What is the full form of BCCI

BCCI: Board of Control for Cricket in India

BCCI stands for Board of Control for Cricket in India. It is the national governing body for cricket in India. This is formed in December,1928 to replace Calcutta Cricket Board and headquartered at Mumbai. It is associated with International cricket Council (ICC) and is the richest cricket board in the world.

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It controls all tournaments inside and outside India. It has the authority to select players, umpires and officials to participates in international events. The BCCI officials are elected by the representatives of state cricket associations. BCCI is headed by the president which is the highest designation in BCCI. Its current president (as of July 2017) is Vinod Rai. He is the former Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG). The logo of BCCI is derived from the British Indian flag during the colonial period.

BCCI’s first president: R.E.Grant Govan

BCCI’s first secretary: Anthony De Mello

BCCI has 27 state association members and 3 non playing members from the all 5 cricket zones in India. These 5 cricket zones are:

  • North Zone
  • South Zone
  • East Zone
  • West Zone
  • Central Zone

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Tournaments conducted by BCCI

BCCI conducts the following tournaments in India:

  • Indian Premier League (IPL)
  • BCCI Corporate Trophy
  • Irani Cup
  • Ranji Trophy
  • Duleep Trophy
  • Vijay hazare Trophy
  • Deodhar Trophy
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
  • NKP Salve Challenger Trophy