ICC wants commentators to be 'fair' after Holding saga

Fans Lash Out at ICC As Rains Play Spoilsport at the Cricket World Cup 2019 Weather Forecast for PAK vs AUS and IND vs NZ Causes Further Anger

It came after Chris Gayle was given two reprieves and was given out a third time, all in the space of nine balls.

"If those umpires were Federation Internationale de Football Association officials, they would have been told to pack their bags and head home".

Holding reportedly received an email from Huw Bevan, the production head for ICC's rights partner Sunset & Vine Asia, which stated: "ICC TV values the importance of maintaining the highest standards and upholding the game's best values and spirit while covering the tournament".

Holding was heavily critical of umpires Ruchira Palliyaguruge and Chris Gaffaney during the West Indies versus Australia match last week.

It is understood that before the World Cup began, there was a meeting between the senior production team and commentary personnel to discuss the need to avoid making negative remarks.

"We should also be very careful not to look to create controversy around an event or match at any time".

Trudeau: Canada to push bans and plastic EPR
Both plastic manufacturers and the companies using their products, as in packing materials, will have to provide recycling plans. The unsatisfactory answer from the PM came after his government announced plans to ban many single-use plastics.

Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne said reserve days were "not easy", but added they "would be good for everyone". The three abandoned games in this World Cup are an anomaly as far as this tournament goes, considering there were only two before this edition, since its start in 1975.

While the cricket fans have shown a lot of anger towards ICC for organising the World Cup in England during this time of the year, it is also a big loss for ICC if yet another high profile match gets cancelled due to rain. But even the English rain was not enough to deter them from whetting their satirical chops and using them against the helpless ICC, which is now left with little option but to fearless the barbs.

He suggested if the "censorship" continued then he would consider leaving the tournament "because I don't agree with what is being suggested here and happy not being part of it".

"The matter with Holding has been settled and there are no hard feelings between the ICC and Mr Holding".

The situation was resolved after a further email reassured commentators they would not be censored. "Factoring in a reserve day for every match at the World Cup would significantly increase the length of the tournament and practically would be extremely complex to deliver", ICC Chief Executive David Richardson had said in a statement a few days back. Besides the teams that were hoping for two full points, the fans were left frustrated because of the weather intervention and took a dig at the International Cricket Council.

Related:

  • Apple Continues Talks With Intel Over Modem Acquisition

    The Information estimates that a deal for Intel's German modem business could bring "hundreds" of modem engineers to Apple . Remember that Apple is now working on its own modem project, with plans to ditch third-party suppliers from 2022.
    PSN Down Worldwide Currently, Sony Aware of Issues

    PSN Down Worldwide Currently, Sony Aware of Issues

    Reports indicate that sign in errors are occurring, leaving PlayStation Network users unable to play games and use other features. Sony hasn't yet offered an explanation for what brought the PS4 servers down, though it says it's now investigating the issue.

    Donald Trump: US President in 'Prince of Whales' Twitter error

    But his new version did not change another inaccurate reference, this time to the "Queen of England". The president said on Thursday: "I meet and talk to "foreign governments" every day".
  • Crude oil rallies in late-day surge, settles almost  2% higher

    Crude oil rallies in late-day surge, settles almost 2% higher

    EDT (1625 GMT), while US West Texas Intermediate crude futures gained 2 cents to $51.70 a barrel. Saudi Arabia's Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Khalid A.
    Ariana Grande drags anti-LGBTI protester at Atlanta concert

    Ariana Grande drags anti-LGBTI protester at Atlanta concert

    The protester was eventually forced to leave by fans, with a separate video showing crowds jeering him with chants of "goodbye". While she described herself as "saddened" by the display, she admitted she was "not surprised".
    Real Madrid dressing room divide over Eden Hazard’s jersey number

    Real Madrid dressing room divide over Eden Hazard’s jersey number

    The attacking midfielder will arrive at Real Madrid for a transfer fee of €100million and an additional €50million in variables. He's a player who's gone through clubs and can be treated as a hero.
  • Watch Dogs Legion release date set for March 2020

    Watch Dogs Legion release date set for March 2020

    Ubisoft took to its official Watch Dogs Legion website to explain in a little detail what the Watch Dogs Legion co-op will be. Ubisoft also has a competitive roller derby game called Roller Champions in the works, and it should be at the show as well.
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump’s press secretary, is stepping down

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump’s press secretary, is stepping down

    At an event aimed at highlighting hiring efforts for former inmates, Trump praised Sanders saying: "She's done an incredible job". Sanders was the second press secretary under the Trump administration after replacing Sean Spicer.
    Four PL Players Make Forbes' Top 100 World's Highest-Paid Athletes

    Four PL Players Make Forbes' Top 100 World's Highest-Paid Athletes

    The fourth highest earner on the list was Mexico's middleweight boxing star Saul "Canelo" Alvarez with $94 million. The remaining $4 million (around Rs 26.5 Crores) comes from the captain's salary and victories on the 22 yards. .
  • Spain thrash Sweden 3-0 in 2020 European Cup qualifier

