The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday held its 89th Annual General Meeting in Ahmedabad.

Here is a look at some of the key decisions taken in the meet.

10-team IPL from 2022 season

The BCCI on Thursday gave its approval for a 10-team Indian Premier League (IPL) from the 2022 edition at the AGM in Ahmedabad.

Never has the IPL witnessed 10 teams battle it out for the coveted trophy with 9 being the maximum number reached in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 seasons.

The 2021 season of IPL will be played with the regular 8 teams and bids will be invited for the addition of two new teams from the 2022 season.

“At this point, the 10-team IPL, if BCCI intends to conduct it in 2021, will be a hurried one given that the tendering process and a mega auction will be difficult to organise in such a short span of time.

“It is only fair that the approval is taken and the big 94 match tournament is held in 2022,” a senior BCCI official said on the eve of the meeting.

Chetan Sharma is the new chief selector

Former cricketer Chetan Sharma has been appointed as the new chairman of selectors for the Indian cricket team by the Cricket Advisory Committee headed by Madan Lal. The CAC met the candidates virtually to select three members of the All-India Senior Selection Committee (Men).

Former fast bowler Chetan Sharma, who played 23 Tests and 65 ODIs for India, will replace former India spinner Sunil Joshi as the chief selector of the national men’s team. Former pacers Debashish Mohanty and Abey Kuruvilla have also been added to the panel.

BCCI to support ICC’s bid for inclusion of cricket in 2028 Olympics

The BCCI will support International Cricket Council’s (ICC) bid for the inclusion of cricket in 2028 Olympics after clarity from Indian Olympic Association.

Rajiv Shukla appointed BCCI’s vice-president

Veteran Congress leader Rajiv Shukla was officially appointed the BCCI’s vice-president, a post which was vacated by his protege Mahim Verma from Uttarakhand. Shukla, the former IPL chairman, had served as the vice-president during N Srinivasan’s tenure from 2011 to 2014.

Other key decisions taken in the meet were:

1. Mr. Pragyan Ojha who was nominated by the Indian Cricketers Association (ICA) as a player representative, was inducted to the IPL Governing Council at the AGM.

2. The BCCI also increased the limit of reimbursement of insurance medical claim of retired First Class Cricketers to INR 10 Lakhs.

3. The retirement age of the BCCI affiliated umpires and scorers has also been increased to 60 years.

4. The General Body approved disbursement of funds to the ICA.

The General Body also authorized the Office Bearers of the BCCI to decide on the following matters:

1. Appointment of Cricket Committee, Standing Committees and Umpires Committee.

2. BCCI’s representative to ICC Board of Directors and or any similar organization.

3. Setting up the new National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru and the subsequent plan to establish zonal academies.

4. Decide the venues for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2021.

5. Decide on the BCCI Domestic season 2020-21 and form a working group in order to compensate the players, match officials and others involved in cricketing activity if they are not able to participate due to cancellation of cricket matches/tournaments owing to COVID-19.





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