PCB Backs Misbah despite failure in PSL 202023 March 2020 / SkyBook365 Cricket Editors Team
Islamabad crashed out without reaching the knockout stages for the 1st time.
New Zealand pacer Trent Boult and allrounder Colin de Grandhomme have been cleared to tour Australia ahead of the first Test in Perth, on Friday. New Zealand have had a major boost ahead of the first Test against Australia next week. Boult and de Grandhomme had missed the second Test against England in Hamilton. Both Boult and de Grandhomme had suffered muscle injuries in the first Test against England. The official Twitter handle of NZc posted "Trent Boult and Colin de Grandhomme are both making good progress with their injuries and successfully trained today at Bay Oval. The pair will travel with the team to Perth tomorrow." However, there still remains a question mark whether both of them would be able to participate in the day-night Test at Perth Stadium which starts December 12. New Zealand coach, sounded optimistic about the duo's participation, he said: "I don't know if I'm really confident, but I'm quietly optimistic they're tracking where we want them to be."
Former India women cricketer GS Lakshmi on Tuesday became the first female to be appointed to the ICC International Panel of Match Referees. As per an ICC release, Lakshmi will oversee the match taking place on December 8 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The competition which is on the Road to India 2023 looks to provide development opportunities for officials. Adrian Griffith, ICC Senior Manager -- Umpires and Referees: "Congratulations to GS Lakshmi on becoming the first women match referee to oversee a Men's One Day International. It is thoroughly deserved and highlights the wonderful opportunities there are for females in cricket officiating."She will officiate the league phase of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019. The 51-year-old was first appointed as a match referee in domestic women’s cricket in 2008-09. Lakshmi said, "It feels great, having anything assigned 'first' to your name gives me a sense of pride. This being a big ICC event it feels great to be officiating at this level."
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