    Spain thrash Sweden 3-0 in 2020 European Cup qualifier

    Fourth-placed Norway have five points following a 2-0 win away to the Faroe Islands who are bottom with no points. The captain was honored for the record before the match.
    Logano Wins in MI

    Logano Wins in MI

    Stewart-Haas Racing's Harvick, an eight-race victor a year ago, finished seventh to remain winless in 2019. He and Kurt Busch were trailing eventual victor Joey Logano - and making progress in a two-car draft.
    Sleeping with a screen on can lead to female obesity

    Sleeping with a screen on can lead to female obesity

    The analysis focused on data on sleep, light exposure and weight gain during the study, but not on breast cancer. Women, beware: Sleeping with a light on or the TV going in your bedroom could make you put on weight .

Comments

Latest news

‘The Shining’ Sequel Gets First Trailer Starring Ewan McGregor
Portrayed by Ewan McGregor , the adult Danny is an alcoholic whose attempt to get sober reawakens his dark gifts. Macy added: "In a very real sense, we're standing on the shoulders of literary and cinematic giants".

Asus ROG Phone 2 confirmed to feature 120Hz display
The new ROG phone will also feature exclusive gaming software optimization from Tencent Games for a more immersive experience. The only other smartphones that have managed to launch so far with a 120Hz display are the Razer Phone and the Razer Phone 2.

Huawei Scraps A Product Launch Following US Trade Blacklist
On 22 May, iTWire reported that Huawei laptops running Windows appeared to have disappeared from the Microsoft Store online. He stressed that as long as Huawei remains on the US Entity List , the company would not be able to launch new laptops.

Barbara Corcoran says brother 'died of natural causes' in Dominican
The deceased include a 41-year-old woman from Pennsylvania and a Maryland couple who were found dead in their hotel room. A heart attack was ruled as the cause of death, but Corcoran said she is not aware of an autopsy being performed.

Apple's iOS 13 has a feature that won't throttle iPhone performance
Apple last week introduced its iOS 13 , the operating system that is now specific to iPhones only, with several new features. While majority got stage time, some didn't and one of them was the "Optimised battery charging" feature.

Nadal is just two grand slams away from Federer's record
Roland Garros keeps changing its look and shape in the 21st century. "But for me, I always put more attention on the mental side". This is the 82nd title of Nadal's career. "I thank all the people who support me, my family, my team for their great support.".

Corn drops on U.S. planting progress; wheat, soybeans fall
IN farmers made a lot of progress this past week in crop planting even as constant spring rains leave them far behind normal. CBOT July corn closed flat at $4.15-3/4 a bushel. -China trade war that has slowed American agricultural exports.

Animated Spice Girls movie in the works at Paramount
The Spice Girls (minus Victoria) are now nearing the end of their reunion tour which has seen them complete dates around the UK. They have sold 85m records worldwide and are the bestselling female group of all time.

Shahid Kapoor confesses being better at sexting than wife Mira Rajput
During a conversation with Neha on the Colors Infinity show, Shahid shared that Priyanka invited him to her reception in Mumbai. Neha then moved on to some naughtier question and asked Shahid, between him and wife Mira Rajput , who is better at sexting.

Cuba Gooding Jr. to turn himself over to police today
But it certainly doesn't help Gooding's case with the alleged Magic Hour groping incident, which was reported to police on June 9. Gooding won the Academy Award for best supporting actor in 1997 for his portrayal of an athlete in the film Jerry Maguire .

Eden Hazard presented to Real Madrid fans: ‘I’m here to win titles’
The Belgium star became the club's record-signing when his move from Chelsea was finally concluded last Friday . Jovic has signed a six-year deal with Los Blancos, who paid Eintracht Frankfurt a reported €60million.

Erdogan: Purchase of Russian S-400 air defence systems complete
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member Turkey has signed up to buying 100 F-35s and has invested heavily in the F-35 programme. But Erdogan said Wednesday that his government would hold to account anyone who excluded Turkey from the F-35 program.

Cameron Young relishing US Open stage as young gun: 'I should belong'
The problem is eight of those wins, including a PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, came in a two-year stretch from 2015-16. It's here in Pebble Beach in McIlroy's suitcase, but being in Warriors land it's unlikely to make an appearance this week.

Police drop case that triggered India’s #Metoo movement
She made no formal complaint at the time and no action was taken against Patekar, who has repeatedly denied the accusations. Janice also said that the story that Tanushree told her 10 years ago was identical to the events she revealed to Zoom TV.

Luigi's Mansion 3 Sees The Green Plumber Take A Dream Vacation
With E3 2019 underway, Nintendo wasn't going to let fans down as they had revealed some glorious gameplay for Luigi's Mansion 3 . You'll need to switch between using either character to make it through the hotel and reach every item.

Other news