Mustafa Kamal resigned as president of the International Cricket Council on Wednesday with an outspoken attack on the world governing body after he was prevented from presenting the World Cup trophy. Kamal accused the ICC of behaving "unlawfully" after he was barred from making the presentation. The claim drew a sharp rebuke from ICC chief executive David Richardson and Kamal later complained that he had been deprived of his "right" as ICC president to present the trophy to the winners, Australia, in Melbourne last Sunday. Instead that honour went to India's Narayanaswami Srinivasan, who took over as ICC chairman last year and who was booed at the ceremony.
President Barack Obama on Wednesday authorized imposing economic sanctions on US and foreign hackers, allowing the government to block the assets of persons involved in cyber attacks on US targets. "Cyber threats pose one of the most serious economic and national security challenges to the United States, and my administration is pursuing a comprehensive strategy to confront them," Obama said as he issued the executive order.