International Cricket Council confirms WI T20 series investigation

first_imgThe International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that it is investigating an approach made to Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer to fix parts of the recent two-Test series against the Windies.Reports suggested that Cremer had rejected an approach said to be made by a former member of the Zimbabwe Cricket board prior to the first Test on October 21.Cremer reported the matter to Zimbabwe Head Coach Heath Streak. It was also reported to the Zimbabwe Cricket Board and subsequently to the Anti-Corruption Unit of the ICC.“The ICC can confirm that there is an ACU ongoing investigation in Zimbabwe and because there is an ongoing investigation, I cannot share any further details,” said an ICC spokesperson in reference to the matter.The Test, played at Queen’s Sports Club in Bulawayo, saw the Windies win by an innings and 17 runs inside four days.Zimbabwe, however, hung on for a draw in the second Test at the same venue, leaving the Caribbean side with a 1-0 series win.last_img read more

NBA playoffs 2019: Spurs coach Gregg Popovich ‘surprised people stayed’ for ‘odd’ Game 7

first_imgSpurs coach Gregg Popovich was “surprised people stayed” to watch the Denver Nuggets end his team’s season with a 90-86 victory in an “odd” Game 7 on Saturday.Nikola Jokic led the way with a triple-double of 21 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists in the Western Conference first-round playoff decider. Spurs head coach Popovich thought a lack of entertainment in the first half might have led to a mass exodus at Pepsi Center.”Tonight was an odd game,” said Popovich. “I thought both teams set basketball back in the first half. I’m surprised people stayed.” Related News NBA playoffs wrap 2019: Raptors cruise to win; Nuggets outlast Spurs in Game 7 We’ll see y’all back here Monday for Round 2. #NBAPlayoffs #MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/aOneBa8Lf3— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) April 28, 2019Popovich is in the final year of his contract and refused to be drawn on whether he will stay on.”I’m a head coach in the NBA,” Popovich said. “I don’t think about what that means in the future.” The Nuggets’ series triumph was their first in the postseason in a decade and coach Michael Malone reflected on how far they have come ahead of a semi-final battle with the Portland Trail Blazers.”You looked in the stands, it was witness protection night,” Malone said of years gone by. “There was nobody here.”Really, to see where we’ve come in four years, to be a team that won a Game 7 at home and advancing to the second round for the first time in a while, is incredible. It’s almost surreal at times.”last_img read more