Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain and Kingsmead in Durban were handed official warnings by the International Cricket Council for the poor outfield conditions in the respective Test matches involving India and New Zealand.
The proposal of the International Cricket Council to create a two-tier system in Test cricket has been dropped after a discussion with the members in a two-day working group meeting in Dubai on Wednesday.
Sri Lankan spin bowler Sachithra Senanayake has been docked 30 percent of his match fee by the International Cricket Council for giving David Warner an aggressive send-off in the first Twenty20 International against Australia in Pallekele.
With T20 cricket and franchise cricket posing a major threat to the traditional form of the game, the ICC is already facing an uphill task to protect test match cricket. Add to that the fact that record high totals have been set in ODIs and T20Is in a matter of few days and we can easily see where the game is going.
South African selectors have called up uncapped pacer Andile Phehlukwayo to the One-Day International squad which will take on Australia in a five-match series which gets underway at the end of this month.
Returning from a week of Ibizan sun and driving into the ground on Saturday morning with my windscreen wipers and headlights on, I was struck both by how much cooler the temperature was than those I’d been experiencing just a few days before and the somewhat slim chances of play for the day.