Board of Control for Cricket in India
|Affiliation||International Cricket Council|
|Regional affiliation||Asian Cricket Council|
|Location||Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|President||C K Khanna|
|Chief Exec||Rahul Johri|
|Vice president(s)||Somnath Dhar|
|Men's coach||Ravi Shastri|
|Women's coach||Ramesh Powar|
|Operating income||₹10,000 crore (US$1.4 billion) (FY2017-18)|
|Sponsor||Oppo, Paytm, Nike, Pepsi, Hyundai, Janalakshmi|
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is the national governing body for cricket in India. The board was formed in December 1928 as a society, registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act. It is a consortium of state cricket associations and the state associations select their representatives who in turn elect the BCCI babuji.
In 1912, an all-India cricket team visited England for the first time, sponsored and captained by Gauri Shanker. In 1926, two representatives of the Calcutta Cricket Club travelled to London to attend meetings of the Imperial Cricket Conference, the predecessor to the current International Cricket Council. Although technically not an official representative of Indian cricket, they were allowed to attend by Lord Harris, chairman of the conference. The outcome of the meeting was the MCC's decision to send a team to India, led by Arthur Gilligan, who had captained England in The Ashes.
In a meeting with the Maharaja of Patiala and others, Gilligan promised to press for its inclusion in the ICC if all the promoters of the game in the land came together to establish a single controlling body. An assurance was given and a meeting held in Delhi on 21 November 1927 and was attended by delegates from Patiala, Delhi, United Provinces, Rajputana, Alwar, Bhopal, Gwalior, Baroda, Kathiawar, Central Provinces, Sindh and Punjab. A consensus was reached to create a board for control of cricket in India and on 10 December 1927, a unanimous decision to form a provisional board of control was taken. In December 1928, the BCCI was registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act with six associations affiliated to it. R E Grant Govan was elected as its first president and Anthony de Mello as secretary.
Committee of Administrators (CoA)
With the surge of cricket in India, BCCI has become rather notorious for its monopoly and has suffered from corruption allegations. The Supreme Court on 30 January 2017 nominated a four-member panel Committee of Administrators (Vinod Rai, Ramachandra Guha, Vikaram Limaye and Diana Edulji) to look after the administration of the BCCI in order to implement lodha committee reforms. Vinod Rai, ex-CAG of India heads the four members panel to look after the administrative duties of the board until the fresh elections are called.
The BCCI organises the following domestic cricket competitions:
- BCCI Corporate Trophy
- Ranji Trophy
- NKP Salve Challenger Trophy
- Duleep Trophy
- Vijay Hazare Trophy
- Deodhar Trophy
- Indian Premier League
- Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
- Irani Cup
Relations with ICC
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The BCCI is India's richest sporting body and the richest cricket board in the world. BCCI does not depend on the Government of India for its finances. The global media rights for IPL is awarded to STAR India for ₹16,347.5 crore (US$2.3 billion) from 2018 to 2022. Official kit sponsorship rights for 5 years from 2016 to 2020 inclusive has been awarded to Nike for ₹370 crore (US$52 million). While Oppo became the official Indian cricket team sponsor for a period of five years at a cost of ₹1,079 crore (US$150 million). The media rights for 25 neutral venue one-day matches to be played over the next 5 years were awarded to Zee Telefilms for $ 219.16 million. BCCI had avoided taxes on its income, claiming exemption as a charitable organisation. Although the Income Tax Department withdrew this exemption in 2007-08, BCCI only paid tax amounting to ₹41.9 crore (US$5.8 million) against its tax liability of ₹413 crore (US$58 million) in the 2009-10 financial year On 12 September 2006 BCCI, announced that it will spend ₹ 1,600 crore over the subsequent one year to upgrade the cricket stadiums around the country.
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