23 March 2017 last updated at 13:18 GMT
News Archive

MAR 2017
CoA asks SC to dismiss all petitions
Following the forever piling up of State Association pleas, the apex court appointed panel is seeking a quick remedy
You cannot defy the highest court: Vinod Rai
Rai remains positive that the order of the Court - to implement the Lodha recommendations - will be carried out in the next few months
CoA offers IPL truce
Calls a meeting with revolting associations to discuss the way forward for the tournament
Seeking directions from apex court
To ensure smooth conduct of the fourth Test and the IPL
States to toughen stand on IPL
Hold conference call under the leadership of former BCCI president N Srinivasan
Two sets of BCCI’s constitution on its website!
The CoA's model constitution is slightly different from the one proposed by the Lodha panel
ICC reforms: CoA sticks to its stand
MPA was entered into between BCCI and ICC Business Corporation FZ LLC (IBC) relating to ICC events between 2015 and 2023
Pune MCA supports Mumbai MCA
Mumbai CA's Joint-Secretary Dr PV Shetty stressed that without voting rights, it will be very difficult for the city to play a key role
No changes in policy, ICC told
If New Models Are Adopted, India Will Exercise Rights Under MPA
It's a joke, fumes Shastri
After MCA loses full-member status, former captain tears into proposed reforms
Efforts on to revive Asian Bloc
The BCCI moves into revive the old powerful group to derive common benefits
CoA comes out with revised BCCI memorandum
Laws cannot be Altered By Board; Independent audit of all accounts
Did CoA reject compromise formula of Manohar?
The former ICC chairman had met the Supreme Court appointed panel a day before resigning
States yet to sign staging agreement
Associations have demanded their share of payment in return for staging IPL matches
BCCI get new constitution – On paper at least
Committee of Administrators upload new system of laws on the cricket board’s website, to appraise Supreme Court this week
CoA probes unaccounted Rs 76 lakh worth WT20 tickets
The BCCI's chief financial officer Santosh Rangnekar has been directed by the CoA to stop the payment
CoA to crack the whip
Administrators decided to take action against any state impeding the conduct of the IPL
Sacked BCCI staff, selectors cry foul
The sacked BCCI selectors and employees have written to the cricket board, asking for the disbursement of dues
Srinivasan not to take ICC plunge
The members are more or less unanimous that Srinivasan should be the BCCI representative to the ICC and the next chairman
CoA at wits end over ICC top job
Srinivasan is among the three potential candidates, along with Anurag Thakur and Sharad Pawar for the post of ICC's chairman
BCCI plans ‘upgrade’ for women, junior teams
The committee of administrators (CoA) is expected to clear the proposal at its meeting on Friday
Resignation has nothing to do with BCCI: Manohar
Manohar clarifies that his sudden resignation has nothing to do with proposed ICC reforms or BCCI’s strong objection
Lesson from transition: Do we need the BCCI at all?
The difference between the old Board and Lodha Committee’s set-up is one of degree, not kind
BCCI for hiring psychologists to arrest stress
BCCI wants to make the hiring of psychologists compulsory at state academies for age-group players
SCA writes to BCCI CEO for funds
JSCA and CAB have also written to the BCCI with similar requests
CoA to release money due to CSA, WICB
BCCI paid CSA a due of Rs 14 crore as the last installment of their overall participation fee for the now defunct CLT20
BCCI unruffled over IPL threat
CoA are not unduly worried by threats of boycott by some state associations
BCA distributed silver coins to members: Deloitte report
The much vaunted audit report may throw up sordid tales of how state associations are managed
Mumbai and MP too boycott BCCI awards
Mumbai, Karnataka and MP will not be present at the BCCI award function to held in Bangalore on March 8
134 new suitcases, and some BCCI baggage
Kohli had requested for Wheeliecase cricket suitcases and though they arrived last October, they are yet to be delivered
States tell CoA: No money, no IPL
Members want allocated sum to part with venue, CoA will wait for Court to resolve matter
BCCI CEO’s salary hike linked to board’s revenue
Rahul Johri's salary is linked to the revenue of BCCI and his increments are based on the annual increase in revenue
'Non-compliant' officials likely to face CoA's ire
The CoA making note of the 'misdeeds' of the old guard in the BCCI
CoA seeks clarity on Kumble, Edulji over players' body
Former India captains busy with commitments with BCCI in different capacities
More states to boycott BCCI awards
Following KSCA's decision to miss the annual awards, more could follow suit
BCCI website to have more info, Hindi version
Earlier, if someone wanted to become an umpire, they wouldn’t know who to approach. But now, such kind of information will also be available on the website
CoA tells SC not much has changed
The CoA could be waiting for the apex court to clear certain matters before making the next move
BCCI treasurer red-flags Rs 3 cr ‘salary’
An email was sent by BCCI CEO Rahul Johri asking for clearance to pay out US$500,000 to 32 employees named in a list
BCCI units may face Deloitte 'bouncer'
State associations who have been resisting the implementation of Lodha reforms, could face heat in the Supreme Court
BCCI now invites Thakur and Shirke
Meanwhile, it’s understood that neither Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke may choose to skip the event
HCA spends Rs 75 lakh to feed officials
11,500 out of the 39,000 seats at the Uppal Stadium were given away as complimentary
NSE board wary of Limaye's BCCI role: Sources
NSE board has approached Vinod Rai-led panel for clarity about Limaye's position
BCCI working as efficiently as ever: Johri
In his first interview, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri talks about priorities, the IPL and the way forward for the cricket board
'Star trying to play down rights value'
BCCI is not exactly peeved at Star India's decision to not bid again for the Team India jersey rights next month
FEB 2017
Will reply to CoA e-mail: Sourav
The CoA had sent an e-mail to the state associations seeking compliance reports regarding implementation of the Justice Lodha committee's recommendations.
