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Ex-Gujarat DGP is new BCCI ACU chief
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Ex-Gujarat DGP is new BCCI ACU chief

Former Gujarat Director General of Police (DGP) Shabir Hussein Shekhadam Khandwawala is the new chief of BCCI’s anti-corruption unit. He replaces Ajit Singh Shekhawat, whose tenure finished on March 31. The 1973 batch IPS officer will now travel to Chennai for the opening game of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season. A top BCCI official confirmed Khandwawala’s appointment. The Indian Express understands that the board had offered an extension of two months to former Rajasthan DGP Shekhawat, but he turned it down. However, it is learnt he will be assisting the new ACU head in understanding the unit’s functioning. There is no clarity whether BCCI has offered a three-year term to Khandwawala. “His (Khandwawala’s) appointment was done last month itself. The board wan...
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly to be discharged from hospital on Wednesday
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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly to be discharged from hospital on Wednesday

Former India skipper and current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly will be discharged from the hospital on Wednesday. Dr Rupali Basu, MD & CEO Woodlands Hospital, Kolkata, confirmed the news and said that Ganguly will be monitored daily at home. Ganguly had suffered a ‘mild’ heart attack on Saturday and was taken to the hospital immediately. Ganguly had three blocked coronary arteries and a stent was inserted in one to remove the blockage.A nine-member medical panel was formed to treat Ganguly, 48, following a heart attack on Saturday and they met on Monday morning. Inputs were also taken on Zoom and on the phone from other experts including cardiac surgeons Devi Shetty and Ramakant Panda, cardiologist Samuel Mathew, Samin K Sharma, dean of international clinical affiliati...
The many conflicts of president Ganguly
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The many conflicts of president Ganguly

On December 14, Edtech startup Classplus announced Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly as brand ambassador. Classplus are the direct competitors of Team India’s shirt sponsors Byju’s. This is president Ganguly’s second association with a company whose rivals are BCCI sponsors: he endorses fantasy gamers My11Circle, whose rival Dream11 paid Rs 222 crore to be the 2020 IPL title sponsor. The Classplus announcement passed without a sneeze. (Byju’s and Classplus did not respond to questions sent to them over emails and texts).The words ‘conflict of interest’ (CoI) baffle Indian cricket as if cricketers and officials were asked to get their heads around the unified field theory. Ganguly at the moment is occupied trying, along with BCCI secretar...
Glenn Maxwell switch-hit debate: BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has his say on ‘controversial’ cricket shot
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Glenn Maxwell switch-hit debate: BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has his say on ‘controversial’ cricket shot

Australia allrounder Glenn Maxwell has come under much scrutiny for his switch-hit shot that has left the cricket world divided. The debate on the controversial shot has intensified since former Australia captain Ian Chappell has deemed it as “unfair” means by a batsman to garner runs against a fielding team. Chappell has in fact gone as far as to asking the International Cricket Council (ICC) to ban the cricketing shot. Glenn Maxwell has defended it, but the debate refuses to die down.Now, the BCCI President and former India captain Sourav Ganguly has opened up on the controversial shot and said that he has no problem with the popular stroke in the modern-day cricket.India vs Australia 3rd T20I - LIVE!“The game has moved on, so I don’t see we can take away this popular st...
BCCI rope in MPL Sports as official kit sponsor for Indian cricket team
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BCCI rope in MPL Sports as official kit sponsor for Indian cricket team

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced that MPL Sports will now be the new kit sponsor and official merchandise partner for the Indian Cricket Team. MPL Sports is the athleisure wear and sports merchandise brand from e-sports platform Mobile Premier LeagueBCCI signed a three-year agreement with MPL Sports that starts from November 2020 and goes on till December 2023. MPL Sports’ association with the BCCI begins with the upcoming India’s tour of Australia, 2020-21, which will see Team India sporting the new jerseys.The senior women and the Under-19 teams are also a part of the deal for the new kits.ALSO READ: This Australia tour will be tough for Cheteshwar Pujara, says Glenn McGrath“Under the newly-inked strategic partnership, MPL Sports has ...
Sourav Ganguly comments on resumption of domestic cricket in India
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Sourav Ganguly comments on resumption of domestic cricket in India

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has assured all state associations that domestic cricket will start as and when the situation is safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but did not specify the date from when the season will kick off. Normally domestic season starts in August but the pandemic has wreaked havoc with the calender and Ganguly’s letter to state associations on Thursday made it clear that the Board is yet to lock in a date.The domestic seasion is now expected to begin with the Syed Musthaq Ali T20 tournament, tentatively from the third week of November.”...the BCCI is making all efforts to ensure that domestic cricket resumes as and when the conditions permit. The health and safety of players and all other involved in domestic cricket is of utmost importance to BCCI and ...
Will BCCI retire No.7 jersey with  Dhoni? Dinesh Karthik raises demand
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Will BCCI retire No.7 jersey with Dhoni? Dinesh Karthik raises demand

