The International Cricket Council (ICC) board has voted for changes to its governance and financial model.
Cricket's global governing body will reverse reforms made in 2014, which gave more political and financial power to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Cricket Australia, and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The new changes will create a more equitable distribution of revenues from ICC global events and partnerships but will not revert to the equal share among Test-playing full members that existed until three years ago. The 14-member board voted at the end of its meeting this week at the ICC headquarters in Dubai.
The BCCI, however, is believed to have been the sole opponent to the financial changes, which must be ratified by the ICC council in June. Rumours emanating from India suggest that the board will consider pulling out of the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy in England and Wales, having already missed the deadline for submitting a squad.
The changes will be seen as a blow to India's increasingly dominant position in the international game, with the ICC known to be aiming to decrease its financial and cultural dependence on the sub-continental market through its efforts to further globalise the sport.
Over the current eight-year cycle to 2023, the BCCI would now stand to earn US$293 million rather than US$570 million, the ECB would take US$143 million, and Zimbabwe Cricket would receive US$94 million. The remaining seven full member boards - from Australia, South Africa, Pakistan, West Indies, New Zealand, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka - will receive US$132 apiece, with second-tier Associate members set to share US$280 million.
Revisions to the ICC constitution were also approved by 12 votes to two. These include measures to add full members to the organisation subject to meeting key requirements, with a new membership committee established to consider applications. The third-tier Affiliate level of membership is also set to be scrapped, with the lower two tiers consolidated under the Associate banner.
Kenya lost the first match of the five match series against Uganda in preparation for #ICCWCL3UG played at Kyambogo Oval on Friday.
Kenya 147/10 in 44.3 overs lost to Uganda 148/5 in 37.5 overs D. Karashani 29 H.Kayondo 23 R. Mukasa 29 by 5 wickets.
The second day of the tour for the 50 over matches will be played on Saturday.
Four wickets from allrounder Sharad Vesawkar - his best List A bowling effort - and half centuries from the captain Gyanendra Malla and Dipendra Singh Airee took Nepal to a comfortable seven-wicket win against Kenya in the ICC World Cricket League match in Kirtipur.
Kenya National Cricket team Coach, Thomas Odoyo, remains optimistic that Kenya will get a good result when they play two matches against Nepal on March 11 and 13 in the World Cricket League Championship (WCLC).
While his sentiments echoed previous ones by his star player Irfan Karim, Odoyo insisted that he and his team are not leaving anything to chance.
"We have a good record against Nepal, We believe we have a chance to win the upcoming matches but we are not leaving anything to chance. We have stepped up our preparations to make sure we are absolutely ready for this tie." Said Odoyo.
Odoyo was speaking to Kenyanstar when he also revealed that the team to take on Nepal will be named on Friday the 24th of February before leaving for India for a 10 day training camp where they are expected to several test matches.
Nepal has in the meantime named a preliminary 24 man squad for the two matches against Kenya and will travel to New Delhi in India for three practice matches.
Cricket Kenya has appointed former captain Maurice Odumbe as their batting coach ahead of the ICC World Cup league qualifier against Nepal. Odumbe, who captained the Kenya Cricket National team from 1996 to 2001 and played a key role in Kenya's three successive World Cup appearances, was suspended from cricket in 2004 after he allegedly received money from bookmakers.
The 46 year old is now set to formally join his former teammates, head coach Thomas Odoyo and deputy Lameck Onyango, to prepare for the two-match World Cricket League series against Nepal in Kirtipur on March 11 and 13.
"Maurice Odumbe is joining us as a batting consultant to bring a fresh approach for the Nepal series. Batting is one area that the team needs to focus on more, especially after the Kenyan batsmen faltered in the last match against Hong Kong," Cricket Kenya chairman Jackie Janmohammed said.
Odumbe's apointment comes just days after Wicket Keeper Irfan Karim had named him among the greatest he has played with in his long ranging Interview with Kenyanstar.
Kenya are fifth in the ICC World Cricket League and will need to win at least two of their three remaining matches to have a realistic hope of progressing to the next round of qualifiers for the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England.