Will BCCI members respond to CoA advisory?
CoA had asked all state associations for the list of office-bearers by March 1
BCCI may get two reports on Lodha recommendations
The rival groups in Baroda Cricket Association contest each other's claims on implementation
CoA not in favour of ‘Control’ in BCCI
The suggestion has come from none other than Bishan Bedi, the former legendary Test spinner
CoA has done what office-bearers didn’t: Rangaswamy
Former India captain believes that women’s cricket biggest reward is her nomination for the Lifetime Achievement Award
COA comforts BCCI staff in meet
The employees were assured of security after the recent upheaval in the BCCI
No consortium allowed to stage IPL ceremony: BCCI
COA made it clear that no consortium will be allowed to pitch for opening ceremony, and also clarified the payment patterns
Is BCCI GM MV Sridhar next in firing line?
Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions were conducted successfully under BCCI CEO Rahul Johri in Bengaluru
COA gets proposal for hike in players’ central contracts
COA received a proposal with suggestions that the top grade of the Central Contracts be revised from the current Rs 1 crore to Rs 5 crore
Did Shukla violate SC order?
BCCI officials, Lodha panel members believe it was a SC order violation
Senior members unhappy with MCA's felicitation plans
Members disapprove extravagant spending when the state association is under debts, want COA to intervene.
COA at wits' end over BCCI's 50-crore land deal
BCCI made a payment in August 2008 - to procure a piece of land in Bengaluru for the NCA and then simply "forgot about the payment".
Indian team sponsorship may fetch BCCI over Rs 538 Crore
Cricket board has initiated a tender process to award the `official sponsor' rights for next five years.
BCCI's turmoil hits IPL's marketability
Also, note ban makes companies cautious on spends
COA searching for ways to soften ICC revenue blow
The BCCI’s Supreme Court-appointed administrators are looking at ways to prevent the hit it will take when the world body ratifies a new revenue model.
ICC's good-faith attempt lacks logic: BCCI old guard
The formula adopted by the ICC board does not go down well with the old guard.
Limaye stresses need for greater trust at ICC
COA representative for the ICC board meeting does not favour confrontation with ICC members.
Not enough time for CoA to act
The BCCI nominee to the ICC Board, Vikram Limaye, voted against the special Working Group’s new governance and revenue-sharing models.
Selection panel conundrum set to trouble BCCI
Of the 287 players who have turned up for India in Test cricket, 160 are ruled out for various reasons — they are either deceased or above the age limit of 60.
Former players question MCA office-bearers’ appointment
The ineligible office-bearers were proposers and seconders for their replacements, say ex-stars.
Bindra shares experiences with BCCI administrators
Veteran administrator IS Bindra shared his experiences on a blog so that Indian cricket’s “new saviours” can learn from the past
DDCA badly needs reforms, says Delhi HC
Delhi High Court passed a slew of directions on the lines of the Supreme Court which has put in place several parameters for the administration.
No Champions Trophy pullout
New BCCI boss Vinod Rai says withdrawal from CT is not an option, asks ICC to defer voting on revenue revision.
BCCI's last shot: Pull out of Champions Trophy
Should the Supreme Court see reason and the Committee of Administrators play ball, India can well bring out the ace up its sleeve.
DDCA awaits new administrator
DDCA is hoping to redeeming its lost reputation as Justice (Retd.) Vikramajit Sen prepares to assume his responsibility as the High Court-appointed Administrator.
BCCI confusion spills over to Dubai
Just who will attend the ICC meetings from BCCI is not known as yet
Attention on Guha's reply to Johri
Ramachandra Guha's response to an email by the Board's CEO, Rahul Johri, has made many wonder if he was actually on the same page.
Amitabh and Anirudh sidelined
BCCI secretary-in-charge Amitabh Chaudhary and treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry may not get to attend the ICC meetings in Dubai.
Vinod Rai reads out SC order loud & clear
It is appear that a section of BCCI officials haven't read the full order yet.
BCCI backed the rollback they now oppose
At last year's SGM, all in the BCCI barring Anirudh Chaudhary had come in full support of the ICC's revenue sharing model.
JAN 2017
Sibal and Datar spike BCCI wish
Senior counsels Kapil Sibal and Arvind Datar, are understood to have declined suggesting the names of Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke to the Supreme Court.
Panel to supervise BCCI has its task cut out
The first task of the Committee of Administrators (COA) will be to get the BCCI to fall in line with the terms of the Justice Lodha Committee report.
