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News Archive

FEB 2023
Lalit Modi Wins Again
The IPL Founder won the appeal against claims of deceit from investor.
JUN 2021
BCCI gesture irks some State units
‘Previous experience’ with Sports Ministry pointed out
FEB 2021
Money, contracts and a cancelled Ranji season: BCCI needs to urgently step up for domestic cricket
The IPL auction is done and the BCCI needs to urgently turn its attention to people involved with domestic cricket in India
Angry Supreme Court Tells BCCI, 'Won't Adjourn Again'; Sourav Ganguly To Face Axe As Prez?
BCCI has taken 'six' adjournments and the Supreme Court is not amused. Next hearing on Ganguly and Jay Shah's future as BCCI office-bearers on March 23
DEC 2020
Ban cloud over BCCI partners
State government strictures on online gaming to reduce visibility of companies sponsoring cricket, lawyers see room for debate
NOV 2020
T20 players to get central BCCI contracts, minimum number set at 10 games
BCCI hands over annual contracts to players who fall in four categories: A+ gets 7 crore, A gets 5 crores, B gets 3 crores and C gets 1 crore
Apex Council in the dark about reply to ICC's Olympic questionnaire
ICC has sent a questionnaire to its member boards, seeking their opinion on matters like potential financial support from their governments if the game is included in the Olympics
One-day quarantine for BCCI’s IPL final entourage
Going to Abu Dhabi still involves a quarantine period of 14 days. But if a person from India goes to Dubai, he or she needs a negative Covid-19 test done 96 hours before departure
OCT 2020
How NCA got Mavi-Nagarkoti up and running in two years
The much-maligned National Cricket Academy came into the picture at just the right time to rebuild their bodies and careers
BCCI finds no kit sponsor for team India ahead of Australia tour
BCCI is considering extending the tender process after big names stayed away from submitting bids with the deadline
SEP 2020
Azhar writes to Ganguly, alleges breakdown in administration in HCA
Azharuddin takes his issue against the Hyderabad Cricket Association secretary R. Vijayanand and the other members of the Apex Council to the BCCI
ECB wants series in UAE, BCCI says no
While the ECB is understood to be open to the idea, it continues to have second-thoughts about touring India
AUG 2020
Franchises may face big revenue loss without BCCI support: Parth Jindal
Franchises are waiting for clarity on how much of the losses will be compensated by the BCCI, Jindal says
New sponsor for IPL 2020 likely after Vivo-BCCI renegotiation talks fail
If Vivo enters into a tripartite agreement with another company provided BCCI gives its consent, then the chances of BCCI suffering losses may reduce
Fudged age? Admit and play: BCCI presents Voluntary Disclosure Scheme
The scheme allows those who own up to play in the older age group and avoid 2-year-ban
BCCI hasn’t paid its star players in 10 months
BCCI's 27 elite contracted players are yet to receive the first of the quarterly installments due since October last year
JUL 2020
If not NADA, BCCI might use IDTM or knock on ICC's doors for help
Ever since the BCCI came under NADA ambit in 2019, the anti-doping body has been collecting samples from the cricketers
COVID-19 effect: India A activities may take a hit with BCCI's cost-cutting plans
Cost-cutting measures are on the cards as BCCI gets down to discuss the Future Tours Programme for the men's and women's teams at July 17 Apex Council meetin
BCCI asks police to probe Dream 11 ‘link’ in fake T20 league
The ACU also asked the investigators to look into the role of FanCode, a streaming website that live broadcast the Uva T20 League shown as being held in Sri Lanka but actually played at a local club ground in Sawara village close to Mohali
Week gone, no IPL deal meeting yet
Governing Council still to review Chinese sponsorship contracts as timeframe set to hold discussion elapses
‘Need a law against fixing’: BCCI Anti-Corruption Unit chief Ajit Singh
BCCI ACU head Ajit Singh tells The Indian Express how an (ACU) identifies corruptors but why his hands are tied in the absence of a law which criminalises match-fixing
JUN 2020
IPL isn’t just entertainment, it’s business, says BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal
The BCCI wants to host the IPL during the T20 World Cup window but can’t firm up plans until ICC decides the fate of the global event
Having no foreign players would be a deal breaker: Venky Mysore
Interview with Venky Mysore, managing director and CEO, Kolkata Knight Riders
MAY 2020
BCCI seeks SC stamp on radical changes
The BCCI has approached Supreme Court, hoping to wriggle out of other requirements meant to reform the board’s functioning
Ganguly cannot continue as BCCI chief, says Gupta
Nomination to ICC Board disqualifies him: MPCA member
Domestic performers get award money from BCCI after 4 months
Female internationals like Shafali Verma, the best in junior cricket, and Deepti Sharma, the best in senior domestic tournaments, received their prize money too
With important posts vacant, BCCI out of control
Even Ganguly has been at the helm of the technical committee which proposed that all Ranji fixtures be played away from home on pitches assisting fast bowling.
MAR 2020
Indian Premier League moneybags warn BCCI of ‘complications’
The letter, signed by Parth Jindal, Nikhil Meswani and other team owners, says cutting prize money will be a “step backwards”
JAN 2020
CAG member urges BCCI to call Apex Council meeting
The BCCI has been asked to convene a meeting of its Apex Council at the earliest by Alka Rehani Bharadwaj, the nominee of the Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG), to look into the conflict of interest complaints filed by Sanjeev Gupta, a life member at the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA).
Boards unite to defy ICC on key issues
The chances of BCCI regaining lost territory at International Cricket Council as early as possible seems becoming stronger
BCCI set to appoint Madan Lal, Gambhir as CAC members
The third member of the panel is likely to be Mumbai-based woman international Sulakshana Naik
BCCI to come out with advert for new selectors
The notification for the advertisement will be put out shortly
DEC 2019
BCCI spent more than budgeted sum on IPL opening ceremony: Report
CoA allowed the opening ceremony to be extravagant beyond budget
Catch 22 for BCCI over T20
Uncertainty over participation of Pak players in Ahmedabad stadium-opener after Asia vs World games in Dhaka
Prabhakar requests Ganguly to clear his dues
Ajay Sharma and Jadeja’s dues also stuck with BCCI while Azharuddin’s dues were ‘cleared’ recently
OCT 2019
Manohar considers another term to push ICC reform
Cricket Australia chairman Earl Eddings was commissioned by the ICC chairman to lead a review of governance.
Corruption-Free, Same-For-All BCCI: Ganguly
BCCI President said Kohli is the most important man in the Indian cricket.
SEP 2019
BCCI Lifts Ban on Rajasthan Cricket Association
According to a report in News18 Hindi, RCA will hold the elections according to the guidelines of the Supreme Court before September 28.
AUG 2019
ICC wants India's revenue reduced, BCCI to contact UK law firm
The ICC wants to recover the tax burden for the 2016 event by slashing the BCCI annual share from the ICC revenue
JUL 2019
BCCI creates history by recognising Indian Cricketers' Association
Going by its new constitution, the BCCI has formally recognized Indian players body, Indian Cricketers' Association (ICA) which will take care of the welfare of former cricketers.
Ehsan Mani appointed chairperson of powerful ICC committee
Mani was ICC president from 2003 to 2006 and is currently heading the Pakistan Cricket Board.
BCCI secretary Amitabh Choudhary can't attend ICC meet
Jharkhand HC cancels request for an anticipatory bail to case related to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections
IPL franchises discuss new teams, BCCI wants stability first
A senior BCCI official said every step needs to be calculated well and the functionaries in the board need to help the franchises understand the ground reality.
Ethics Officer Firm on ‘One Man, One Post’ for VVS Laxman
Laxman is currently a member of the BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), a mentor with the IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad as well as a TV commentator.
JUN 2019
Rahul Dravid to take charge at NCA on July 1
As NCA’s Head of Cricket, Dravid will groom the next generation of cricketers and chart out a roadmap for junior cricket.
N Gopalaswami appointed BCCI's electoral officer
The CoA announced N Gopalaswami as the BCCI's electoral officer to supervise the BCCI elections and the Indian Cricketers Association.
MAY 2019
No monetary benefit from MI: Tendulkar
Tendulkar refuted all allegations of conflict of Interest levelled against him.
RBI looking into alleged violation of FEMA rules by BCCI
BCCI allegedly paid ₹800 crore to Cricket Australia and Cricket South Africa as 'additional participation fee'
APR 2019
Ten-year-old transaction returns to haunt BCCI
BCCI's finance department flagged the decade-old discrepancy of about Rs 2 crore in the Indian board's financial dealing with Cricket Australia (CA).
MAR 2019
Cricket insurance booms after players scramble to protect IPL riches
‘Significant number’ take out personal policies for 2019 as earnings per game in IPL outstrip NFL and Premier League.
BCCI won't take ICC's attempt to tamper with IPL kindly: BCCI
The ICC refutes media reports that ICC is somehow seeking to interfere in or dictate to the IPL.
BCCI Remains Unsure as Cricket Returns for 2022 Asian Games
Cricket will feature at the games for the first time since 2014 after a meeting of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) general assembly meeting in Bangkok.
FEB 2019
IPL2019 schedule after announcement of general election dates
A senior BCCI official said it was impossible to release the schedule of IPL 2019 before the General Elections dates are out.
JAN 2019
‘Gender Sensitisation’ Programmes on the Anvil: BCCI GM Saba Karim
Karim confirmed that workshops focusing on ‘gender sensitisation’ will be mandatory for both men and women cricketers at all levels.
BCCI members call for SGM to appoint Ombudsman
Perturbed with the CoA's indecision, the BCCI members have called for a Special General Meeting to look into the Hardik Pandya-KL Rahul controversy.
BCCI suspends Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul pending further inquiry
The duo will be sent back home, which rules them out of the ODI series in Australia and the tour to New Zealand.
DEC 2018
ICC gives BCCI one year to get tax exemptions
Says its 2021 and 2023 events may be moved to another country, otherwise
OCT 2018
CIC brings BCCI under RTI
Asks the sports body to put in place online, offline mechanisms within 15 days to receive applications under the Act
ICC hearing on PCB claim against BCCI
Pakistan has claimed roughly Rs 447 crore damages from India for not playing any bilateral cricket with them despite a MoU, which guarantees six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023.
