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Everything You Need to Know about BCCI | Full Guide



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.

AbbreviationBCCI(Board Of Cricket Control In India)
AffiliationInternational Cricket Council
HeadquartersWankhade Stadium, Mumbai
LocationChurchgate, Maharashtra
PresidentSaurav Ganguly
Vice PresidentMahim Verma
Men’s CoachRavi Shastri
Women’s CoachW.V Raman
SecretaryJay Shah
Income Recent$ 2.5 Billion
SponsorsByju’s, Paytm, Nike, Dream 11, Hyundai, Star Sports, Ambuja Cements
Official Websitewww.bcci.tv
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  1. About BCCI
  2. President of BCCI
  3. BCCI Rules
  4. Significant Dates in the History of Law
  5. How BCCI Makes Money
  6. Conclusion    
  7. FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

About BCCI

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

Tournament 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 Rules

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 :-

  1. The players
  2. The umpires
  3. The scorers
  4. The ball
  5. The bat
  6. The pitch
  7. The creases
  8. The wickets
  9. Preparation and maintenance of the playing area
  10. Covering the pitch
  11. Intervals
  12. Start of play, cessation of play
  13. Innings
  14. The follow-on
  15. Declaration and forfeiture
  16. The result
  17. The over
  18. Scoring runs
  19. Boundaries
  20. Dead ball
  21. No ball
  22. Wide ball
  23. Bye and Leg bye
  24. Fielder’s absence, substitutes
  25. Batsman’s innings, runners
  26. Practice on the field
  27. The wicket-keeper
  28. The fielder
  29. The wicket is down
  30. Batsman out of his/her ground
  31. Appeals
  32. Bowled
  33. Caught
  34. Hit the ball twice
  35. Hit wicket
  36. Leg before wicket
  37. Obstructing the field
  38. Run out
  39. Stumped
  40. Timed out
  41. Unfair play
  42. Players’ conduct

Significant Dates in the History of Laws of BCCI

Before 1947

  • 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.

After 1947

  • 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:

  1. Media Rights
  2. Title Sponsor
  3. Official Sponsors
  4. Kit Sponsorship

We will discuss all of them in brief below:

Media Rights

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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Title Sponsors

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

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.

KIT Sponsorship

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.

Also Read :- Salary of Cricket Players


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)

Q.1: What is the work of BCCI?

Ans: BCCI is a board for controlling or organized in India.

Q.2: Who are the members of BCCI?

And: All national cricket association of India is members of BCCI.

Q.3: What is the full form of BCCI?

Ans: The full form of BCCI is Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Q.4: Who is the Chairman of BCCI?

Ans: Sourav Ganguly is the current chairman of BCCI.



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