Services Sports Control Board

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Services Sports Control Board
CategoryMilitary sports
JurisdictionIndian Armed Forces
Founded1919 (1919)
Headquarters97, G Block Hutments Armed Forces Headquarters, Ministry of Defence
LocationNew Delhi, India
Official website

Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) is a sports board run by the Indian Armed Forces. It was formed in 1919 as the Army Sports Control Board in March 1919 and was later renamed to Services Sports Control Board after it was reconstituted. The board is represented as Services in the National Games of India. It has been one of the leading winners in the National Games.

As a member of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, it governs the sport of cricket in the Indian Armed Forces and administers the Services cricket team.[1] It is also an associate member of the All India Football Federation and administers the Services football team.


This organization was first started as the Army Sports Control Board in March 1919 on the same lines as the ASCB in the United Kingdom. The Commandant, Army School of Physical Training was appointed Honorary Secretary of the Board. Later the Sports organizations of the three Services were amalgamated on 3 April 1945 with the approval of the then Commander-in-Chief (C-in-C) and the Services Sports Control Board; India was formed.

Services Team[edit]

The outstanding players/team of the Indian Armed Forces are selected by the SSCB(Services Sports Control Board). These players/teams are fielded and represented as the Services team in the National Games of India. Selected sportspersons from the services also participate in the World Military Games and various other International Sporting events, including the Olympics. The Services has been one of the leading winners in the Indian National Games. Olympics 2020 has seen participation of many Services players representing India. [2]


To establish friendly co-operation between the three services for the benefit of sports. To strive and ensure that there shall be no hindrance to the participation of any service or individual in sports on any grounds. To ensure that all contest/championships between member of the three Services shall be held under the laws and rules of the competitions. To co-operate with the National Sports Federations and IOA in carrying through the competition held by them abiding by the International rules and regulations of the games published by them. To identify and promote budding sports talent in the Armed Forces and provide them a platform to excel for participation in National And International levels.

Old Organizational structure[edit]

In the initial years when the board was known as the Army Sports Control Board, each service was represented on this Board and constituted of the President and the Secretary from the Military Training Directorate and members from each of the three services.

New Organizational structure[edit]

In the year 1947, the Chiefs of Staff Committee had approved the reconstitution of the Services Sports Control Board with an Inter-Services character. Following this, the organizational structure has also undergone some changes. The three services would now run the Services Sports Control Board in rotation for a period of tenure being three years. The tenure involves the change of President and Secretary every three years from each of the three services. The three Joint Secretaries, one each from each Service are for the tenure of four years each. Starting 2020,the administering service is The Indian Airforce. The President and the Secretary are both from the IAF for the current tenure until 2022. [3]

Group Captain Dinesh Suri of the Indian Air Force is the current serving Secretary of the Services sports control board (SSCB), Commencement date of tenure:July 2021. [4]

List of Secretaries of Services Sports Control Board (1945–present)[edit]

S.No. Rank Name Term began Term ended
1 Lieutenant Colonel B. H. G. Tucher, MBE April 1945 September 1945
2 Lieutenant Colonel G. S. Grimston October 1945 September 1946
3 Lieutenant Colonel H. L. Rodwell October 1946 March 1947
4 Lieutenant Colonel A. E. Wernicke, OBE April 1947 August 1947
5 Major Ed Wilfried January 1949 March 1950
6 Major Swami April 1950 June 1950
7 Major Lachhman Singh July 1950 June 1954
8 Squadron Leader D. L. Springett June 1954 February 1955
9 Wing Commander K. L. Khanna February 1955 November 1958
10 Commander F. Pereira November 1958 January 1962
11 Lieutenant Colonel K. C. Anand June 1962 November 1962
12 Lieutenant Colonel H. R. Adhikari July 1963 March 1966
13 Wing Commander M. Mal April 1966 August 1967
14 Wing Commander R. S. Dhindas April 1967 March 1970
15 Commander G. Nandy Singh April 1970 March 1974
16 Lieutenant Colonel D. N. Devine Jones April 1974 April 1976
17 Major Darshan Singh April 1976 April 1977
Lieutenant Colonel Darshan Singh April 1977 April 1978
18 Wing Commander Sak Durrani, VSM April 1978 March 1982
19 Commander T. Mirsha, VSM April 1982 July 1985
20 Commander J. Siga April 1985 April 1986
21 Lieutenant Colonel G. R. C. Nair, VSM May 1986 March 1990
22 Wing Commander G. S. Shaktawat April 1990 October 1992
Group Captain G. S. Shaktawat October 1992 MArch 1994
23 Commander K. S. Randhawa, SC, YSM, NM April 1994 March 1998
24 Colonel G. A. Siddique April 1998 May 2000
25 Colonel Amar Dass Sharma May 2000 March 2002
26 Wing Commander A. K. Jha, ASM April 2001 August 2003
27 Wing Commander M. Baladitya December 2003 May 2005
28 Captain Sukhdev Singh Virk, NM May 2005 January 2006
29 Colonel V. S. Kandari, VSM February 2006 June 2008
30 Colonel P. K. Muralidharan Raja, SM June 2008 January 2009
31 Captain U. K. Thapa, VSM February 2009 February 2011
32 Group Captain M. Baladitya, VSM February 2011 April 2011
-- Air Commodore M. Baladitya, VSM April 2011 January 2013
33 Gp Capt R. K. Raksha February 2013 February 2014
34 Cmde PK Garg May 2014 Apr 2017
35 COL U. K. Thapa, VSM February 2009 February 2011
36 Gp Capt M. K. Mishra, VSM May 2020 25 July 2021
37 Group Captain Dinesh Suri 26 July 2021 Till Date


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Details of the Constituent Members of State Associations as provided to COA". BCCI. 23 August 2017. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
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