SEP 2018
WADA warns ICC, offers to intervene in India cricket doping row
BCCI and NADA are at loggerheads over the former's refusal to allow the doping agency to conduct a drug test on cricketers.
RCA ad hoc panel to focus on reviving cricket in Rajasthan
Several RCA cases are already pending in the HC which has fixed Sept 28 to hear the cases.
AUG 2018
Confusion over office term of officials
New constitution of BCCI raises further questions over the tenure of office-bearers
SC dumps one state, one vote policy
The Supreme Court approved the draft constitution of BCCI with some modifications.
Indian cricket selectors get a big pay raise
The SC-appointed CoA has approved a hike in selector fee by Rs 30 lakhs, and that of the chief selector by Rs 20 lakhs
Rumblings begin in DDCA a month after elections
Rebellion on the cards against newly elected president Rajat Sharma
JUL 2018
Govt not planning to regulate cinema, IPL: Goyal
Finance Minister Piyush Goyal informed the Rajya Sabha that the govt. was not planning law to regulate cinema or the cricket league.
Rajeev Shukla's Aide Resigns Following Sex Scandal
A state cricketer accused Mohammed Saifi of asking to arrange for prostitutes in exchange for a place in the state team.
BCCI treasurer questions Karim's UK visit
Anirudh Chaudhary cites lack of value addition for GM of cricket operations, Saba Karim to travel to the UK.
SC hints at relaxing Lodha reforms, reserves under BCCI structure
The indications from the Hon. SC have left Justice (Retd.) R.M. Lodha “disappointed.”
JUN 2018
BCCI, CoA disagree on anti-corruption chief
The CoA chose to ignore the red flag raised by the BCCI SGM, saying the general body proceedings would have no bearing on the decisions taken by the Committee.
Competition watchdog orders probe against BCCI
The Competition Commission has ordered an investigation against the BCCI for alleged abuse of dominant position with regard to running professional domestic cricket leagues.
MAY 2018
CoA cancels BCCI panel meeting
The meeting would have discussed further steps necessary for development of the game in the North Eastern states
State officials should be appointed through High Court: CoA
CoA reckons where the state office-bearers have completed their three-year term or nine-year tenure
BCCI acting secretary unhappy with KP
Amitabh Choudhary wanted a contemporary like Contractor, Borde, Prasanna or Abbas Ali Baig to deliver the Tiger Pataudi lecture
MAR 2018
Ex-BCCI Chief N Srinivasan Keeps Mum On Lalit Modi
During his cross, said couldn't remember details of IPL 2009 foreign exchange offences
BCCI officials contradict each other in ED cross-examination
Former BCCI chief Shashank Manohar was told he has been less than economical in his disclosures to HC and ED.
FEB 2018
Ex-BCCI Officials Developing Cold Feet: Modi
Former IPL boss’s legal team was to cross-examine them in a FEMA Act violation case of 2009 IPL
Star wins AV prod rights for IPL, BCCI domestic
The service agreement and the contract term will cover one season of the IPL (2018) and one season of domestic cricket (2018-2019)
Error 404: BCCI site goes down after failure to renew domain name
It was only on Sunday night that the website was up and running and officials could access their email accounts
Guha bats again for male cricketer in CoA
“If we had got a senior cricketer then, the BCCI would not have been able to run rings around the CoA as it did”
JAN 2018
No need for CEO, cooling off period: Suggestions from BCCI affiliates
BCCI affiliates have suggested that the CEO post should be done away with, because there’s no need for it
CoA blasts BCCI treasurer's conduct
CoA submitted its sixth status report to the court on January 25, Johri had filed an affidavit of his own
‘Will finish you,’ CEO Johri’s affidavit in SC alleges
BCCI CEO has filed an affidavit alleging how the treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry threatened to ‘finish off’ its CFO Santosh Rangnekar
CoA seeks specific directions from SC
Seeks to issue directions for appointment of an Ombudsman, among others
BCCI treasurer writes to CoA on CEO’s early increment
Rahul Johri was eligible for an increment two months later, in June, at the completion of one year in the job
BCCI, franchises to discuss overlapping double-headers
The proposal was mooted after consultations with Star, who stressed on an overlap to increase prime-time viewership
Afghanistan Test likely in Bengaluru
Afghanistan and Ireland were accorded full-membership status at the ICC AGM in London last June
Informal meet: Members decide to accept few Lodha reforms
Representatives of around 11 state associations held an 'informal' meeting in Mumbai
BCCI should be brought under RTI: Law Commission chairman
The Law Commission is in the process of finalising its report for bringing the BCCI under the RTI Act
IT carries out 15-hour survey at BCCI HQ
Board CFO Santosh Rangnekar says the survey, which sources said related to the BCCI's TDS statements, was "normal"
Former players, HCA officials seek BCCI help
The group wants BCCI and CoA to depute Ratnakar Shetty to help adopt the reforms
CoA shoots down BCCI proposal for WAGs liaison
Such practices are apparently not unusual on cricket tours, the England team has one dedicated official to attend to the spouses
Meet Sitaram Tambe: BCCI’s longest-serving employee who retired
He was a familiar face in the faceless backroom staff that plays a crucial role in the smooth conduct of India’s official cricket on a day-to-day basis, retired at the end of last month
DEC 2017
Maharashtra adopts Lodha reforms
Maharashtra has now become the fifth state unit, after Vidarbha, Tripura, Goa and Kerala, to embrace the Lodha reforms
BCCI gets criticised despite doing well: Jagdale
Sanjay Jadgale spoke about a variety of topics ranging from the effect of the Greg Chappell era on Indian cricket to the BCCI’s present condition
BCCI's six-year deal with Star ends
The long home season draws to a close on a long-standing arrangement
Shetty told no extension beyond March 31
BCCI General Manager Ratnakar Shetty was told by the cricket governing body that his contract will not be extended beyond March 31, 2018
Why BCCI’s retirement policy is not impartial
The BCCI is retiring its ACU chief Neeraj Kumar and anti-doping unit veteran Vece Paes but its administrators have not been transparent in some cases
ACU chief says BCCI has ‘hardly any interest’ in fighting graft
Neeraj Kumar pulled up the BCCI for what he described as a “cavalier” and “indifferent” approach
BCCI opposes Pakistan hosting ACC event
Pakistan was given the hosting rights for the six-nation tournament at an ACC meeting in Lahore on October 29
Chit Fund accused Nayak seen In BCCI Box
The BCCI Box is reserved for top class officers, ministers, sports persons and OCA members and only those with VVIP passes are allowed to sit there
BCCI Players’ Association to be formed soon
The first meeting to help eventualise the formation of the body will be held in Mumbai soon
BCCI contemplates e-auction of all rights
The idea behind the move comes soon after the media rights auction of the IPL
Disney-Fox deal adds intrigue to Indian sports broadcasting market
With the takeover of 21st Century Fox by Disney, ESPN has now entered the equation
BCCI to review neutral commentator policy
The change in policy would facilitate the promotion of players who regularly give their services to domestic games
Indian cricketers may get 100% salary hike
The CoA is certain that the increase in income from IPL and new media rights from home matches will leave BCCI with huge profits
Kerala ready to implement Lodha reforms
The KCA has also taken help from the BCCI regarding the road-map to follow
BCCI officials warned by CoA: Get your assistants to behave
CoA believes assistants of officials leak sensitive information, even force television crew to focus on their bosses
BCCI sets sights on NCA revamp
After the revised draft of India’s FTP was approved, the BCCI has now set its sights on the revamp of the NCA
Jubilation in RCA as BCCI revokes ban
BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Chowdhury announced that a Special General Meeting (SGM) has decided to revoke the ban of RCA
BCCI SGM rejects Kochi settlement
The management of the BCCI had put up a proposal that the settlement be made for Rs 850 crore
BCCI interrogates 3 in talent duping
The accused, with their RN Sports Club, promised talented youngsters breaks in cricket tournaments and duped them
NOV 2017
BCCI treasurer accused of threatening board CFO
Chaudhry's counsel said he was also not made aware of this complaint before the hearing
BCCI rectifies knockout draw error
The qualification of Gujarat and Mumbai, the last year’s finalists, for this season’s Ranji knockouts has helped the BCCI paper over a blooper in the knockouts draw
Don’t want to get too much into cricket, Rathore tells BCCI
BCCI top brass met the Union Sports Minister for a 'courtesy call'
Rai writes to Scindia on fee revision
BCCI has been contemplating increasing the remuneration package for cricketers
Majority owners want retention
Meanwhile the dope issue has been added to the BCCI SGM agenda
IPL 11: Players Can Change Their Team Mid-Tournament?
The Next Edition Of The Indian Premier League May Witness An Interesting Feature
CoA, BCCI officials spar over FTP
FTP is one of the three items that's been listed on the agenda for the BCCI's SGM
BCCI calls for SGM on Dec 9
The SGM had to be called after CoA asked Khanna to call the meeting to get few urgent matters passed
Anirudh questions GM appointment process
The process of the appointment of the general manager, cricket operations, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), seems to be generating a fair amount of controversy.
