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By admin: Nov. 19, 2022

1. BCCI dissolves 4-member national selection committee headed by Chetan Sharma

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BCCI dissolves 4-member

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has disbanded the selection committee headed by Chetan Sharma on November 19, 2022 after India's dismal performance in Asia Cup 2022 and T20 World Cup.

Important facts

  • Apart from chief selector Chetan Sharma, the other members of the selection committee were Sunil Joshi, Harvinder Singh and Devashish Mohanty.

  • The BCCI invited fresh applications for national selectors for the senior men's team and the last date for submission of applications is November 28.

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was founded on 4 December 1928 at the Roshanara Club in Delhi by a group of players to end the British monopoly in cricket.

  • BCCI earlier had 6 regional bodies as its members, currently it has 30 full time members.

  • Its head office is located at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

  • It is affiliated to the International Cricket Council (ICC) and is the richest cricket board in the world.

  • It regulates all the tournaments inside and outside India.

  • It has the authority to select players, umpires and officials to participate in international events.

  • BCCI President - Roger Binny

  • BCCI secretary - Jay Shah

By admin: Nov. 14, 2022

2. Greg Barclay re-elected as ICC chairman

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Greg Barclay re-elected as ICC chairman

Greg Barclay has been unanimously re-elected as chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a second two-year term on 13 November, 2022.

Important facts

  • Barkley has been re-elected as independent president for a second two-year term. Barkley was elected unopposed after Zimbabwe's Tawengwa Mukuhlani withdrew.

  • Barkley was appointed as the IIC President in November 2020. At the same time, BCCI secretary Jay Shah was elected as the head of the powerful Finance and Commercial Affairs Committee of the ICC.

  • Greg Barclay-Hale was the President of New Zealand Cricket (NZC) and also served as the Director of ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2015.

About International Cricket Council (ICC)

  • It is the global governing body for cricket.

  • It was founded in 1909 as the Imperial Cricket Conference by representatives from England, Australia and South Africa.

  • In 1989, its name was changed to International Cricket Council (ICC).

  • Representing 108 members, it regulates and administers the game of cricket and works with members to develop the game.

  • It presides over the ICC Code of Conduct, playing conditions, decision review system and other ICC regulations.

  • Headquarter - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

By admin: Nov. 13, 2022

3. England wins the ICC T20 Men's world cup second time by beating Pakistan in the final

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England wins the ICC T20 Men's world cup

The England men’s cricket team won its second ICC T20 men’s cricket world cup by defeating Pakistan in the final played at the Melbourne cricket stadium on 13 November 2022. The England team is the current ICC ODI (One Day International) world champion 2019 and it earlier won the ICC T20 men's world cup in 2010.

England are the first men's team in history to hold both the 50-over and 20-over World Cups simultaneously.

The captain of the Pakistani team was Babar Azam while the English side was led by Jos Butler.

Brief Score ;

Batting first Pakistan scored 137 for 5 wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

England scored 138 for the loss of 5 wickets in 19 overs .

Player of the Final : Sam Curran of England for his spell of 3 wickets for 12 runs. 

Player of the World Cup  : Sam Curran of England  for his 13 wickets in the tournament.

8th ICC Men’s World Cup 2022 highlights 

  • It was organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in Australia from 16 October to 13 November 2022. Originally it was to be held in 2020 but was postponed to 2022 due to covid.
  • Australia, New Zealand, England , South Africa , India, Bangladesh ,Pakistan and Afghanistan automatically qualified for the Super 12 .
  • Sri Lanka, Ireland, Netherlands and Zimbabwe won their qualification round to play in the Super 12 group.
  • For the first time West Indies failed to qualify for the super 12 stage of the tournament.
  • Virat Kohli was the highest run scorer in the tournament with 296 runs in six innings . 
  • He also broke the record of Sri Lankan player Mahela Jayewardene of 1016 runs in the T20 World Cup. Kohli now has a total of 1141 runs in the 
  • T 20 world cup . 
  • Maximum wickets in the T20 world cup : Wanindu Hasaranga  of Sri Lanka, 15 wickets .

History of the ICC T20 Men’s World Cup

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Sri Lanka 

West Indies

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West Indies






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West Indies, United States 



India,Sri Lanka



Australia ,New Zealand



England, Wales, Ireland & Scotland

By admin: Nov. 12, 2022

4. BCCI Secretary Jay Shah elected head of ICC Finance and Commercial Affairs

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Jay Shah elected head of ICC Finance and Commercial Affairs

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah who is also the son of the Union Home Minister Amit Shah was elected as the head of the Finance and Commercial Affairs (F&CA) committee of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Jay Shah is also currently the President of the Asian Cricket Council.

