India lose a home bilateral series for the first time in three years when Pakistan beat them 2-1.
Vernon Philander takes five as South Africa bowl out New Zealand for 45 in the first innings in Cape Town. New Zealand batsman Dean Brownlie gets a maiden Test hundred in the second innings but they lose by an innings. Dale Steyn becomes the fourth South African bowler to take 300 Test wickets.
Michael Hussey caps his international career in Sydney by helping Australia sweep the Test series against Sri Lanka 3-0.
Neil Adcock, the former South Africa fast bowler, dies aged 81 after suffering pneumonia and cancer.
Paul Harris, the South Africa left-arm spinner, announces his retirement from first-class cricket after 14 years in the game.
Kevin Pietersen is given a central contract to signify the completion of his reintegration into the England set-up after a public falling-out between him and the team management during the home series against South Africa.
Former Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Guy de Alwis, who was the country's best batsman in the 1983 World Cup, dies aged 52 after a battle with cancer.
Former India allrounder Rusi Surti, 76, dies after being put on life support to following a massive stroke.
South Africa pick up their second innings win over New Zealand in the series as Dean Elgar scores his maiden ton and Dale Steyn takes eight wickets.
Beth Morgan, the England batsman, announces her retirement from international cricket due to a shoulder injury that ends a ten-year career.
The Pakistan board refuses to issue no-objection certificates to 26 of its players auctioned in the Bangladesh Premier League after the Bangladesh board puts on hold the national team's proposed tour to Pakistan.
Despite Umar Gul's hat-trick, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited lift Pakistan domestic cricket's inaugural President's Trophy, beating Habib Bank Limited by 75 runs in Karachi.
Brisbane Heat clinch their first BBL title after Joe Burns scores 43 off 27 balls and Kemar Roach takes 3 for 18 in the 34-run win in the final against Perth Scorchers.
Otago win ten matches in a row when they take the HRV Cup title and make it to the Champions League T20.
Trinidad & Tobago cruise to their third successive Caribbean T20 title - the only team to do so - after beating Guyana by nine wickets to win direct qualification to the CLT20.
Andrew Weekes, the first international umpire from St Kitts, dies aged 72.
Phil Hughes starts the one-day series against Sri Lanka by becoming the first Australian to score a ton on ODI debut and ends it with a crucial unbeaten 138 that allows Australia to draw the five-match series 2-2. Sri Lanka win the T20 series 2-0.
Peter van der Merwe, the former South Africa captain, dies at the age of 75 in Port Elizabeth.
Rahul Dravid is awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third- highest civilian award given by the Indian government.
First-class cricketer David Lewis, one of the best all-round sportsmen to come from Rhodesia, dies aged 85.
India reclaim the No. 1 ranking in ODIs with a 3-2 series win over England. Suresh Raina scores four fifties, and Dharamsala becomes the 43rd venue to host ODIs in India.
Mumbai produce a commanding performance in the Ranji Trophy, exemplified by Wasim Jaffer reaching a record 32nd century, as they claim their 40th title. Saurashtra, the finalists, achieve their best result since 1937-38. It is the final first-class season for Ranji stalwarts Shitanshu Kotak, Sanjay Bangar and Sairaj Bahutule.
The Bangladesh board's amended constitution is declared illegal by the Dhaka High Court, which says that the National Sports Council did not have the right to make the changes it did.
Basil Robinson, who played for Oxford University and went on to captain Canada, dies in Ottawa at the age of 93.
India threaten to pull out of any tour where the host country insists on the implementation of the DRS.
Sri Lanka women create history when they beat England for the first time, in a last-ball thriller in their opening game of the World Cup, in Mumbai. Eshani Kaushalya masterminds the one-wicket win with a 41-ball 56. Four days later, Sri Lanka beat India for the first time as well.
Brett Matthews, the former South Africa first-class bowler, dies after being put in a medically induced coma to treat his injuries from a road accident.
Glenn Maxwell, the Australia allrounder, is bought by Mumbai Indians for $1 million in the IPL auction. South Africa's Chris Morris, who had impressed in the Champions League, is bought by Chennai Super Kings for $625,000. But big names like Michael Clarke and Ricky Ponting receive only one bid each.
Michael Clarke wins his fourth Allan Border Medal and is also named Australia's Test Player of the Year.
Dale Steyn demolishes Pakistan for 49 in the first Test in Johannesburg. Graeme Smith wins his 100th Test as captain and AB de Villiers hits an unbeaten ton and equals the record for most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in a Test with 11. South Africa's dominance in Test cricket is cemented by the fact that Hashim Amla, Dale Steyn and Jacques Kallis are ranked No. 1 in the ICC rankings for batsmen, bowlers and allrounders respectively.
