The ICC awards for 2015-16 have been announced, and there is lot to cheer about for India. Off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been named both the ICC Cricketer of the Year as well as the Test Cricketer of the Year.
At the annual conference of the International Cricket Council (ICC) last week in Barbados, a number of proposed changes, most of them mooted with the motive to improve the balance between bat and ball, were ratified.
After the KP gate saga, which is still very much making news, another major controversy has hit cricket. Controversial former umpire Darrell Hair has come out and stated that the stern action being taken by the ICC over suspect actions is a bit too late.
As the ICC ponders upon hosting day-night Test cricket to bring the crowds back to the game -- Australia and New Zealand may play floodlight Test as early as next year – we look at the other significant innovations in cricket over the years, some of which have been welcomed with open hands, while others have been criticised.