He was elected at the International cricket Council’s (ICC) Board meeting held in Melbourne, Australia on 12 November 2022.

He will succeed Ross McCollum as chair of the committee at its next meeting in March 2023.

The Finance and Commercial Affairs (F&CA) committee of the ICC is considered to be the second most powerful body of the ICC after the ICC Board .  The ICC F&CA not only decides the ICC budget but also decide the revenue sharing model between the member countries, media and TV rights etc. 

Greg Barclay re-elected as Chairman of ICC

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has unanimously re-elected Greg Barclay of New Zealand  as the chairman of the governing body for a second two-year term. Barclay was unopposed after the withdrawal of Zimbabwe’s Tavengwa Mukuhlan.

ICC is an international body which governs the men’s and women’s international cricket.

Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirate

By admin: Nov. 5, 2022

5. Kotian, Sarfaraz stars in the Mumbai first Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

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 Mumbai first Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

A power packed performance from Sarfraz Khan and Tanush Kotian propelled Mumbai cricket team to its maiden Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.  The Mumbai team beat Himachal Pradesh by 3 wickets in the final played at the Eden Garden Stadium, Kolkata on 5 November 2022. Sarfaraz scored an unbeaten 36 off 31 balls, while Kotian claimed three wickets as Mumbai lifted the trophy at the Eden Gardens.

The Mumbai team led by Ajinkaya Rahane won the toss and invited Himachal to bat first. The Himachal team made 143 for the loss of 8 wickets in the allotted 20 overs.

The Mumbai team achieved the target with a score of 146 for the loss of 7 wickets and won the match by 3 wickets.

Tanush Kotia was declared as the player of the match.

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 

The Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy is organized by the  BCCI (Board for Control of Cricket in India). It is a premier domestic T20 cricket tournament which was launched in 2006-07 season.

Initially it was named as T20 Inter- State Championship but it was renamed later as Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy.

Tamil Nadu has won it maximum 3 times.

By admin: Oct. 18, 2022

6. BCCI elects Roger Binny as the new President; to start women IPL

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has unanimously elected former Indian all-rounder Roger Binny as the 36th President of the BCCI at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the BCCI which was held in Mumbai on 18 October 2022. The BCCI also decided to start the women's IPL and not to participate in the Asia cricket cup to be held in Pakistan in 2023.

Roger Binny who represented Karnataka and India, played 27 Tests and 72 ODIs for India and was also a National selector. He will replace Saurav Ganguly whose three-year tenure as the board chief came to an end. 

Other Office Bearers of BCCI 

All the other office bearers of the BCCI were also elected unanimously including;

  • Jay Shah as Secretary ,
  • Rajeev Shukla as Vice-President.
  • Ashish Shelar  as Treasurer and
  • Devajit Saikia as Joint Secretary. 
  • Arun Dhumal was elected as the new Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman. He will replace Brijesh Patel. 

Women's IPL approved

The General Body also approved the inaugural Women's IPL which will consist of five teams and will be held in March 2023 just after the Women's T20 World Cup ends in South Africa on February 26.

India will not tour Pakistan for Asia Cup 2023.

The BCCI secretary Jay Shah who is also the President of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) announced that India will not be going to Pakistan next year to participate in the Asia cup.

India have not toured Pakistan since 2006 and have not played bilateral cricket against them since 2012 because of strained relations between the governments of the two countries. Their contests have taken place only at ICC and Asian events.

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)

It is the governing body of men’s and women’s cricket in India. It selects the Indian team for International tours and for International Cricket Council (ICC) and Asian Cup tournaments.

The BCCI is an autonomous, private organisation and does not fall under the purview of the National Sports Federation of India. 

It was set up in 1928.

Grant Govan was the first President of the BCCI.

Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra  

By admin: Oct. 5, 2022

7. Rest of India wins the Irani Cup by 8 wickets defatting Ranji Champion Saurashtra

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Hanuma Vihari led Rest of India won the Irani Trophy for the 29th time as it beat the Ranji Champion Saurashtra by 8 wickets on the fourth day of the Irani cup.

The Irani trophy which is a curtain raiser of the domestic cricket season in India was held at Rajkot from 1-4 October 2022.

Mukesh Kumar of Rest of India was the Player of the match for his 5 wickets haul in the match.

The Saurashtra side was led by Jaydev Unadkant.