Cricket-like reforms needed in all sports: Gavaskar
While welcoming the changes forced by the apex court, Gavaskar also supported BCCI’s functioning saying that it had been following a fair system of governance.
Former BCCI chiefs in a turf battle
Two former BCCI presidents are locked in a tussle over who commands more loyalty in the about-to-be-recast institution.
BCCI asks 31 full members to suggest three names
Following Supreme Court directive the BCCI has asked its members for their choice for the ICC meetings.
Shukla and five UPCA office-bearers step down
Six office-bearers of the UPCA including secretary Rajiv Shukla stepped down from their respective posts at the state body's working committee meeting.
Pawar, other BCCI members had backed Manohar
Reliable sources revealed that former BCCI and ICC president Sharad Pawar backed Shashank Manohar to the hilt at the BCCI’s SGM.
SC amicus did not consult Lodha panel
Amicus Curaie did not communicate with the Justice RM Lodha Committee in the runup to submitting the names of administrators.
Will Salve petition for `ineligible' Shirke?
Counsel, who stood for Bihar in its Fight versus BCCI, could Represent Ex-Secretary.
Can Shetty, Sridhar continue in the BCCI?
Lodha Committee’s latest directives debar a disqualified administrator to discharge “any other role” in BCCI or state association.
BCCI administrators to look into state appointments
The ousted BCCI officials who are mulling to put their proxies as CEOs and in other important state posts, may not find it easy to do so.
Azharuddin moves Court against Hyderabad Cricket Association
Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin filed a plea in Hyderabad High Court after Hyderabad Cricket Association rejected his nomination for the post of president in HCA.
‘Ineligible’ BCCI officials explore legal options
Ousted/disqualified cricket administrators are exploring legal options to challenge the Lodha Committee’s latest set of directives.
Srinivasan looks to take legal battle to the last over
Srinivasan addressed a gathering from various districts and Chennai clubs in an "informal" meeting which lasted for about two-and-a-half hours.
Ajay Shirke to come out with a tell-all book
There will be a tell-all book which Ajay Shrike started writing quite some time back.
Andra goes from Ganga to Ranga
Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) at its executive committee meeting announced that it will be headed by the son of outgoing secretary G Ganga Raju, Ranga Raju.
Nine DDCA directors vote for interim committee
Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA)'s nine directors signed in favour of forming an interim committee.
Azhar's HCA nomination rejected
Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin's nomination paper for the post of Hyderabad Cricket Association president was rejected by the Returning Officer.
Why Ganguly won’t be BCCI ‘king’
Expectation that former India skipper Sourav Ganguly could occupy the vacant position of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president has been dashed.
Shelar replaces Pawar as interim president of MCA
The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) nominated its vice president Ashish Shelar to fill up the post as its interim chief.
Did Shirke try to 'sabotage' England tour?
Ajay Shirke had expressed "concerns" to ECB president Giles Clarke over the BCCI's ability to host the limited-overs series against England.
Azharuddin to contest for HCA president's post
Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin will stand for the president's post of the Hyderabad Cricket Association.
TNCA to BCCI: Cannot host India's Under-19 Tests
The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association has declined to host the two Under-19 Test matches between India and England.
21 state units accept Lodha reforms
With Supreme Court verdict already out, 21 state units have already confirmed in writing to Lodha Panel about implementing all reforms.
Vengsarkar, Jagdale and Scindia join the 'exit cue'
The spate of resignations amongst the top cricket administrators continued with the resignations of major state association officials.
I am out, there is no need to resign: Niranjan Shah
Veteran administrator Niranjan Shah, who has ruled Saurashtra cricket for over four decades, says he is as good as out.
DDCA may get an administrator soon
The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) may soon see an administrator running the show.
DEC 2016
Goa Cricket Association officials get summons
As accused persons failed to appear before the economic offences cell (EOC) of Goa police, fresh summons were issued to Goa Cricket Association (GCA) officials.
FIR against GCA for funds misappropriation
The GCA President and two former office-bearers are alleged to have missapropriated funds to the tune of Rs. 1 crore.
Sharad Pawar steps down as MCA President
Sharad Pawar has submitted his resignation as President of the Mumbai Cricket Association.
The Lodha impact: Pawar quits MCA top job
NCP chief Sharad Pawar announced his resignation as Mumbai Cricket Association president, ostensibly due to the sweeping reforms heralded by the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee.
Manohar contradicts Thakur's affidavit claim
ICC chairman Shashank Manohar has contradicted BCCI president Anurag Thakur's claim in his affidavit to the Supreme Court that he did not ask for a letter.
Police complaint lodged against HCA officials
Police complaint lodged against Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) officials by opposition members.
ACA officials using BCCI funds to cement their position
Andhra Cricket Association officials have been using the BCCI funds only to cement their position in the state and not to really develop the game in all the districts.
No conflict of interest if SC appoints me: GK Pillai
There are concerns that GK Pillai's appointment could be in conflict with BCCI’s future commercial deals as some of those companies have shown commercial interest in the Indian cricket Board in the past.
