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coa meet: bcci’s legal counsel asked to go


written by shamik chakrabarty | kolkata | published:february 18, 2017 1:43 am a senior bcci member, however, questioned the coa’s decision to sack a cricket board counsel.the supreme court-appointed committee of administrators (coa) sacked bcci legal counsel radha rangaswamy on friday. no reason has been given for the removal but according to a source, the coa is planning to change the lawyers in the cricket board set-up. rangaswamy is a very senior counsel who had been appearing for the bcci as an advocate-on-record (aor) in the ongoing lodha committee recommendations court battle. she had appeared for the cricket board earlier as well, when the supreme court had removed n srinivasan as bcci president. rangaswamy wasn’t available for comment.according to the source, the decision to fire






bcci coa meet: legal counsel sacked without official reason


written by shamik chakrabarty | kolkata | updated: february 18, 2017 8:00 am a senior bcci member, however, questioned the coa’s decision to sack a cricket board counsel.the supreme court-appointed committee of administrators (coa) sacked bcci legal counsel radha rangaswamy on friday. no reason has been given for the removal but according to a source, the coa is planning to change the lawyers in the cricket board set-up. rangaswamy is a very senior counsel who had been appearing for the bcci as an advocate-on-record (aor) in the ongoing lodha committee recommendations court battle. she had appeared for the cricket board earlier as well, when the supreme court had removed n srinivasan as bcci president. rangaswamy wasn’t available for comment.according to the source, the decision to fire






team india may not participate in icc champions trophy 2017. know why?


it might come as a shock to many but the richest cricket board in the world— bcci is expected to remain silent in icc’s dubai meet. dubai meet will surely witness a considerable amount of policy changes for the next cycle. the icc board meeting in dubai is to start on february 3 and will be concluded on february 4. ceo vikram limaye and bcci secretary amitabh chaudhary will be representing bcci in the meet. this meet is expected to incorporate major changes for the coming cycle which will directly be affecting bcci. although, bcci  might just survive this onslaught by threatening to pull out of icc champions trophy 2017 starting june 1.the major changes include abolishing the big three model. according to the current model bcci has 20.3 per cent stake in revenues earned by icc. if speculat






bcci general manager rp shah resigns, cites health as reason


written by shamik chakrabarty | kolkata | updated: february 19, 2017 8:07 am bcci has been undergoing reforms since sc decided to intervene after non-compliance with lodha reforms.the indian cricket board’s (bcci) general manager (commercial) rp shah has put in his papers, citing health reasons. his resignation comes in the wake of senior cricket board counsel radha rangaswamy’s removal from the panel of lawyers.“see, i am more than 61 (years of age) and stay in pune. and due to health reasons, doctors have been advising me to avoid hectic schedules. (from pune to mumbai) you know you have to travel a lot. therefore, i discussed this with my family. i had resigned long back actually. sometime in october-november last year, i had closed my papers. the (bcci) ceo requested me to continue,






bcci gm rp shah resigns, cites health as reason


written by shamik chakrabarty | kolkata | published:february 19, 2017 1:00 amthe indian cricket board’s (bcci) general manager (commercial) rp shah has put in his papers, citing health reasons. his resignation comes in the wake of senior cricket board counsel radha rangaswamy’s removal from the panel of lawyers.“see, i am more than 61 (years of age) and stay in pune. and due to health reasons, doctors have been advising me to avoid hectic schedules. (from pune to mumbai) you know you have to travel a lot. therefore, i discussed this with my family. i had resigned long back actually. sometime in october-november last year, i had closed my papers. the (bcci) ceo requested me to continue, so i continued. now everybody has settled down. so i requested him (ceo) again and he agreed. i’m leavi






vinod rai checks in, bcci officials check out


written by shamik chakrabarty | kolkata | updated: february 1, 2017 11:22 am supreme court appointed administrators (left to right) vikram limaye, vinod rai and diana edulji with bcci ceo rahul johri in mumbai on tuesday. kevin d’souzaon their first day at the job, the supreme court appointed committee of administrators (coa) headed by vinod rai established their control over the indian cricket board. it e through in two issues – who would convene the selection meeting and who would represent the bcci in the february 2 icc meeting in dubai. the bcci old hands amitabh chaudhary, the joint secretary, and anirudh chaudhry, the treasurer, thought they could convene the selection meeting and represent the board in the dubai meeting but were denied by the coa.watch what else is making newsthe






