HOWZAT? Barbadian Umpire, Leslie Reifer Jnr will become one of the youngest umpires in international cricket history this weekend when he takes to the field in the 2nd Paytm T20 International between the West Indies and India in Lauderhill.
India have reclaimed the No.1 spot in the International Cricket Council's Test rankings after Sri Lanka demolished Australia by 163 runs in Colombo to complete a 3-0 whitewash.
Australia, who received the Test championship mace before the start of the series slipped from the numero uno spot to now rest on third while Pakistan, who drew their four-Test series against England, 2-2, climbed to No.2.
The Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) Working Committee today gave its nod to the India cricket team to participate in two T20I matches against the West Indies on August 27th and 28th in the United States.
India are currently playing a four-match Test series against the Caribbean side.
Both the matches will be played at the Central Broward Regional Park in Fort Lauderdale, US.
Several West Indies legends including Sir Gary Sobers, Sir Vivian Richards, Wes Hall and Andy Roberts have called upon the WICB to dissolve the board, in line with the CARICOM cricket review panel's recommendation, and appoint an interim committee as part of the structural reforms that would enable the region's cricket to "develop and flourish".
This is according to a report carried by cricinfo.com today.
West Indies batting hero Marlon Samuels has been fined following his match-winning performance in Sunday's ICC World T-20 Final.
Samuels who hit an unbeaten 85 to guide the regional team to victory was fined 30 percent of his match fee.
This stemmed from an on the field encounter between the West Indies middle order batsman and England's all rounder Ben Stokes, after the West Indies won the match with Carlos Brathwaite clobbering stokes for four consecutive sixes in the final over.