BCCI rejects CEO Johri's wish of Italian suits for Indian team
The CEO of the BCCI, Rahul Johri, wanted Italian-tailored suits, costing Rs 2.5 lakh each, for the Men in Blue. But the board shot down the proposal.
Lodha inaction has had an effect on BCCI: Thakur
BCCI president Anurag Thakur in his affidavit has said that Lodha Panel status report will "paralyse" cricket administration and create "chaos" in the game.
U19 Asia Cup: BCCI goof-up grounds 7 players
Seven under-19 cricketers dropped from the side because BCCI goofed up on the eligibility criteria for selection for the Youth Asia Cup.
NOV 2016
TN, Mumbai fume over Ranji fixtures reschedule
Mumbai Cricket Association and Tamil Nadu Cricket Association have opposed BCCI's decision to reschedule two postponed Delhi fixtures.
MCA to meet to discuss reforms
The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has decided to hold a meeting of its managing committee on November 26 to discuss the Lodha panel reforms. The meeting will be chaired by MCA president Sharad Pawar.
Lodha panel wants GK Pillai as observer
Lodha Committee in its latest status report before the Supreme Court,has asked for the removal of all BCCI office-bearers and the appointment of former home secretary GK Pillai as observer.
Hyderabad CA accepts Lodha reforms
The Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) has accepted the recommendations of the Supreme Court-appointed committee unanimously and in its entirety.
England players still await daily allowances from BCCI
The English squad is yet to receive their daily allowances from the BCCI since the tour MoU is yet to be signed by the two Boards.
Lodha Committee approves payment for BCCI tournaments
Lodha Committee has told BCCI that payments to players and officials for all board-organised tournaments, like the Ranji Trophy, can be made directly under existing terms.
Lodha row: BCCI cuts ties with Markandey Katju
After presenting his first report slamming the Justice RM Lodha Committee, former SC judge, Markandey Katju, had promised a final version. However, the BCCI, which had hired him to counter the Lodha panel, has distanced itself from Katju.
Eng tour not our mandate, need payment details: Lodha Committee to BCCI
BCCI Sec Shirke had sought directions about payments for the visiting team during a bilateral series, whether they could ask ECB to make their payments as BCCI couldn't transact.
OCT 2016
BCCI postpones IPL rights bidding process
Fails to specify when the bids would be opened. Cites "unforeseen" circumstances over which it has "no control".
After 3 years, funds crunch starting to hurt RCA
SC has directed the BCCI to freeze all financial transactions with state associations.
BCCI Meet: Shirke invites RCA, Thakur disagrees
BCCI secretary personally invited RCA representative but President Thakur refused to allow him into the meeting.
SEP 2016
BCCI v Lodha committee: SGM adjourned
The Indian cricket board (BCCI) adjourned its special general body meeting after it was discovered that some of the authority letters from different associations representing their respective states were defective.
BCCI made Rs 111 crore surplus during last fiscal
The BCCI made a surplus of Rs 111.83 crore in the last fiscal, a dip of over Rs 55 crore as compared to the previous one, said its Treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry.
BCCI to release media rights tender
The BCCI will announce the release of the Indian Premier League (IPL) media rights tender in New Delhi on September 18. The tender will be available for prospective buyers from September 19 for a month.
AUG 2016
BCCI submits compliance report
Ajay Shirke, who hasn't flown to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as part of a generous junket organised by Anurag Thakur, submitted the first compliance report to the Supreme Court-authorised Lodha Committee on August 25.
‘BCCI cannot hold AGM without Lodha panel’s nod’
The BCCI cannot hold its forthcoming (87th) Annual General Meeting (AGM) until it is allowed by the Lodha Committee.
BCCI seeks review of SC order, recusal of CJI
BCCI filed a petition in Supreme Court seeking review of its July 19 verdict, saying the bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur had “a prejudiced approach” against it and he should recuse from hearing the matter.
Lodha reforms are illegal & unconstitutional: Justice Katju
Advises BCCI to file a review petition before a larger bench of the apex court
JUL 2016
KSCA starts journey in Lodha direction
Karnataka body approaches Justice Hegde to modify constitution
CAB cancels AGM after SC's verdict
Ganguly took call to avoid confusion
SC accepts Lodha panel recommendations
Ministers and IAS officers have been disqualified from handling key positions following Lodha panel's recommendation.
MAY 2016
ICC chairman Manohar slams Lodha Panel
The recommendations are not acceptable said the former BCCI Chief.
Bedi, Azad bat for Lodha Panel reforms
Bishan Singh Bedi and Kirti Azad allege if the system is opened up then BCCI can get more capable and efficient cricket administrators
APR 2016
RCA Offers to Host IPL Matches
Rajasthan Cricket Association has written to the BCCI showing willingness to conduct IPL matches.
Lalit Modi: Will donate share of profits to drought victims
There have been protests over the IPL matches being held in Maharashtra, and the Bombay HC has come down heavily on the BCCI.
Lalit Modi: 1000 crores for Drought Victims
The former IPL Chairman had a unique suggestion for the BCCI.
