The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reportedly decided to ditch the services of International Cricket Council’s (ICC) and to employ the services of its own Anti Corruption Unit (ACU) for the upcoming season of the IPL T20 tournament.
The chairman of Supreme Court, Vinod Rai appointed BCCI’s Committee of Administrators which made it sure about their discontinuation to ICC’s services.
In an interview with Indian Express, Rai claimed that they have hired ICC’s ASSU services for ten long years and now it is the time to hire their own people without any issues. He further added that their payment to ACU officer is ten per cent of what they paid to ICC ACSU.
BCCI part ways with ICC’s Anti-Corruption Security unit having paid Rs 3.1 crore during IPL 2018https://t.co/vDtBiRyINn
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The previous IPL had made the world’s richest cricket board shell out an ₹ 3.1 crore and this financial issue can be the main reason behind the BCCI’s decision for the move.
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IPL 2019 is about to begin!
The upcoming 12th edition of the IPL is going to start on March 23 with the opening match between previous year’s champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the M.A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
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The IPL schedule for only first two weeks has been announced considering the announcement of Lok Sabha 2019 election dates. The rest of the schedule is yet to be announced.
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Also, the World Cup is starting on May 30, the schedule arrangement for the T20 games by the board will be quite an interesting job.
About BCCI’s Journey
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is the governing body of Cricket in India. It was set up on December 4, 1928, by a group of players at Roshanara Club in Delhi with an aim to end the British monopoly in cricket. Back then, the board had 6 regional bodies as its first members.
However, today it is a sprawling institution with 30 full-time members, and a worth of ₹ 3,308 crores.BCCI is one of those few sports bodies in the world to not follow a set structure.
As a result of independent from the government for the generation of funds, BCCI works independently. Moreover, it is also exempt from making their balance sheets public.Today, BCCI is worth over ₹ 3,000 crore, making it the richest cricket board in the world.