Brief Score:

Saurashtra; 98 and 380

Rest of India; 374 and 105 for 2 wickets

Irani Trophy 

It is organised by the Board of Control of Cricket (BCCI) between the current Ranji Trophy champion team and the Rest of India team. Four Day match is played in the Irani Trophy.

It was started in 1969-70 by the BCCI. It was named after the BCCI treasurer Zal Irani.

Rest of India has won it 29 times.

By admin: Oct. 2, 2022

8. Road Safety World Series : Ojha’s century guides Sachin-led India Legends to second straight title win

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In the Road Safety World Series T20 2022, Sachin Tendulkar-led India Legends team created history by defeating Sri Lanka Legends by 33 runs in Raipur on 1 September. The team won this title for the second time in a row.

Important facts

  • Electing to bat after winning the toss, India Legends team scored 195 runs for 6 wickets in 20 overs with the help of wicketkeeper batsman Naman Ojha's century innings.

  • In reply, Sri Lanka Legends could only manage 162 runs in 18.5 overs.

  • Naman Ojha scored an unbeaten 108 off 71 balls with the help of 15 fours and 2 sixes.

  • Nama Ojha's innings earned him the title of 'Man of the Match'.

  • He scored the highest 266 runs in 6 matches at an average of 66.50 in 6 innings.

  • Shane Watson of Australia Legends was at number two, he scored 239 runs in 5 matches at an average of 47.80.

  • In the Road Safety World Series T20 2020-21 also, the final was played between the team of India Legends and Sri Lanka Legends.

  • The team led by Sachin Tendulkar scored 181 for 4 in 20 overs and won by 14 runs.

About Road Safety World Series

  • Road Safety World Series is a T20 cricket league, which features former international cricket players from various nations.

  • It is founded by the chief of Road Traffic Officer of Thane and the Konkan region, Ravi Gaikwad in collaboration with the BCCI.

  • This league is organized every year by the Road Safety World Series organization to raise awareness about road safety.

  • Players from India, England, Sri Lanka, West Indies, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Bangladesh participate in this series.

  • Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar is the commissioner of the series, while Sachin Tendulkar is the brand ambassador.

  • New Zealand Legends has been participating in this series since 2022.

By admin: Sept. 25, 2022

9. West Zone defeats South Zone in final to win the Cricket’s 2022 Duleep trophy

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West Zone won the cricket’s Duleep Trophy title (2021-22 season) after defeating South Zone by 294 runs on the fifth and final day in Coimbatore, Tamilnadu on 25 September 2022.

Set a target of 529 runs for an outright win, South Zone were bowled out for 234 in 71.2 overs.

This is the 20th time the West Zone has won the Duleep Trophy. In addition it has also won the trophy 3 times as joint winner. West Zone has won it maximum times .

This year West Zone, South Zone, East Zone, North Zone, Central Zone and north East Zone teams participated in the Duleep Trophy.

Brief Score:

West Zone: 270 & 585/4d

South Zone: 327 & 234

Yashasvi Jaiswal of West Zone was declared as the Player of the final and Jaydev Unadkant of West Zone was declared as the Player of the Series. 

Duleep Trophy 

It is an annual first-class cricket competition organized by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). 

It was named after Kumar Shri Duleepsinhji of Nawanagar (also known as 'Duleep'), and was started by the BCCI in the 1961-62 season.

The whole country is divided into different zones. However from the 2016-17 to 2019-20 seasons, the Duleep Trophy was contested by 3 teams - India Red, India Blue and India Green.

 West Zone won the inaugural Duleep Trophy in 1962.

By admin: July 29, 2022

10. India to host Women's ODI World Cup in 2025

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According to the International Cricket Council (ICC), India will host the ICC Women's ODI World Cup for the year 2025.

Important facts

  • The Council has selected four countries to host the ICC Women's World Cup from 2024 to 2027.

  • These countries are India, Bangladesh, England and Sri Lanka.

  • Bangladesh will host the Women's T20 World Cup competition in the year 2024.

  • The 2026 edition of the Women's T20 World Cup will be held in England.

  • Sri Lanka will host the 2027 Women's T20 Champions Trophy but it will depend on whether they qualify for the competition.

  • The host countries were selected through a bidding process conducted under the supervision of a subcommittee of the ICC Board.

  • The committee also included Sourav Ganguly, President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

International Cricket Council (ICC)

  • Establishment- 15 June 1909

  • Headquarter- Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • The ICC currently has 104 member states: 12 full members and 92 associate members.

  • President- Greg Barkley

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)

  • Establishment- 1928

  • Headquarters- Mumbai, Maharashtra

  • President- Sourav Ganguly

  • Secretary- Jay Shah