2 bcci officials appointed by ex-chief anurag thakur sacked by vinod rai and co.


former bcci president anurag thakur might have been banished from the office, but seems to be recieving all the information secretly through a messanger. as per repports, indian cricket team’s media manager nishant arora has been accused of leaking details of dressing room talks.the new bcci administrators appointed by the supreme court have sacked the 2 officials who were appointed by anurag thakur and ajay shirke.meanwhile the appointments and tenure of other bcci officials will be overseen by bcci ceo rahul johri.according to the players, nishant has been ‘over-indulgent’ in dressing room matters and has been reporting them ‘verbatim’ to thakur.you may also like“is he (media manager) there to make things easy for us or to irritate us?” a senior team india member asked.“media manager’s j






nine and out: sc-appointed coa spells out tenure for office-bearers


written by shamik chakrabarty | kolkata | published:february 24, 2017 4:49 am supreme court appointed bcci administrator vinod rai.the supreme court-appointed committee of administrators (coa), in a letter to all state associations, has clarified that office-bearers will get nine years either in the bcci or state bodies, and it’s not a cumulative 18-year term. the directive calls time on the cricket administration careers of almost all high-profile bcci and state association functionaries — rajeev shukla, amitabh choudhary, anirudh chaudhry, brijesh patel et al. — unless it is revoked in future court hearings.these cricket administrators haven’t served nine years in the bcci, although they have completed that period in their respective state associations. the supreme court...






bcci still harboring deep rooted resentment to lodha reforms


by: pti | new delhi | updated: february 9, 2017 1:21 pm the supreme court had removed anurag thakur and ajay shirke as bcci president and secretary for obstructing the implementation of the lodha recommendations. (source: express p o)the resistance to lodha panel reforms remains deep rooted in the bcci with only state bodies of vidarbha and tripura implementing the supreme court approved reforms in toto, a source has claimed.india vs bangladesh live scoreafter removing anurag thakur and ajay shirke as bcci president and secretary for obstructing the implementation of the lodha recommendations, the supreme court last month formed a four-member panel headed by former comptroller and auditor general vinod rai to run the day-to-day affairs of the cricket board as the matter is sub-judice.“the






bcci still harbouring deep rooted resentment to lodha reforms


by: pti | new delhi | updated: february 9, 2017 2:00 pm the supreme court had removed anurag thakur and ajay shirke as bcci president and secretary for obstructing the implementation of the lodha recommendations. (source: express p o)the resistance to lodha panel reforms remains deep rooted in the bcci with only state bodies of vidarbha and tripura implementing the supreme court approved reforms in toto, a source has claimed.india vs bangladesh live scoreafter removing anurag thakur and ajay shirke as bcci president and secretary for obstructing the implementation of the lodha recommendations, the supreme court last month formed a four-member panel headed by former comptroller and auditor general vinod rai to run the day-to-day affairs of the cricket board as the matter is sub-judice.“the






bcci media manager tenders resignation


by: pti | new delhi | published:february 6, 2017 4:06 pm coa member diana edulji said that they have not named anyone but had only instructed for the closure of the delhi office. (source: file, representational)the indian cricket team’s media manager nishant arora has tendered his resignation following committee of administrators (coa)’s decision that delhi office of bcci would be shut down.it was learnt that arora tendered his resignation last evening after he was told that he has to shift to mumbai at cricket house where the staff works. he also didn’t go to hyderabad where india will play bangladesh in a one-off test from february 9.the delhi office recruits were all former president anurag thakur’s staff and with him being removed by supreme court, it was imperative that they would be






