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Statement issued on behalf of umpire Mark Benson

LONDON, England -- Mark Benson of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires today issued the following statement in relation to his withdrawal after the first day’s play in the second Test between Australia and the West Indies in Adelaide.

“Following my withdrawal from the Adelaide Test and the media speculation about my future, I would like to clarify that I have not resigned as an elite panel umpire.

India achieves number-one Test position

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- India has achieved the coveted Number 1 position in the Reliance Mobile ICC Test Championship for the first time after winning its three-Test series against Sri Lanka 2-0 on Sunday.

India is only the third team after Australia and South Africa to surge to the top of the ladder since the Test Championship was first introduced in May 2001.

South Africa drops behind India in ODI table

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- England has moved up a place while South Africa has dropped a position in the Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Championship table at the end of their series on Friday.

England’s 2-1 series win with washed out matches in Johannesburg and Durban, has earned it three ratings points which has helped it go ahead of Pakistan in fifth position while the series loss has pushed South Africa behind India into third spot.

Clarrie Grimmett and Greg Chappell inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

ADELAIDE, Australia -- Two more Australia legends, Clarrie Grimmett and Greg Chappell, were formally inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame during the tea interval on the second day of the second Test between Australia and West Indies at the Adelaide Oval.

ICC President David Morgan presented commemorative cap to Grimmett’s son Victor while Cricket Australia Chairman and ICC Director Jack Clarke presented the cap to Greg Chappell who was then driven around the outfield in a motorcade to allow the crowds to show their appreciation.

Cricketers call for awareness and prevention on World AIDS Day

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- On the eve of World AIDS Day, which is held annually on 1 December, some of the world’s best-known cricketers have called for the international cricket community to continue to support calls for greater awareness to help continue the fight against HIV. 


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