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Jersey sponsor Byju’s allegedly owes Rs 86.21 crore to BCCI, Paytm wants to exit as title sponsor | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian cricket team's jersey sponsor Byju's allegedly owes Rs 86.21 crore as dues to the BCCI while title sponsor Paytm has requested the board to transfer its rights to a third party. It was only in April that the Edtech company and the BCCI had agreed on the extension of their partnership until the end of the 2023 ODI World Cup in India at a 10 percent increment. The issue was discussed by the BCCI Apex Council on Thursday. "As of today, Byju's owes dues of Rs 86.21 crore to the Board," a BCCI source told PTI after the meeting. However, a Byju's spokesperson told PTI: "We have extended the contract with the BCCI but it is not yet signed. After the contract signing is done, the payments will happen as per the contractual payment terms. So there are no dues pending from our s...
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Asia Cup will be held in UAE, says Sourav Ganguly | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The Asia Cup, which was scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka, has been shifted to the UAE, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said here on Thursday. "Asia Cup will be in UAE, as it is the only place where there won't be rains," Ganguly told reporters after the Board's Apex Council meeting here. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Wednesday had informed the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) that the board will not be in a position to host the upcoming edition of the Asia Cup T20 because of the economic and political crisis in the country. The development comes after the SLC recently postponed the third edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) due to the ongoing crisis. Asia Cup is slated to be held from August 27 to September 11 and will be played in the T20 format. !(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { ...
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SC hearing on cooling-off period for Ganguly, Shah on Wednesday

As per the current BCCI constitution, approved by the Supreme Court, Board president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah will have to step aside for a mandatory three-year cooling-off period in September, when the next Annual General Meeting (AGM) is scheduled. Both, and also joint secretary Jayesh George, have already served six years as office-bearers, in state associations and cricket board combined, and going by the constitution, need to vacate their posts for a mandatory lay-off. The BCCI, however, seeks an amendment to the cooling-off clause and has filed a plea before the apex court in this regard. At long last, the matter will be up for hearing on Wednesday. The last Supreme Court hearing on BCCI matters took place in April 2021. The BCCI had filed an application to water down...
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Asia Cup ‘likely’ to be shifted to UAE: SLC secretary Mohan de Silva | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DEHLI: The Asia Cup is "likely" to be moved out of Sri Lanka in the wake of political unrest in the island nation, SLC secretary Mohan de Silva said on Sunday, adding that the tournament could be played in the UAE. Sri Lanka, which has been battling an economic crisis, has witnessed widespread protests against the government for weeks. However, the situation worsened with president Gotabaya Rajapaksa fleeing the country on a military jet. "The Asia Cup is very likely that it will be held in the UAE," Sri Lanka Cricket secretary de Silva told PTI when asked about a possible change in the venue of the T20 tournament. The dates for the six-team tournament are expected to remain the same as scheduled earlier from August 26 to September 11. A qualifier will also take place before th...
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Thanks to BCCI, IPL gets what it truly deserves | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: For the umpteenth time in 15 years since inception, the Indian Premier League (IPL) has always moved in a direction that changed the global cricket calendar as we have known it. This year, it has moved beyond the expected. Largely thanks to the current BCCI administration led by its secretary Jay Shah, the marquee T20 property has now carved out an extended window for itself in the international calendar, one that will now allow the IPL to run for a full three months and ensure that any or all cricket in the rest of the world comes to a standstill during this time. The credit for ICC's new FTP, in the context of this changing landscape, goes to BCCI & Shah alone. The draft of ICC's Future Tours Program (FTP) is ready and the game's parent body is in the middle of selling its...
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SC agrees to hear next week plea of BCCI to allow amendment of its constitution

The Supreme Court on Friday said that it will hear next week the plea of the Board of Control for Cricket in India seeking to amend its constitution with regard to the tenure of its office bearers including President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah. A bench of Chief Justice NV Ramana and Krishna Murari was told by senior advocate PS Patwalia, appearing for the BCCI, that their application was filed two years ago and direction was given by the court to list the matter after two weeks. “But then Covid happened and matter could not be listed. Please list this matter for urgent hearing because amendments to the constitution are in pipeline for two years now”, he said. Patwalia said the earlier order of the court says that amendment to the constitution can only be done with prior permi...
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Harmanpreet Kaur to lead 15-member Indian women’s squad in Commonwealth Games | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Wicket-keeper Taniya Bhatia, who has an unimpressive strike rate of under-100 in T20 format, was on Monday named in the Indian women's squad for the upcoming Commonwealth Games while dashing batter Richa Ghosh has been put in the stand-by list. The most notable player to make a comeback to the national fold is all-rounder Sneh Rana, who didn't play in the Sri Lanka series owing to an injury which kept her at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) for rehabilitation. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led team will have converted keeper Yastika Bhatia as the first choice stumper. 🚨 NEWS 🚨: #TeamIndia (Senior Women) squad for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games announced. #B2022 |… https://t.co/6b0oTV2DfF— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) 1657557561000Taniya's selection was surprising as the Neetu David-l...
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Seven captains in seven series isn’t ideal but there isn’t much we can do about it: Sourav Ganguly | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: For someone who has always believed in continuity, Sourav Ganguly says having seven India captains in as many months "isn't ideal". But things panned out that way owing to factors that were beyond anyone's control. As he rang in his 50th birthday with friends and family in London, the BCCI president, and one of Indian cricket's most fascinating characters, spoke on a range of issues. The discussion included current issues like multiple captains, workload management, huge media rights valuation and heading the board. He also took a trip down memory lane, recollecting his time as a player and captain. Excerpts from interview:Q: We have had Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah as India captains and now Shikhar Dhawan for ODIs. Continui...
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Shahid Afridi says ‘Whatever they say will happen’ on BCCI’s plan to have longer IPL

Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi said that India has the biggest cricket market and “whatever they say will happen.” Speaking on SAMAA TV’s show Game Set Match, the swashbuckling opener said, “It all comes down to the market and the economy. The biggest [cricket] market is India. Whatever they will say will happen.” Afridi was talking about BCCI’s decision to host a longer IPL which could potentially affect Pakistan’s international fixtures. Recently, the IPL media rights were sold for a staggering amount of Rs 48,390 crore. Jay Shah, the BCCI secretary, announced soon after that IPL is going to have a bigger window from 2024. “India has seen a digital revolution & the sector has endless potential. The digital landscape has changed the way cricket is watched. It has been a bi...
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After mega media rights deal, Ness Wadia wants longer IPL of two halves

Punjab Kings co-owner Ness Wadia feels that IPL should now be held in two separate halves with a significant increase in number of matches after the BCCI made a ‘killing’ at the media rights auction with USD 6.2 billion deal. BCCI spreading the media rights into four bundles helped the richest cricketing board amass Rs 48390 crore from the e-auction, nearly three times more than the previous cycle. Over the next five years, there is a possibility that the IPL could have as many as 94 games and BCCI secretary Jay Shah has already said that the tournament will have a dedicated two and a half months in the next ICC’s FTP calendar. Speaking to PTI, Wadia congratulated Shah and Co for delivering on an innovative media rights strategy but hoped the IPL gets what is long overdue: “more home ga...
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ACC Women’s T20: Two teams to make cut for Asia Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

KUALA LUMPUR: The two finalists of the ACC Women's T20, returning after a hiatus of nine years, will qualify for the Women's T20 Asia Cup to be held in Bangladesh in October this year. Ten nations -- UAE, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Nepal, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Bahrain, Singapore and Bhutan -- will be vying for the two spots in the tournament that will conclude on June 25. The tournament will begin here on Friday. I'm pleased to announce the commencement of the ACC Women's T20 Championship in Malaysia. Good luck to all ten part… https://t.co/UtS9U2QAty— Jay Shah (@JayShah) 1655379089000The teams, divided into two groups, shall play single round-robin matches and the top two teams from each group will play the semifinals, followed by the final. "This is a first in the history of ACC Women's T20 ...
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IPL media rights: Jay Shah praises drafting of tender document | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Elated at the response the industry showed in bidding heavily for the IPL media rights, BCCI secretary Jay Shah said it is the drafting of the tender document that paved the way for the show. "The tender drafted by the BCCI for this process was an excellent one. It allowed optimum price discovery and the eventual figure is a telling note on what the property (IPL) is all about," Shah told TOI. Shah's team began working on the details of the ITT months ago and a lot of deliberations took place on the packages that were going to be on offer. "I kept talking about Package C in particular right from the start and we can all see what difference it eventually made to the overall auctions towards the end. The digital space in India, like anywhere in the world, has been a booming space ...
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IPL media rights e-auction shows how big the game is in country: Sourav Ganguly | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Following the conclusion of the IPL media rights auction 2022, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly said that the event shows how strong the game is in the country. The TV and digital rights for the 2023-2027 cycle went to Star India and Viacom18 respectively for a whopping Rs 48,390 crore for 410 matches at e-auctions on Tuesday. "The game has never been just about money..it is about talent. The IPL e-auction just showed how strong the game is in our country..the numbers should be the biggest motivation for all the young players to take their ability and Team India to the highest level," Ganguly tweeted. The game has never been just about money..it's about talent .The IPL e auction just showed how strong the game is… https://t.co/vvdYIQ3MIs— Sou...
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IPL to have a two-and-a-half month window in ICC’s next FTP cycle: Jay Shah | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Attracting astronomical bids that eventually translated into mind-boggling revenue of Rs 48,390 crore for a five year period through IPL's media rights has not surprised BCCI secretary Jay Shah, who asserted that cricket's most talked about T20 league has potential to deliver way more. In an exclusive interview with PTI, the 33-year-old Shah spoke on a range of subjects related to Indian cricket, IPL's place in the global cricket calendar, running the cricket establishment in times of COVID-19 and the road ahead for both Indian cricket and IPL. Excerpts:Were you surprised by the intense bidding for IPL media rights or was it on expected lines?I am really happy with the kind of numbers that we have achieved. This shows the phenomenal growth potential of Indian cricket. The auc...
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IPL Media Rights deal fetches Rs 48,390 crore revenue; Viacom18 ends Disney Star’s monopoly | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The BCCI on Tuesday reaffirmed its status as a cricketing behemoth by securing one of the biggest broadcast deals in the history of the sport, fetching an eye-popping 48,390 crore ($6.20 billion) through IPL media rights for a five-year period, starting 2023. While Disney Star retained their Indian sub-continent TV rights with a figure of Rs 23,575 crore (Rs 57.5 crore/game), the most sought-after India digital rights deal was acquired for Rs 20,500 crore by the Reliance backed Viacom18, which also won the non-exclusive Package C, paying another Rs 2991 crore. Thank you, @StarSportsIndia for renewing the partnership! Welcome on-board @viacom18 and @TimesInternet. This i… https://t.co/J3ERrISEaZ— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1655210780000The deal for package A and B is for 410 m...
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IPL media rights sold for Rs 48,390 crore for a five-year period

