Intro to Board of Control for Cricket in India
The Board of Control for Cricket in India or the BCCI is the board which governs cricket in India. The board is created since December 1928 as an inter-organizational society, governed under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act. The present board of directors of the BCCI is the secretary, treasurer, and the director. Earlier there were two secretary generals who were the chief executives of the BCCI. Today, the secretary is a non resident resident Indian and the treasurer is an Indian citizen.
History of BCCI
The first president of the BCCI was Shashank Manohar and he was succeeded by appointed Shashank Manohar Javedkar in 1930. The present board of directors and all the board officials have to take the election conducted by the president. The current president of the BCCI is Shashank Manohar, who was also the president of the Indian Cricket Association from 1970 to 1977.
Sections of BCCI
There are two sections to look into when it comes to the functioning of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. The first section needs expansion and the second section need renovation. The expansion is something that can be done only after the current president is succeeded by someone else who can form a new council. The next step will be the renovation once the next president takes charge of the BCCI.
The first thing that needs to be renovated is the Indian Cricket Association itself. The current president is Mr. Narayan Murthy, who is the secretary general. Mr. Subodh Panda is the general secretary and Mr. G.S. Sahoo is the treasurer. Mr. Haridas Kumar is the current secretary. The next time a member of the Indian cricket team or any other top cricketers are picked for the Indian cricket team, they need to go through the selection committee and then sign up for that particular position.
Second, the Board of Control for Cricket in India needs to expand its remit to the entire cricket world. Mr. Subodh Panda needs to include the Twenty20 international tournaments in the list of events. He should call for the inclusion of the Twenty20 tournament in the calendar from 2021 to 2021. This is an important one, as many of the top players are already part of the 2021 World Cup team that is scheduled to take place in England. Hence Sourav Ganguly, Shashank Manohar, captain Sunil Kumar and all the great cricketers of India should be part of the Indian national team that goes for the World Cup in England in 2021.
IPL should expand its remit
Thirdly, the next time a player like Sourav Ganguly or Shashank Manohar becomes eligible for an IPL contract, the IPL organizers will be left with no choice but to increase their offer or else lose out on the lucrative international cricketing contracts. As far as possible the IPL should expand its remit from becoming a one-player league to a multi-player league with a cut off age limit of twenty-five years and over. It is a sport where talent finds a platform and opportunity to be discovered and nurtured. That means it should be there when talented players require an opportunity to be given a chance to shine. Until then, let’s hope the Board of Control for Cricket in India keeps these three issues in mind when picking the future players for the IPL.