Mahindananda Aluthgamage – then sports minister and current power minister – is second senior figure to claim final between South Asian countries was "sold," after former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga.
Former West Indies captain Daren Sammy says his Sunrisers Hyderabad teammates in India called him "kalu" (black man in Hindi) in Twenty20 tournament in 2013 and 2014.
The three-match Test series was originally meant to be played in June but will now start on July 8 because of the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK.
Cricket Australia furloughed about 80 percent of its staff and said it had suffered a $13 million fall in revenue due to Covid-19, despite the pandemic hitting at the end of the season.
The annual update of the rankings on Friday means that results from 2016-17 were eliminated and the results since May last year are given extra weight, which means Australia moved to the number one rank.
The Pakistan Cricket Board handed Umar Akmal a three-year ban over failing to report he was approached to fix games.
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The 29-year-old was provisionally suspended by the anti-corruption unit of the Pakistan Cricket Board on February 20, the day the Pakistan Super League commenced in Karachi.
Men's Twenty20 World Cup is due to get underway in October at seven venues across Australia with the West Indies defending their title.
Any attempts to revive this long-planned alliance will be ineffective in trying to counter China, and instead will simply be viewed as an alliance of Islamophobes.
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