SC: BCCI Refusing To Be Reformed
BCCI faces scathing criticism from apex court for maintaining that any judicial interference in its functioning would compromise its autonomy.
MAR 2016
ICC treating women as second-class citizens at T20 World Cup in India
The ICC has been exposed for double standards in the way it has treated men and women at the World T20 in India.
Relief World T20 matches being hosted at Kotla: Mudgal
Justice (retired) Mukul Mudgal, who was directed by the Delhi High Court to oversee preparations for the ICC World T20 at the DDCA, said that it was a big relief as matches are being held at the Feroz Shah Kotla.
Hong Kong given ICC assurance over ACU
The International Cricket Council has confirmed to Hong Kong officials that it was not specifically investigating Hong Kong over match-fixing, finally putting an end to speculation raised after ambiguous comments made this week by the body’s anti-corruption chief.
Sony expects Rs 1200 cr ad revenue from IPL9
Sony Pictures Networks (SPN) has sold all its inventory for the ninth season of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) and expects to earn advertising revenue of about Rs 1,200 crore.
Petersen comes clean on fixing scandal
Alviro Petersen, the former South Africa opener, has emerged as the highest profile and most intriguing player to be sucked into the match-fixing scandal that has rocked South African cricket.
JAN 2016
Kohli highest paid player in IPL's ninth season
According to figures released by the BCCI, Virat Kohli surpassed Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the highest paid cricketer in the ninth season of the Indian Premier League. Click to know how much your favorite cricketers are earning this season.
DEC 2015
IPL 2016: Full list of players picked
Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Suresh Raina, who were part of the now-suspended CKS franchise, have been picked up by Pune and Rajkot, respectively. Here's the full draft of Indian and overseas players picked up for the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League, as covered by newspapers across the country.
Lalit Modi reinstated as RCA President
Lalit Modi is back as the President of the Rajasthan Cricket Association after BJP leader Amin Pathan withdrew his no-confidence motion. Here's how the newspapers across India covered this news!
'Eliminate favoritism, promote transparency'
As new BCCI President opposed the idea of the 'Big Three' dominating and bullying the ICC, here's how Indian newspapers covered the story.
BCCI shamed; ICC rates Nagpur pitch 'poor'
ICC match referee Jeff Crowe has rated the track at Nagpur, which hosted the third Test between India and South Africa, as “poor”, triggering a review of the performance of the pitch under the ICC Pitch Monitoring Process.
JUL 2015
'No summons from the ED'
Mehmood Abdi, Lalit Modi's lawyer, denies receiving any summons from the Enforcement Directorate on behalf of his client, as per a report in The Asian Age.
Needless controversy
A reader voices her opinion in support of an article published in The Financial Express about the Indian media's biased coverage of the LalitGate controversy.
JUN 2015
ACU chief to stay with Team India
media reports on BCCI's Anti Corruption Unit (ACU) Neeraj Kumar touring Bangladesh with the Indian cricket team as designated anti-corruption official.
Thakur hints at Srinivasan's ouster from ICC
Media coverage of BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur hinting at N Srinivasan's ouster from the ICC chairman's post, in a bid to clean up cricket.
APR 2015
"You've not reconciled to my election as BCCI secy"
Media coverage of Anurag Thakur's open letter to N Srinivasan asking him to share a list of "suspected bookies", a day after the BCCI secretary was issued a warning for being spotted with an alleged bookie.
Essel confirms plans to re-enter cricket
Media coverage of The Essel Group's acknowledgement of its plans to re-enter the cricket world and make cricket a global sport.
Neeraj Kumar appointed ACSU chief advisor
Here's how Indian newspapers covered former Delhi police commissioner, Neeraj Kumar's appointment as the chief advisor of BCCI's Anti Corruption & Security Unit (ACSU) for a year.
Aussies, fans snub Srinivasan
Media coverage of the controversial presentation ceremony, following the Cricket World Cup 2015 final at the MCG. While ICC president Mustafa Kamal was denied his right to hand over the winners' trophy, ICC chairman N Srinivasan was roundly booed when his name was announced during the presentation ceremony.
MAR 2015
Lalit Modi Warns Detractors
Press coverage of Lalit Modi's reaction to the attack on his Rajasthan Cricket Association supporters. The bus carrying his loyalists were attacked and prevented from reaching the venue to thwart the no-confidence motion passed against him.
RCA: Numbers game to decide RCA fate
Press Coverage on the eve of the Special General Body Meeting of the Rajasthan Cricket Association
FEB 2015
CAB's contempt plea against Srinivasan
Media coverage of CAB's decision to move the Supreme Court seeking contempt proceedings against N Srinivasan and other BCCI officials for holding a meeting of its working committee to decide on holding AGM in March in alleged violation of the apex court direction.
Rajasthan HC quashes no-confidence motion against RCA
Indian newspapers cover Rajasthan High Court's observation that the no-confidence motion by Amin Pathan was wholly illegal and arbitrary, as the meeting was held without notice and the requisite notice period of 21 days.
JAN 2015
SC bars Srinivasan from contesting BCCI polls
Here's how the Indian media covered the landmark ruling of the Supreme Court, which barred N Srinivasan from contesting BCCI elections till such time he had "commercial interest in cricket".