The BCCI is hit with a Rs 2300 crore (approx $433m) notice from the Indian income tax department and fined Rs 52.24 crore ($10.1m approx) by the Competition Commission of India for misusing its dominant position and indulging in anti-competitive practices.
Ramnaresh Sarwan is recalled to the West Indies one-day side, but they are beaten 5-0 by Australia on the back of centuries by Shane Watson, George Bailey and Adam Voges. But three days later, West Indies beat Australia in Australia for the first time in any format in 16 years with a 27-run victory in a T20 in Brisbane.
Former Somerset captain Brian Langford, the most capped player from the county, dies at the age of 77.
England wrap up the three-match T20 series 2-1 against New Zealand with an emphatic performance in the final game. Openers Michael Lumb and Alex Hales' unbeaten 143-run stand in the chase is an England record.
Pakistan put up a fight against South Africa in the second Test, with Saeed Ajmal taking ten wickets and Younis Khan and Asad Shafiq supporting him with centuries. But South Africa win by four wickets after Vernon Philander takes nine in the match.
Former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent announces his retirement from all cricket.
Former England allrounder Anthony McGrath is forced to end a 17-year first-class career with Yorkshire, partly because of a thumb injury sustained the previous season. McGrath remains involved with the county in a coaching capacity.
Dhaka Gladiators win the Bangladesh Premier League, beating Chittagong Kings in the final by 43 runs. During the course of the tournament, Brad Hodge becomes the first batsman to 5000 runs in T20 cricket and Shahriar Nafees becomes the first Bangladeshi batsman to score a T20 ton. But the tournament is plagued by payment issues.
Umar Gul equals his best bowling performance of 5 for 6 to bowl out South Africa inside 13 overs and give Pakistan a 1-0 win in the T20 series. Mohammad Hafeez becomes the first Pakistani batsman to score 1000 T20I runs during his 51-ball 86.
Sammy Guillen, who represented West Indies and New Zealand during an eight-Test career in the 1950s, dies at the age of 88 in Christchurch.
A four-day dispute between Sri Lanka Cricket and its players ends with the issuing of a four-tiered contract system. The decision is reached after the board freezes the contracts of 23 players, including Test captain Angelo Mathews and senior players Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, one week before the first Test against Bangladesh. The main cause for the dispute is the SLC's refusal to pay the players their customary 25% of its earnings from ICC events. The players agree to sign away that payment for this year with the hope that it will be reintroduced in future contracts.
In Hyderabad, against Australia, Cheteshwar Pujara scores a double-century. He also adds 370 with M Vijay, India's highest second-wicket stand, after which the spinners bowl them to an innings win. It is MS Dhoni's 22nd Test win as captain, making him the most successful Indian captain.
Neil McCorkell, the former Hampshire wicketkeeper, dies three weeks before his 101st birthday.
Jamie How scores New Zealand's first List A double-ton and the joint second-highest score in List A cricket.
Sri Lanka batsman Thilan Samaraweera retires from international cricket after being left out of the Sri Lanka squad for the first Test against Bangladesh in Galle.
Virender Sehwag is dropped from the India Test squad for the first time since 2008.
Former Pakistan offspinner and selector Haseeb Ahsan, who picked Wasim Akram in the national side, dies in Karachi at the age of 73.
Cricket Australia announces that Australia's women cricketers will receive A$10,000 each as bonus for winning the World Twenty20 and the World Cup.
Hamish Rutherford hits 171 on debut, but England rally behind hundreds from captain Alastair Cook and Nick Compton and draw the first Test in Dunedin.
Shane Watson, Usman Khawaja, Mitchell Johnson and James Pattinson are axed from the third Test in Mohali for ignoring team orders, which involved each player submitting three points on how their individual performances and that of the team could be improved following the Hyderabad defeat.
Scotland and Netherlands are awarded a grant of $1.5m each over the next three years as part of the ICC's Targeted Assistance and Performance Programme. Afghanistan are allocated $422,000.
Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammad Ashraful take Bangladesh to a record 638 in the first innings while Kumar Sangakkara's twin tons take the century count to eight in a high-scoring draw in Galle.
Though Zimbabwe manage some brief resistance in their first Test tour in a year, Shane Shillingford's six wickets spearhead West Indies to a comprehensive victory in the first Test in Barbados. It's their fifth consecutive win, a run last achieved in 1988.
Ian Blackwell, the former England left-arm spinner, retires from cricket after struggling with a shoulder problem and losing a contract with Durham in January.