States now limited to one official at post-match ceremonies
BCCI rules that associations hosting international matches to have only one representative at post-match presentation ceremony
Prasad frontrunner for BCCI GM operations post
Prasad, who played 33 Tests and 161 ODIs for India in the 1990s, will have to quit his post as a junior selector if he's hired for the position
BCCI commentators may have to give up writing columns
Apart from Sunil Gavaskar, the BCCI's other contracted commentators are Sanjay Manjrekar and Murali Kartik, and cricket expert Harsha Bhogle
40 acres of BCCI land lying idle, says KSCA
The land in question is one that was allotted by the government of Karnataka and now happens to be the only property that the BCCI owns in the country
BCCI seeks an admin manager for NCA
Since the CoA has dissolved all the committees, there is no one to oversee NCA at the moment
OCT 2017
Culture change leads to success: Johri
Johri spoke about the historic gains in revenue which BCCI has made during his tenure, his immediate priorities for the board and his vision for cricket in India
BCCI supposed to pay cricketers 26% of broadcast revenue, gives 8%
The 26% revenue-sharing formula was cleared by a resolution passed by the BCCI general body in 2001
Conduct dope tests on Indian cricketers: Govt to NADA
Govt has given NADA "full authority and powers" to send its 'dope control officers' to BCCI recognised tournaments
Crisis looms for Indian sports if BCCI stays out of anti-dope pact
World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has sought drug-testing of Indian cricketers by the National Anti Doping Agency (Nada)
BCCI reforms overzealous, may destroy cricket: Pawar
Pawar conceded that there were inherent deficiencies in the board's policies
DDCA audit finds fraud, but whitewashes Jaitley
Auditors have found double entries, fictitious payments, unauthorised loans, nepotism and favouritism — among other reasons — for the massive financial embezzlement
BCCI retires Shetty, Kumar
CoA said Shetty’s extension ends on December 31 and there was no plan to give him further extension
Didn’t see any reason to oblige competitors of our partners: Khanna
BCCI acting President’s logic was that he couldn’t allot passes to a company that is a direct rival of the commercial partners
Khanna finds himself embroiled in another passes affair
President of the Vidharbha Cricket Association Anand Jaiswal complained how Khanna brought in unwanted guests for the Nagpur ODI
Royals moves to Pune, Chennai switches owners for Rs 50 lakh
Chennai Super Kings is expected to return to IPL in 2018
BCCI may allow three retentions
The main point of contention here is the salary cap. It is expected that the purse will go up, but by how much is not known
Apple’s request for 20 passes sets off war in BCCI
BCCI sources said that the passes were for a group of senior Apple executives from the US and Hyderabad
Selectors without contracts as uncertainty prevails in BCCI
The selectors had signed contracts for a year last September and sources said their contracts have not been renewed this year
BCCI, CSK differ on transaction fee
The board seems to be insisting on its entitlement while the CSK management is contending that there is no change in control per se
Officials, scorers and analysts unpaid by BCCI
115 umpires, 62 match referees, 170 video analysts and 150 scorers are yet to receive their remuneration from BCCI
Retention, women's IPL to be discussed
Since the Indian women's team made the final of the World Cup, the possibility of a women's IPL has been advocated for a while
BCCI, UPCA spar over Doon as Ranji venue
Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) wants to stage the game outside its state borders and BCCI says it is not in the UPCA's jurisdiction
Fans asked to return from NZ’s warm-up game
It is learnt that CCI had thrice written letters to the BCCI and also to the CoA asking for clarity
World Test final at Lord's? BCCI says no
ICC has stated the Test and ODI leagues are scheduled to start in 2019 and 2020 respectively
BCCI legal notice to Kundra
Says businessman cannot use 'IPL' in Poker League
BCCI wants certain clauses in Draft Constitution removed
They pertain to protection given by the Constitution of India to the State associations
Celebrity Classico Fallout
Raj Kundra dropped as cricketers refuse to play ball with him
Yuvraj chasing BCCI for Rs 3 crores
The money the Punjab left-hander is demanding is a 'compensation' for missing out on the first half of the last edition of the IPL
J&K HC stalls U-23 game over selection row
J&K High Court had barred JKCA from picking the under-23 team after one player Hashim Saleem filed a petition alleging discrepancy in selection
BCCI acts on Kohli's idea
Plans special pay for 'Only' Test players
Marquee players demand higher retention value
The IPL 11 auction policy yet to be framed as franchises and players discuss ways of maximising value
Women cricketers and Test stars may get cash boost out of IPL
Senior male cricketers may get Rs 25,000 in daily match fee and women may get match earnings of Rs 12,500
States file affidavits to accept Lodha reforms
BCCI confirmed receiving several affidavits from numerous states, mostly smaller ones, wherein they are ready to comply with the reforms
Is Shah still eligible to sit on a BCCI committee?
According to the Lodha Reforms, Niranjan Shah is 73 years old which makes him ineligible to have any office in the BCCI
BCCI ignores former cricketer
The member of 1971 Indian squad yet to get financial benefit that he is eligible for
Make betting legal? States duck Law Commission query
Most state cricket associations silent in response to Lodha Committee's letter to legalise betting and gambling
Issue of domestic wages back on BCCI menu
The last meeting on September 14 had ended without any decision following a few objections from Jyotiraditya Scindia
KCA accepts Lodha reforms, Mathew resigns
The Lodha committee says the cumulative duration of an office-bearer’s post in a cricket association should not exceed nine years
SEP 2017
BCCI shifts all J&K matches out of Valley
The Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) expressed inability to hold the games, Under 19 and Under-23 matches included in the state
Veteran curators Parsana, Vishwanathan 'relieved'
BCCI plans to introduce fresh blood to the grounds and pitches committee after relieving Parsana and Vishwanathan of their duties
Sridhar resigns as BCCI's cricket operations head
A domestic stalwart he had failed to disclose the facts about him owning clubs in the jurisdiction of the Hyderabad Cricket Association
Johri informs CoA of NCA trainer being appointed without test
In a letter to CoA has informed that one of the trainers approved by them hadn’t attended the BCCI’s workshop on sports science or appeared for the examination
Now, BCCI feels the Kochi heat
The Kochi owners, apparently, continue to insist on reinstatement which the BCCI cannot think of
Punjab players’ assn alleges malpractices, corruption
PCPA hoped that former government officials who are members of PCA would advise the association that it would be wise to stop defying the Supreme Court
Bedi, Sidhu don't figure in PCA's list of voting members
Not a single cricketer from the 1992-93 Ranji Trophy-winning squad is a voting member of the body
Appointment of caretaker administrator irks JKCA
JKCA believe the CoA has been misled by BCCI officials, and stress the state body is willing to accept the Lodha reforms
Karnataka players prefer KPL to Duleep Trophy
Karun Nair, Gowtham show disregard for the premier domestic tourney
Gavaskar to remain CEO at PMG
Former Indian captain decided to shut down its player management wing that had landed him in conflict of interest trouble
BCCI secretary seeks audit in president’s Delhi office
Khanna’s office has claimed an expense of ₹1,11,806 for June, ₹5,54,840 for July and ₹4,59,099 for August and the particular mail is also addressed to the BCCI CEO Rahul Johri
Hold meet, CoA tells finance committee
The apex court appointed panel begins to crack the whip as the office-bearers look to fight back
Noida stadium banned by BCCI
It is learnt that the stadium had been leased for staging a private league which had come under the scanner of the anti-corruption unit
Cricket's future belongs to all-star Twenty20 clubs, not countries
The Indian Premier League’s bumper broadcasting deal is more lucrative than anything the international game can muster
CoA slams BCCI finance committee
The Apex Court appointed panel reminds the old guard of the pending changes following the submission of the new constitution
To continue as commentator, Gavaskar shuts player agency
Following a BCCI directive former Indian captain forced to shut down a part of his 32-year business
At The Mainland’s Stolid Defence
Cruelly barred from joining cricket’s mainstream for long, North Eastern states have decided on a final fling of the ball
SCA makes mockery of SC order: Ghavri writes to CoA
Ghavri has written about two issues in particular, firstly Niranjan Shah being appointed as the SCA chief executive and then the matter concerning the players’ body
AUG 2017
CoA to release funds for India-Oz ODI
The SC appointed committee keeps TNCA out of the loop
IPL teams set to earn Rs 150 crore next season
As per current estimates, each IPL franchise spends Rs 120-150 crore a year in running the team
Will BCCI allow Indians to play in away leagues?
There have been instances of Indian players wanting to ply their trade on foreign shores but the proposals have always been shot down by BCCI
BCCI assures TNCA: will bear expenses for Australia
TNCA had written to the BCCI expressing their inability to incur the pre-series expenses of visiting Australians in Chennai, giving an estimate of Rs 1.5 crores
CoA to meet on Aug. 29
A number of matters on the plate including the new BCCI constitution
Shah appointed CEO of SCA
He ruled the state association as its secretary for over four decades before being made ineligible by the Supreme Court’s July 18, 2016 order
Ranji players yet to receive last year’s match fee
The delay has apparently been caused by CoA blocking funds to states
Azhar’s reinstatement: Why didn’t BCCI file a review?
The appeal was discussed at two working committee meetings but no decision was reached to that end
BCCI legal cell had cleared Azhar
The BCCI's response apparently got lost somewhere in transit and Azhar could not got ahead with the HCA elections
Players, BCCI unhappy with kit sponsor Nike
Nike has been associated with Indian cricket team since 2006 when it became the official kit sponsor
Royals want name change, KXIP want to shift from Mohali
The Royals are scheduled to return to the IPL next season, and the board feels this could be the first of their many requests
UPCA ready to implement Lodha reforms
Rajeev Shukla led state body finally agrees to implement the long-standing reforms
Office-bearers get DA of $750, Kohlis only $125
Timing & content of status report become the talking point
Real story behind BCCI's hefty salaries
Picture of overspending by officials is hiding BCCI’s financial wrongdoings
Rs 3.23 crore spent on Choudhary and Chaudhry
BCCI's top office bearers are eligible for business class travel-and hotel stay, the board also foots the dining bills
CoA launches scathing attack on BCCI
Seeks directions to remove the current office-bearers for ‘flouting the orders with impunity’
Lalit Modi Bids Adieu to Cricket
Requests BCCI to release funds to RCA; accuses it of double standards.
BCCI AGM to decide on Azhar's dues
The former Indian captain had written to the CoA requesting it to clear his old dues
BCCI v COA: Some states continue to defy
CoA had written to the BCCI units on August 2 to furnish the list of their general body members to the CoA by August 8
Commentators to disclose roles before being hired: BCCI
The CoA plans to avoid all kinds of conflict of interest while appointing commentators
Azhar’s pending dues to be discussed by CoA
He had been slapped with a life ban for alleged match-fixing in the aftermath of the Cronjegate in 2000
CoA ignores treasurer, clears one-time benefits for 13 cricketers
Chaudhary wasn't willing to sign the cheques without prior approval of the general body
CoA asks states to furnish names of their members
The CoA wants to know how the state associations are being run
Share the minutes & notify members: CoA to BCCI
CoA continues to crack the whip on the old guard of Indian cricket
JUL 2017
Back to square one for BCCI?
Fresh controversy brews as DDCA will be represented by a court appointed administrator and not by office-bearers
Ombudsman directs RCA convene AGM
Entire issue relating to impasse in RCA and its reentry in BCCI would depend on the outcome of the AGM
Confusion on eve of crucial SGM
BCCI is taking legal advice to determine Justice (retd) Vikramajit Sen’s eligibility
Common Question: How to handle Kumble vs Kohli?