DEC 2014
Supreme Court reserves verdict on Srinivasan
Media coverage of the Supreme Court reserving its verdict on the plea for barring N Srinivasan from seeking reelection as the BCCI president and terminating IPL franchisee Chennai Super Kings, owned by his company India Cements Limited.
SC asks BCCI to list those with interest in IPL
The Supreme Court asked the BCCI to place before it a list of administrators and players having various commercial interests, including in the IPL and the Champions League T20.
SC to Srini: Disprove conflict of interest
The Supreme Court said that the onus is on Srinivasan to prove that there is no conflict of interest in his role as the BCCI president and owner of IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings.
SC questions Srini's 'conflict of interest'; defers BCCI AGM
Indian media coverage of the Supreme Court reprimanding N Srinivasan for his 'conflict of interest' as the BCCI president and owner of IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings, and its decision to defer the BCCI AGM to January 2015.
OCT 2014
Lalit Modi Group to move court
Media coverage of the Lalit Modi Group's decision to move court against the new 'working president' of Rajasthan Cricket Association, Amin Pathan.
SEP 2014
Baroda Cricket Association sacks BCCI secretary
Newspapers report Sanjay Patel's removal from the secretary's post by his own state association Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) after a court in Vadodara rejected his plea.
Rajasthan HC issues notices to BCCI, RCA
Media coverage of the ongoing BCCI-RCA tiff, and the subsequent intervention by the Rajasthan High Court
SportBusiness International interviews Lalit Modi
Lalit Modi reveals his comeback plan in an interview with SportBusiness International, after his passport was restored by the High Court.
Lalit Modi's interview with 'Divya Bhaskar'
Media coverage of Lalit Modi's reaction after the High Court restored his passport and set aside all orders against the RCA chief.
AUG 2014
Media coverage of BCCI-RCA spat
RCA may take legal recourse regarding the reported move by the BCCI to form an ad-hoc committee to run the affairs of the state body.
Modi re-elected president of Nagaur Cricket Body
Media coverage of Lalit Modi's re-election as the President of Nagaur Cricket Association.
JUN 2014
Media Coverage: Dark days ahead for cricket
Media coverage of Lalit Modi's thoughts on Srinivasan becoming ICC Chairman.
MAY 2014
Modi calls Giles Clarke 'fixer', 'hand in glove' with Srinivasan
Clarke allegedly strong-armed the ICC into withdrawing an investigation into fixing in a match involving the England women's team.
Bookies approached 2 IPL players
BCCI President for IPL, Sunil Gavasakar revealed that two players were approached by bookies during the ongoing IPL season.
Srinivasan pulled up by SC for seeking order modification
The vacation bench of the Supreme Court declines to reinstate Srinivasan as BCCI President.
Justice Mudgal directed to conduct probe into IPL scandal
The Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee will conduct probe against N Srinivasan and top cricketers in the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal.
'IPL will continue to flourish'
Lalit Modi talks about how he conceived the IPL and the current state of affairs within the league and the BCCI in his interview with Business Today.
Fans losing faith in IPL: Modi
Lalit Modi talks about the road ahead for RCA and the BCCI in an interview to Hindustan Times.
Media Coverage Dossier of Lalit Modi's RCA Win
A thumping win for Lalit Modi in the Rajasthan Cricket Association by 24 votes out of 33 puts him back in the President's seat
Lalit Modi Mail Today Interview
Newly-elected RCA President Modi says BCCI can take action him but not his association
BCCI Press Release explaining RCA suspension
Honorary Secretary of the BCCI explains their rationale behind RCA suspension.
Lalit Modi elected as RCA President
IPL founder makes comeback to cricket administration after winning Rajasthan Cricket Association election.
APR 2014
SC reserves order on constituting probe panel
BCCI objects to Justice Mukul Mudgal heading the IPL probe panel; wants a fresh panel to conduct the inquiry.
Media coverage of SC proceedings on IPL scandal
A glimpse of news stories reported in the media on the Supreme Court proceedings regarding the IPL corruption scandal.
Media coverage of Sanjay Patel's removal from BCA managing committee
The Baroda Cricket Association remove the BCCI Secretary from its managing committee because his selection was unconstitutional.
Modi demands CBI probe
Former IPL Chairman, Lalit Modi wants the CBI to investigate into the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal.
Supreme Court demands inquiry into Srinivasan and 12 others
Former BCCI President, N Srinivasan named in IPL probe report submitted by retired Justice Mukul Mudgal; Supreme Court demands inquiry.
Media coverage: RCA demands emergent BCCI meeting
Coverage in the media on how RCA and other state associations are seeking clarification on BCCI's stance in legal tussle with the Supreme Court.
Verma demands CBI probe into IPL scandal
Cricket Association of Bihar chief alleges that JSCA President Amitabh Chaudhry is involved in corrupt practices; calls for CBI inquiry.
Wisden takes aim at Big Three
Wisden's take on how the Big Three of international cricket administration are jeopardising the future of the sport.
