Board of Control for Cricket in India

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Board of Control for Cricket in India
File:Cricket India Crest.svg
JurisdictionMinistry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India
Founded1928 (1928)
AffiliationInternational Cricket Council
Affiliation date31 May 1926 (31 May 1926)
Regional affiliationAsian Cricket Council
Affiliation date19 September 1983
HeadquartersWankhede Stadium
LocationChurchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
PresidentSourav Ganguly
Vice president(s)Rajeev Shukla
SecretaryJay Shah
Men's coachRavi Shastri
Women's coachRamesh Powar
Operating income$2.8 Billion USD (FY 2018-19)[1]
SponsorByju's, MPL Sports, Paytm, Dream11, Hyundai, Ambuja Cements, Star Sports
Official website

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is the governing body for cricket in India and is under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India.[2] 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 Chief. Its headquarters are in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Grant Govan was its first president and Anthony De Mello its first secretary.[3]

History[edit | edit source]

Early years[edit | edit source]

In 1912, an all-India cricket team visited England for the first time, sponsored and captained by 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. 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 was 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.[4] Indian cricket team toured England in 1932.

Reforms: 2017 Committee of Administrators (CoA)[edit | edit source]

With the surge of cricket in India, BCCI was criticised for its monopolistic practices and has suffered from corruption allegations.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7][8][9] Presently, Sourav Ganguly is the president of BCCI.

On 9 August 2019, the BCCI agreed to adhere to the anti-doping mechanisms governed by the National Anti-Doping Agency.[10][11]

Sunil Joshi, former Indian cricket team spinner was named as Chairman of the national selection panel by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) of BCCI replacing MSK prasad in that role.

Domestic cricket[edit | edit source]

Domestic competitions[edit | edit source]

The BCCI organises the following domestic cricket competitions:

Men's domestic cricket[edit | edit source]

Women's domestic cricket[edit | edit source]

The male junior level tournaments are Col. C. K. Nayudu Trophy (Under 23), Mens Under 23 One Day Trophy, Cooch Behar Trophy (Under 19) and Vinoo Mankad Trophy (Under 19).

Finances[edit | edit source]

Clout as world's richest board[edit | edit source]

Financial clout[edit | edit source]

BCCI does not depend on the Government of India for its finances.[12]

In 2020, with US$405 million out of US$1,534 million, India had 26% share in the ICC FTP income disbursed to 10 Test playing nations, while ECB received US$139 million as the second highest earner.[13]

In 2020, to revive the financial health of other boards after the global economic decline and the significantly reduced income of most boards due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ICC will rejig its FTP to schedule more bilateral matches of others nations with India.[13]

Influence over the ICC[edit | edit source]

The BCCI is regarded as cricket's big economic player.[14] ICC is mainly governed by board of directors which are nominated by each member board. Every member board needs bilateral matches with BCCI for high media rights value. Those boards which go along with BCCI, get good number of bilteral matches leading to high income during bilateral series. They generally work at ICC in consultation with BCCI. In 2009, the ICC and BCCI were in disagreement over the WADA Whereabouts clause.[15]

Income[edit | edit source]

Total annual income[edit | edit source]

In FY 2019–2020, the total annual income of BCCI is estimated to be over INR 3,730 crore (US$535 million), including INR 2,500 crore (US$345 million) from the IPL, INR 950 crore (US$139 million) from bilateral cricket with other nations, and INR 380 crore (US$51 million per year or total US$405 million for 8 years) from India's share of ICC revenue.[13]

Revenue streams[edit | edit source]

ICC income share[edit | edit source]

In 2020, as per the present eight-year Future Tours Program (FTP), India receives a total of US$405 million from ICC, as contrasted with US$139 million to ECB, while US$128 million for each of Cricket Australia, Cricket South Africa, Pakistan Cricket Board, New Zealand Cricket, Sri Lanka Cricket, Cricket West Indies and Bangladesh Cricket Board, and US$94 million for Zimbabwe.[13]

Media rights[edit | edit source]

From 2018 to 2022, global media rights for the IPL are awarded to Star India for 16,347.5 crore (US$2.3 billion).[16]

In 2010, 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.[17]

Sponsorship rights[edit | edit source]

From 2016 to 2020, the official kit sponsorship rights for 5 years were awarded to Nike for 370 crore (US$52 million).[18] Earlier in 2019, BYJU'S became the official Indian cricket team sponsor for a period of four years at a cost of 1,079 crore (US$150 million).[19] For each home match, BCCI makes INR 60 crore (slightly less than US$8 million) per home match under this sponsorship deal.[13]

Expenditure[edit | edit source]

Cricketing infrastructure development[edit | edit source]

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.[20]

Donations[edit | edit source]

In March 2020, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly donated 51 crore to the PM CARES Fund to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in India.[21] BCCI to donate 10-litre 2000 oxygen concentrators to help India fight COVID-19.[22][23]

Players' contracts and welfare[edit | edit source]

Taxation payments[edit | edit source]

In 2018, the total amount of tax 462.22 crore, which was outstanding as on April 1, 2018, was cleared along with interest in September 2018 but the Department of Revenue has issued a notice for tax evasion to the BCCI. The Department of Revenue has asked the BCCI to pay another outstanding income tax worth 1,303 crore, according to details submitted by the Finance Ministry in the Parliament in February, 2019.[24]

Earlier in 2007–08, although the Income Tax Department withdrew this exemption, BCCI only paid tax amounting to 41.9 crore (US$5.9 million) against its tax liability of 413 crore (US$58 million) in the 2009–2010 financial year[25]

In 2012, BCCI had avoided taxes on its income, claiming exemption as a charitable organisation.[26]

Organisation[edit | edit source]

President[edit | edit source]

The current president is Sourav Ganguly, a former captain of the Indian cricket team.

Affiliated domestic member boards[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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External links[edit | edit source]

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