There was more or less a consensus about the sanctity of the dressing room that Kohli spoke about in reference to Kumble
CoA forwards Justice Kalifulla's name in Ombudsman list
The former Chief Justice of India delivered the landmark Lodha panel verdict
BCCI members fume at Deloitte draft
The audit firm had been appointed to provide a framework for the working of the Indian board
Did Srinivasan, Shah 'hijack' crucial BCCI meeting?
N Srinivasan, despite being disqualified, attended the BCCI's SGM on June 26
Players not eligible for IPL revenues: Deloitte
CoA had tasked the Deloitte to make recommendations and create an “operating manual” for the BCCI
CoA asks BCCI officials to attend all meetings
The Vinod Rai led panel hopes to end all confusion around Indian cricket
Discovery may bid for IPL media rights
Discovery will go up against Reliance Jio, Star India, Zee, Sony, GroupM, Times Internet, Amazon India, Facebook and Twitter in bidding for IPL media rights
BCCI cuts media interaction to shield Virat
It was the first official media conference of skipper Kohli and new coach Ravi Shastri together, before the team left for the Sri Lanka tour
In SGM agenda: New conflict policy for BCCI
The policy is among the five items listed on the agenda for the BCCI's SGM on July 26
Johri slaps notice on Sridhar
Demands explanation over graft case against the BCCI GM for a 2014 case
BCCI yet to finalise Shastri contract
Indian Head Coach is set to get a substantially higher salary than his predecessor Anil Kumble
'Disruptive elements' stalling Lodha reforms - Rai
Vinod Rai: "I am not frustrated. I am just saying the writ of the court must run."
'Shouldn't have taken anyone on face value' - Vinod Rai
"It was quite evident that there was disharmony in the dressing room and that the team could not continue with it"
8 teams only in IPL XI: Amitabh
Chance of Rising Pune & Lions inking fresh contract ruled out
BCCI fumes as more women cricketers seek payments
CoA decision to make one-time payments to a few former women players has left them facing demands from many more
Wannabe managers should have negotiation skills: BCCI
Indian cricket was rattled by the problems between Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli that led to a situation where a new coach had to be selected
CAC brief was to pick head coach: Limaye
'I don't think people understand what CoA is able to do and not able to do'
Confusion over Zak
Sourav Ganguly says Zaheer Khan in, CoA says not yet, BCCI says don’t know
Six states yet to give office-bearers' list
Despite repeated reminders from BCCI, state associations continue to defy
SC rethink on one-state, one-vote on the cards
Solicitor general Ranjit Kumar pressed for giving back full membership to Railways and Services
KCA hires sea food exporter to build stadium
Audit report of the Kerala state body shows shocking gaps in awarding contracts for new cricket facility
In India coach selection process, a game got lost
The selection of India’s cricket coach played out as a roast that lampooned the stalwarts of the game and the system they are a part of
The many BCCIs and their many problems
There has been very little clarity around the situation that has led from Anil Kumble's sacking as India coach to Ravi Shastri's appointment
CoA asks SC to invoke Article 142
The CoA feels it is now the only option left to end the BCCI’s, also state bodies’, defiance
BCCI thanks the CAC for its services
Confusion reigns after the high profile panel was criticised in the media for its work
CoA's hammer blow to HCA
The message is clear that HCA elections which were held in January could be declared invalid and there could be a possibility of fresh elections
CoA rips apart Srinivasan and Shah
Admits failure to implement reforms, asks SC to enforce new constitution
Announce head coach by July 12: Vinod Rai
CAC member Ganguly had announced that they needed Kohli to understand the different working ways of different coaches
BCCI acting secretary pushes for 'illegal' SGM
Acting BCCI president CK Khanna wrote to members that mandatory procedures have not been followed
Business as usual: BCCI CoA chief Vinod Rai
Despite the loss of two members the former CAG is confident of implementing reforms
Leipus quits as NCA physio
Blames BCCI’s ‘lack of clarity’ despite numerous emails seeking guidance from them
BCCI panel short-lists ‘difficult’ Lodha reforms
Drops opposition to age-cap of 70 for office-bearers
JUN 2017
Amarnath pulls out of players’ panel
CoA will now have to find suitable replacement soon. In his report, Justice Lodha had also recommended the names of Anil Kumble and Diana Edulji
CoA to come down hard on BCCI
Indian board’s reluctance to implement Lodha reforms doesn’t go down well with SC-appointed panel
What’s going on in Indian Cricket?
Justice Lodha slams both BCCI and CoA
Members fear losing review window
States not sure if the newly appointed BCCI panel can achieve desired results
BCCI may shorten SA tour
Preference to be given to a longer home season
CoA disapproves fresh round of applications
According to BCCI sources, CEO Rahul Johri’s explanation that potential coaches had stayed away earlier because of the assumption that Anil Kumble would be retained didn’t go down well
Even with CoA reforms far away: Shirke
On October 1, last year, the BCCI had held an SGM, with the implementation of the Lodha Committee recommendations being the sole agenda
BCCI sticks to it’s non-cooperation mood on Lodha
The CoA had also “requested” the BCCI members to adopt the new constitution through a written communication
Committee formed despite Srinivasan's opposition
A majority of the state units wanted to break the impasse but a few like former BCCI president wants the status quo to be maintained
BCCI to appoint committee for 'implementation'
This comes a year-and-a-half after the Lodha Committee first unveiled the set of reforms in January last year
Rai likely to quit as CoA head
The former CAG is likely to quit the post in September if the recommendations of the Lodha Panel are not implemented in toto by the BCCI
CoA faces BCCI members’ wrath
Scindia questions the Committee’s double standards with regard to BCCI’s decision-making
Will BCCI lift RCA ban?
The change of regime in Rajasthan raised hopes of a possible change in policy
Meeting in May landed BCCI the enhanced share
The BCCI had earlier rejected ICC chairman Shashank Manohar’s offer of a $100 million raise
BCCI to head governance committee of ICC
The ICC Board met on the final day of the Full Council in London on Friday and decided to form a new Governance Committee, with India heading it
BCCI seeks manager’s report
Their interactions at the team nets notwithstanding, Anik Kumble and Virat Kohli were reportedly “hardly on talking terms” during the Champions Trophy
Fissures surface in HCA management
Spate of disagreements between president and secretary hurts cricket in Hyderabad
MCA club wants SC to appoint administrator
Former BCCI finance committee member Shripad Halbe alleges irregularities in Mumbai cricket
Pay us to pick coach, say CAC
BCCI CEO is expected to pass on the message to the CoA on the demand put forward by the panel
CAC to meet Virat & Kumble
CoA panel head Vinod Rai could also attend this closed door meeting to understand issues between captain and coach
Before World Cup, pay hike for women cricketers
The board also revised the pension scheme, with those having played 1-9 matches before 2003-04 eligible for Rs 15,000 a month
CoA shoots down manager appointment for WI tour
The BCCI old guard is still batting for a rotational policy of appointing the team manager on a tour-to-tour basis
Dravid has not violated any clause: CoA
The Vinod Rai-led panel clarifies on the Indian legend's letter asking for clarification
U16 players, support staff yet to get DA
The ongoing zonal cricket camps are being conducted by NCA for under-16 cricketers happening at five centres
Dravid asks BCCI for clarity
Following Ramchandra Guha's stinging letter on conflict of interest rules, batting legend seeks assurance
Kumble likely to get one-tour extension
The BCCI acting president CK Khanna feels there might not be enough time for the new coach to join the team in time for WI tour
Why are selectors not picking the head coach?
The CoA and BCCI violating Lodha panel report by asking CAC to do the job
Sehwag forwards just two-line resume
A source in the BCCI said that the board had to ask him to send his CV too along with his application
CoA to issue do’s and don’ts
According to a BCCI insider, framing the conflict of interest guidelines is a not a reaction to Ramachandra Guha's resignation
Guha’s resignation letter in full
Here is the full text of his letter to Vinod Rai where in seven points he highlights why he wants to resign from the CoA
MAY 2017
CoA’s decision to give one-time benefit irks BCCI
The bone of contention is about the payments to be made to the 13 cricketers who have played between one and nine Test matches after 1970
BCCI at wits' end over Kochi Tuskers payment
The BCCI will have to pay an amount - with added compound interest, as mentioned in the arbitration order - of Rs 1471 crore by September 2017
Australian cricket's pay war has escalated
Players set to establish their own image rights company allowing them to sign with rival sponsors.
Closed IPL tenders in transparency era
IPL GC decide to go for the ‘tried and tested method’ of inviting tenders.
Vinod Rai steps in, BCCI agrees to pay stamp duty
The move comes after the state’s stamps and registration department requested Vinod Rai to intervene.
Aus cricketers threaten strike, Ashes pullout
Players have hinted at a pullout from The Ashes as negotiations fell apart over the proposed remuneration.
'Stop confronting, start talking'
Vinod Rai, COA chairman evaluates the first 100 days of their tenure, and talks about working with the BCCI.
Manohar to remain ICC chairman until 2018
Cites "overwhelming support" as the reason but only till the new constitution is ratified.
Lalit Modi: Srini-Thakur cost BCCI 3798 crores
Losses came out of “cancelling Champions League and throwing out Kochi & Sahara franchises.
BCCI can't send ICC a notice without COA approval
The SC-appointed interim president of the BCCI has issued a rebuttal and has warned the members of the board against taking any decision without the mandated approval of the COA.
COA to BCCI: Select team for CT
The COA has told BCCI that Team India would participate in Champions Trophy in England.
APR 2017
‘CoA’s adventure with the ICC all but over’
The old guard happy with the proceedings in the Supreme Court
BCCI official questions Ganguly
He is also an expert on a TV channel, endorses brands and is also a member of the IPL Governing Council
Now, Ganguly pitted against Srinivasan
Former BCCI chief Anurag Thakur gets states to back the former India captain
Will the BCCI nominate Srinivasan?
