Apr 152014
 
South Africa Rewarded For Leading Test Rankings
ICC Chief Executive David Richardson presents the cheque to CSA Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat

ICC Chief Executive David Richardson presents the cheque to CSA Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat

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Cricket South Africa (CSA) have been awarded US$ 475,000 by the International Cricket Council for topping the Test rankings at the 1st April cut-off date.

It is the second year in a row that the Proteas have received the award, presented to CSA chief executive Haroon Lorgat by his ICC counterpart David Richardson.

They have now held the ranking since August 2012, and are the fourth side, after Australia, England and India, to achieve the distinction.

Australia claimed second place and a prize of US$ 370,000 while India and England received US$ 265,000 and US$ 160,000 respectively for ending the cycle in third and fourth.

“I congratulate South Africa for topping the rankings for the second successive year in our pinnacle format,” Richadson said.

“To retain the top Test spot in a season that saw some very interesting, competitive and high-profile series is an achievement to be proud of.

“With the top eight Test sides closely matched, and every side aiming to claim the coveted number-one Test position, I’m looking forward to another exciting, challenging and competitive season, which will go on to strengthen Test cricket’s reputation as the most enduring and respected format.”

Lorgat, who also received the symbolic mace that is held by the leading Test side, said:

“I am truly honoured and humbled to receive the Reliance ICC Test prize money, not just on behalf of the players and the team management but on behalf of all South Africans.

“The players appreciate the enormous privilege of representing our country and taking on the responsibility that goes with it.”

© Cricket World 2014

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Apr 142014
 
Mohammad Amir will not play World Cup 2015

Mohammad Amir will not play World Cup 2015. Mohammad Amir Pakistani Fast Bowler is very good bowler and Chief operating officer, Subhan Ahmed said that the PCB was not hopeful about the ICC clearing the pacer to play international cricket until he completed his five-year ban, which would end around August 2015.

Ahmad said: “What we have tried to convince the ICC to do is to allow him to be back into domestic cricket by reviewing his ban period so that he is ready when the times comes for him to play international cricket,”

Aamir told ‘Geo Super’ that he was not thinking about when exactly he would be able to resume playing cricket.

“For me that is not important now because I believe when God clears me to play then no one can stop me from playing. But for me it is good enough that the PCB Chairman has done so much to raise my issue in the ICC,” Aamir said.

Mohammad Amir born in 13, April in Gujjar Khan Punjab he current age is 22 year his bating style left hand bat five-year ban which will be ending on August 15, Aamir was 18 when the spot fixing scandal broke out while Pakistan was touring England in August, 2010 which eventually led to the imposement of bans on Aamir and his senior teammates — Salman Butt and Muhammad Asif, so Pakistan cricket board try best but they have no chance to played in World Cup 2015.

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