Richest Board Of the World : How and Why It Came into Existence

It was during the 18th century When Indians first saw the strange game played by the British at the Port in Kutch. Out of desperation, one Indian asked about it to the British sailors, the sailor named Downing responded that they were playing Cricket. It was the first time Indians were introduced to Cricket.

In a span of 2 decades, the merchants transformed into rulers and mushroomed cricket across the nation. Let’s look back in the sand of time figuring out the important dates in the history of Indian cricket.

  • In the year 1751, the first-ever cricket match on Indian soil was recorded between the British Army and Indian settlers.
  • In 1792 the Calcutta Cricket Club was founded, which is the second oldest cricket club in the world after Marlybone Cricket Club in 1787.
  • In the year 1848, the Oriental Cricket Club was founded by the Parsis in the country, but the concept failed miserably, but the Parsis gain formed a new cricket club named the Young Zoroastrians Club in 1850.
  • Looking at the Young Zoroastrians Club success the Hindu also started the Hindu Gymkhana club and in a span of one year, the big clubs like Mumbai Gymkhana and the Parsi Gymkhana came into existence.
  • In the year 1884, the first-ever international cricket was played on Indian soil between Sri Lanka and British.
  • In the year 1912 India sent an All India team to England, the first-ever captain of Indian cricket team was Maharaja of Patiala, who also financed the entire Indian tour.
  • Finally in the year 1928 after a hard-fought verbal tussle for months the Board of Cricket Control in India came into existence.
  • During the initial years, the BCCI functioned as an unregistered association, but in the year 1940, it was finally registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
  • In the year 1975 BCCI was once again registered as private club consortium under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1975.
  • Gowan was the first-ever BCCI President in the year 1928, while Dean manos served as secretary.


Do you know BCCI logo is a sign of Indian slavery

Do you know the BCCI logo is a derived from the emblem of “Order of the Star of India”, the award given during the colonial period in 1861 by the Queen Victoria to the Indian prince, Kings of India and Indian sepoys, who participated during the 1857 sepoy mutiny or let’s call it the first war of independence.

In a nutshell, we can say the award was given to the Indians, who cheated India and helped Britishers to suppress the Indian first war of independence.

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