BCCI, UN Environment sign agreement

The BCCI and UN Environment have signed an agreement to promote ‘green’ Cricket in India. The partnership aims to spread greater awareness about key environmental challenges facing the country, and highlight alternate and more sustainable solutions. The partnership will also focus on phasing out single-use plastic across stadiums in the country.

Shashank Manohar to serve as ICC chairman

Former BCCI president Shashank Manohar will serve a second term as the independent chairman of the International Cricket Council. Manohar, who became the first independent ICC chairman in 2016, will continue for a second two-year term following his unopposed election. During the last two years, Manohar has led to significant reform in the sport.

Pankaj Roy, Gaekwad to get Lifetime Award

30 : Former India batsman and two-time national coach Anshuman Gaekwad and former opener, late Pankaj Roy, have been recommended for the prestigious Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement award by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).The cash prize for the award is ` 25 lakh each. The BCCI Annual Awards will be held before the historic Test between India and Afghanistan in Bengaluru.

BCCI recommends Shikhar & Smriti for Arjuna

BCCI recommended Indian cricketers Smriti Mandhana and Shikhar Dhawan for the Arjuna Award.Shikhar Dhawan currently opens the innings for the Indian Premier League (IPL) side Sunrisers Hyderabad.Last year, the BCCI had recommended Cheteshwar Pujara and Harmanpreet Kaur for the award given by the Government of India’s Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

Bihar, NE states recommended for Ranji Trophy

Sourav Ganguly-led technical committee of BCCI has unanimously recommended reinstatement of Bihar & inclusion of northeastern states in the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy.The northeastern states played BCCI U-19 tournaments last season as the Board wanted to gradually integrate them into the system. Ranji Trophy 2018-19 season is proposed to have 4 Groups with the introduction of pre-quarterfinals.

New head of BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit

BCCI has appointed former Rajasthan Director General of Police Ajit Singh as the head of its Anti-Corruption Unit.He will replace former Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar. He will take charge of the office ahead of IPL and will be based out of BCCI headquarters in Mumbai. He has served Indian Police Service for 36 years & has headed the anti-corruption bureau of Rajasthan for 4 years.

Sri Lanka Cricket released book on Dalmiya

Sri Lanka Cricket paid glowing tribute to the former BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya by releasing a book, titled =A Tribute to Jagu‘. SLC President Thilanga Sumathipala lauded Dalmiya‘s role in strengthening the Asian Bloc. They felicitated him posthumously as the greatest non-Sri Lankan contributor to their country‘s cricket. Jagmohan Dalmiya headed ICC from 1997-2000 & BCCI from 2001-04.

India to play Champions Trophy: BCCI

BCCI has confirmed that the India would participate in the 50-over pinnacle event, beginning June 1st in England and Wales. The board unanimously also authorised acting BCCI Secretary Amitabh Choudhary to continue negotiations with the ICC in the best interest of the BCCI. ICC has recently proposed a new financial model which reduces the BCCI’s revenues from $570 million to $293 million.

Rahul Johri first-ever CEO of BCCI

Mr. Rahul Johri assumes charge as the first-ever Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in Mumbai.

Anurag Thakur is elected as 34th BCCI President

Mr. Anurag Thakur is unanimously elected as 34th BCCI President at the Board’s special general meeting (SGM) in Mumbai. He succeeds Mr. Shashank Manohar.

BCCI to implement the recommendation of Justice Lodha Committee – Supreme Court

The two-judge bench comprising Chief Justice T.S. Thakur and Justice Ibrahim Kalifullah of the Supreme Court asks BCCI to implement the recommendations of the Justice Lodha Committee in full.