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BOARD OF CONTROL FOR CRICKET IN INDIA

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)

BCCI Award 2011
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), sited in Mumbai, is the national prevailing body for all crickets in India. The board was created in December 1928 as BCCI reinstated Calcutta Cricket Club.BCCI is the social order recorded under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act. It frequently uses government-owned stadiums across the country at a small yearly rent. It is a "classified club consortium". To become a part of a state level association a member should be introduced by another member and he should pay an annual fee. The state-level organizations elect to choose their representatives or secretaries and they select the BCCI administrator.

The ICC has the ability in selecting the players, umpires and officials to take part internationally and it has the control over all the events. Without its acknowledgment no competitive cricket involving BCCI-contracted Indian players can be congregated within or outside the country.

BCCI Flag



In the beginning the Board of Control for Cricket in India enclosed a flag. The flag had an emblem of Star of India in the middle.

Later on it was changed into logo which consisted only the Star of India emblem alone. The flag is a dark blue-yellow-light blue tricolour.

Logo

The BCCI logo is originated from the emblem of the Order of the Star of India.

Membership

The BCCI has 27 state union members across five zones (i.e. North Zone, South Zone, East Zone, West Zone and Central Zone) in India. Quite a few states have more than one organization. Maharashtra state, for paradigm, has Maharashtra Cricket Association, Mumbai Cricket Association and Vidarbha Cricket Association and Gujarat state has Gujarat Cricket Association, Baroda Cricket Association and Saurashtra Cricket organization and Andhra Pradesh has Hyderabad Cricket union and Andhra Pradesh Cricket Association. Railways and Services are also associated.

Maharashtra Cricket Association

This association governs all the activities for Maharashtra cricket team. It is allied with the Board of control of cricket in India. The Maharashtra Cricket organization endorse and widens Cricket by conducting various League Tournaments, events are conducted for the age group Under-13, Under-15, Under-17, and Under-19, Under-22 and Under-25 categories.

Mumbai Cricket Association

The Mumbai cricket Association or MCA (beforehand known as Bombay cricket Association) is the prevailing body for cricket in Mumbai and its adjacent regions like Thane and Navi Mumbai. The organization comes under west zone. The Association was recognized in 1930.

The Mumbai cricket team is a cricket team on behalf of the city of Mumbai in Indian domestic cricket. The squad has won over 44titles, the most current being in 2008-09.The organization possess the Wankhede Stadium, facing Churchgate railway station constructed in 1975.The organization has 350 ordinary members and 25 Associate members which are affiliated to the Association. At present the association is headed by Sharad Pawar.

Vidarbha Cricket Association

Vidarbha Cricket Association allied with the Board of control for cricket in India leading the game of Cricket in Vidarbha. The Vidarbha Cricket Association endorses and enlarges Cricket by conducting various League Tournaments. The contests are held for the age group Under-13, Under-15, Under-17, and Under-19, Under-22 and Under-25 categories.

Gujarat Cricket Association

This association governs the cricket in the area of Gujarat and it's also associated with the BCCI. The Gujarat Cricket Association conducts events for the age group Under-13, Under-15, Under-17, and Under-19, Under-22 and Under-25 categories. The present chairman is Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

Baroda Cricket Association

Baroda Cricket Association is the chief body of the Cricket actions in the Baroda area in the Gujarat state of India and the Baroda cricket team. It is united to the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

The Baroda Cricket organization encourage and widen Cricket by conducting various League Tournaments, matches for the age group are Under-13, Under-15, Under-17, and Under-19, Under-22 and Under-25 categories. Various past and present India national cricket team players, such as Nayan Mongia, Zaheer Khan, and Irfan Pathan played at times for Baroda.

Saurashtra Cricket Association

Saurashtra Cricket society is the central body of the Cricket behavior in the Saurashtra region of the Gujarat state of India and the Saurashtra cricket team. It is associated to the Board of Control for Cricket in India. Events are conducted for the age group Under-13, Under-15, Under-17, and Under-19, Under-22 and Under-25.

Hyderabad Cricket Association

Hyderabad Cricket union is the principal body of the Cricket tricks in the Hyderabad and enduring districts of Andhra Pradesh state of India and the Hyderabad cricket team. It is joined with the Board of Control for Cricket in India. Tournaments are conducted for the age group Under-13, Under-15, Under-17, and Under-19, Under-22 and Under-25 categories.

Andhra Pradesh Cricket Association

Andhra Cricket Association is the major body of the Cricket actions in the Andhra state of India and the Andhra cricket team. It is associated to the Board of Control for Cricket in India. The Andhra Cricket Association encourages and extends Cricket by conducting various League matches, and the events are conducted for the age group Under-13, Under-15, Under-17, and Under-19, Under-22 and Under-25 categories.

President of BCCI

The former president of the BCCI was R.E. Grant Goven when the board started in the year1928. The existing President of BCCI is Shashank Manohar and the Secretary is N. Srinivasan.



BCCI Office Bearers

President
Shashank V Manohar
Hon. Secretary
N. Srinivasan
Hon. Joint Secretary
Sanjay Jagdale
Hon. Treasurer
M.P. Pandove
Vice President
N Shivlal Yadav
Vice President
Arun Jaitely
Vice President
Niranjan Shah
Vice President
Rajeev Shukla
Vice President
Mr. Arindam Ganguly

Administrative Team

Chief Administrative Officer
Prof. R.S. Shetty
Manager Administration
Mr.Dinesh Menon
Manager, Cricket Operations
Mr.Suru Nayak
Manager, Game Development
Mr. K.V.P.Rao
Manager, Media Relations & Corporate Affairs
Mr. Devendra Prabhudesai
Asst. Manager, Cricket Operations
Mr. Dalpat Vadolikar

Technical Board

SUNIL GAVASKAR
CHAIRMAN  (NORTH)
P R ASHOK ANAND
SOUTH,EAST,WEST
VIJAY NAYUDU
(CENTRAL)
K SRIKKANTH
(CHAIRMAN SENIOR SELECTION COMM)
SOURAV GANGULY
(FORMER TEST CRICKETER)
V K RAMASWAMY
(FORMER TEST UMPIRE)
N SRINIVASAN
HON. SECRETARY/CONVENOR

Finance Committee

JYOTIRADITYA M SCINDIA
CHAIRMAN
ANURAG THAKUR
(NORTH)
E VENKAT RAM REDDY
(SOUTH)
AMITABH CHOUDHARY
(EAST)
SANJAY PATEL
(WEST)
SANJAY DIXIT
(CENTRAL)
M.P. PANDOVE
HON. TREASURER / CONVENOR

Tour, Programme & Fixture Committee

ARUN JAITLEY
CHAIRMAN
MD.ASLAM GONI
(NORTH)
VINOD PHADKE
(SOUTH)
BIKAS BARUAH
(EAST)
PARIMAL NATHWANI
(WEST)
PRAKASH DIXIT
(CENTRAL)
N SRINIVASAN
HON. SECRETARY / CONVENOR
The BCCI has recently reputed an inter-city cricket league, the Indian Premier League in limited-overs and Twenty20 format. There are only ten official teams as of now.