coa members discuss deloitte report, meet gopal shankarnarayan


by: pti | new delhi | updated: february 17, 2017 9:47 pm cag vinod rai refused to divulge any information about the discussions that took place in the meeting.the committee of administrators (coa), headed by former cag vinod rai, had a lengthy meeting where the deloitte’s audit report of various state associations was tabled.justice (retd) rm lodha panel secretary gopal shankarnarayan was also present at the meeting along with bcci ceo rahul johri. the meeting lasted for more than six hours.the coa’s first job will be to conduct elections in all state cricket associations along with implementation of the reforms.the deloitte report has made some scathing observations about a few state associations including hyderabad cricket assciations. it will be interesting to know what kind of conclus






nishant arora resigns as bcci's media manager after alleged information leak to


after the reports were out that, the indian cricket team’s media manager nishant arora has allegedly leaked details of dressing room to ex-bcci president anurag thakur has rendered his resignation.it’s believed that arora resigned on february 5 after he was told that he has to shift to mumbai at cricket house where the staff works. he also didn’t go to hyderabad where india will play bangladesh in a one-off test from february 9.arora has been the bcci media manager for 18 months and had been on tours to australia, us, west indies to name a few.you may also likecoa member diana edulji said that they have not named anyone but had only instructed for the closure of the office.“we had just said that president’ s office in delhi should be shut down and all those recruited in delhi office will n






bcci general manager resigns from post


by: pti | new delhi | published:february 18, 2017 5:55 pm some in the bcci circles perceive that shah’s decision have come in the wake of committee of administrators (coa) looking into each and every aspect of the board’s functioning. (source: file)rp shah, one of the three general managers of bcci, today resigned from his post citing his age as a “reason”.shah was the general manager (commercial) and was considered to be one of the big decision makers in board’s commercial interests.while some in the bcci circles perceive that shah’s decision have come in the wake of committee of administrators (coa) looking into each and every aspect of the board’s functioning, shah said that it was purely a personal decision taken four months back.“yes, i have resigned from my post. the reason is that






we lost $200 million due to india not touring pakistan: pcb


by: pti | karachi | updated: february 13, 2017 6:01 pm pcb, who led the move to end the ‘big three’ governance system, said india as expected opposed the move.pakistan cricket board chairman shaharyar khan disclosed that the pcb had incurred losses amounting to usd 200 million because of the indian team not playing bilateral cricket series in pakistan.“i informed the bcci representative at the international cricket council (icc) meeting recently that pcb had incurred losses of around usd 200 million because of india’s refusal to play us and these losses were mounting as the bcci was not even honouring a legal agreement to play bilateral series between 2015 and 2023,” he said.khan said that pakistan was now awaiting the confirmation of the new draft constitution of the icc, which is expect






bcci backtracks, abjures yusuf pathan's noc for hong kong t20


now, imagine you have an offer letter of a certain company and then when you join the company they say that your offer does not exist, that is exactly the situation world cup winning team india member yusuf pathan had to face after he got the all-clearance from the bcci, they make a u-turn.indian wicket-keeper dinesh karthik too succumbed to the same fate, who wanted to play the rival caribbean league. though pathan was unavailable for comment, karthik confirmed that his application was spiked.according to close bcci sources we learn that this decision was taken after many players expressed their interest in playing for these rival leagues, this is exactly what prompted bcci to rethink.you may also like“this would be a good opportunity to get into the groove before the ipl, because interna






want to own the no.1 test side? pay rs 538 cr, quotes bcci


want to own the no. 1 test cricket team in the world? yes, it is up for grabs and it will cost you rs 538 cr. do you have the massive figure? tough, isn’t it! mind you, the rights are available for five years. star india, who owns it currently will see their term end on march 31. so all you money spinners, start contemplating at least. bcci has initiated the tender process to award one of the most coveted sponsorship rights to the buyer.whosoever becomes star india’s successor in april will hold the sponsorship of team india who will be playing 259 matches, including 238 bilateral matches and 21 across icc tournaments—icc champions trophy in june 2017, 2019 icc world cup, 2020 icc world t20, and 2021 icc champions trophy.bcci has set rs 2.2 crore as the base price for bilateral matches, wh






