batsman Eoin Morgan was approved as a replacement for Kevin Pietersen at the World Cup by the International Cricket Council on Monday.
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ICC Bans Shillingford for Illegal Action
West Indies off-spinner Shane Shillingford has been banned from bowling in international cricket because of an illegal action, the sport's governing body ruled.
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ICC Moves Forward on Test and ODI Leagues
Taking another step forward in finalising a new Future Tours Programme for the 2012-2020 period, ICC's Chief Executive Committee has begun the process of drawing up rules and regulations for the Test and ODI leagues.
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New FTP to be Discussed in ICC CEC
A new Future Tours Programme Agreement for the 2012-2020 period will come up for discussion in ICC Chief Executives' Committee meeting on Tuesday.
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Decision Review System Bringing Improvement - ICC
The recently adopted Umpire Decision Review System has brought significant improvement in overcoming umpiring errors in international matches.
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ICC Headquarters to Stay in Dubai
ICC headquarters will not be shifted out of Dubai, the world cricket body decided during a two-day meeting, ending speculations that it may relocate to London.
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ICC to Set up Test, ODI League
The International Cricket Council board agreed to set up a Test league along with a one-day international league to try and boost interest. The first world champion in Test cricket will be crowned in 2013.
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ICC Launches Its Global Cricket Academy
The International Cricket Council launched its Global Cricket Academy to reproduce a variety of pitch types, which will replicate the playing surface conditions.
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Sehwag, Clarke & Sangakkara Are ICC Brand Ambassador For 2010-2011
Explosive Indian batsman Virender Sehwag is one of the four current leading cricketers, who have been chosen by the International Cricket Council as its ambassadors for year 2010-2011.
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Pakistan Boss Meets ICC President in Delhi
Pakistan boss meets ICC president in DelhiPakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt met the head of the ICC Sharad Pawar in India, with the spot-fixing betting scandal thought to be high on agenda.
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ICC to Consider Test, ODI Leagues
The ICC chief executives' committee is recommending the setting up of a league to provide a context for all Test matches and a and one-day international league.
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ICC Plans to Send World XI to Pakistan
ICC wants to send an invitational World XI to play in Pakistan to end the country's sporting isolation following a terror attack on the Sri Lankan team.
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ICC Confirms Isaac as Vice-president
The International Cricket Council confirmed New Zealand's Alan Isaac, who has been the New Zealand Cricket chairman since 2008, as its vice-president.
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India to Back Kiwis' Alan Isaac For Top ICC Post
India's cricket chiefs endorsed NZ's Alan Isaac as the next vice-president of the world governing body after former Aussie PM John Howard was snubbed for job.
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ICC Hints at Test Championship by 2013
ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat has hinted England could play host to an inaugural Test championship in 2013.
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Taylor May Replace John for ICC's Deputy Post
Former Aussies captain Mark Taylor could replace John Howard as an alternate candidate for ICC vice-president's post by the cricket boards of Australia and New Zealand.
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No ICC Event for Pakistan Until 2015
ICC announced its events and host countries until 2015 and Pakistan does not feature in list although ICC has awarded next two T20 WC to SL and B'desh.
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Pawar Rejects Talk of Divide in ICC
After formally taking over as ICC president, Sharad Pawar rubbished suggestions that rejection of John Howard's candidacy would divide world cricket.
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Sharad Pawar Takes Over as New ICC President
Former BCCI chief Sharad Pawar has taken over as International Cricket Council President on Thursday, becoming the second Indian, after Jagmohan Dalmiya, to occupy the top post.
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Howard Had Too Many Enemies for ICC Role
Australia's hawkish former prime minister John Howard was rejected as cricket's future chief after making too many enemies during his time in politics, insiders say.
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India, Others Block Howard's ICC bid
The powerful Afro-Asian bloc today thwarted former Australian Prime Minister John Howard's bid for the ICC Vice-President's post, prompting the governing body to seek a new candidate from the Australian and New Zealand cricket boards.
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