Board of Control 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 officials.
- The BCCI logo is derived from the emblem of the Order of the Star of India, the British Raj emblem during the colonial period.
- In 1912, an all-India cricket team visited England for the first time, sponsored and captained by the Maharaja of Patiala.
- 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.
- 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)
- 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 is India’s richest sporting body and the richest cricket board in the world.
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
Election and term of office bearers
- The following Office Bearers of the BCCI shall be elected by the Full Members of the BCCI from amongst their representatives at an Annual General Meeting:
- The President
- The Vice-President
- The Secretary
- The Joint Secretary
- The Treasurer
A person shall be disqualified from being an Office Bearer if he or she:
- is not a citizen of India;
- has attained the age of 70 years;
- is declared to be insolvent, or of unsound mind;
- is a Minister or Government Servant;
- holds any office or post in a sports or athletic association or federation apart from cricket;
- has been an Office Bearer of the BCCI for a period of 9 years or an office bearer of any Member for a period of 9 years; or
- has been charged by a Court of law for having committed any criminal offence.
Relations with ICC
- In 2009, the ICC and BCCI were in disagreement over the WADA, “Whereabouts clause”.BCCI was also against the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS) proposed by the ICC.
- The BCCI is regarded as cricket’s big economic players.
- BCCI does not depend on the Government of India for its finances.
- The global media rights for IPL is awarded to STAR india for ₹16347.5 crore from 2018 to 2022.
- Headquarters – Wankhede Stadium.
- President – C K Khanna.
- Vice president – Somnath Dhar.