supreme court allows bcci officials to attend icc meeting


written by devendra pandey | mumbai | published:february 2, 2017 5:52 am anirudh chaudhary (above) and amitabh choudhury can attend the meeting.the supreme court s down one of the initial decisions taken by the panel appointed by them to run indian cricket. a day after bcci treasurer anirudh chaudhary was told by committee of administrators (coa) that he cannot represent bcci in the international cricket council (icc) meeting in dubai, the apex court ruled that he could. the india’s highest court stated all three persons—vikram limaye, amitabh choudhury and anirudh chaudhary—are authorised to represent the bcci. that they all “enjoy the same status” and can attend the crucial icc meet.watch what else is making newspost the clarification from supreme court, amitabh and anirudh flew to dub






bcci will be back where they belong very soon: ravi shastri


by: pti | new delhi | updated: february 16, 2017 10:13 pm ravi shastri served as team director of the indian team before anil kumble took over. (source: express file)a few nations are making a big mistake by trying to take advantage of the current mess that indian cricket board is in, warned former captain ravi shastri, who also advised the bcci to demand every penny it deserves from the icc for being the biggest revenue generator.shastri, who served as team director of the indian team before anil kumble took over, warned certain cricket boards that this “institution is here to stay.”“my warning to such people is: beware… this state of flux will not last for long. bcci will be back where they belong very very soon. and that is why it is important that the bcci stresses on the issues at ha






justice mukul mudgal donates ddca fee to delhi police martyrs’ fund


by: pti | new delhi | published:february 2, 2017 9:45 pm justice mukul mudgal has played a philanthropic role in cleanliness of the ddca financial mess.in a novel gesture, the delhi high court appointed former ddca observer justice mukul mudgal has decided to donate his entire fees amounting to rs 15 lakh to the delhi police martyrs’ fund.this is not the first time that justice mudgal, a sports enthusiast in every sense, has been involved in philanthropic activity. as a matter of fact, mudgal at times did not attend the delhi & districts cricket ociation meetings in person and refused his per day fee, which was certainly not a small amount.“yes, i have told the ddca that whatever has been my consultation fees for my tenure as an observer, that amount should be donated to the delhi pol






amitabh chaudhary attends cec meet; two in ‘board’ meet if icc approves


by: pti | new delhi | published:february 2, 2017 11:45 pmarmed with approval from the supreme court, bcci joint secretary amitabh chaudhary on thursday attended the chief executive committee (cec) meeting in dubai even as indian board will seek approval from icc so that two people including vikram limaye can attend the ‘board’ meeting.as per the icc constitution in a ‘board meeting’, two representatives from the same cricket board can be allowed wherein one is a participating ‘director’ and the other an ‘observer’.the ‘observer’ as per constitution will have no role to play and cannot participate in any of the discussions of the ‘directors’ of the board.however, bcci will need to apply and get approval of the icc board that in this meeting, they would be needing two representatives with c






bcci media manager nishant jeet arora resigns


by: express web desk | updated: february 6, 2017 4:12 pm reports also suggest that arora tendered his resignation following committee of administrators (coa)’s decision that delhi office of bcci would be shut down. (source: twitter)the bcci’s media manager, on monday, tendered his resignation to the supreme court appointed committee of administrators. this e after reports of nishant jeet arora leaking dressing room information to former president anurag thakur in  an alleged attempt to create a rift between the players.read| on supreme court panel’s orders, anurag thakur and ajay shirke’s offices closed, employees relievedon the other hand, reports also suggest that arora tendered his resignation following committee of administrators (coa)’s decision that delhi office of bcci would be shu






