BCCI AGM: Ten-team in Now, BCCI AGM approves
24 December: The Board of Control for Cricket in India has approved the inclusion of two new teams at the Indian Premier League at its 89th Annual General Meeting in Ahmedabad on Thursday (December 24). The choice agreed in theory, will see the tournament expand into a 10-team event ranging from the 2022 season. The IPL Governing Council has been asked to figure out the small print for the method of inclusion of the 2 new teams and therefore the structure thereafter.
Update on NCA
The BCCI decided to restructure the National Cricket Academy and have five NCAs in several zones across the country, so as to scale back the burden on the only facility at Bengaluru and make it easily accessible for players from across the country. The venues for the four remaining NCA facilities need to be identified.
Matters with ICC
Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI President, has been nominated as BCCI’s director within the ICC, while Jay Shah, the BCCI secretary, has been chosen because of the alternative director. Shah will still also function as the BCCI representative within the ICC Chief Executive Committee.
The BCCI refused to require a choice on key issues associated with the ICC. On the stance of its participation within the 2028 l. a. Olympics, the members at the AGM decided to hunt further clarification from the ICC and therefore the IOC regarding the small print of the event.
On the difficulty of tax exemption to the ICC, for hosting the 2021 T20 WC, the BCCI has decided to require some longer to require a final call and can seek the permission of the Indian government within the meanwhile. The Indian cricket board has time till New Year’s Eve, 2020, to reply to the ICC. The BCCI had two options if it didn’t receive the government’s nod for tax exemption – either have the ICC move the T20 WC to the UAE or bear the tax expenses (which amounts to quite USD 100 Million) through the quantity thanks to it from the ICC. it’s learned that the BCCI has decided to travel for the second option should the govt decide to not waive the tax.
Meanwhile, Saurashtra Cricket Association, among a couple of others raised concerns over the distribution of matches for the 2021 T20 WC, after the members at the AGM were appraised, on Wednesday, that Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai Delhi, Mohali, Dharamsala, Kolkata, and Mumbai were shortlisted because the venues for the planet Cup games (unless the COVID-19 situation forces any change). The BCCI, meanwhile, decided to award matches of the qualifying stage to venues not hosting the most tournament.
The BCCI has decided to seem for the likelihood of hosting more domestic tournaments following the completion of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. So far, the men’s domestic T20 over tournament is that the only cricket scheduled for the season. the longer term of all other tournaments – for men and ladies – are going to be taken following another round of consultation with the state associations after the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, which is about to run from January 10 to 31. Domestic junior cricket and women’s cricket could happen alongside the upcoming edition of the IPL.
The members also agreed in theory that the domestic cricketers and staff should be compensated albeit there is any loss of matches or tournaments from the domestic calendar. However, final details on the compensation, which was proposed within the meeting, need to be figured out.
The BCCI has also increased the medical insurance for all domestic cricketers from INR. 5 Lakh to 10 Lakh. The age of retirement for match referees and umpires has been changed from 55 to 60 years.
Rajiv Shukla took over because the vice chairman of BCCI after the position was left vacant following Mahim Verma’s exit earlier within the year. He was elected unopposed for the position, very similar to Brijesh Patel and Khairul Majumdar, who retained their positions within the IPL Governing Council, where they need been joined by Pragyan Ojha, who is that the ICA representative.
Decisions on most other issues on the agenda were deferred with the proper to make a decision left to the office-bearers.