Shikhar Dhawan makes the fastest century on Test debut, going on to get 187, and India regain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a six-wicket win in Mohali.
Bangladesh umpire Nadir Shah is given a ten-year ban by the Bangladesh board on charges of corruption alleged by a TV sting operation in 2012.
Rangana Herath picks up 12 wickets in the match and Kumar Sangakkara and Dinesh Chandimal score centuries to secure a seven-wicket victory in the second Test against Bangladesh and win the series 1-0.
Former Rajasthan fast bowler and selector Shamsher Singh dies of a heart attack at the age of 40.
Steven Taylor becomes the first USA batsman to score a T20 century in a 48-run win over Bermuda in in the ICC World Cricket League Americas Regional Division One tournament.
A recurring back problem forces Australia's captain and best batsman, Michael Clarke, out of the final Test, in Delhi, and the reins are handed over to a returning Shane Watson. But India beat Australia by 145 runs inside three days and win a Test series 4-0 for the first time.
South Africa win the one-day series 3-2 after restricting Pakistan to 205 and chasing it in 44 overs in Benoni.
Tasmania win their third Sheffield Shield title after a low-scoring draw with Queensland in the final. Ricky Ponting, who topped the batting charts with 911 runs at 75.91, including three hundreds and four half-centuries, is named the Player of the Tournament.
Matt Prior and Stuart Broad hold on grimly to deny New Zealand a series victory after they reduce England to 237 for 7 chasing 481 on the final day in Auckland. Kane Williamson picks up the eighth and ninth wickets but No. 11 Monty Panesar bats out the final 20 minutes with Prior to clinch a famous draw. Peter Fulton became the fourth New Zealand batsman to score two hundreds in a Test.
Jesse Ryder is put in an induced coma after suffering a fractured skull from being assaulted twice outside a bar in Christchurch. He's released a week later and makes his comeback in cricket - after serving out a drug ban - in October with a first-class century for Otago.
Despite a Tillakaratne Dilshan century, Bangladesh win a rain-reduced match by D/L method in Pallekele and draw the one-day series 1-1 with Sri Lanka. Two days later, Sri Lanka win the one-off T20 by 17 runs.
Faisalabad Wolves qualify for the Champions League Twenty20 after beating Sialkot Stallions by 36 runs in the Faysal Bank Super Eight T-20 Cup final. Misbah-ul-Haq is the leading run-scorer of the tournament with 206 runs at a strike rate of 140.13, an average of 103, and the most sixes the competition, 12.
South Africa's Lions end a five-season trophy drought with a tense victory over the Titans in the final of the Ram Slam T20 tournament. Both teams progress to the Champions League.
Jacques Kallis is named one of Wisden's Cricketers of the Year, along with his South Africa team-mates Hashim Amla and Dale Steyn. Nick Compton and Marlon Samuels round out the five.
Pakistan umpire Nadeem Ghauri is banned for four years by the PCB after its integrity committee finds him guilty of being willing to accept money for favourable umpiring decisions. His colleague Anis Siddiqi is banned for three years.
Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine, Sian Ruck and Sara McGlashan become the first New Zealand women players to be awarded professional contracts by the national board.
Ahmed Amla, the Dolphins and Kwa-Zulu Natal player and brother of Hashim, retires from all cricket.
Mike Denness, the former Kent and England captain, dies at the age of 72 after a battle with cancer.
Zimbabwe secure their biggest win in Tests in terms of runs when they beat Bangladesh by 335 runs in Harare. Brendan Taylor's twin centuries set up the feat, while his bowlers provided excellent support, twice dismissing Bangladesh under 150.
Jordan Clark, a 22-year-old Lancashire batsman yet to make his first-class debut, hits six sixes in an over during a 2nd XI match in Scarborough.
Danish Kaneria loses his appeal to overturn his life ban for spot-fixing at a county match after ECB compels Mervyn Westfield to give evidence on behalf of the ECB.
Andy Waller, the former Zimbabwe batsman, is confirmed as the country's new head coach, replacing Stephen Mangongo.
Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh are dropped from India's one-day probables for the Champions Trophy. Gambhir had been struggling with indifferent form, while Yuvraj was yet to be deemed match-fit after successfully coming back from cancer.
In a shake-up by West Indies' team management, Dwayne Bravo replaces Darren Sammy as the side's ODI captain for the Champions Trophy.
Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, the former India legspinner, joins Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara as a players' representative on the ICC cricket committee, replacing the Federation of International Cricketers' Associations chief executive, Tim May.
