Melinda Farrell

Sachin Tendulkar holds the World Cup trophy at a promotional event

World Cup 2015

Tendulkar calls for 25-team World Cup

Sachin Tendulkar has condemned the ICC's decision to reduce the number of teams in the 2019 World Cup as "a backward step" in the global expansion of cricket

The scoreboard reveals South Africa's impossible task

World Cup 2015

Duckworth-Lewis method in new avatar for World Cup

An anomaly in the Duckworth-Lewis rain calculation system has been addressed in the formula being used at the World Cup, adding a third name to the complex calculation in the form of Australian academic Steve Stern

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Delaimatuku Maraiwaia (left) and Josaia Baleicikoibia celebrate a wicket for Fiji

East Asia-Pacific U-19 Trophy, Marlborough

Fiji qualify for first U-19 World Cup

Fiji have qualified for their first cricket World Cup at any level - the 2016 Under-19 event in Bangladesh - after finishing unbeaten during the group stage of the East Asia-Pacific U-19 Trophy in Blenheim

Paul Horton disagreed with his caught behind decision

County news

Major overhaul afoot in county game

English cricket is undergoing another major review: four-day Tests, an ambitious T20 tournament with England players, floodlit three-day Championship cricket - just about anything is possible

Nathan Lyon bowls to Kyle Abbott with plenty of catchers

ICC news

ECB moots four-day Tests, 40-over World Cup

Test cricket could be reduced to four days, and the next World Cup curtailed to just 40 overs a side if wide-ranging discussions between the chairmen of the English counties and the ECB become firm proposals, and are ultimately adopted by the ICC

William Porterfield unfurls a pull

ICC news

Porterfield attacks ICC mentality

Ireland's captain William Porterfield has not yet signed the petition for the retention of a 14-team World Cup, but based on his rhetoric at the Gabba on Tuesday, that can only be a matter of time

Cricket Australia chairman Wally Edwards arrives for the ICC Board meeting

World Cup 2015

CA chairman pushes ODI revamp

In his final year as the Cricket Australia chairman and an ICC powerbroker, Wally Edwards is intent on making further changes to ODI cricket as he watches the World Cup contested according to playing conditions he had a major hand in bringing about

Mashrafe Mortaza belts out a loud appeal for lbw against Chris Gayle

World Cup 2015

Hawkeye, Realtime Snicko for World Cup

Real-time Snicko and Hawkeye ball-tracking will be used, while Hot Spot will be absent from DRS deliberations at the World Cup in what looms as the final ICC event for the review system in its current form

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Saeed Ajmal was back in training after returning from Brisbane

ICC news

Ajmal and Gazi cleared to bowl again

Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal and Bangladesh's Sohag Gazi can resume bowling in international cricket, after the ICC cleared their bowling actions following remedial work and retests

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Chris Gayle holds up his bat on passing 50

ICC news

Brett Lee bats for heavy willows

Brett Lee has credited batsmen for using heavier bats to good effect and said he was not in favour of restricting the depth of the bat. Lee, however, stressed on the need to increase the size of outfields to add balance in limited-overs cricket