bcci media manager nishant jeet arora resigns


by: express web desk | published:february 6, 2017 2:50 pm reports also suggest that arora tendered his resignation following committee of administrators (coa)’s decision that delhi office of bcci would be shut down. (source: twitter)the bcci’s media manager, on monday, tendered his resignation to the supreme court appointed committee of administrators. this e after reports of nishant jeet arora leaking dressing room information to former president anurag thakur in  an alleged attempt to create a rift between the players.read| on supreme court panel’s orders, anurag thakur and ajay shirke’s offices closed, employees relievedon the other hand, reports also suggest that arora tendered his resignation following committee of administrators (coa)’s decision that delhi office of bcci would be sh






bcci administrators meet on friday to discuss board audit


written by devendra pandey | mumbai | updated: february 17, 2017 9:57 am supreme court appointed bcci administrator vinod rai.the state associations who have been resisting the structural reforms ordered by the supreme court have every reason to be worried now. on friday, the committee of administrators (coa), appointed by the apex court and headed by vinod rai, are set to have an important meeting in new delhi with leading audit firm deloitte, which had tabled its devastating reports on each state association to the board of control of cricket in india (bcci) last year.the indian express understands that the coa wants to know the exact findings of the report and also whether the bcci have acted on them. the coa has also called lodha committee’s secretary gopal shankarnaryanan and audito






icc proposes shake-up in test, odi formats


mumbai: the chief exeutive committee (cec) of the international cricket council (icc) has mooted re-structuring of test and one-day cricket and conduct it in a league format to add more context to the games. the icc cec has proposed a two-tier test league along with a 13-team league, which will determine the teams who qualify for the 2019 world cup in uk. the two-tier test league may have the top nine teams as per icc rankings in the elite league, while the likes of zimbabwe, afghanistan and ireland s in the second tier with a few other ociate nations. a regional t20 competition is also being mulled for the world t20. the proposals will now go to the icc board. on urday, the icc will discuss the financial model of the game. but, there's already chaos as far as indian cricket is concerned






supreme court allows bcci officials to attend icc meeting


written by devendra pandey | mumbai | updated: february 2, 2017 11:09 am anirudh chaudhary (above) and amitabh choudhury can attend the meeting. (source: express archives)the supreme court s down one of the initial decisions taken by the panel appointed by them to run indian cricket. a day after bcci treasurer anirudh chaudhary was told by committee of administrators (coa) that he cannot represent bcci in the international cricket council (icc) meeting in dubai, the apex court ruled that he could. the india’s highest court stated all three persons—vikram limaye, amitabh choudhury and anirudh chaudhary—are authorised to represent the bcci. that they all “enjoy the same status” and can attend the crucial icc meet.watch what else is making newspost the clarification from supreme court, amit






bcci chief vinod rai's first reaction: institution needs a revamp


days after getting appointed as the chief administrator of the bord of control for cricket in india (bcci), former comptroller and auditor general (cag) vinod rai gave his first reaction and asserted that the newly formed admin body will put efforts to rejuvenate board’s image.while speaking to the press reporters, rai said, “we will revamp the entire system within the board and try hard to clean the board’s image. bcci needs good governance, we will provide that and restore it back to the democratic set-up that it should be.”“the supreme court gave its order on january 30 and on february 4, i joined the post. i have just come back yesterday. so my experience has been very good,” said rai on his stint so far.you may also like“i’m facing no problem in handling bcci because i sincerely belie






only sri lanka comes to india’s support


written by devendra pandey | mumbai | published:february 5, 2017 5:16 amwith the majority of the international cricket council (icc) board members voting in favour of a rollback of the structure under which india was to get the lion’s share of the revenue, the board of control for cricket in india’s last ditch efforts to garner support failed.india managed to get the support of sri lanka but it was clear that the majority of the test nations were not in favour of the big three structure.the two bcci office bearers — treasurer anirudh chaudhry joint secretary amitabh choudhary — who travelled to dubai (the bcci was represented by the supreme court-appointed administrator vikram limaye) for the icc board meeting could not convince the other board members to defer the voting till april. the






