Sri Lanka's Kumar Dharmasena and England's Richard Kettleborough were on Saturday named the on-field umpires for the India vs Australia cricket World Cup semi-final to be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday.
As if being forced off with a painful hamstring injury and getting hit on the head during the West Indies` World Cup win over Pakistan weren`t bad enough for Darren Bravo, the batsman also found himself reprimanded for swearing.
Marais Erasmus and Nigel Llong will be the on-field umpires for the World Cup opener between New Zealand and Sri Lanka on February 14 as ICC on Friday announced the umpire and match referees for the pool stage of the mega cricket event.
Captain Alastair Cook has been suspended for one ODI and fined 20 per cent of his match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate during England's five-wicket victory against Sri Lanka in the third ODI in Hambantota on Wednesday.
Buoyed by their big victory that was achieved on the back of a clinical all-round display, a rejuvenated India will look to continue the winning momentum and take an unassailable 2-0 lead when they lock horns with England in the third one-dayer here Saturday.
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday came out fighting once again in the James Anderson-Ravindra Jadeja case, firmly stating that he stands by what he said during the whole saga and that they brought forward "something that was unacceptable".
He may have been let off after an ICC hearing but it has now come to light that England pacer James Anderson did admit to abusing Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja during their altercation during the opening Test in Nottingham.
English all-rounder Moeen Ali has been banned from wearing “Save Gaza” and “Free Palestine” wristbands in the remainder of the third Test against India in Southampton. ICC match referee David Boon inflicted the decision upon Ali.
In a fresh twist to the alleged altercation between Ravindra Jadeja and James Anderson, two England players have testified that the Indian all-rounder had turned towards the English bowler with a raised bat during the showdown.
English cricket authorities faced the prospect of a $15,000 fine after the docile Trent Bridge pitch on which England and India played out a draw in last week`s first Test was rated as "poor" by match referee David Boon.
Going through a purple patch, Indian batsman Virat Kohli was on Sunday named Player of the Tournament for amassing 319 runs in the ICC World T20, which concluded here with Sri Lanka lifting their maiden international title in this format.