The Special General Meeting (SGM) to be held on April 9 could well see some dramatic moments
CoA adds two more signatories
All payments to be made on behalf of the BCCI will be jointly approved by acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary and CEO Rahul Johri
CoA directs BCCI to follow SC order
Tough game: The BCCI has indicated it will co-operate with the authorities
CoA reminds office bearers that it remains BCCI boss
The office bearers have called a special general body meeting (SGM) of the board on April 9 in Delhi
Srinivasan’s presence in Hyderabad raises eyebrows
He was seen with the top BCCI officials, CK Khanna, Anirudh Chaudhary and Amitabh Chaudhary, who had met with the CoA earlier to discuss the board affairs
Former cricketers write to CoA seeking one-time payment
The former players have written to the BCCI's CoA
MAR 2017
'CoA cannot override BCCI rules'
The BCCI office-bearers are likely to go ahead with SGM on April 9
Why did Manohar agree to stay on as ICC chairman?
Shashank Manohar's resignation as ICC chairman has been reversed due to his integral role in, and understanding of, the board's ongoing reform process
CoA asks SC to dismiss all petitions
Following the forever piling up of State Association pleas, the apex court appointed panel is seeking a quick remedy
You cannot defy the highest court: Vinod Rai
Rai remains positive that the order of the Court - to implement the Lodha recommendations - will be carried out in the next few months
CoA offers IPL truce
Calls a meeting with revolting associations to discuss the way forward for the tournament
Seeking directions from apex court
To ensure smooth conduct of the fourth Test and the IPL
States to toughen stand on IPL
Hold conference call under the leadership of former BCCI president N Srinivasan
Two sets of BCCI’s constitution on its website!
The CoA's model constitution is slightly different from the one proposed by the Lodha panel
ICC reforms: CoA sticks to its stand
MPA was entered into between BCCI and ICC Business Corporation FZ LLC (IBC) relating to ICC events between 2015 and 2023
Pune MCA supports Mumbai MCA
Mumbai CA's Joint-Secretary Dr PV Shetty stressed that without voting rights, it will be very difficult for the city to play a key role
No changes in policy, ICC told
If New Models Are Adopted, India Will Exercise Rights Under MPA
It's a joke, fumes Shastri
After MCA loses full-member status, former captain tears into proposed reforms
Efforts on to revive Asian Bloc
The BCCI moves into revive the old powerful group to derive common benefits
CoA comes out with revised BCCI memorandum
Laws cannot be Altered By Board; Independent audit of all accounts
Did CoA reject compromise formula of Manohar?
The former ICC chairman had met the Supreme Court appointed panel a day before resigning
States yet to sign staging agreement
Associations have demanded their share of payment in return for staging IPL matches
BCCI get new constitution – On paper at least
Committee of Administrators upload new system of laws on the cricket board’s website, to appraise Supreme Court this week
CoA probes unaccounted Rs 76 lakh worth WT20 tickets
The BCCI's chief financial officer Santosh Rangnekar has been directed by the CoA to stop the payment
CoA to crack the whip
Administrators decided to take action against any state impeding the conduct of the IPL
Sacked BCCI staff, selectors cry foul
The sacked BCCI selectors and employees have written to the cricket board, asking for the disbursement of dues
Srinivasan not to take ICC plunge
The members are more or less unanimous that Srinivasan should be the BCCI representative to the ICC and the next chairman
CoA at wits end over ICC top job
Srinivasan is among the three potential candidates, along with Anurag Thakur and Sharad Pawar for the post of ICC's chairman
BCCI plans ‘upgrade’ for women, junior teams
The committee of administrators (CoA) is expected to clear the proposal at its meeting on Friday
Resignation has nothing to do with BCCI: Manohar
Manohar clarifies that his sudden resignation has nothing to do with proposed ICC reforms or BCCI’s strong objection
Lesson from transition: Do we need the BCCI at all?
The difference between the old Board and Lodha Committee’s set-up is one of degree, not kind
BCCI for hiring psychologists to arrest stress
BCCI wants to make the hiring of psychologists compulsory at state academies for age-group players
SCA writes to BCCI CEO for funds
JSCA and CAB have also written to the BCCI with similar requests
CoA to release money due to CSA, WICB
BCCI paid CSA a due of Rs 14 crore as the last installment of their overall participation fee for the now defunct CLT20
BCCI unruffled over IPL threat
CoA are not unduly worried by threats of boycott by some state associations
BCA distributed silver coins to members: Deloitte report
The much vaunted audit report may throw up sordid tales of how state associations are managed
Mumbai and MP too boycott BCCI awards
Mumbai, Karnataka and MP will not be present at the BCCI award function to held in Bangalore on March 8
134 new suitcases, and some BCCI baggage
Kohli had requested for Wheeliecase cricket suitcases and though they arrived last October, they are yet to be delivered
States tell CoA: No money, no IPL
Members want allocated sum to part with venue, CoA will wait for Court to resolve matter
BCCI CEO’s salary hike linked to board’s revenue
Rahul Johri's salary is linked to the revenue of BCCI and his increments are based on the annual increase in revenue
'Non-compliant' officials likely to face CoA's ire
The CoA making note of the 'misdeeds' of the old guard in the BCCI
CoA seeks clarity on Kumble, Edulji over players' body
Former India captains busy with commitments with BCCI in different capacities
More states to boycott BCCI awards
Following KSCA's decision to miss the annual awards, more could follow suit
BCCI website to have more info, Hindi version
Earlier, if someone wanted to become an umpire, they wouldn’t know who to approach. But now, such kind of information will also be available on the website
CoA tells SC not much has changed
The CoA could be waiting for the apex court to clear certain matters before making the next move
BCCI treasurer red-flags Rs 3 cr ‘salary’
An email was sent by BCCI CEO Rahul Johri asking for clearance to pay out US$500,000 to 32 employees named in a list
BCCI units may face Deloitte 'bouncer'
State associations who have been resisting the implementation of Lodha reforms, could face heat in the Supreme Court
BCCI now invites Thakur and Shirke
Meanwhile, it’s understood that neither Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke may choose to skip the event
HCA spends Rs 75 lakh to feed officials
11,500 out of the 39,000 seats at the Uppal Stadium were given away as complimentary
NSE board wary of Limaye's BCCI role: Sources
NSE board has approached Vinod Rai-led panel for clarity about Limaye's position
BCCI working as efficiently as ever: Johri
In his first interview, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri talks about priorities, the IPL and the way forward for the cricket board
'Star trying to play down rights value'
BCCI is not exactly peeved at Star India's decision to not bid again for the Team India jersey rights next month
FEB 2017
Will reply to CoA e-mail: Sourav
The CoA had sent an e-mail to the state associations seeking compliance reports regarding implementation of the Justice Lodha committee's recommendations.
Will BCCI members respond to CoA advisory?
CoA had asked all state associations for the list of office-bearers by March 1
BCCI may get two reports on Lodha recommendations
The rival groups in Baroda Cricket Association contest each other's claims on implementation
CoA not in favour of ‘Control’ in BCCI
The suggestion has come from none other than Bishan Bedi, the former legendary Test spinner
CoA has done what office-bearers didn’t: Rangaswamy
Former India captain believes that women’s cricket biggest reward is her nomination for the Lifetime Achievement Award
COA comforts BCCI staff in meet
The employees were assured of security after the recent upheaval in the BCCI
No consortium allowed to stage IPL ceremony: BCCI
COA made it clear that no consortium will be allowed to pitch for opening ceremony, and also clarified the payment patterns
Is BCCI GM MV Sridhar next in firing line?
Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions were conducted successfully under BCCI CEO Rahul Johri in Bengaluru
COA gets proposal for hike in players’ central contracts
COA received a proposal with suggestions that the top grade of the Central Contracts be revised from the current Rs 1 crore to Rs 5 crore
Did Shukla violate SC order?
BCCI officials, Lodha panel members believe it was a SC order violation
Senior members unhappy with MCA's felicitation plans
Members disapprove extravagant spending when the state association is under debts, want COA to intervene.
COA at wits' end over BCCI's 50-crore land deal
BCCI made a payment in August 2008 - to procure a piece of land in Bengaluru for the NCA and then simply "forgot about the payment".
Indian team sponsorship may fetch BCCI over Rs 538 Crore
Cricket board has initiated a tender process to award the `official sponsor' rights for next five years.
BCCI's turmoil hits IPL's marketability
Also, note ban makes companies cautious on spends
COA searching for ways to soften ICC revenue blow
The BCCI’s Supreme Court-appointed administrators are looking at ways to prevent the hit it will take when the world body ratifies a new revenue model.
ICC's good-faith attempt lacks logic: BCCI old guard
The formula adopted by the ICC board does not go down well with the old guard.
Limaye stresses need for greater trust at ICC
COA representative for the ICC board meeting does not favour confrontation with ICC members.
Not enough time for CoA to act
The BCCI nominee to the ICC Board, Vikram Limaye, voted against the special Working Group’s new governance and revenue-sharing models.
Selection panel conundrum set to trouble BCCI
Of the 287 players who have turned up for India in Test cricket, 160 are ruled out for various reasons — they are either deceased or above the age limit of 60.
Former players question MCA office-bearers’ appointment
The ineligible office-bearers were proposers and seconders for their replacements, say ex-stars.
Bindra shares experiences with BCCI administrators
Veteran administrator IS Bindra shared his experiences on a blog so that Indian cricket’s “new saviours” can learn from the past
DDCA badly needs reforms, says Delhi HC
Delhi High Court passed a slew of directions on the lines of the Supreme Court which has put in place several parameters for the administration.
No Champions Trophy pullout
New BCCI boss Vinod Rai says withdrawal from CT is not an option, asks ICC to defer voting on revenue revision.
BCCI's last shot: Pull out of Champions Trophy
Should the Supreme Court see reason and the Committee of Administrators play ball, India can well bring out the ace up its sleeve.
DDCA awaits new administrator
DDCA is hoping to redeeming its lost reputation as Justice (Retd.) Vikramajit Sen prepares to assume his responsibility as the High Court-appointed Administrator.
BCCI confusion spills over to Dubai
Just who will attend the ICC meetings from BCCI is not known as yet
Attention on Guha's reply to Johri
Ramachandra Guha's response to an email by the Board's CEO, Rahul Johri, has made many wonder if he was actually on the same page.
Amitabh and Anirudh sidelined
BCCI secretary-in-charge Amitabh Chaudhary and treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry may not get to attend the ICC meetings in Dubai.