only sri lanka comes to india’s support at the icc meeting


written by devendra pandey | mumbai | updated: february 5, 2017 11:14 amwith the majority of the international cricket council (icc) board members voting in favour of a rollback of the structure under which india was to get the lion’s share of the revenue, the board of control for cricket in india’s last ditch efforts to garner support failed.india managed to get the support of sri lanka but it was clear that the majority of the test nations were not in favour of the big three structure.the two bcci office bearers — treasurer anirudh chaudhry, joint secretary amitabh choudhary — who travelled to dubai (the bcci was represented by the supreme court-appointed administrator vikram limaye) for the icc board meeting could not convince the other board members to defer the voting till april. th






s sreesanth slated for return to first division cricket


by: express web desk | published:february 15, 2017 2:30 pm s sreesanth’s international career was jeopardized when he was charged for spot-fixing during the ipl 6 in 2013.after a gap of nearly nearly four years s sreesanth is all set to return to the playing field. the tainted indian pacer, who got involved in a match-fixing scandal, is set to represent ernakulam cricket club in a first division two-day game starting on the 19th of february. this means that sreesanth has decided to ignore the orders by the bcci.  he also launched a scathing attack on the bcci for its hard-handedness.after the bcci refused to issue a no objection certificate that would allow him to play club cricket in scotland, the 34-year-old decided to come out and put his views in the public forum.“when there is no off






bcci takes u-turn, withdraws yusuf pathan’s noc for t20 event


written by devendra pandey | mumbai | published:february 15, 2017 2:23 am yusuf pathanwithin days of allowing world cup winning all-rounder yusuf pathan to play a t20 international tournament in hong kong, the board of control for cricket in india (bcci) has taken a u-turn. reverting to its long-standing stance of refusing noc to their players for any venture that is even remotely seen as competition to its own money-spinning indian premier league (ipl), the bcci has now stopped pathan from joining hong kong t20 blitz team kowloon cantons.another player to suffer the same fate was former india wicket-keeper dinesh karthik, who was keen to play the caribbean premier league. though pathan was unavailable for comment, karthik confirmed that his application was spiked.sources in the bcci say






on sc panel’s orders, thakur & shirke’s offices closed, employees relieved


written by devendra pandey | mumbai | published:february 6, 2017 4:24 am anurag thakur with ajay shirkefirst their official email ids were deleted a day after they were sacked by the supreme court. now, the offices maintained by anurag thakur, the former bcci president, and ajay shirke, the former secretary, have been shut down by the committee of administrators (coa). the new supreme-court appointed panel have informed the ceo rahul johri to close down the offices and relieve the employees of the former board officials.even after thakur and shirke quit, their employees were receiving salaries and receiving office expenses from the indian board. the coa felt as both office bearer hold no office in bcci, there is no need to maintain a president office in new delhi. when he be e the secret






on supreme court panel’s orders, anurag thakur and ajay shirke’s offices closed,


written by devendra pandey | mumbai | updated: february 6, 2017 11:13 am anurag thakur with ajay shirkefirst their official email ids were deleted a day after they were sacked by the supreme court. now, the offices maintained by anurag thakur, the former bcci president, and ajay shirke, the former secretary, have been shut down by the committee of administrators (coa). the new supreme-court appointed panel have informed the ceo rahul johri to close down the offices and relieve the employees of the former board officials.even after thakur and shirke quit, their employees were receiving salaries and receiving office expenses from the indian board. the coa felt as both office bearer hold no office in bcci, there is no need to maintain a president office in new delhi. when he be e the secret






sreesanth writes to bcci chief vinod rai: please revoke my ban!


