India on 24th February lost its No.1 position to Australia in ICC test rankings. Australia after defeating the Kiwi’s in Christchurch test match won the series 2-0 against New Zealand and also climbed the ladder in test rankings reaching the top.
Points to note
Australia ended up at No.1 in ICC test rankings for this year with 112 points
India are in 2nd position with just 2 points behind Aussies with 110 points
Australia will receive a cash award of $ 1 million and India to get 5 lakh $ cash award
Steve Smith will receive the cash on behalf of the team
South Africa and Pakistan are in 3rd and 4th ranks respectively
This is the eighth time Australia have ended up first in ICC test rankings since it was started in 2003
They currently occupy position 1 in ICC ODI rankings
Japanese Car maker Nissan announced a new line –up of cricket talent in partnership with the International cricket Council as Global Ambassadors.
Indian Opener Rohit Sharma, West Indian All Rounder Andre Russell and New Zeland skipper Suzie Bates will help the Nissan to bring excitement among cricket fans, starting with ICC World T20 in India. South African Bowling maestro Dale steyn and bowler Rabada also work as ambassadors in their home country.
In addition to advertising Campaign these ambassadors will be active on social media across the tournament emphasizing fan’s eye initiative Nissan Play of the Day and Sharing cricket content.
The sponsorship deal with ICC includes all tournaments between 2016 and 2023 and the deal life of eight years.
Afghanistan’s National Cyclist team has been nominated for Nobel Peace prize by members of Italian Parliament according to Total cycle team. They have been nominated for using bicycle as a vehicle for social justice, enduring violence and social stigma.
Points to know
This cyclist team ended up first in Asian championship held at Delhi in 2013
Afghan had a cycle team in 1986 and then due to Taliban rule it was prohibited in the nation and reborn in 2011 under the efforts of Abdul Sediq
The team is led by Zahra Hussaini
Around 118 members of Italian parliament voted for this team