The Board of Cricket for Control in India (BCCI) is the national governing body for managing cricketing activities in India. The national governing body was formed in 1928 under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act. RE Grant Govan was selected as the first president of BCCI, while Anthony de Mello was appointed as the secretary.
Where is the BCCI headquarter located?
BCCI’s headquarter is located in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Before 2006, BCCI headquarter was located in a small one-and-a-half room near to Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium.
What is BCCI’S full form?
BCCI’s full form is the Board of Control for Cricket in India. Likewise, the abbreviation of the Board of Control for Cricket in India is BCCI.
Former Indian skipper, Sourav Ganguly is the current president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
It is also important to understand that the BCCI is not a government body as it manages the finances on its own. BCCI is, in fact, India’s richest sporting body and the world’s richest cricket board.
One of the best ed-tech company, BYJU’s is the official sponsor of BCCI. They sealed the deal for close to three years, starting from 5th September 2020 until 31st March 2020.
It was back in 1912 when an all-Indian cricket team went to England for the very first time to play a cricket match. The team was led and sponsored by well renowned Maharaja of Patiala.
The year 1926 saw two representatives of the Calcutta Cricket Club travelling to London to attend a meeting of the Imperial Cricket Council. Knowing that the representatives weren’t the official ones for India, it wasn’t legal to attend the meeting, however, on the approval of the then chairman of the conference, Lord Harris, everyone worked out successfully.
The meeting did wonders for the Indians, as the MCC decided to send a team to India to play cricket. The team was led by Arthur Gilligan who also had captained England in the Ashes.
Upon arrival, the Maharaja of Patiala held a meeting with Gilligan where the former requested the Englishmen to press for Indian cricket in ICC. Gilligan agreed to the proposal but with a condition.
He told the Maharaja to bring all the promoters of the game together and form a single cricketing body for control in India which eventually led to the idea of the formation of BCCI.
On 21st November 1927, a meeting took place regarding the same which was also attended by delegates from Patiala, Delhi, United Province, Rajputana, Alwar, Bhopal, Gwalior and others. It led the formation of a consensus to form a board of control for cricket in India.
In December 1928, the BCCI was formed and registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act with six associations affiliated to it. BCCI’s full form- Board of Control for Cricket in India.
Post-2015 World Cup, various cases emerged in regard to the notorious activities of BCCI. BCCI headquarter which is located in Mumbai also suffered from various corruption charges. This led to the Supreme Court forming a four-member panel committee of administrations which had the name of Vinod Rai, Ramachandra Guha, Vikaram Limaye and Diana Edulji. They were given the responsibilities to administrate the functioning of BCCI.
For those of you who are unaware, Sunil Joshi is the next chairman of the national selection committee. He recently replaced MSK Prasad for the position.
BCCI FULL FORM- Board of Cricket for Control in India organises several domestic cricket tournaments for both Men’s and Women’s domestic cricket teams.
Men’s domestic team cricket tournaments:
- Ranji Trophy.
- Irani Trophy
- Deodhar Trophy
- Duleep Trophy
- Indian Premier League
- Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
- Vijay Hazare Trophy
- Vinoo Mankad Trophy
- Cooch Behar Trophy
Women’s domestic cricket team tournaments:
- Senior Women’s Challenger Trophy
- Senior Women’s One Day League
- Senior Women’s T20 Challenger Trophy
- Senior Women’s T20 League
- Women’s T20 Challenge
Who is the current BCCI president?
Former Indian skipper, Sourav Ganguly is the current BCCI President. On 23rd October 2020, Sourav Ganguly took charge as the 39th BCCI president. With that, Jay Shah became the secretary and Arun Singh Dhumal became the treasurer of BCCI.
Here’s a look at the list of all the BCCI Presidents right from the time of its formation:
|President Name||Took Office||Left office|
|1. R E Grant Govan||1928||1933|
|2. Sikandar Hayat Khan||1933||1935|
|3. Nawab Hamidullah Khan||1935||1937|
|4. Maharaja K S Digvijay Singh||1937||1938|
|5. P Subbarayan||1938||1946|
|6. Anthony S D’Mello||1946||1951|
|7. J C Mukherji||1951||1954|
|8. Maharaj Kumar of Vizianagram||1954||1956|
|9. Sardar Surjit Singh Majithia||1956||1958|
|10. R K Patel||1958||1960|
|11. M A Chidambaram||1960||1963|
|12. Maharaja Fatehsinghrao Gaekwad||1963||1966|
|13. Z R Irani||1966||1969|
|14. N Ghose||1969||1972|
|15. PM Rungta||1972||1975|
|16. Ramprakash Mehra||1975||1977|
|17. M Chinnaswamy||1977||1980|
|18. S K Wankhede||1980||1982|
|19. NKP Salve||1982||1985|
|20. S Sriraman||1985||1988|
|21. B N Dutt||1988||1990|
|22. Madhavrao Scindia||1990||1993|
|23. IS Bindra||1993||1996|
|24. Raj Singh Dungarpur||1996||1999|
|25. A C Muthiah||1999||2001|
|26. Jagmohan Dalmiya||2001||2004|
|27. Ranbir Singh Mahendra||2004||2005|
|28. Sharad Pawar||2005||2008|
|29. Shashank Manohar||2008||2011|
|30. N Srinivasan||2011||2013|
|31. Jagmohan Dalmiya||2013||2013|
|32. N Srinivasan||2013||2014|
|33. Shivlal Yadav||2014||2014|
|34. Sunil Gavaskar||2014||2014|
|35. Jagmohan Dalmiya||2015||2015|
|36. Hashank Manohar||2015||2016|
|37. Anurag Thakur||2016||2017|
|38. C K Khanna||2017||Incumbent|
|39. Sourav Ganguly||23 October, 2019||Till date|
Saurav Ganguly currently heads the governing body- BCCI headquartered in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
BCCI Twitter Account:
There are a total of three BCCI twitter accounts where the governing body give all the updates regarding Indian Cricket.
- BCCI Women
- BCCI Domestic
BCCI Twitter accounts are basically divided into three segments which focus on Men’s and Women’s international and domestic cricket.
All the latest updates regarding Indian cricket, be it International and domestic cricket is accessible on BCCI Twitter accounts. BCCI twitter handle let people know about the cricket tournaments, squad details, and other important information.