Will Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s no.7 jersey follow him into retirement? A demand has certainly been raised and a prominent voice within BCCI agrees with it.India wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik on Sunday became the first to voice the opinion in his tribute to the former captain, who drew curtains on his career with a simple “consider me retired” on his instagram page.With a photo of him and Dhoni after the World Cup semifinal loss to New Zealand last year, Karthik posted: “This is the last photo taken after our semis at the World Cup.lots of great memories through this journey. I hope the @bcci retire the #7 jersey in white ball cricket.” Karthik made his India debut three months before Dhoni did in 2004 and if it was not for the special talent the former India skipper po...
I’m the captain, who’s sending me message: Inzamam-ul-Haq narrates when Imran Khan ‘took over captaincy’ against India in 2004
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I’m the captain, who’s sending me message: Inzamam-ul-Haq narrates when Imran Khan ‘took over captaincy’ against India in 2004

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considered to be a powerful personality. Well before he had turned to politics, he was one of the most influential cricketers going around in world cricket, let alone Pakistan. Under his captaincy, Pakistan won their maiden and till date only ODI World Cup back in 1992. Explaining what an impact Imran had over Pakistan cricket, former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq revealed how the former all-rounder had in away taken over the captaincy from him during a match against India in 2004.Inzamam was talking about BCCI’s Platinum Jubilee match in which the Indian board had invited Pakistan for an ODI to celebrate the occasion in 2004. The match took place in front of a large crowd in Eden Gardens Kolkata.Noted former cricketers from both India and Pa...
MS Dhoni perfect blend of aggression and being safe, Virat Kohli getting there: Former BCCI selector
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MS Dhoni perfect blend of aggression and being safe, Virat Kohli getting there: Former BCCI selector

MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli have different leadership styles but just because the current India captain shows his emotions more than his predecessor does not mean Dhoni was any less aggressive a captain, feels former BCCI national selector Gagan Khoda. Having examined Dhoni as India’s ODI and T20I captain between 2015 before Kohli took over in 2017, Khoda feels the former India captain was aggressive in his own way and that Kohli continues to pick and inculcate Dhoni’s traits in his leadership.Also Read | IPL 2020: Dean Jones wants KKR to let young star open the batting“They say Virat Kohli is very aggressive, but MS Dhoni is not. I don’t believe in this. Aggression is not being vocal. MS Dhoni was aggressive and safe. You have to be safe as a captain. Virat Kohli is aggressi...
RSS affiliate wants BCCI to reconsider IPL’s Chinese sponsorship deals
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RSS affiliate wants BCCI to reconsider IPL’s Chinese sponsorship deals

The Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM), an affiliate of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has demanded that BCCI must reconsider the decision to allow Chinese phone makers Vivo to sponsor IPL given the strain in India-China ties following the standoff at the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh. Vivo, the title sponsors of IPL, signed a five-year deal with BCCI worth - 2199 crore in 2017.Also Follow: IPL 2020 Full CoverageSJM, which was at the forefront of the campaign to boycott Chinese goods, has said if the decision is not reversed, Indians should consider boycotting IPL.National co-convenor of SJM, Ashwani Mahajan said BCCI’s decision is in contravention to the “current mood of the nation”. “The call for boycott of Chinese goods is no longer just a demand from SJM; it is a ca...
BCCI invites bids for kit sponsor and official merchandising partner rights
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BCCI invites bids for kit sponsor and official merchandising partner rights

Home / Cricket / BCCI invites bids for kit sponsor and official merchandising partner rights Under the Invitation to Tender (ITT), the winning bidder will be granted the right to be the kit sponsor and/or the official merchandising partner and various other associated rights (as defined in the ITT). cricket Updated: Aug 03, 2020 14:32 IST A policeman walks past a logo of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) during a governing council meeting of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at BCCI headquarters in Mumbai April 26, 2010. REUTERS/Arko Datta/File Photo(REUTERS) The Indian cricket board on Monday invited bids for the team’s kit sponsor and official merchandising partner rights through a tender process to replace ...
Anti-Doping measures at IPL: NADA might outsource sample collection
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Anti-Doping measures at IPL: NADA might outsource sample collection

In charge of dope control at the IPL for the very first time, the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) might have to outsource the task of sample collection given the high cost of handling the exercise when the event is held in the UAE. The next best option for NADA will be using the services of UAE’s National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO) or contact Sweden’s International Dope Test and Management (IDTM) which has done sample collection and testing for the last 12 seasons of the IPL.The BCCI came under NADA’s ambit from the third quarter of 2019, making this year the first time that the agency will handle sample collection during the IPL, to be held from September 19 to November 8.The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the BCCI to shift the tournament to the UAE, provided it get...
It will be a full-fledged IPL most likely in the UAE: Brijesh Patel
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It will be a full-fledged IPL most likely in the UAE: Brijesh Patel

With the T20 World Cup’s postponement clearing the decks for a full-fledged IPL, the glitzy event’s Governing Council will meet in a week or 10 days’ time to plan its next course of action, eyeing UAE as the host this year. An IPL between September and early November has been made possible by the ICC’s decision on Monday to postpone the T20 World Cup in Australia, scheduled for October-November, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.“The IPL GC will meet within a week or 10 days and all decisions (including final schedule) will be taken there. As of now, the plan is to have a full fledged IPL comprising 60 games and most likely in the UAE,” Patel told PTI.Asked about the main challenges in conducting the event in current scenario, Patel added: “Just the operational side of it. Whet...
BCCI wins Rs 850 crore in arbitration against WSG
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BCCI wins Rs 850 crore in arbitration against WSG