Zaka Ashraf becomes the first PCB chairman to be elected to a four-year term under the new PCB constitution, which replaces the old system of the president of Pakistan appointing the PCB chairman. Twenty days later he is suspended by the Islamabad High Court over allegations of the electoral process being "dubious" and "polluted." In June, Najam Sethi, a senior journalist, is appointed the new PCB interim chairman, taking over from Ashraf.
After Bangladesh lose the one-day series 2-1 in Zimbabwe, Mushfiqur Rahim announces his resignation as national captain upon the conclusion of the tour. Four days later he says he regrets his hasty decision. In July the board reappoints him as captain and later that year his tenure is extended up to the 2015 World Cup in Australia.
Gary Kirsten, the South Africa head coach, declares that he will not renew his contract after his term ends on July 31.
The BCCI suspends Rajasthan Royals' Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila, after the three are taken into custody by the police following spot-fixing allegations being made against them.
In the first Test between England and New Zealand, at Lord's, James Anderson becomes the fourth England bowler to take 300 Test wickets. Tim Southee takes 6 for 50 during England's second innings to keep them to 213, leaving New Zealand 239 runs to chase for victory. They manage only 68, after Stuart Broad takes 7 for 44.
The BCCI stipulates a landmark accreditation process for player agents, in hopes of protecting its teams and players from nefarious elements in the game.
David Warner is fined A$5750 by Cricket Australia for a Twitter outburst directed at two Australian journalists.
The ICC decides to pull Asad Rauf from officiating in the Champions Trophy in the wake of the Mumbai police's ongoing investigation into him.
A day after being questioned by the Mumbai police, Gurunath Meiyappan, the Chennai Super Kings official and son-in-law of N Srinivasan, the BCCI president, is arrested on charges of cheating, forgery and fraud.
Mumbai Indians win their first IPL title. Kieron Pollard's unbeaten 60 off 32 gives them a 23-run win over Chennai Super Kings.
The ICC and the ECB sign a host agreement to stage the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales.
England beat New Zealand by 247 runs at Headingley to seal the Test series 2-0. Alastair Cook scores 130 in the second innings and Graeme Swann takes a six-wicket haul to spin England to victory.
In the wake of the IPL spot-fixing saga, Rajiv Shukla, the incumbent IPL chairman, decides to stand down, following the resignations of BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale and treasurer Ajay Shirke. N Srinivasan steps aside temporarily as BCCI president. Former BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya is tasked with handling the day-to-day affairs of the sporting body.
Martin Guptill blazes New Zealand's highest individual ODI score, hitting an unbeaten 189 in an 86-run victory over England in the second ODI in Southampton.
Mohammad Ashraful admits his involvement in alleged match- and spot-fixing during the BPL.
The Champions Trophy kicks off in England, with India securing a 26-run victory over South Africa. Shikhar Dhawan makes his maiden ODI hundred.
Raj Kundra, Rajasthan Royals' co-owner, is suspended by the BCCI pending an inquiry into alleged corruption in the IPL.
David Warner makes "an unprovoked physical attack" on England batsman Joe Root in a Birmingham bar after Australia's Champions Trophy group match against New Zealand. Warner is suspended for the remainder of the tournament.
West Indies crash out of the Champions Trophy group stage on points, under the D/L method, with South Africa edging through to the semis.
England take advantage of home conditions to secure passage into the Champions Trophy final after beating South Africa by seven wickets at The Oval. Jonathan Trott makes an unbeaten 82.
India pull off an eight-wicket victory against Sri Lanka, powered by fifties from Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli, to seal their spot in the Champions Trophy final against England.
With just over two weeks to go to the first Ashes Test, Cricket Australia turns heads with the sacking of head coach Mickey Arthur. Darren Lehmann is appointed in Arthur's place till 2015.
Pakistan-born legspinner Fawad Ahmed is granted Austalian citizenship after the country's senate passed a bill allowing him to fast-track his application for citizenship.
Perhaps the most famous rabbit of them all, New Zealand fast bowler Chris Martin, retires from all forms of cricket at the age of 38. He leaves as New Zealand's third-highest Test wicket-taker, behind Richard Hadlee and Daniel Vettori.
The Islamabad High Court orders Najam Sethi, the caretaker PCB chairman, to hold an election for the office within 90 days. This is in response to a petition filed by a former Rawalpindi Cricket Association official against the board elections held in May.
Daniel Vettori turns down a New Zealand Cricket contract due to uncertainty over his recovery from an Achilles tendon injury.
Playing in his final first-class match, Ricky Ponting exits the cricket stage with 169 for Surrey against Nottinghamshire.
MS Dhoni scores 15 runs (including two sizes and a four) in the last over of the West Indies tri-nations final against Sri Lanka, to see India through.