The 24 Years Old Wicket Keeper Irfan Karim has expressed confidence that the Kenya National Cricket team will qualify for the 2019 ICC Cricket world cup that will be hosted by England and Wales. This is in spite of the International Cricket Council cutting down the number of participating teams from 14 to 10.
Jason Roy's magnificent 162 off 118 balls, with 13 fours and three sixes, helped England canter to a six-wicket win on the Duckworth-Lewis method in the fourth One-Day International at The Oval against Sri Lanka and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the five-match series on Wednesday.
England will look to the seal the five-match One-Day International series against Sri Lanka during the fourth game at The Oval in London on Wednesday (June 29).
South Africa’s AB de Villiers has continued to lead the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen, which has seen Marsh gain six places to reach 28th. Marsh scored 154 runs in the series, including a 79 not out against the West Indies in a league game at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.
South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada, Josh Hazlewood of Australia and West Indies captain Jason Holder have achieved career-best rankings after impressive performances in the tri-series ,according to the latest MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for ODI bowlers.
World champion Australia has retained its number-one ranking on the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings following its 58 runs victory over the West Indies in the final of the tri-series in Barbados on Sunday, but South Africa has dropped behind India in fourth place after it failed to reach the final.
Following a complaint made by Cricket Namibia under the ICC Anti-Racism Code during the ICC Intercontinental Cup fixture between Afghanistan and Namibia played in Greater Noida, India, from 10-12 April 2016, the ICC has announced that a confidential conciliation process has today (Monday) been successfully undertaken by relevant parties from both teams in Edinburgh, and a consensual resolution of the matter achieved.
Australia clinched the triangular One-Day International series in the Caribbean win a 58-run victory over West Indies on Sunday evening at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.
The Tri-Series final promises to be a tantalising game, pitting the World Cup champions against the World T20 champions.
A classy hundred from Darren Bravo guided West Indies into the final of the tri-series in the Caribbean, as the home team toppled South Africa by 100 runs on Friday (June 24) evening at the Kensington Oval.
Former ICC World Twenty20 champion India missed a chance to wrest back the top position on the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Team Rankings despite defeating Zimbabwe by 2-1 in the three-match series in Harare on Wednesday.
Cricket Kenya is setting up ladies cricket leagues in both Nakuru and Nairobi regions in 2016. The leagues are planned to run concurrently beginning the month of July through to August.
Kenya dropped into fifth as PNG Barramundis moved to third on the ICC World Cricket League Championship table after a pulsating few days of cricket in Port Moresby.
Kenyan ladies fell to Uganda and Zimbabwe on Day two of the ICC T20 qualifiers leaving them in second place ahead of their next match on Tuesday.
Kenya will face a wounded Papua New Guinea in the World Cricket league Championship in May as the tournament heads to its final phase.
The highly anticipated contest between Stray Lions Cricket Club and Kanbis Sports Club in the ongoing Npca T20 League turned out to be a one-sided thriller that saw the defending champions cop up a historic seven-wicket hammering.
Mount Kenya University (MKU) lost their 100 percent record when they went down to Africa Nazarene University by 29 runs in a hotly contested encounter at the Ruaraka Sports Club on Saturday in Cricket Kenya’s –Kenya University Sports Association (Nairobi Conference) Twenty20 League 2015-16.
Sydney Swans legend Jude Bolton traded a Sherrin for a Kookaburra against some unlikely opponents – Kenya's Maasai Warriors – at the SCG on Tuesday. While the Swans' 2016 roster were beginning the final stage of their pre-season training regimen in Coffs Harbour, Bolton was left to hold the fort against the Warriors, a travelling band of traditional Kenyan tribesmen.
The inaugural inter-school U-17 Cricket tournament bowled off at the Coast this past weekend with four private schools taking part. The tournament, under the mantra of the Coast Cricket Association (CCA) is being held at the Coast Gymkhana and Mombasa Sports Club with participants from Oshwal Academy, Aga Khan Academy, Shree Swaminarayan Academy (SSA) and Jafferey Academy. CCA is banking on these matches to identify talent for the next crop of players to represent the region at the national level.