The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that Elite Panel umpire Asad Rauf has been withdrawn from standing in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy.
The Pakistani official is reportedly under investigation by Mumbai Police who are conducting enquiries into spot-fixing and corruption in cricket.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has concluded its emergency meeting to discuss the fallout of the spot-fixing controversy that has rocked the Indian Premier League this week.
Three Rajasthan Royals players - Shanthakumuran Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila - were arrested by Delhi police and suspended by the BCCI as investigations into their involvement in spot-fixing continues.
Three Rajasthan Royals players are being investigated by Delhi police for suspected spot-fixing during the Indian Premier League 2013.
Former international bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth as well as Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila have also been suspended by the IPL while the investigation is ongoing.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed the schedule of warm-up matches ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013, which will be held from 30th May to 4th June.
The tournament itself gets underway on 6th June and the warm-up matches will be held in the same venues as the competition - The Oval, Edgbaston and the Cardiff Wales Stadium.
Sunrisers Hyderabad kept their unbeaten run at home alive, defeating Delhi Daredevils by six wickets in a one-sided game at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.
This win kept their hopes of a knock-outs spot alive, as they now stand third with 14 points from 11 matches. This loss ends Delhi's season, in that they are out of the knock-outs race, with only six points from 11 games.
India have made wholesale changes to their ODI squad for the ICC Champions Trophy, which will be held in England next month. Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Ashok Dinda, Shami Ahmed and Ajinkya Rahane have all been dropped from the 15-man squad that beat England 3-2 in a five-match series in January.
In this exclusive cricket video for Cricket World TV, courtesy of Red Bull's Red Bulletin, India, Delhi and Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Gautam Gambhir talks about his favourite cricket memories, including his part in the Twenty20 World Cup win in 2007 and the 2011 World Cup success, as well as his favourite films.
He talks about his performances on the biggest stage and is also asked who his cricketing idols are and which other sporting legends he looks up to.
Delhi Daredevils registered their second win of the 2013 IPL season, beating Pune Warriors by 15 runs at their new home in Raipur. This win lifts Delhi off the last spot into eighth, with four points from nine games, mathematically keeping their chances alive and relegates Pune to the bottom of the points table with as many points.
Chris Morris held his nerve in the last over of the match to bowl Chennai Super Kings to a 14-run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders at home.
This was Chennai’s fifth win on the trot this Indian Premier League 2013 season and elevates them to the top of the points table, with 14 from nine games. For defending champions Kolkata, this was their sixth loss in nine matches, leaving them third from bottom with just six points.
In a game of high hitting, Kings XI Punjab beat Pune Warriors by seven wickets at Mohali. This win lifts Kings XI to fifth in the table, just above Mumbai Indians, both teams having six points from six games. Pune Warriors are second from last, with four points from seven games, and now will have to watch their backs as Delhi Daredevils got off the mark earlier in the day.
Delhi Daredevils broke their six-match losing streak in the 2013 IPL when they beat Mumbai Indians by nine wickets at the Feroz Shah Kotla. The hosts finally broke their duck and put two points on the tally, yet still languish in last spot and will need a lot of repeat performances if they are to have even a slim hope of making the knock-outs. Mumbai meanwhile suffered a second straight loss and failed to climb up from their fifth spot in the table, with six points from as many games.
Chennai Super Kings returned to winning ways in the Indian Premier League 2013 with a crushing 86-run win over Delhi Daredevils at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi.
The misery continued for Delhi, who were bowled out for the lowest total this season and continue to languish at the bottom of the points table. Meanwhile Chennai move up to fourth, with six points from five games.
There was international cricket action in both the women's cricket and associate cricket arenas over the past week. Namibia beat the Netherlands in the ICC Intercontinental Cup in Windhoek, while India Women completed a six-nil clean sweep of Bangladesh Women by winning the three One-Day Internationals in Ahmedabad.
India Women completed a 3-0 One-Day International series clean sweep over Bangladesh Women with a 58-run victory in the final match in Ahmedabad.
Rumana Ahmed returned figures four for 20 as India were bowled out for 154 before Bangladesh were dismissed for 96 in reply, Poonam Yadav taking three for 15.
The Champions League Twenty20 will return to India for the 2013 edition of the high profile Twenty20 tournament in September and October of this year.
India will host the tournament, won in 2012 by Sydney Sixers when it was held in South Africa, for the third time in five years, from 17th September to 6th October.
Stand-in India Women captain Harmanpreet Kaur's second ODI century gave her side an unassailable two-nil lead in the three-match series against Bangladesh Women. Kaur hit 103 off only 100 balls and added 109 with Poonam Raut for the third-wicket as India posted an impressive 256 for six from their 50 overs to win the second match in Ahmedabad.
With the start of the latest edition of the Indian Premier League, there has been only women's international cricket action over the past week. The three-match Twenty20 series in Vadodara between India Women and Bangladesh Women was unsurprisingly won by India.
Harmanpreet Kaur's unbeaten half-century led India Women to a five-wicket win over Bangladesh Women with four balls remaining in the first One-Day International in Ahmedabad.
Kaur, leading the side, was not out on 63 as India successfully overhauled Bangladesh's score of 194 for nine at the beginning of the final over.
Dale Steyn didn't allow Chris Gayle to score 21 runs in the Super Over as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The hosts, thus, move to the top of the table with full points from two straight wins, while Bangalore suffered their first loss of the new IPL season.
Mumbai Indians beat the Chennai Super Kings by nine runs in their IPL match at Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. It was the first win for Mumbai in two games, even as Chennai lost their opening game.
Chasing a par-score of 149 runs, Chennai lost their top order easily as Mumbai made good on the momentum provided by Kieron Pollard towards the end of their innings.