Shahid Afridi produces one of the great all-round limited-overs performances in the first ODI of Pakistan's tour of West Indies, hitting 76 off 55 balls to get Pakistan to a respectable 224 for 9 and then producing career-best figures of 7 for 12 to dismiss West Indies for 98.
SLC replace Angelo Mathews with wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Chandimal as Sri Lanka's one-day captain. Chandimal, 23, is the country's youngest ODI captain.
John Buchanan announces that he will step down as New Zealand's director of cricket after a turbulent two years in the job.
Virat Kohli is appointed captain for India's ODI tour of Zimbabwe.
Kumar Sangakkara scores 169 off 137 balls against South Africa in the first ODI, in Colombo, guiding Sri Lanka to 320 for 5. South Africa are bowled out for 140.
England extend their dominance over Australia into the second Test, at Lord's, with a 347-run win. Graeme Swann takes four wickets in the second innings, to add to his 5 for 44 in the first; and Joe Root and Ian Bell make hundreds.
Ahmed Shehzad and Misbah-ul-Haq hit sixties to take Pakistan to a four-wicket victory over West Indies in the final ODI, with one ball to spare. Pakistan win the five-match series 3-1. One match is tied.
The Bombay High Court rejects as illegal the BCCI's two-member committee that was set up to investigate the Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings franchises for corruption. In response, the board files a petition to the Supreme Court, which in October rules that a new three-member probe panel will conduct an independent investigation into allegations of corruption in the IPL.
Sri Lanka complete a 4-1 ODI series victory over South Africa at home, with Tillakaratne Dilshan hitting 99 in the final ODI to seal a 128-run victory.
India trounce Zimbabwe 5-0 in the ODI series - their first series sweep away. Amit Mishra takes 6 for 48 in the fifth ODI, and finishes with 18 in the series.
Australia draw the Old Trafford Ashes Test, thanks largely to Michael Clarke's 187 in the first innings. It is the first Test Australia haven't lost in seven matches.
With the efficiency of Hot Spot increasingly being called into question during the Ashes, Warren Brennan, the inventor of the technology, confirms there are problems with the system that need to be resolved, especially in regards to edge-detection through the use of thermal imaging.
Shikhar Dhawan makes the second-highest List A score ever, 248 off 150 balls, against South Africa A. India A manage a 39-run victory.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board reveals that nine players have been charged with various offences, allegedly committed in violation of the board's anti-corruption code during the Bangladesh Premier League, earlier in the year. The BCB subsequently appoints Mahmudul Amin Chowdhury, a former chief justice of the country's Supreme Court, as disciplinary panel chairman to oversee an investigation.
The Robson rule comes into effect in Australian domestic cricket, allowing players who hold dual passports to play domestic cricket in more than one country. The Robson rule is a rendition of the Kolpak player rule utilised in English county cricket.
Zimbabwe's national cricketers form a players' union in a bid to negotiate higher salaries after issues with the board over player payments. Their demands include match fees in addition to their central contracts. The rebellion doesn't last long, as Zimbabwe Cricket is able to meet the players' terms.
Sussex announce they are releasing Monty Panesar for the remainder of the county season after he was fined by police for being drunk and disorderly at a nightclub earlier in the month, going so far as to urinate on the establishment's bouncers.
Darren Lehmann launches a verbal attack against Stuart Broad in an interview with an Australian radio station, chiding the England allrounder for his decision to stand his ground in the first Test, and calling for Australian crowds to give Broad some stick for the return series in Australia later in the year.
Ahmed Shehzad smashes a record 98 not out against Zimbabwe in the second T20 of Pakistan's tour to go past Misbah-ul-Haq's 87 not out as the highest score by a Pakistani in T20s.
Bad light plays spoilsport as the fifth Ashes Test, at The Oval, ends in a stalemate. England win 3-0. When play is called off, England need just 21 runs from four overs with six wickets in hand to make it 4-0. It is later reported that some England players urinated on the Oval pitch during celebrations that extended late into the night.
Zimbabwe beat Pakistan in the first ODI by seven wickets, making it their first victory over Pakistan in 15 years in any format. Hamilton Masakadza hits 85, and Vusi Sibanda (54) and Brendan Taylor (43 not out) chip in as well.
Australia manage their first win of the England tour when Aaron Finch brutalises the opposition's bowlers with a world-record score of 156 in the first T20I, in Southampton, eclipsing Brendon McCullum's previous record of 123.
Cricket Australia announces plans to trial day-night first-class matches, with a long-term view to playing Test cricket under lights. It is decided that the ninth round of the forthcoming Sheffield Shield season will be a day-night affair, with pink balls to be used in Queensland, South Australia and Victoria.