IPL media rights sold for Rs 48,390 crore for a five-year period, said BCCI Secretary Jay Shah on Tuesday. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 Disney’s Star has retained the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) television rights for the Indian subcontinent for the 2023-27 cycle in a deal worth 235.75 billion Indian rupees ($3.02 billion). Digital rights for the annual Twenty20 tournament went to Viacom 18 for 237.58 billion Indian rupees ($3.05 billion). The BCCI received 483.9 billion Indian rupees ($6.20 billion) overall from the media rights for the five-year period.Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium Star India, owned by Walt Disney Co, had paid 163.48 billion Indian rupees ($2.09 billion) for the combined tele...
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ICA welcomes BCCI’s decision to double pension of former cricketers | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Indian Cricketers Association (ICA) on Tuesday expressed their "immense gratitude" towards BCCI for increasing the pension of former Test and first-class cricketers along with retired umpires. BCCI has doubled the pension of former first-class and Test cricketers with those earning Rs 15,000 going up to Rs 30,000 and those with Rs 37,500 being upgraded to Rs 60,000 bracket. Those who received Rs 50,000 from now on will get Rs 70,000. "The announcement by the BCCI yesterday has been very well received by our members, many of whom have benefitted with this move in these days of rising prices and falling interest income, all of which has become a world-wide phenomenon," ICA stated in a media release. I’m pleased to announce an increase in the monthly pension of former cricke...
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Sourav Ganguly has not resigned, clarifies BCCI secretary Jay Shah after president’s cryptic tweet raises speculation | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday issued a cryptic tweet about his "new journey" that raised speculations about his continuation as BCCI President, prompting the cricket board secretary Jay Shah to clarify that he has not resigned from his post. Ganguly in his tweet said he is embarking on a new journey, although without revealing any further details. "2022 marks the 30th year since the start of my journey with cricket in 1992. Since then, cricket has given me a lot. Most importantly, it has given me the support of all of you. I want to thank every single person, who has been part of the journey, supported me, and helped me reach where I am today," he wrote in a brief statement. https://t.co/JrHOVvH3Vi— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) 1654084227000"Today, I am pla...
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BCCI announces Rs 1.25 crore reward for curators and groundsmen

Calling them ‘unsung heroes’, the BCCI on Monday announced a prize money of Rs 1.25 crore for the curators and groundsmen, who worked during the just-concluded Indian Premier League. New entrants Gujarat Titans lifted the winners’ trophy after thrashing Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets in the summit clash on Sunday night. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 “I’m pleased to announce a prize money of INR 1.25 crores for the men who gave us the best games in #TATAIPL 2022. The unsung heroes – our curators and groundsmen across 6 IPL venues this season,” Jay Shah said in a tweet.Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium I'm pleased to announce a prize money of INR 1.25 crores for the men who gave us the best games i...
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BCCI’s Rs 1.25 crore bonanza for IPL curators, groundstaff | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: In a first of its kind, noble gesture, the BCCI has decided to award Rs 1.25 crore to the curators and groundsmen of all the six venues which staged the IPL this year. "I'm pleased to announce a prize money of INR 1.25 crores for the men who gave us the best games in #TATAIPL 2022. The unsung heroes-our curators and groundsmen across six IPL venues this season," BCCI secretary Jay Shah tweeted on Monday, a day after the IPL concluded at the Narendra Modi Stadium here. I'm pleased to announce a prize money of INR 1.25 crores for the men who gave us the best games in #TATAIPL 2022. T… https://t.co/3bSrK09fBt— Jay Shah (@JayShah) 1653916947000"We've witnessed some high-octane games and I'd like to thank each one of them for their hard work. 25 lacs for CCI, Wankhede, DY Patil an...