23 hours ago.Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Ben Stokes was caught on camera accidentally applying saliva to the ball during 3rd Test vs India. (Photo credit: File/PTI)

  • After the incident, the match umpire was seen sanitising the ball
  • ICC rules in the matter state that a repeated offence will be leading to five runs being subtracted from the total of the batting side
  • The hosts dominated the first half of the day, stunting the England innings at 112 runs

13 Feburary.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Rohit Sharma plays a shot during the 1st day of the second Test match between India and England, at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, in Chennai. (Twitter/@BCCI)

  • India came into the series top of the ICC World Test Championship table and as firm favourites to qualify for the final 
  • India are now in a 'must not lose' position as another loss will eliminate them from contention
  • India need a 2-1 or a 3-1 series win over England to qualify for the final against New Zealand

10 Feburary.Dubai - United Arab Emirates
India skipper Virat Kohli was pushed to the fifth spot by his English counterpart Joe Root, who rose to third in the latest ICC Test rankings for batsmen on Wednesday. (Photo Credit: Instagram/@virat.kohli)

  • Virat Kohli had scores of 11 and 72 in the opening Test against England
  • Joe Root has helped his team to a memorable 227-run victory in Chennai
  • Veteran spinner Ashwin and pacer Bumrah have jumped to be seventh and eighth respectively for batsman

9 Feburary.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Jack Leach (left) and James Anderson shared seven wickets between them as India were bundled out for 192 on the final day on Tuesday. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ECB)

  • With the win, England's percentage points surged to 70.2%, up from 68.7% before the first Test
  • New Zealand are second with 70.02%, followed by Australia with 69.2%
  • India slipped to fourth with 68.3% after the 227-run defeat in the first Test

8 Feburary.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Rishabh Pant hits a six during play on the final day of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia, last month. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Rishabh Pant won the award following his performance last month in India's Test against Australia
  • "For any sportsperson, contributing to a team win is the ultimate reward," Pant said in an ICC release
  • South Africa's Shabnim Ismail won the ICC Women's Player of the Month award

6 Feburary.Hague, Netherlands
Palestine is a state party to the International Criminal Court while Israel and the US are not (Photo Credit: Twitter @IntlCrimCourt)

  • Israel PM Netanyahu denounced the ICC and called it a "political body"
  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated that Israel shall not be bound by the decison as it is not a member of the ICC
  • ICC clarified that the verdict was not about the status of Palestine's statehood 

4 Feburary.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Indian captain Virat Kohli with teammates during a training session at MA Chidambaram Stadium, in Chennai. (TNCA/PTI Photo)

  • The four-match Test series starts February 5
  • England come on the back of a 2-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka
  • England have not won a Test match in India since 2012

2 Feburary.Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant was nominated for the ICC Men's Player of the Month award on Tuesday. (Photo Credit: Instagram/@rishabpant)

  • Another nominees are England skipper Joe Root and Ireland's Paul Stirling
  • ICC's Voting Academy will submit their votes by email and will retain a 90% share of vote
  • Winners will be announced every second Monday of the month on ICC's digital channels

28 January.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Hasan Ali's dismissal was made into a meme by the ICC. (Photo credit: Twitter/@ICC)

  • Hasan Ali was clean bowled by Kagiso Rabada 
  • "Your profile picture vs the full picture," ICC captioned the image
  • South Africa lead by 29 runs with their score at 184/4 at Stumps, Day 3

27 January.New Delhi, Delhi, India
India's R Ashwin and Rishabh Pant are nominated for the awards in January. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Both male and female cricketers across all formats of international cricket will qualify for the awards
  • Winners will be announced every second Monday of the month on the ICC's digital channels
  • Three nominees for each of the categories will be determined by the ICC Awards Nominations Committee