Hyderabad is dropped as a venue for the Champions League Twenty20 due to security concerns. Mohali, Ranchi and Ahmedabad share the matches assigned to Hyderabad.
Gary Kirsten, the former India coach, is appointed as the head coach of the Delhi Daredevils from 2014 on a three-year contract.
Jamie Harrison, the president of the United States Youth Cricket Association, is appointed as the new chief executive of the American Cricket Federation, a rival of the ICC-sanctioned board, the USA Cricket Association, set up by disaffected cricket lovers in May 2012.
Lalit Modi, the former IPL chairman, is found guilty on eight different charges of "various acts of indiscipline and misconduct" relating to irregularities in the financial and administrative matters of the IPL, and subsequently expelled from the BCCI. But his ban is stayed by the Rajasthan High Court, and in December, Modi runs for the post of president of the Rajasthan Cricket Association.
Hashim Amla is named Cricket South Africa's Cricketer of the Year, becoming the third to win the award on two separate occasions. AB de Villiers is the ODI Cricketer of the Year and SA Players' Player of the Year.
Rangana Herath wins the top prize in Sri Lanka Cricket's annual awards after being named as the cricketer of the year in 2013. Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan are named as the best Test and ODI batsmen respectively.
Perth misses out on hosting a Test match in the 2014-15 season, the first time since 1976-77. Hobart is also kept out of the Test calendar, and India's tour of Australia is subsequently limited to only four Tests.
Michael Powell, the Kent batsman who spent 15 seasons with Glamorgan, announces his retirement from competitive cricket.
Sreesanth is handed a life ban by the BCCI for his involvement in spot-fixing in the 2013 IPL. His Rajasthan Royals team-mate Ankeet Chavan is also banned for life following the board's disciplinary committee meeting in Delhi.
Zimbabwe record a historic win, beating Pakistan by 24 runs in Harare to tie the two-Test series 1-1. It is the first time since 2001 that Zimbabwe have won a Test against a team other than Bangladesh.
Australia clinch the NatWest ODI series against England 2-1 after Shane Watson makes 143 in the 49-run win in the final ODI.
Former New Zealand cricketers Richard Hadlee, Geoff Allott and Martin Snedden are elected to New Zealand Cricket's board of directors.
Durham clinch their third County Championship title in six seasons by wrapping up a routine eight-wicket win over Nottinghamshire at Chester-le-Street. Lancashire win the Division Two title and Nottinghamshire win the Yorkshire Bank 40, their first limited-overs trophy in more than two decades, after an 87-run win over Glamorgan in the final.
Jaywant Lele, the former BCCI secretary, dies of a heart attack, aged 75, in Baroda.
Owais Shah, the former England batsman who played in six Tests, retires from first-class cricket to pursue a career in the limited-overs format, including being a Twenty20 freelance around the world.
Former England Test batsman Graeme Hick is appointed high performance coach at Australia's Centre of Excellence.
Steve Massiah steps down as USA captain after seven years in the role.
N Srinivasan is re-elected president of the BCCI on a one-year second term after running unopposed in his position. A week later the Supreme Court rules that he can resume his duties as president as long as he doesn't deal with any matters relating to the IPL.
Michael Hussey adds fuel to the IPL spot-fixing scandal fire by writing in his book, Underneath the Southern Cross, that Gurunath Meiyappan was more than just a "cricket enthusiast" as suggested by board president N Srinivasan, Meiyappan's father-in-law and managing director of India Cements, the company that owns Chennai Super Kings. Hussey says in his book that Meiyappan ran the team. But two weeks later, he back-tracks, saying he might have been "a little bit wrong" in suggesting that Meiyappan was in charge of the team and says he apologised to Srinivasan for what he wrote.
Seamer Alauddin Babu creates a new world record by conceding 39 runs off an over during Abahani Limited's defeat against Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club in the Dhaka Premier League.
Afghanistan secure their passage to the 2015 World Cup - their first - after finishing second in the Word Cricket League Championship following a seven-wicket win over Kenya.
Akram Khan, the former Bangladesh captain, is elected unopposed as a Bangladesh Cricket Board director.
Mumbai Indians win the Champions League Twenty20 - to go with their IPL title - after beating Rajasthan Royals by 33 runs in the final. The game is Sachin Tendulkar's and Rahul Dravid's last in T20 cricket.
Tillakaratne Dilshan announces his retirement from Test cricket, bringing to an end a 14-year career in which he played 87 Tests and scored 5492 runs at an average of 40.98.
Cheteshwar Pujara becomes only the second Indian batsman, and ninth ever, to score three first-class triple-centuries, during India A's match against West Indies A in Hubli.
