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Independence Cup 2017

World XI series a 'huge leap' for Pakistan - Najam Sethi

Sep 11, 2017: Giles Clarke, head of the ICC's Pakistan Task Team, echoed Sethi's comments after the World XI squad arrived in Lahore on Monday morning

Umar Farooq in Lahore

World XI Series

'There's a deeper meaning to this tour' - Andy Flower

Aug 25, 2017: Being consistently attuned to a bigger picture of the world beyond the cricket field has led Andy Flower to putting together a diverse and robust World XI squad to tour Pakistan in September

Osman Samiuddin

Pakistan news

Pakistan to host World XI series in September

Aug 21, 2017: A World XI side, coached by Andy Flower, is set to play three T20s in Lahore after the PCB confirmed the tour

Umar Farooq

Pakistan news

Clarke urges caution in bringing cricket back to Pakistan

Jan 28, 2017: Giles Clarke, head of the ICC's Pakistan Task Force, has cautioned that bringing international cricket back to Pakistan will be an arduous process requiring "a lot of time and hard work"

Danyal Rasool

ICC news

Clarke tasked with boosting Pakistan finances

Oct 14, 2016: Giles Clarke, the ECB president, is set to renew his relationship with the Pakistan Cricket Board, after being tasked to explore ways to boost the board's economy

Nagraj Gollapudi and Umar Farooq

England news

ECB pressed for answers by MP as scrutiny grows on Clarke

Mar 1, 2016: The ECB is under pressure to confirm whether it intends to put forward Giles Clarke, the board president, as its nominee for the forthcoming election for ICC chairman in June

Andrew Miller

England news

Clarke set to be called before parliament to explain role in Big Three takeover

Feb 29, 2016: Giles Clarke, the ECB president, faces the prospect of being called to appear before the Culture Media and Sport Select Committee, to explain his role in the controversial ICC structural reforms of February 2014

Andrew Miller

Sports Journalists' Association Awards

Death of a Gentleman scoops prestigious Sports Journalists' Assocation award

Feb 22, 2016: Death of a Gentleman, an investigation into the dysfunctional governance of world cricket, has been recognised as the SJA Television Sports Documentary of the Year

Andrew Miller

ICC news

Clarke's ICC chairman bid hits rocks

Feb 1, 2016: Giles Clarke's hopes of becoming the next chairman of the ICC appear to be receding, with neither Australia nor South Africa expected to support his candidacy should he choose to stand for election later this year

Andrew Miller

ICC news

ICC to pay seven Full Members $10 million each

Nov 25, 2015: The ICC will pay seven full-member boards $10 million over the next eight years, as part of the Test Cricket Fund announced during last year's Big Three takeover of cricket's governing body

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Pakistan news

Sri Lanka frontrunner to host Ind-Pak series

Nov 23, 2015: Sri Lanka is fast emerging as the likeliest venue to host a shortened bilateral series between Pakistan and India

Nagraj Gollapudi and Andrew Fernando

Pakistan news

Sri Lanka believed to be in mix to host Ind-Pak

Nov 22, 2015: The much-anticipated meeting between the BCCI and PCB heads took place in Dubai on Sunday afternoon

Nagraj Gollapudi & Umar Farooq

Cricket in the Olympics

Olympic movement exposes old faultlines

Nov 6, 2015: Does the ECB's new-found enthusiasm for cricket in the Olympics stem from a genuine interest in the global game, or is it merely a means to improve its public image?

Tim Wigmore

England news

Olympic ideal could prove uncomfortable for Clarke

Jul 28, 2015: Giles Clarke's position as president of the ECB could become untenable if the board honours its commitment to reconsider opposition to cricket's involvement in the Olympics

George Dobell

MCC news

Brearley apologises for Clarke comment

Jul 15, 2015: Mike Brearley, chairman of the MCC's World Cricket Committee, has apologised to Giles Clarke, the ECB president, after suggesting Clarke would have to "do what he's told" with regard to the possibility of cricket seeking to become an Olympic sport

ESPNcricinfo staff

ICC news

Anger as 10-team World Cup not up for debate

Jul 1, 2015: For all the outcry, the ICC annual conference remained wedded to a 10-team World Cup looks set to go ahead in England - and the ECB's unyielding attitude has caused resentment from Ireland and Scotland in particular

Tim Wigmore

England news

Rebel league would damage community of cricket - Clarke

May 19, 2015: Giles Clarke asserted that rebel leagues must be thwarted at all costs to protect the community of cricket in a speech to mark his stepping down as chairman of the ECB

David Hopps

England news

Graves elected as ECB chairman

Feb 24, 2015: Colin Graves has been elected as the next chairman of the ECB, while changes to the constitution that are expected to result in Giles Clarke becoming the governing body's first president were also approved

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

Clarke lined up as first ECB president

Jan 13, 2015: Giles Clarke will be put forward as the first president of the ECB, after the governing body signalled a proposed change to its constitution

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

Battle raging for power at ECB

Dec 19, 2014: With their allocation of games from 2017 to 2019, the ECB have achieved something thought to be impossible: kept just about everyone in English cricket happy. But, as ever, a wider battle is raging.

George Dobell
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