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India to take on arch rivals Pakistan on June 16

India to take on arch rivals Pakistan on June 16

India, the two-time World Cup winners, will open their campaign against South Africa on June 05 and will face rivals Pakistan on June 16 in Manchester, which is expected to be a full-house.

The week-long meeting of the International Cricket Council kicked off in Kolkata on Sunday with the meeting on women's cricket, followed by the chief executives meeting.

However, Pakistan came back strong after the opening loss to avenge their defeat at the grandest stage of them all - the final - where they came out victors courtesy Fakhar Zaman's century and Pakistani bowlers unprecedented show with the ball.

The other big concern for the BCCI is the ICC wanting to convert the Champions Trophy 2021, which was awarded to India, into an ICC World Twenty20 Championship.

Manohar's term ends in June and according to a report in the New Indian Express, the incumbent ICC chairman seems to have pulled ahead of the former England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chief Giles Clarke. The two boards had reportedly talked on the prospects of the Indo-Pak bilateral cricket, which Chaudhary had clarified can only happen following a green signal from the Government of India.

India were intitally scheduled to play on June 2 but the game has been pushed two matches in order to abide by the Lodha Committee recommendations which require a 15-day gap between IPL and an global assignment.

"The 2019 IPL will be played between March 29 and May 19".

Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi recently took to Twitter and urged the United Nations to intervene in "India Occupied Kashmir" and stop the killing of "innocents". But we need to maintain a 15-day gap and World Cup starts, May 30. Therefore as per 15 days gap, we could have only played on June 4.

India captain Mithali Raj speaks about the development of women’s game at the ICC Women’s Cricket Forum in Kolkata
India captain Mithali Raj speaks about the development of women’s game at the ICC Women’s Cricket Forum in Kolkata

The recent ball-tampering incident by some Australian cricketers in South Africa and player behaviour will also be discussed.

The round-robin format (involving nine teams) was used last in 1992, when World Cup was played for the first time in coloured clothing.

"It is a great tragedy that fans of cricket in India, Pakistan and the whole world are being deprived of this opportunity to see their two favourite countries play cricket and it's very sad unfortunately", he said.

"India will play a maximum 309 days of worldwide cricket across all formats".

The number of home tests will be increased from 15 to 19. "All these Tests will be part of the World Test Championship", he added.

Former BCCI president Manohar is ICC's first independent chairman and, in all likelihood, will get an extension during the Annual Conference scheduled in Dublin in June.

Though many in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) wanted Manohar to leave in the wake of the reduced revenue share a year ago, there seems to have been a change of thought in the wake of losing this seat to someone outside the sub-continent.





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