from ‘slapgate’ to match-fixing, tainted indian bowler sreesanth has been the bad boy of cricket in our times. he brought a bad name to cricket, which is even worse in a country where cricket is drawn parallels with religion. he was caught on tape, receiving money from a bookie and spending it lavishly.he has recently urged the newly-appointed bcci supremo, vinod rai to revoke his ban. he has already lost four fruitful years of cricket in his prime. yet, the kerala-born pacer wants to play the game that earned him a name. sources close to him have revealed he (sreesanth) is upset with the way bcci has treated his case, even denying him the noc to play in the scottish cricket league.with a change in the top hierarchy, the kerala pacer expects a change of fortunes, which still looks bleak.yo






bcci media manager tenders resignation


new delhi: the indian cricket team's media manager nishant arora has tendered his resignation following committee of administrators (coa)'s decision that delhi office of bcci would be shut down. it was learnt that arora tendered his resignation last evening after he was told that he has to shift to mumbai at cricket house where the staff works. he also didn't go to hyderabad where india will play bangladesh in a one-off test from february 9. the delhi office recruits were all former president anurag thakur's staff and with him being removed by supreme court, it was imperative that they would be laid off. coa member diana edulji said that they have not named anyone but had only instructed for the closure of the office. "we had just said that president's office in delhi should be shut do






anurag thakur submits unconditional apology to supreme court to escape perjury c


by: express web desk | published:february 15, 2017 5:30 pm ousted bcci chief anurag thakur issued his apology to the supreme court fearing jail time. (source: reuters)former bcci chief anurag thakur has issued an apology in the ongoing case of perjury fearing that the supreme court could put him behind bars for defying it’s order on july 18. following a notice by the sc for prima-facie perjury,  anurag thakur has tendered his unconditional apology.according to a report in the hindustan times, in an affidavit submitted to the supreme court, thakur has asserted that the court got confused over the nature of letter he had asked from icc chairman shashank manohar. he also stated that he never sought a letter from the icc saying the appointment of cag nominee would amount to government interfe






windfall for ipl discards | the indian express


by: express news service | published:february 23, 2017 12:37 am cheteshwar pujara has more than 3,000 test runs to his name but went unsold in the recent ipl auction. file photothe supreme court-appointed committee of administrators (coa), in charge of the bcci at the moment, is said to have received a proposal to hike central contracts of indian players five times over.according to a source, the proposal has been put forward by someone who worked with the lodha committee in drawing up the cricket board’s constitutional and structural reform guidelines. the source also claims the proposal has the support of at least one coa member. no official confirmation, however, has been received yet.the bcci central contracts have three categories. grade a players receive rs 1 crore per year, w...






after hyderabad high court’s directive, ratnakar shetty appointed observer for i


by: pti | hyderabad | published:february 7, 2017 10:49 pm india play bangladesh in one-off test in hyderabad. (source: ap)on the directive of the hyderabad high court, the bcci on tuesday appointed ratnakar shetty as observer for the one-off test match between india and bangladesh, scheduled to be held in hyderabad from thursday.shetty, bcci’s general manager (game development), has been entrusted with the task to supervise and monitor arran ents being made by the hyderabad cricket ociation for the match, according to the board.“in compliance with the order dated 06.02.2017 p ed in wp(pil)m.p. no.30 of 2017 in wp(pil) no.16 of 2017 by the hon’ble hyderabad court and further on approval received by the committee of administrators of the bcci, bcci has appointed prof. ratnakar shetty, gener






bcci takes u-turn, withdraws yusuf pathan’s noc for hong kong t20 event


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windfall for ipl discards: coa receives proposal to hike central contracts


by: express news service | updated: february 23, 2017 10:54 am cheteshwar pujara has more than 3,000 test runs to his name but went unsold in the recent ipl auction.the supreme court-appointed committee of administrators (coa), in charge of the bcci at the moment, is said to have received a proposal to hike central contracts of indian players five times over.according to a source, the proposal has been put forward by someone who worked with the lodha committee in drawing up the cricket board’s constitutional and structural reform guidelines. the source also claims the proposal has the support of at least one coa member. no official confirmation, however, has been received yet.the bcci central contracts have three categories. grade a players receive rs 1 crore per year, while grade b...