David Clark, the former Kent captain and MCC president, dies aged 94.
Nazmul Hasan becomes the Bangladesh board's first elected president, after unanimously being selected by 25 elected directors.
CSA introduces a black African quota in South Africa, under which franchises will have to field at least one player from the country's majority race group, and amateur teams, two.
Nawaz Sharif, the prime minister of Pakistan, dissolves the governing board of the PCB and forms a new five-member interim management committee to run cricket in the country.
Ajit Agarkar, the former India seamer, announces his retirement from all competitive cricket. He had played 110 first-class games in all, taking 299 wickets at 30.69, as well as 270 List A games and 62 T20s in a career that began in 1996-97.
Virat Kohli scores the fastest ODI century by an Indian - off just 52 deliveries - to help the team chase 360 for the loss of only one wicket, against Australia in Jaipur inside 44 overs.
Pradeep Sangwan, the Delhi and Kolkata Knight Riders seamer, is banned for 18 months from taking part in any BCCI-run event for violating anti-doping regulations during IPL 2013.
Marie McDonough, the second woman from Western Australia to represent the country in Tests, passes away at 95.
After weeks of uncertainty, the BCCI confirms a series of three ODIs and two Tests for India's tour of South Africa, following an assurance from CSA that it would suspend its CEO Haroon Lorgat from dealing with matters relating to India and the ICC.
Forty-two-year-old Steve Tikolo comes out of international retirement after being recalled to Kenya's squad for the World Twenty20 Qualifiers in the UAE, more than two and a half years after last playing for the country. In December, after Kenya fail to qualify for the World Twenty20 and the 2015 World Cup, Tikolo replaces Robin Brown as the interim head coach.
South Africa win the second Test against Pakistan by an innings and 92 runs to tie the series 1-1, but the victory is overshadowed by a ball-tampering controversy involving Faf du Plessis, who is fined after television images show him rubbing the ball allegedly on the zipper of his trouser pocket.
The Pune Warriors franchise is ousted from the Indian Premier League after the BCCI terminates its franchise agreement for non-payment of the bank guarantee.
Darryn Randall, a 32-year-old former South African first-class cricketer, is killed after being struck by the ball on the side of his head during a Border Cricket Board Premier League match.
Jesse Ryder marks his first competitive game since returning from being hospitalised after an assault, and a six-month drugs ban, by scoring 117 for Otago in the Plunket Shield against Wellington.
Sheikh Salahuddin, the former Bangladesh offspinner, passes away after a heart attack, at the age of 44.
Sachin Tendulkar finishes his domestic career with an unbeaten 79 to help Mumbai to a four-wicket win against Haryana in the Ranji Trophy.
Rohit Sharma scores 209 - only the third double-century by a batsman in ODIs - as India win the home series against Australia 3-2 with a 57-run victory in the final ODI in Bangalore.
Bangladesh chase 308 in Fatullah to seal the home ODI series against New Zealand 3-0.
Mohan Rai, the former Madras and South Zone fast bowler, dies in Mangalore, aged 80, after a brief illness.
South Africa trounce Pakistan by 117 runs in Sharjah to win the five-match ODI series 4-1.
Sachin Tendulkar bows out of the game with a 74 in his final international innings, and a stirring farewell speech at the Wankhede Stadium. The same evening, Tendulkar becomes the first sportsperson to be conferred the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award. India sweep the two-Test series against West Indies after winning in Mumbai inside three days.
Sri Lanka secure a 36-run D/L win to square the series 1-1 against New Zealand.
West Indies' Marlon Samuels and Shane Shillingford, Namibia's Louis van der Westhuizen, Hong Kong's Munir Dar, and Nasir Aziz of UAE are reported for suspected illegal bowling actions.
Victoria captain Matthew Wade is suspended for one Sheffield Shield match for pitch-tampering during his side's win over Tasmania at the Bellerive Oval.
Prithvi Shaw, a 14-year-old from Mumbai, enters the record books after making 546 runs - the highest score by an Indian batsman in minor cricket - during a Harris Shield match at the Azad Maidan in Mumbai.
Afghanistan and Ireland seal their berths in the 2014 World Twenty20 after beating Kenya and Hong Kong respectively, to top their groups in the World T20 qualifiers.
Australia win their first Test in ten attempts when they blow away England win a 381-run win in Brisbane. The chief destroyer is Mitchell Johnson, who takes nine wickets in the match, bowling out England for under 200 in both innings.
England batsman Jonathan Trott withdraws from the Ashes with a stress-related illness that he has been coping with for several years.
