It's a massive boost for Pakistan cricket: Mickey Arthur

Postado Junho 25, 2017

Relations between India and Pakistan remain tense, particularly in the disputed Kashmir region where a series of high profile incidents have heightened tensions in recent months.

For India, opener Rohit Sharma, who scored 123 not out in the semifinal, has gained three slots to reach 10th position while pace bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar (up four places to joint-19th) and Jasprit Bumrah (up 19 places to 24th) are the others to gain.

"I don't think anyone can argue that the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy was anything but a roaring success, and while we didn't see nail-biting final over victories, we saw upsets and heroes being made", wrote Bell in a column for the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Adil Rashid were the three Englishmen while Tamim Iqbal was the lone Bangladeshi in the team. They beat the hot favourites and their arch-rival India by 180 runs. "We don't have any previous cases or official complaints on record but those residing in Mohad have told us that this has happened before", he said. Sarfraz, who came out to bat at number six with the scoreboard reading 110 for four, returned unbeaten on 61 from 79 balls with five fours.

Former ICC president Zaheer Abbas, said on Monday that Pakistan had paid back in the same coin to India in Champions trophy final as latter had done in a pool match on June 4, 2017.

"But I am more happy and delighted for players like Fakhar Zaman and Hasan Ali, who impressed their peers through their talent and performances, and found their way in the side".

KRK tweeted to say, "Virat Kohli should be banned from playing cricket for lifetime for selling pride of 130Cr Indians to Pakistan".

"The upcoming ICC Champions Trophy in England and Wales from 1-18 June carries a total prize money of $4.5 million with the victor of the eight-team tournament taking home a cheque of $2.2 million", the ICC announced. Cricket is a wildly popular sport in India and Pakistan.

However, Richardson said there is no guarantee that there will be another Champions Trophy in 2021 and the issue will be discussed during this week's ICC annual conference at The Oval.