Thursday, March 25, 2010

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India, or BCCI, is the apex governing body for cricket in India, headquartered at Mumbai. 
The board was formed in December 1928 as the national governing body for all cricket in India. BCCI replaced Calcutta Cricket Club. 
It is a society, registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act. The BCCI often uses government-owned stadiums across the country at a nominal annual rent. It is a private club consortium. Basically to become a member of a state-level association, you need to be introduced by another member and also pay an annual fee. The state-level clubs select their representatives (secretaries) who in turn select the BCCI officials. As for any private club, BCCI or the state-level associations are not required to make their balance sheets public.
As a member of the International Cricket Council (ICC), it has the authority to select players, umpires and officials to participate in international events and exercises total control over them. Without its recognition, no competitive cricket involving BCCI-contracted Indian players can be hosted within or outside the country.

President of B.C.C.I

The post of President of B.C.C.I is considered a highly prestigious post due to the popularity of the game in the country and the financial clout of the organization. Over the years influential politicians and businessmen have occupied the post of President.
# Name Took Office Left Office
1 M. A. Chidambaram 1960 1963
2 M. Chinnaswamy 1977 1980
3 S. K. Wankhede 1980 1983
4 Madhavrao Scindia 1990 1993
5 I.S. Bindra 1993 1996
6 Raj Singh Dungarpur 1996 1999
7 A.C. Muttaiah 1999 2001
8 Jagmohan Dalmiya 2001 2004
9 Ranbir Singh Mahendra 2004 2005
10 Sharad Pawar 2005 2008
11 Shashank Manohar 2008 incumbent


Did you know: In India it is BCCI and for Australia it is Cricket Australia (CA).
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