Long after former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi’s exit from BCCI, pending litigations arising out of his controversial reign are now falling in place for the Indian cricket board. One such arbitration with the World Sports Group (WSG) brought a positive result for BCCI on Monday.An arbitral tribunal consisting of Supreme Court Justices (Retd) Sujatha Manohar, Mukunthakam Sharma and S.S. Nijjar upheld the termination of the IPL media rights agreement for overseas territories with WSG by the BCCI, on June 28, 2010.It will allow BCCI to appropriate amounts lying in escrow account, to the tune of over Rs 850 crore. The matter went to arbitration, after WSG staked claim over the profit they would have made, if BCCI did not cancel the agreement. They also wanted damages, for wrong...
BCCI CEO Rahul Johri’s resignation accepted at last
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BCCI CEO Rahul Johri’s resignation accepted at last

By: PTI | Updated: July 9, 2020 11:25:23 pm Rahul Johri’s annual income stands at Rs 5.76 crore. The BCCI is all set to part ways with its chief executive officer Rahul Johri, whose long-pending resignation was accepted on Thursday. While the top bosses in the BCCI remained tight-lipped about the development, a senior official in the know of things told PTI that they have decided to accept his resignation letter sent on December 27. “Rahul Johri’s resignation has been accepted. He was earlier given an extension till April 30 but this time it has been accepted,” a BCCI veteran told PTI on the condition of anonymity. It could not be ascertained why the...
BCCI defends cricketers on failure to update whereabouts with NADA
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BCCI defends cricketers on failure to update whereabouts with NADA

By: Express News Service | Updated: June 13, 2020 11:00:00 pm NADA director general Navin Agarwal said they are examining BCCI’s explanation. (File Photo) Claiming that the players were not at fault for failing to update their whereabouts, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), in a letter to the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), has instead argued that there were technical issues because of which the information could not be shared. Five cricketers – Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja, KL Rahul, Smriti Mandhana and Deepti Sharma – are staring at a first ‘whereabouts failure’ as per the international dope testing p...
BCCI looking at Aug-Sept window for Indian players’ camp
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BCCI looking at Aug-Sept window for Indian players’ camp

The government has started the process of relaxing the lockdown guidelines which were put in place since March 25 in an effort to fight the coronavirus pandemic. And the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is now looking at a August-September window to host camp for the cricketers with an eye to get them back in the zone.Speaking to IANS, a BCCI official said that the board was looking at bringing the players together only after monsoon to help them get back into the grind and prepare them to get back to cricketing action after spending quite some time indoors.“Looking at getting ready for once monsoon ends. Should be around the August-September window that we will get the players together and work on their game and get them back into the zone. You have to underst...
Former Australia captain Ian Chappell asks Australian stars to skip IPL if dates clash with domestic season
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Former Australia captain Ian Chappell asks Australian stars to skip IPL if dates clash with domestic season

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell has asked Australian cricketers, on large Cricket Australia contracts, to give the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) a miss if its dates clash with the Australian domestic season. Speaking to the Wide World of Sports, Chappell suggested that these players have an obligation towards their country first. “Well this is coming from someone who’s never been a fan of the board, but the top players are looked after very well by Cricket Australia these days, so I think there’s an obligation there.“It’s also a chance to stand up and say the cricket world isn’t going to be pushed around by India,” the cricketer-turned-commentator said. He further said that players who earn the majority of their income from playing in IPL and other leagues sh...
SLC requests BCCI to explore possibilities of playing scheduled series in July
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SLC requests BCCI to explore possibilities of playing scheduled series in July

With uncertainty hovering over India’s limited over tour of Sri Lanka due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s cricket board (SLC) has requested BCCI to seriously consider touring the island nation for their scheduled series in July. India is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka for three one-dayers and as many T20 internationals in June-July, which is currently under threat due to the global health crisis, which has infected over 40 lakh people globally and forced a cricket shutdown.According to a report published in ‘The Island’, SLC has indicated its willingness to play the limited over series in late July in an email and are awaiting a reply from BCCI. “Sri Lanka Cricket has sent an e-mail to their counterparts at Board of Control for Cricket in India requesting the possibi...
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma could remain stranded in Mumbai when India return to training, says BCCI official
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Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma could remain stranded in Mumbai when India return to training, says BCCI official

As Indian cricket team gets ready to come out of nearly two-month nationwide lockdown to resume outdoor training, there is a doubt that senior team members - skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma could not join them. As per reports, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) could allow the players to return to training by next week, after the government announces easing down of nationwide restrictions due to Covid-19. But Kohli, and Rohit, who stay in the pandemic-stricken Mumbai, might still have to stay inside their homes, as tough restrictions are still expected to remain in the city. Speaking in an interview to news agency AFP, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal said: “For players like Kohli and Rohit, the restrictions are there in Mumbai and might stay.”Als...