Vinod Rai reads out SC order loud & clear
It is appear that a section of BCCI officials haven't read the full order yet.
BCCI backed the rollback they now oppose
At last year's SGM, all in the BCCI barring Anirudh Chaudhary had come in full support of the ICC's revenue sharing model.
JAN 2017
Sibal and Datar spike BCCI wish
Senior counsels Kapil Sibal and Arvind Datar, are understood to have declined suggesting the names of Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke to the Supreme Court.
Panel to supervise BCCI has its task cut out
The first task of the Committee of Administrators (COA) will be to get the BCCI to fall in line with the terms of the Justice Lodha Committee report.
Cricket-like reforms needed in all sports: Gavaskar
While welcoming the changes forced by the apex court, Gavaskar also supported BCCI’s functioning saying that it had been following a fair system of governance.
Former BCCI chiefs in a turf battle
Two former BCCI presidents are locked in a tussle over who commands more loyalty in the about-to-be-recast institution.
BCCI asks 31 full members to suggest three names
Following Supreme Court directive the BCCI has asked its members for their choice for the ICC meetings.
Shukla and five UPCA office-bearers step down
Six office-bearers of the UPCA including secretary Rajiv Shukla stepped down from their respective posts at the state body's working committee meeting.
Pawar, other BCCI members had backed Manohar
Reliable sources revealed that former BCCI and ICC president Sharad Pawar backed Shashank Manohar to the hilt at the BCCI’s SGM.
SC amicus did not consult Lodha panel
Amicus Curaie did not communicate with the Justice RM Lodha Committee in the runup to submitting the names of administrators.
Will Salve petition for `ineligible' Shirke?
Counsel, who stood for Bihar in its Fight versus BCCI, could Represent Ex-Secretary.
Can Shetty, Sridhar continue in the BCCI?
Lodha Committee’s latest directives debar a disqualified administrator to discharge “any other role” in BCCI or state association.
BCCI administrators to look into state appointments
The ousted BCCI officials who are mulling to put their proxies as CEOs and in other important state posts, may not find it easy to do so.
Azharuddin moves Court against Hyderabad Cricket Association
Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin filed a plea in Hyderabad High Court after Hyderabad Cricket Association rejected his nomination for the post of president in HCA.
‘Ineligible’ BCCI officials explore legal options
Ousted/disqualified cricket administrators are exploring legal options to challenge the Lodha Committee’s latest set of directives.
Srinivasan looks to take legal battle to the last over
Srinivasan addressed a gathering from various districts and Chennai clubs in an "informal" meeting which lasted for about two-and-a-half hours.
Ajay Shirke to come out with a tell-all book
There will be a tell-all book which Ajay Shrike started writing quite some time back.
Andra goes from Ganga to Ranga
Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) at its executive committee meeting announced that it will be headed by the son of outgoing secretary G Ganga Raju, Ranga Raju.
Nine DDCA directors vote for interim committee
Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA)'s nine directors signed in favour of forming an interim committee.
Azhar's HCA nomination rejected
Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin's nomination paper for the post of Hyderabad Cricket Association president was rejected by the Returning Officer.
Why Ganguly won’t be BCCI ‘king’
Expectation that former India skipper Sourav Ganguly could occupy the vacant position of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president has been dashed.
Shelar replaces Pawar as interim president of MCA
The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) nominated its vice president Ashish Shelar to fill up the post as its interim chief.
Did Shirke try to 'sabotage' England tour?
Ajay Shirke had expressed "concerns" to ECB president Giles Clarke over the BCCI's ability to host the limited-overs series against England.
Azharuddin to contest for HCA president's post
Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin will stand for the president's post of the Hyderabad Cricket Association.
TNCA to BCCI: Cannot host India's Under-19 Tests
The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association has declined to host the two Under-19 Test matches between India and England.
21 state units accept Lodha reforms
With Supreme Court verdict already out, 21 state units have already confirmed in writing to Lodha Panel about implementing all reforms.
Vengsarkar, Jagdale and Scindia join the 'exit cue'
The spate of resignations amongst the top cricket administrators continued with the resignations of major state association officials.
I am out, there is no need to resign: Niranjan Shah
Veteran administrator Niranjan Shah, who has ruled Saurashtra cricket for over four decades, says he is as good as out.
DDCA may get an administrator soon
The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) may soon see an administrator running the show.
DEC 2016
Goa Cricket Association officials get summons
As accused persons failed to appear before the economic offences cell (EOC) of Goa police, fresh summons were issued to Goa Cricket Association (GCA) officials.
FIR against GCA for funds misappropriation
The GCA President and two former office-bearers are alleged to have missapropriated funds to the tune of Rs. 1 crore.
Sharad Pawar steps down as MCA President
Sharad Pawar has submitted his resignation as President of the Mumbai Cricket Association.
The Lodha impact: Pawar quits MCA top job
NCP chief Sharad Pawar announced his resignation as Mumbai Cricket Association president, ostensibly due to the sweeping reforms heralded by the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee.
Manohar contradicts Thakur's affidavit claim
ICC chairman Shashank Manohar has contradicted BCCI president Anurag Thakur's claim in his affidavit to the Supreme Court that he did not ask for a letter.
Police complaint lodged against HCA officials
Police complaint lodged against Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) officials by opposition members.
ACA officials using BCCI funds to cement their position
Andhra Cricket Association officials have been using the BCCI funds only to cement their position in the state and not to really develop the game in all the districts.
No conflict of interest if SC appoints me: GK Pillai
There are concerns that GK Pillai's appointment could be in conflict with BCCI’s future commercial deals as some of those companies have shown commercial interest in the Indian cricket Board in the past.
BCCI rejects CEO Johri's wish of Italian suits for Indian team
The CEO of the BCCI, Rahul Johri, wanted Italian-tailored suits, costing Rs 2.5 lakh each, for the Men in Blue. But the board shot down the proposal.
Lodha inaction has had an effect on BCCI: Thakur
BCCI president Anurag Thakur in his affidavit has said that Lodha Panel status report will "paralyse" cricket administration and create "chaos" in the game.
U19 Asia Cup: BCCI goof-up grounds 7 players
Seven under-19 cricketers dropped from the side because BCCI goofed up on the eligibility criteria for selection for the Youth Asia Cup.
NOV 2016
TN, Mumbai fume over Ranji fixtures reschedule
Mumbai Cricket Association and Tamil Nadu Cricket Association have opposed BCCI's decision to reschedule two postponed Delhi fixtures.
MCA to meet to discuss reforms
The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has decided to hold a meeting of its managing committee on November 26 to discuss the Lodha panel reforms. The meeting will be chaired by MCA president Sharad Pawar.
Lodha panel wants GK Pillai as observer
Lodha Committee in its latest status report before the Supreme Court,has asked for the removal of all BCCI office-bearers and the appointment of former home secretary GK Pillai as observer.
Hyderabad CA accepts Lodha reforms
The Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) has accepted the recommendations of the Supreme Court-appointed committee unanimously and in its entirety.
England players still await daily allowances from BCCI
The English squad is yet to receive their daily allowances from the BCCI since the tour MoU is yet to be signed by the two Boards.
Lodha Committee approves payment for BCCI tournaments
Lodha Committee has told BCCI that payments to players and officials for all board-organised tournaments, like the Ranji Trophy, can be made directly under existing terms.
Lodha row: BCCI cuts ties with Markandey Katju
After presenting his first report slamming the Justice RM Lodha Committee, former SC judge, Markandey Katju, had promised a final version. However, the BCCI, which had hired him to counter the Lodha panel, has distanced itself from Katju.
Eng tour not our mandate, need payment details: Lodha Committee to BCCI
BCCI Sec Shirke had sought directions about payments for the visiting team during a bilateral series, whether they could ask ECB to make their payments as BCCI couldn't transact.
OCT 2016
BCCI postpones IPL rights bidding process
Fails to specify when the bids would be opened. Cites "unforeseen" circumstances over which it has "no control".
After 3 years, funds crunch starting to hurt RCA
SC has directed the BCCI to freeze all financial transactions with state associations.
BCCI Meet: Shirke invites RCA, Thakur disagrees
BCCI secretary personally invited RCA representative but President Thakur refused to allow him into the meeting.
SEP 2016
BCCI v Lodha committee: SGM adjourned
The Indian cricket board (BCCI) adjourned its special general body meeting after it was discovered that some of the authority letters from different associations representing their respective states were defective.
BCCI made Rs 111 crore surplus during last fiscal
The BCCI made a surplus of Rs 111.83 crore in the last fiscal, a dip of over Rs 55 crore as compared to the previous one, said its Treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry.
BCCI to release media rights tender
The BCCI will announce the release of the Indian Premier League (IPL) media rights tender in New Delhi on September 18. The tender will be available for prospective buyers from September 19 for a month.
AUG 2016
BCCI submits compliance report
Ajay Shirke, who hasn't flown to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as part of a generous junket organised by Anurag Thakur, submitted the first compliance report to the Supreme Court-authorised Lodha Committee on August 25.
‘BCCI cannot hold AGM without Lodha panel’s nod’
The BCCI cannot hold its forthcoming (87th) Annual General Meeting (AGM) until it is allowed by the Lodha Committee.
BCCI seeks review of SC order, recusal of CJI
BCCI filed a petition in Supreme Court seeking review of its July 19 verdict, saying the bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur had “a prejudiced approach” against it and he should recuse from hearing the matter.
Lodha reforms are illegal & unconstitutional: Justice Katju
Advises BCCI to file a review petition before a larger bench of the apex court
JUL 2016
KSCA starts journey in Lodha direction
Karnataka body approaches Justice Hegde to modify constitution
CAB cancels AGM after SC's verdict
Ganguly took call to avoid confusion
SC accepts Lodha panel recommendations
Ministers and IAS officers have been disqualified from handling key positions following Lodha panel's recommendation.
MAY 2016
ICC chairman Manohar slams Lodha Panel
The recommendations are not acceptable said the former BCCI Chief.
Bedi, Azad bat for Lodha Panel reforms
Bishan Singh Bedi and Kirti Azad allege if the system is opened up then BCCI can get more capable and efficient cricket administrators
APR 2016
RCA Offers to Host IPL Matches
Rajasthan Cricket Association has written to the BCCI showing willingness to conduct IPL matches.
