Tough road ahead for BCCI's inexperienced Apex Council as ICC's proposed FTP set to clog India's revenue stream
BCCI's president-elect Sourav Ganguly has rightly sounded the bugle against ICC. Almost all, except for a few members of CoA, felt that the world body was wrong in depriving India of their fair share of revenue. Dealing with ICC's proposed FTP then will be the apex council's first challenge.
VVS Laxman says he has no doubt that Indian cricket will continue to prosper under BCCI president-elect Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly, one of the finest Indian captains, will hold the post of the BCCI President for a mere nine months. He will have to demit office in July, due to compulsory cooling off period.
From improving umpiring standards to taking care of groundsmen: Challenges Sourav Ganguly will face as BCCI president
If Ganguly can make his presence felt over the next 10 months it could well pave the way for greater things when he returns after the cooling off period. But for that, the former India captain will need to play the innings of his life.
Conflict of interest looms large over Sourav Ganguly as former India captain pads up for new innings
Sources say they expect Ganguly to quit from all the conflicting posts by 3pm, including his involvement with Delhi Capitals. However, if he is found to be in conflict, the post of president will lie vacant as there is no move (at the time of writing) to file a dummy candidate.
BCCI affiliated units to finalise names of new office-bearers in 'informal meeting' in Mumbai ahead of AGM
All the affiliated units of the BCCI will on Sunday finalise the names of their new office-bearers in an "informal meeting" in Mumbai which is also likely to be attended by former administrators.
The Rajasthan Cricket Association violated the Supreme Court-mandated Lodha reforms during its elections, the faction which lost the polls has alleged in a complaint to the Committee of Administrators (CoA).
Newly elected president Vijay Patil also announced that the managing committee unanimously decided to nominate Ajinkya Naik as the MCA nominee for the BCCI polls to be held on 23 October.
Vijay Patil had last time unsuccessfully contested the polls losing to eventual president and NCP chief Sharad Pawar. However, Pawar later resigned citing the Lodha panel reforms.
COA considers TNCA's new constitution as 'non compliant', urges board to take corrective measures by 4 October
It is being speculated that the newly-elected TNCA executive body, in its upcoming meeting will elect N Srinivasan as its representative at the BCCI AGM in Mumbai.
The BCCI AGM-cum-elections is scheduled on 23 October in Mumbai. The elections were earlier scheduled for 22 October but was pushed ahead by a day due to assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana.
Vinod Rai says CoA members will resign from office on 23 October, no change in date of BCCI elections
The chairman of the Committee of Administrators (CoA) Vinod Rai said 23 October, the day of BCCI's elections will also be CoA members' last day in the office.
BCCI elections: Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, MP comply with CoA's directive on constitutional amendments; four associations still non-compliant
Chhattisgarh, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh on Friday decided to comply with the Committee of Administrators' directive on constitutional amendments
Former top bureaucrat DN Choudhari turns down offer to become electoral officer for upcoming MCA elections
The MCA on 20 August had approached Choudhari, former Principal Secretary, Law and Justice department of the Maharashtra government to become its electoral officer.
The CoA, chaired by Vinod Rai, also made it clear that the date for BCCI polls will remain unchanged.
Kapil Dev-led Cricket Advisory Committee gets green signal from BCCI's legal team to appoint next coach
Regarding the conduct of BCCI elections on 22 October, Rai said that 26 state associations are fully Lodha compliant and have appointed their electoral officers for the state unit polls.
The Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) today moved Supreme Court in a bid to stall BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur from contesting the scheduled election to President's post, contending that a charge-sheeted person cannot contest under the Lodha Committee recommendations.
It is learnt that two have come together to cobble up the numbers even as the BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur's faction tried to muster support for their Presidential candidate Rajeev Shukla.
Some West Zone units might have been contemplating moving the court to challenge the BCCI elections but Shivlal Yadav, who chaired today's AGM, was unfazed as he said people are free to knock the doors of the judiciary.
The new BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya said,"It is a victory for cleansing of cricket. It is a victory of cricket to which we are wedded."
Dalmiya was the only candidate for president and was officially elected at the BCCI's AGM in Chennai today.