Ban a catalyst to spur me on, says Lalit Modi
Lalit Modi explains why the BCCI cannot disaffiliate RCA if he is declared president.
Question of fearing arrest does not arise: Lalit Modi
Modi speaks about the charges levelled against him and recent developments in Indian cricket.
Media Coverage: RCA's reaction to IPL snub
Newspaper reports of RCA's reaction to IPL matches being shifted from Jaipur to Ahmedabad.
Cairns questioned by British police
Former New Zealand cricket captain, Chris Cairns revealed that he was interviewed by Scotland Yard for his alleged involvement in match-fixing.
FICA opposes Srinivasan's potential ICC role
The Federation of International Cricketers' Association expresses its disapproval of N Srinivasan having a potential role at ICC.
Media Coverage: Manohar calls for suspension of IPL 2014
Newspaper reports on former BCCI President, Shashank Manohar's call to suspend IPL 2014.
Media Coverage: SC instructs Srinivasan to step down
The Supreme Court instructs Srinivasan to step down as BCCI chief. Calls his staying on nauseating for cricket.
Media Coverage: SC's proposal on Srinivasan
An overview of the media coverage garnered after the Supreme Court's proposal to suspend CSK and RR.
MAR 2014
I.S Bindra's statements on Srinivasan
Glimpses of statements made by I.S Bindra in the media regarding the mismanagement at the helm of affairs at BCCI.
Media Coverage: Modi demands Srini's ouster
Regional Media Coverage pan-India of Lalit Modi calls for Srinivasan's ouster. IS Bindra blogs for his immediate removal.
JAN 2014
Media Coverage: RCA elections
Media coverage after Supreme Court's observer NM Kasliwal allows Lalit Modi to contest RCA elections.
OCT 2013
Srinivasan to face criminal charges
The President of the Sri Ganganagar District Cricket Association, has filed a criminal complaint with the Marine Drive Police Station at Mumbai against N. Srinivasan.
Suit against Disciplinary Committee deemed maintainable
The court Ms. Ruby Alka Gupta, learned additional District Judge - 02 at the Patilal House Courts New Delhi has held in its order obtained on October 19th 2013 that the suit filed by Mr Lalit Modi in February 2013 is maintainable.
Media coverage: Rajasthan High Court order
A glimpse of the media coverage garnered after the Rajasthan High Court stayed the BCCI ban
MAY 2013
'Where were the anti-corruption units of ICC and BCCI?'
With international-level players like Sreesanth getting caught in spot fixing, don’t you thing that the IPL plant that you planted is drying up, almost to death?
I received death threats for refusing to fix IPL matches, says Lalit Modi
Lalit Modi, now in exile in London, was the architect of the billion-dollar cricket league. A league which has revolutionised the game completely, making India the true commercial epicentre of the sport.
IPL was clean during my time, says Lalit Modi
Former chairman of the Indian Premier League said Thursday was the sad day for Indian cricket. Speaking to the media after three Rajasthan Royals players, including Sreesanth, was arrested allegedly for spot-fixing at least three separate IPL games, Modi slammed the current IPL organisers for "lack of governance."
Lalit Modi comes down hard on BCCI
Architect of the beleaguered Indian T20 league, Lalit Modi, came down hard on its chairman Rajeev Shukla as well as the BCCI for the current mess that the cash-rich tournament currently finds itself in following the arrests of Rajasthan Royals players S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila on spot-fixing charges on Thursday.
MAR 2013
Court takes cognisance of chargesheet in rave party case
A special court on Monday took cognisance of the chargesheet filed by Mumbai police in Juhu rave party case, in which IPL player Rahul Sharma and actor couple Apoorva Agnihotri and Shilpa Agnihotri are among the accused.
Yuvraj, Unmukt power North Zone to Deodhar Trophy final
Half-centuries by senior pro Yuvraj Singh and the talented Unmukt Chand helped North Zone cruise to a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Central Zone to enter the Deodhar Trophy final, here on Monday.
UK reprieve for Lalit Modi
Former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi has got a reprieve from the UK authorities which told India that Modi cannot be extradited without a court request.
FEB 2013
BCCI chief summoned on Modi's plea
BCCI President N Srinivasan and disciplinary committee members Jyotiraditya Scindia and Arun Jaitley have been issued summons by a Delhi court on a plea by former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi.
NOV 2012
Lalit Modi claims he escaped being murdered
Modi made the allegations in the book “Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy: A Journey to the Heart of Cricket’s Underworld” written by British journalist Ed Hawkins.
Spot-fixing rife: Lalit Modi
Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi has said that spot-fixing is "rife in the game" and that he has survived three attempts on his life for refusing to fix IPL matches.
Modi rubbishes reports about return to india
Former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi has rubbished media reports that the Indian government has sought help of British authorities to deport him from the United Kingdom, saying such stories were based on "innuendo and misinformation".
IPL not the same, as it was
The IPL brand, as a single entity including all the stakeholders, was valued at $4.13 billion in 2010, when the tournament was at its peak with former chairman Lalit Modi at the helm.
OCT 2012
'BCCI gifting IPL team to Srinivasan's friends'
Former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi on Thursday, fired a fresh salvo at Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N Srinivasan, alleging that he is trying to "gift" the Hyderabad franchise to his "friends".
