BCCI's date goof up leaves state associations confused and board embarrassed

The BCCI was on Tuesday left red-faced after a letter it sent to state associations on the upcoming annual domestic captain-coaches' conclave, to be held in Mumbai on 28 February, carried a glaring error.

PTI, February 13, 2018

New Delhi: The BCCI was on Tuesday left red-faced after a letter it sent to state associations on the upcoming annual domestic captain-coaches' conclave, to be held in Mumbai on 28 February, carried a glaring error.

Image of the BCCI logo. AFP

Image of the BCCI logo. AFP

The letter sent to state associations by BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary, a copy of which is in possession of PTI, states that the "purpose of meeting is to seek feedback from the captains and coaches about Ranji Trophy season 2016-17 and discuss the same".

What left a lot of state associations confused was the "2016-17 season" in place of what should have been 2017-18 season.

While it is clear that it was a factual-cum-typographical error committed by the administrative department, what baffled many state unit officials was that nobody bothered to send a corrected version till Tuesday evening.

"It may have been an error on their part but it looked like a copy-paste job taking the template out of an earlier year's letter.

They should be a bit more careful about it," a senior state board functionary told PTI on conditions of anonymity.

He added, "I believe the secretary (Chaudhary) should at least read before signing any document. It reflects BCCI in poor light and also shows the seriousness about domestic events."

The meeting has been called a day after the Vijay Hazare Trophy to make it more meaningful as the chairman of selectors, MSK Prasad, will also be present and give his inputs regarding the scheduling of tournaments, which will help in smooth selection of senior and A teams.

Updated Date: Feb 13, 2018

T20 LEAGUE POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Hyderabad
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
13 8 5 0 16
3
Kolkata
14 8 6 0 16
4
Rajasthan
14 7 7 0 14
5
Mumbai
13 6 7 0 12
6
Bangalore
14 6 8 0 12
7
Punjab
13 6 7 0 12
8
Delhi
13 4 9 0 8




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3499 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5257 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Australia 3327 104
6 Pakistan 3279 102
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2990 130
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114