Lalit Modi: Will donate share of profits to drought victims
There have been protests over the IPL matches being held in Maharashtra, and the Bombay HC has come down heavily on the BCCI.
Lalit Modi: 1000 crores for Drought Victims
The former IPL Chairman had a unique suggestion for the BCCI.
SC: BCCI Refusing To Be Reformed
BCCI faces scathing criticism from apex court for maintaining that any judicial interference in its functioning would compromise its autonomy.
MAR 2016
ICC treating women as second-class citizens at T20 World Cup in India
The ICC has been exposed for double standards in the way it has treated men and women at the World T20 in India.
Relief World T20 matches being hosted at Kotla: Mudgal
Justice (retired) Mukul Mudgal, who was directed by the Delhi High Court to oversee preparations for the ICC World T20 at the DDCA, said that it was a big relief as matches are being held at the Feroz Shah Kotla.
Hong Kong given ICC assurance over ACU
The International Cricket Council has confirmed to Hong Kong officials that it was not specifically investigating Hong Kong over match-fixing, finally putting an end to speculation raised after ambiguous comments made this week by the body’s anti-corruption chief.
Sony expects Rs 1200 cr ad revenue from IPL9
Sony Pictures Networks (SPN) has sold all its inventory for the ninth season of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) and expects to earn advertising revenue of about Rs 1,200 crore.
Petersen comes clean on fixing scandal
Alviro Petersen, the former South Africa opener, has emerged as the highest profile and most intriguing player to be sucked into the match-fixing scandal that has rocked South African cricket.
JAN 2016
Kohli highest paid player in IPL's ninth season
According to figures released by the BCCI, Virat Kohli surpassed Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the highest paid cricketer in the ninth season of the Indian Premier League. Click to know how much your favorite cricketers are earning this season.
DEC 2015
IPL 2016: Full list of players picked
Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Suresh Raina, who were part of the now-suspended CKS franchise, have been picked up by Pune and Rajkot, respectively. Here's the full draft of Indian and overseas players picked up for the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League, as covered by newspapers across the country.
Lalit Modi reinstated as RCA President
Lalit Modi is back as the President of the Rajasthan Cricket Association after BJP leader Amin Pathan withdrew his no-confidence motion. Here's how the newspapers across India covered this news!
'Eliminate favoritism, promote transparency'
As new BCCI President opposed the idea of the 'Big Three' dominating and bullying the ICC, here's how Indian newspapers covered the story.
BCCI shamed; ICC rates Nagpur pitch 'poor'
ICC match referee Jeff Crowe has rated the track at Nagpur, which hosted the third Test between India and South Africa, as “poor”, triggering a review of the performance of the pitch under the ICC Pitch Monitoring Process.
JUL 2015
'No summons from the ED'
Mehmood Abdi, Lalit Modi's lawyer, denies receiving any summons from the Enforcement Directorate on behalf of his client, as per a report in The Asian Age.
Needless controversy
A reader voices her opinion in support of an article published in The Financial Express about the Indian media's biased coverage of the LalitGate controversy.
JUN 2015
ACU chief to stay with Team India
media reports on BCCI's Anti Corruption Unit (ACU) Neeraj Kumar touring Bangladesh with the Indian cricket team as designated anti-corruption official.
Thakur hints at Srinivasan's ouster from ICC
Media coverage of BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur hinting at N Srinivasan's ouster from the ICC chairman's post, in a bid to clean up cricket.
APR 2015
"You've not reconciled to my election as BCCI secy"
Media coverage of Anurag Thakur's open letter to N Srinivasan asking him to share a list of "suspected bookies", a day after the BCCI secretary was issued a warning for being spotted with an alleged bookie.
Essel confirms plans to re-enter cricket
Media coverage of The Essel Group's acknowledgement of its plans to re-enter the cricket world and make cricket a global sport.
Neeraj Kumar appointed ACSU chief advisor
Here's how Indian newspapers covered former Delhi police commissioner, Neeraj Kumar's appointment as the chief advisor of BCCI's Anti Corruption & Security Unit (ACSU) for a year.
Aussies, fans snub Srinivasan
Media coverage of the controversial presentation ceremony, following the Cricket World Cup 2015 final at the MCG. While ICC president Mustafa Kamal was denied his right to hand over the winners' trophy, ICC chairman N Srinivasan was roundly booed when his name was announced during the presentation ceremony.
MAR 2015
Lalit Modi Warns Detractors
Press coverage of Lalit Modi's reaction to the attack on his Rajasthan Cricket Association supporters. The bus carrying his loyalists were attacked and prevented from reaching the venue to thwart the no-confidence motion passed against him.
RCA: Numbers game to decide RCA fate
Press Coverage on the eve of the Special General Body Meeting of the Rajasthan Cricket Association
FEB 2015
CAB's contempt plea against Srinivasan
Media coverage of CAB's decision to move the Supreme Court seeking contempt proceedings against N Srinivasan and other BCCI officials for holding a meeting of its working committee to decide on holding AGM in March in alleged violation of the apex court direction.
Rajasthan HC quashes no-confidence motion against RCA
Indian newspapers cover Rajasthan High Court's observation that the no-confidence motion by Amin Pathan was wholly illegal and arbitrary, as the meeting was held without notice and the requisite notice period of 21 days.
JAN 2015
SC bars Srinivasan from contesting BCCI polls
Here's how the Indian media covered the landmark ruling of the Supreme Court, which barred N Srinivasan from contesting BCCI elections till such time he had "commercial interest in cricket".
DEC 2014
Supreme Court reserves verdict on Srinivasan
Media coverage of the Supreme Court reserving its verdict on the plea for barring N Srinivasan from seeking reelection as the BCCI president and terminating IPL franchisee Chennai Super Kings, owned by his company India Cements Limited.
SC asks BCCI to list those with interest in IPL
The Supreme Court asked the BCCI to place before it a list of administrators and players having various commercial interests, including in the IPL and the Champions League T20.
SC to Srini: Disprove conflict of interest
The Supreme Court said that the onus is on Srinivasan to prove that there is no conflict of interest in his role as the BCCI president and owner of IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings.
SC questions Srini's 'conflict of interest'; defers BCCI AGM
Indian media coverage of the Supreme Court reprimanding N Srinivasan for his 'conflict of interest' as the BCCI president and owner of IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings, and its decision to defer the BCCI AGM to January 2015.
OCT 2014
Lalit Modi Group to move court
Media coverage of the Lalit Modi Group's decision to move court against the new 'working president' of Rajasthan Cricket Association, Amin Pathan.
SEP 2014
Baroda Cricket Association sacks BCCI secretary
Newspapers report Sanjay Patel's removal from the secretary's post by his own state association Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) after a court in Vadodara rejected his plea.
Rajasthan HC issues notices to BCCI, RCA
Media coverage of the ongoing BCCI-RCA tiff, and the subsequent intervention by the Rajasthan High Court
SportBusiness International interviews Lalit Modi
Lalit Modi reveals his comeback plan in an interview with SportBusiness International, after his passport was restored by the High Court.
Lalit Modi's interview with 'Divya Bhaskar'
Media coverage of Lalit Modi's reaction after the High Court restored his passport and set aside all orders against the RCA chief.
AUG 2014
Media coverage of BCCI-RCA spat
RCA may take legal recourse regarding the reported move by the BCCI to form an ad-hoc committee to run the affairs of the state body.
Modi re-elected president of Nagaur Cricket Body
Media coverage of Lalit Modi's re-election as the President of Nagaur Cricket Association.
JUN 2014
Media Coverage: Dark days ahead for cricket
Media coverage of Lalit Modi's thoughts on Srinivasan becoming ICC Chairman.
MAY 2014
Modi calls Giles Clarke 'fixer', 'hand in glove' with Srinivasan
Clarke allegedly strong-armed the ICC into withdrawing an investigation into fixing in a match involving the England women's team.
Bookies approached 2 IPL players
BCCI President for IPL, Sunil Gavasakar revealed that two players were approached by bookies during the ongoing IPL season.
Srinivasan pulled up by SC for seeking order modification
The vacation bench of the Supreme Court declines to reinstate Srinivasan as BCCI President.
Justice Mudgal directed to conduct probe into IPL scandal
The Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee will conduct probe against N Srinivasan and top cricketers in the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal.
'IPL will continue to flourish'
Lalit Modi talks about how he conceived the IPL and the current state of affairs within the league and the BCCI in his interview with Business Today.
Fans losing faith in IPL: Modi
Lalit Modi talks about the road ahead for RCA and the BCCI in an interview to Hindustan Times.
Media Coverage Dossier of Lalit Modi's RCA Win
A thumping win for Lalit Modi in the Rajasthan Cricket Association by 24 votes out of 33 puts him back in the President's seat
Lalit Modi Mail Today Interview
Newly-elected RCA President Modi says BCCI can take action him but not his association
BCCI Press Release explaining RCA suspension
Honorary Secretary of the BCCI explains their rationale behind RCA suspension.
Lalit Modi elected as RCA President
IPL founder makes comeback to cricket administration after winning Rajasthan Cricket Association election.
APR 2014
SC reserves order on constituting probe panel
BCCI objects to Justice Mukul Mudgal heading the IPL probe panel; wants a fresh panel to conduct the inquiry.
Media coverage of SC proceedings on IPL scandal
A glimpse of news stories reported in the media on the Supreme Court proceedings regarding the IPL corruption scandal.
Media coverage of Sanjay Patel's removal from BCA managing committee
The Baroda Cricket Association remove the BCCI Secretary from its managing committee because his selection was unconstitutional.
Modi demands CBI probe
Former IPL Chairman, Lalit Modi wants the CBI to investigate into the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal.
Supreme Court demands inquiry into Srinivasan and 12 others
Former BCCI President, N Srinivasan named in IPL probe report submitted by retired Justice Mukul Mudgal; Supreme Court demands inquiry.
Media coverage: RCA demands emergent BCCI meeting
Coverage in the media on how RCA and other state associations are seeking clarification on BCCI's stance in legal tussle with the Supreme Court.
Verma demands CBI probe into IPL scandal
Cricket Association of Bihar chief alleges that JSCA President Amitabh Chaudhry is involved in corrupt practices; calls for CBI inquiry.