SEP 2012
'IPL decisions were collective, not personal'
Former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi has said allegations levelled in show cause notices by the ED for alleged forex law violations of over Rs 1,310 crore in the conduct of the T20 tournament in South Africa concerned "collective responsibilities" rather than being personal.
Hard to see IPL going this way: Lalit Modi
I've been advocating action from the IPL Governing Council for some time to ensure the future prosperity of brand IPL. They must act for the benefit of the supporters, owners, sponsors and all commercial partners but progress — if any — appears to be dangerously slow.
AUG 2012
Modi continues attack on Shukla
A day after accusing the Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla of planning to start a Twenty20 League in the United Arab Emirates, former IPL boss Lalit Modi on Tuesday tweeted documents that allegedly supported his claims.
Modi settles libel case against Giles Clarke
Former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi has settled his libel case against England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Giles Clarke out-of-court, an ECB statement said on Tuesday.
JUN 2012
Tony Greig tells India to put cricket before cash
Former England captain Tony Greig has urged India to accept the "spirit of cricket is more important than generating billions of dollars". India is cricket's economic powerhouse, driving the finance of the global game through the sponsorship and broadcast deals that derive from the sport's huge popularity in the world's second most populous nation.
SA to host fourth edition of CLT20
South Africa will host the fourth edition of the Champions League Twenty20 in October with Pakistan's Sialkot Stallions being the new entrant, it was confirmed on Tuesday.
'Hitting the nets at NCA 'big achievement' for me'
Rehabilitating at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), Yuvraj Singh on Tuesday said that hitting the nets after being treated for cancer is a "big achievement" for him and he is hoping for things to get better with each passing day.
New target on Dawood's hit list: Lalit Modi
Indian Premiere league, inventor, Lalith Modi is said to be on the Dawood hit list. According to the various city high police alert, Lalith was on the hit list during the IPL season. So, for this reason, his security was beefed up during the IPL series.
APR 2012
England jealous of IPL: Pietersen
Jealousy could be the reason for negative attitudes in England towards the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL), Delhi Daredevils batting star Kevin Pietersen said.
FEB 2012
BCCI rules out further negotiations with Sahara
A day after Shashank Manohar, who played a key role in bringing Sahara into the IPL fold in 2010 was asked to mediate the BCCI-Sahara talks, a senior BCCI official has categorically denied any further discussions with the corporate group.
IPL auction in 2009 was rigged in favour of CSK, claims Lalit Modi
Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi on Tuesday claimed that the auction for the 2009 edition of the cash-rich T20 tournament was "rigged" in favour of Chennai Super Kings whose owner, N Srinivasan, is now the president of the Indian Cricket Board.
Lalit Modi slams Srinivasan for Sahara's ouster from Indian cricket
Former IPL chairman Lalit Modi on Saturday blamed BCCI president N Srinivasan's arrogant style of functioning for Sahara Group's decision to snap all the ties with the Cricket Board.
OCT 2011
International Award For Lalit Modi
Lalit has this week been officially recognised as one of the world's leading sports innovators at a prestigious International Sports Management Awards evening in London.
JUL 2011
Tim May backing Harper in fight against India's influence
The BCCI wields too much power according to FICA chief Tim May
Michael Holding hits out at BCCI 'power'
West Indies legend Michael Holding criticises the BCCI for wielding too much power
JUN 2011
'Lalit Modi has no stake in Sri Lanka Premier League'
Somerset Entertainment Ventures deny that Lalit Modi is involved in their organisation
'Control' freak? Time for the BCCI to show some humility
Richard Sydenham writes about the BCCI's domineering nature
Modi clarifies that he has no role in SLPL
Lalit Modi distances himself from having any links with the SLPL
MAY 2011
No regrets, no complains: Shane Warne
The Australian bowling legend credits Lalit Modi for a memorable spell with the IPL.
The Confidence Man
Samanth Subramanian provides an in-depth view of the emergence of the IPL under the guidance of Lalit Modi.
Rise & fall of the Commissioner
Lalit Modi and the Indian Premier League
APR 2011
Modi defends family cash made in IPL
'Only family believed in my idea'
No regrets, declares Lalit Modi
LKM decides to speak out on the various allegations he's facing from the BCCI
Lalit Modi claims he is victim of a 'witch hunt'
Modi responds to allegations of corruption
'I'll come back only if it is safe'
Lalit Modi cites security concerns for not returning to India
Can't get bigger than the IPL
Big Bash is no competition to the IPL, say experts
IPL boss responds to rebel league allegations
LKM responds to allegations of planning a rebel league in England.
MAY 2008
Lalit Modi: Cricket's billion-dollar brain
Lalit Modi reveals how his passion for cricket helped him create the Indian Premier League
Cash-rich, yet SCA sought IPL funds
CoA has mentioned that SCA which has in excess of Rs 250 crore in their bank account sought funds to conduct upcoming IPL matches
CoA issues clarification on membership
The Committee of Administrators (COA) have clarified about false reports on the selection of BCCI full members