Fast bowler Zaheer Khan, who last played a Test during India's home series against England in December 2012, is recalled to the Test squad for the tour of South Africa.
Nepal qualify for their first-ever global event, the 2014 World Twenty20, after securing a win off the last ball against Hong Kong in the qualifiers. Hong Kong also qualify, along with Netherlands. Ireland beat Afghanistan by 68 runs in the final.
India win their sixth successive ODI series of 2013 after beating West Indies by five wickets in the third ODI in Kanpur. Shikhar Dhawan's match-winning 119 is his fifth hundred of the year.
Reg Simpson, the former Nottinghamshire and England batsman who had been the country's oldest surviving Test player, dies at the age of 93.
Pakistan win their first-ever bilateral series against South Africa after beating the hosts by one run in the second ODI in Port Elizabeth.
Sylvester Dias, a fast bowler who played first-class cricket in Sri Lanka during the 1960s, dies aged 76 following a brief illness.
Alastair Cook and MS Dhoni are named captains of the ICC's Test and ODI Teams of the Year respectively.
Gus Logie, the coach of Canada, is sacked following the team's poor performances in the World Twenty20 Qualifiers, where they missed out on qualifying for the main event in Bangladesh by a long way, finishing 12th.
Three former New Zealand players, including Lou Vincent, are investigated by the ICC's anti-corruption and security unit.
Phil Simmons signs a two-year contract to extend his tenure as Ireland coach until the end of the 2015 domestic season.
West Indies salvage a draw in the first Test in Dunedin against New Zealand, thanks to rain on the final day which brings a premature end to the match and leaves the hosts stranded 33 runs from victory. Darren Bravo becomes the seventh batsman to score a century in a follow-on.
The WICB withdraws its Under-19 team from an ongoing tour of Bangladesh following an explosion near the team hotel in Chittagong.
Adam Gilchrist and Waqar Younis are announced as inductees into the ICC Hall of Fame for the year 2013-14.
Quinton de Kock becomes one of only five batsmen to score three consecutive ODI centuries, and in the process breaks the record for most runs scored in a three-match bilateral series by making 342 against India. South Africa win the home series 2-0.
Trent Boult picks up a match haul of ten wickets to help New Zealand defeat West Indies by an innings and 73 runs in the second Test in Wellington. It is New Zealand's first win in 11 Tests in 2013 and also Brendon McCullum's first as captain.
Michael Clarke is named ICC Cricketer of the Year and ICC Test Cricketer of the Year.
Ireland claim their fourth Intercontinental Cup title after beating Afghanistan by 122 runs in the final.
The ICC suspends Shane Shillingford from bowling in international cricket after his bowling action is found to be illegal.
Former India Test cricketer Madhusudhan Rege, who played one Test for India in 1949, dies at the age of 89.
Australia regain the Ashes, which they last won in 2006-07, with a 150-run victory over England in the third Test in Perth. George Bailey hits James Anderson for a world-record 28 runs off an over.
Kapil Dev is announced as the recipient of the BCCI's CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award for 2013.
Jesse Ryder makes a return to the New Zealand fold after 22 months when he is recalled to the side for the ODI series against West Indies.
Zulfiqar Bhatti, a 22-year-old club cricketer, dies after being hit on the chest while batting during the Begum Khursheed Memorial T20 tournament in Sukur.
Graeme Swann, the England offspinner, announces his retirement from international and first-class cricket, midway through the ongoing Ashes series. Swann finishes with 255 wickets at 29.96 from 60 Tests.
South Africa and India play out a thrilling draw in the first Test in Johannesburg. South Africa, chasing 458 for victory, make their way to 450 for 7 before the end of the allotted overs on the final day.
Ashish Bagai, the Canada captain and wicketkeeper-batsman, announces his retirement from the game, bringing to an end a 14-year international career. Jimmy Hansra is appointed as captain of Canada for the 2015 World Cup Qualifiers, beginning in January.
New Zealand ease to a 2-0 series win against West Indies after winning the third Test in Hamilton by eight wickets.
IPL franchises are allowed to retain up to five players ahead of the 2014 auction, and have the option of buying back additional members of their squads at the auction via "right to match" cards.
Jacques Kallis, one of the greatest allrounders in the game, announces that he will be retiring from Tests after the second match against India in Durban. He states his intention to carry on playing in ODIs till the 2015 World Cup.
Australia make it 4-0 in the Ashes in a low-scoring Boxing Day Test in which Mitchell Johnson takes eight wickets and Nathan Lyon six. Chris Rogers scores his second Test hundred.
In Durban, South Africa beat India by ten wickets to win the series 1-0. Jacques Kallis scores a hundred in his final Test innings.