Wisden takes aim at Big Three
Wisden's take on how the Big Three of international cricket administration are jeopardising the future of the sport.
Ban a catalyst to spur me on, says Lalit Modi
Lalit Modi explains why the BCCI cannot disaffiliate RCA if he is declared president.
Question of fearing arrest does not arise: Lalit Modi
Modi speaks about the charges levelled against him and recent developments in Indian cricket.
Media Coverage: RCA's reaction to IPL snub
Newspaper reports of RCA's reaction to IPL matches being shifted from Jaipur to Ahmedabad.
Cairns questioned by British police
Former New Zealand cricket captain, Chris Cairns revealed that he was interviewed by Scotland Yard for his alleged involvement in match-fixing.
FICA opposes Srinivasan's potential ICC role
The Federation of International Cricketers' Association expresses its disapproval of N Srinivasan having a potential role at ICC.
Media Coverage: Manohar calls for suspension of IPL 2014
Newspaper reports on former BCCI President, Shashank Manohar's call to suspend IPL 2014.
Media Coverage: SC instructs Srinivasan to step down
The Supreme Court instructs Srinivasan to step down as BCCI chief. Calls his staying on nauseating for cricket.
Media Coverage: SC's proposal on Srinivasan
An overview of the media coverage garnered after the Supreme Court's proposal to suspend CSK and RR.
MAR 2014
I.S Bindra's statements on Srinivasan
Glimpses of statements made by I.S Bindra in the media regarding the mismanagement at the helm of affairs at BCCI.
Media Coverage: Modi demands Srini's ouster
Regional Media Coverage pan-India of Lalit Modi calls for Srinivasan's ouster. IS Bindra blogs for his immediate removal.
JAN 2014
Media Coverage: RCA elections
Media coverage after Supreme Court's observer NM Kasliwal allows Lalit Modi to contest RCA elections.
OCT 2013
Srinivasan to face criminal charges
The President of the Sri Ganganagar District Cricket Association, has filed a criminal complaint with the Marine Drive Police Station at Mumbai against N. Srinivasan.
Suit against Disciplinary Committee deemed maintainable
The court Ms. Ruby Alka Gupta, learned additional District Judge - 02 at the Patilal House Courts New Delhi has held in its order obtained on October 19th 2013 that the suit filed by Mr Lalit Modi in February 2013 is maintainable.
Media coverage: Rajasthan High Court order
A glimpse of the media coverage garnered after the Rajasthan High Court stayed the BCCI ban
MAY 2013
'Where were the anti-corruption units of ICC and BCCI?'
With international-level players like Sreesanth getting caught in spot fixing, don’t you thing that the IPL plant that you planted is drying up, almost to death?
I received death threats for refusing to fix IPL matches, says Lalit Modi
Lalit Modi, now in exile in London, was the architect of the billion-dollar cricket league. A league which has revolutionised the game completely, making India the true commercial epicentre of the sport.
IPL was clean during my time, says Lalit Modi
Former chairman of the Indian Premier League said Thursday was the sad day for Indian cricket. Speaking to the media after three Rajasthan Royals players, including Sreesanth, was arrested allegedly for spot-fixing at least three separate IPL games, Modi slammed the current IPL organisers for "lack of governance."
Lalit Modi comes down hard on BCCI
Architect of the beleaguered Indian T20 league, Lalit Modi, came down hard on its chairman Rajeev Shukla as well as the BCCI for the current mess that the cash-rich tournament currently finds itself in following the arrests of Rajasthan Royals players S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila on spot-fixing charges on Thursday.
MAR 2013
Court takes cognisance of chargesheet in rave party case
A special court on Monday took cognisance of the chargesheet filed by Mumbai police in Juhu rave party case, in which IPL player Rahul Sharma and actor couple Apoorva Agnihotri and Shilpa Agnihotri are among the accused.
Yuvraj, Unmukt power North Zone to Deodhar Trophy final
Half-centuries by senior pro Yuvraj Singh and the talented Unmukt Chand helped North Zone cruise to a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Central Zone to enter the Deodhar Trophy final, here on Monday.
UK reprieve for Lalit Modi
Former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi has got a reprieve from the UK authorities which told India that Modi cannot be extradited without a court request.
FEB 2013
BCCI chief summoned on Modi's plea
BCCI President N Srinivasan and disciplinary committee members Jyotiraditya Scindia and Arun Jaitley have been issued summons by a Delhi court on a plea by former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi.
NOV 2012
Lalit Modi claims he escaped being murdered
Modi made the allegations in the book “Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy: A Journey to the Heart of Cricket’s Underworld” written by British journalist Ed Hawkins.
Spot-fixing rife: Lalit Modi
Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi has said that spot-fixing is "rife in the game" and that he has survived three attempts on his life for refusing to fix IPL matches.
Modi rubbishes reports about return to india
Former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi has rubbished media reports that the Indian government has sought help of British authorities to deport him from the United Kingdom, saying such stories were based on "innuendo and misinformation".
IPL not the same, as it was
The IPL brand, as a single entity including all the stakeholders, was valued at $4.13 billion in 2010, when the tournament was at its peak with former chairman Lalit Modi at the helm.
OCT 2012
'BCCI gifting IPL team to Srinivasan's friends'
Former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi on Thursday, fired a fresh salvo at Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N Srinivasan, alleging that he is trying to "gift" the Hyderabad franchise to his "friends".
SEP 2012
'IPL decisions were collective, not personal'
Former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi has said allegations levelled in show cause notices by the ED for alleged forex law violations of over Rs 1,310 crore in the conduct of the T20 tournament in South Africa concerned "collective responsibilities" rather than being personal.
Hard to see IPL going this way: Lalit Modi
I've been advocating action from the IPL Governing Council for some time to ensure the future prosperity of brand IPL. They must act for the benefit of the supporters, owners, sponsors and all commercial partners but progress — if any — appears to be dangerously slow.
AUG 2012
Modi continues attack on Shukla
A day after accusing the Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla of planning to start a Twenty20 League in the United Arab Emirates, former IPL boss Lalit Modi on Tuesday tweeted documents that allegedly supported his claims.
Modi settles libel case against Giles Clarke
Former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi has settled his libel case against England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Giles Clarke out-of-court, an ECB statement said on Tuesday.
JUN 2012
Tony Greig tells India to put cricket before cash
Former England captain Tony Greig has urged India to accept the "spirit of cricket is more important than generating billions of dollars". India is cricket's economic powerhouse, driving the finance of the global game through the sponsorship and broadcast deals that derive from the sport's huge popularity in the world's second most populous nation.
SA to host fourth edition of CLT20
South Africa will host the fourth edition of the Champions League Twenty20 in October with Pakistan's Sialkot Stallions being the new entrant, it was confirmed on Tuesday.
'Hitting the nets at NCA 'big achievement' for me'
Rehabilitating at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), Yuvraj Singh on Tuesday said that hitting the nets after being treated for cancer is a "big achievement" for him and he is hoping for things to get better with each passing day.
New target on Dawood's hit list: Lalit Modi
Indian Premiere league, inventor, Lalith Modi is said to be on the Dawood hit list. According to the various city high police alert, Lalith was on the hit list during the IPL season. So, for this reason, his security was beefed up during the IPL series.
APR 2012
England jealous of IPL: Pietersen
Jealousy could be the reason for negative attitudes in England towards the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL), Delhi Daredevils batting star Kevin Pietersen said.
FEB 2012
BCCI rules out further negotiations with Sahara
A day after Shashank Manohar, who played a key role in bringing Sahara into the IPL fold in 2010 was asked to mediate the BCCI-Sahara talks, a senior BCCI official has categorically denied any further discussions with the corporate group.
IPL auction in 2009 was rigged in favour of CSK, claims Lalit Modi
Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi on Tuesday claimed that the auction for the 2009 edition of the cash-rich T20 tournament was "rigged" in favour of Chennai Super Kings whose owner, N Srinivasan, is now the president of the Indian Cricket Board.
Lalit Modi slams Srinivasan for Sahara's ouster from Indian cricket
Former IPL chairman Lalit Modi on Saturday blamed BCCI president N Srinivasan's arrogant style of functioning for Sahara Group's decision to snap all the ties with the Cricket Board.
OCT 2011
International Award For Lalit Modi
Lalit has this week been officially recognised as one of the world's leading sports innovators at a prestigious International Sports Management Awards evening in London.
JUL 2011
Tim May backing Harper in fight against India's influence
The BCCI wields too much power according to FICA chief Tim May
Michael Holding hits out at BCCI 'power'
West Indies legend Michael Holding criticises the BCCI for wielding too much power
JUN 2011
'Lalit Modi has no stake in Sri Lanka Premier League'
Somerset Entertainment Ventures deny that Lalit Modi is involved in their organisation
'Control' freak? Time for the BCCI to show some humility
Richard Sydenham writes about the BCCI's domineering nature
Modi clarifies that he has no role in SLPL
Lalit Modi distances himself from having any links with the SLPL
MAY 2011
No regrets, no complains: Shane Warne
The Australian bowling legend credits Lalit Modi for a memorable spell with the IPL.
The Confidence Man
Samanth Subramanian provides an in-depth view of the emergence of the IPL under the guidance of Lalit Modi.
Rise & fall of the Commissioner
Lalit Modi and the Indian Premier League
APR 2011
Modi defends family cash made in IPL
'Only family believed in my idea'
No regrets, declares Lalit Modi
LKM decides to speak out on the various allegations he's facing from the BCCI
Lalit Modi claims he is victim of a 'witch hunt'
Modi responds to allegations of corruption
'I'll come back only if it is safe'
Lalit Modi cites security concerns for not returning to India
Can't get bigger than the IPL
Big Bash is no competition to the IPL, say experts
IPL boss responds to rebel league allegations
LKM responds to allegations of planning a rebel league in England.
MAY 2008
Lalit Modi: Cricket's billion-dollar brain
Lalit Modi reveals how his passion for cricket helped him create the Indian Premier League
JAN 1970
ICC lacks strong leadership in current times: ex-CEO Lorgat
The former ICC boss said barring Khawaja's peace slogans on shoes showed ICC lacked consistency in applying its rules
Waugh warns cricket boards for ignoring Test cricket
Australia Great Warns ICC, BCCI Over 'Irrelevant Legacy'