BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) is a national body that handles or we can say govern cricket affairs and tournaments in the nation. Under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, the board was founded way back in December 1928. Its headquarter is Wankhade Stadium, Mumbai. There are 42 rules in the list of BCCI Rules. The very first secretary of BCCI was Grant Coven whereas the first secretary of BCCI was Anthony De Mello.
|Abbreviation||BCCI(Board Of Cricket Control In India)|
|Affiliation||International Cricket Council|
|Headquarters||Wankhade Stadium, Mumbai|
|Vice President||Mahim Verma|
|Men’s Coach||Ravi Shastri|
|Women’s Coach||W.V Raman|
|Income Recent||$ 2.5 Billion|
|Sponsors||Byju’s, Paytm, Nike, Dream 11, Hyundai, Star Sports, Ambuja Cements|
- About BCCI
- President of BCCI
- BCCI Rules
- Significant Dates in the History of Law
- How BCCI Makes Money
- FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
BCCI stands for Board of Control for Cricket in India. It is the national governing body for cricket in India. This is formed in December 1928 to replace Calcutta Cricket Board and headquartered at Mumbai. It is associated with the International Cricket Council (ICC) and is the richest cricket board in the world. The logo of BCCI is derived from the British Indian flag of the colonial period.
BCCI controls all the tournaments inside and outside of India. Even, it has the authority to select players, umpires, and officials to participates in international events. The representatives of state cricket associations elect the BCCI officials. The president is the highest designation in BCCI. He heads all the management of BCCI There are 42 rules in the list of BCCI Rules.
President of BCCI
The current president of BCCI is Sourav Ganguly. He is the former player and Captain of the Indian Cricket Team.
BCCI’s first president: R.E. Grant Govan
BCCI’s first secretary: Anthony De Mello
BCCI has 27 state association members and 3 non-playing members from all 5 cricket zones in India. Following are the 5 zones of cricket:
- North Zone
- South Zone
- East Zone
- West Zone
- Central Zone
Tournaments conducted by BCCI
BCCI conducts the following tournaments in India:
- Indian Premier League (IPL)
- BCCI Corporate Trophy
- Irani Cup
- Ranji Trophy
- Duleep Trophy
- Vijay Hazare Trophy
- Deodhar Trophy
- Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
- NKP Salve Challenger Trophy
BCCI is one of the most impactful and powerful cricket organization in the world. Some bcci rules come under this organization that are provided below.
These are the laws which comes under BCCI :-
- The players
- The umpires
- The scorers
- The ball
- The bat
- The pitch
- The creases
- The wickets
- Preparation and maintenance of the playing area
- Covering the pitch
- Start of play, cessation of play
- The follow-on
- Declaration and forfeiture
- The result
- The over
- Scoring runs
- Dead ball
- No ball
- Wide ball
- Bye and Leg bye
- Fielder’s absence, substitutes
- Batsman’s innings, runners
- Practice on the field
- The wicket-keeper
- The fielder
- The wicket is down
- Batsman out of his/her ground
- Hit the ball twice
- Hit wicket
- Leg before wicket
- Obstructing the field
- Run out
- Timed out
- Unfair play
- Players’ conduct
Significant Dates in the History of Laws of BCCI
- 1700- Cricket was recognized as early as this date.
- 1744- The earliest known Code was drawn up by certain “Noblemen and Gentlemen” who used the Artillery Ground in London.
- 1755- The Laws were revised by “Several Cricket Clubs, particularly the Star and Garter in Pall Mall”.
- 1774- A further revision was produced by “a Committee of Noblemen and Gentlemen of Kent, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex, and London at the Star and Garter”.
- 1786- A further revision was undertaken by a similar body of Noblemen and Gentlemen of Kent, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex, and London.
- 1788- The first MCC Code of Laws was adopted on 30th May.
- 1835- A New Code of Laws was approved by the MCC Committee on 19th May.
- 1884- After consultation with cricket clubs worldwide, important alterations were incorporated in a new version approved at an MCC Special General Meeting on 21st April.
- 1947- A new Code of Laws was approved at an MCC Special General Meeting on 7th May. The main changes were aimed at achieving clarification and better arrangement of the Laws and their interpretations.
- 1979- After five editions of the 1947 Code, a further revision was begun in 1974 with the aim being to remove certain anomalies, consolidate various Amendments and Notes, and to achieve greater clarity and simplicity. The new Code of Laws was approved at an MCC Special General Meeting on 21st November, coming into effect in 1980.
- 1992- A second edition of the 1980 Code was produced, incorporating all the amendments which were approved during the intervening twelve years.
- 2000- A New Code of Laws, including a Preamble defining the Spirit of Cricket was approved on 3rd May 2000.
- 2007- MCC established the Laws sub-committee, replacing the Laws Working Party.
- 2010- A fourth edition of the 2000 Code was published. MCC members agreed at a Special General Meeting on 5th May that the MCC Committee is entitled to change the Laws of Cricket without seeking the approval of the members.
- 2017- After Six Editions of the 2000 Code, a new 2017 Code came into effect on 1st October 2017
BCCI Functioning (How BCCI Makes Money)
For the functioning of this organization basically depends on these three aspects:
- Media Rights
- Title Sponsor
- Official Sponsors
- Kit Sponsorship
We will discuss all of them in brief below:
The largest source of revenue for the BCCI is undoubtedly the media rights that it grants for the broadcast of the games which feature the Indian Cricket team. Recently BCCI has cracked a deal with Star Sports for giving broadcasting rights for five years (2016-21).
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The title sponsor gets his title name in the various domestic leagues that are conducted by the organization, for instance like the Paytm Ranji Trophy, the Paytm T-20 Series, the Paytm Test-Series. I think you all are familiar with that. The title sponsors also pay a hefty amount to get featured in this domestic as well as the bilateral series that the nation hoisted.
Official Sponsors are the sponsors who are the brand sponsors of the team. Like recently the official sponsors of the BCCI are Byju’s, earlier the official sponsors are OPPO.
The brand name of the official sponsor is printed on the jersey of players. The official sponsor used to pay a hefty amount to crack the deal.
After the title and the jersey sponsorship here comes the Kit sponsors. KIT sponsors are a sports brand. It provides a kit for the team or we can say whose kits are used by the players for a given tenure. Recently the KIT Sponsors are NIKE.
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As we talked about the largest cricket organization in the world. We provided you the rules and regulations of BCCI as well as its functioning, and also about their money-making techniques. Now we are wrapping up this article by providing some FAQ below that will surely help you.
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Ans: BCCI is a board for controlling or organized in India.
And: All national cricket association of India is members of BCCI.
Ans: The full form of BCCI is Board of Control for Cricket in India.
Ans: Sourav Ganguly is the current chairman of BCCI.