The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has hit out at former South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs as well as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) over the Kashmir Premier League (KPL) controversy. While Gibbs claimed that he was being stopped by BCCI from playing in the tournament, PCB alleged that BCCI was interfering in the personal matter of Pakistan cricket. Reacting sharply, BCCI hit back and stated that the Indian board is well within its rights to take decisions with respect to “the cricketing ecosystem in the country.”
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has stated that is unaware as to how COVID-19 breached the IPL 2021 bio-bubble despite strict quarantine rules and SOPs in place. IPL 2021 had to be postponed indefinitely on Tuesday after a number of COVID-19 cases started emerging out of the bio-bubble. Ganguly, though, did admit that travel could have been one of the reasons
Former India medium pacer Chetan Sharma was on Thursday appointed as the chairman of the senior national selection panel by the BCCI's Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC). Apart from Sharma, two more former India pace bowlers Abey Kuruvilla (Mumbai) and Debasis Mohanty (Odisha) made it to the five-member panel. Sunil Joshi (south zone), who was till recently the chairman of selectors and Harvinder Singh (central zone), complete the committee.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has received approval from the Indian government to host the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), IPL governing council chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed.
Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has hit out at the BCCI, alleging the Indian cricket board had a hand in the postponement of the 2020 ICC T20 World Cup to pave the way for the Indian Premier League (IPL) to be held. Akhtar also expressed disappointment at the Asia Cup being cancelled.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reportedly come up with a tentative schedule for the Indian Premier League (IPL). The BCCI is hopeful of hosting the event from September 26 to November 8.
Even as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to wreck havoc in India, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has stated that every possible angle is being explored to try and see if the tournament can go ahead this year. Ganguly added that the possibility of holding the tournament in front of empty stands is also being considered seriously.
The BCCI has nominated Rohit Sharma for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in the wake of his stellar performances across formats in 2019. Further, the names of Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Deepti Yadav have been shortlisted for the Arjuna Award.