The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) held their 89th annual general meeting on Thursday. Following the meeting, the general body of the board asked its office holders to determine the venues for the T20 World Cup 2021, which will be played in India. The 2021 T20 World Cup is scheduled for October-November in India. The General Body has also asked the BCCI office-holders to nominate Cricket Committee, Standing Committees and Referee Committees. The office holders are also charged with selecting the representative of BCCI on the Board of Directors of ICC and / or a similar organization.
“The office holders will also set up the new National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru and the subsequent plan to establish zonal academies,” BCCI said in an official release.
They will also decide on the BCCI 2020-21 domestic season and form a working group to compensate the players, match officials and others involved in a cricket activity if they are unable to participate due to cancellation of cricket matches / tournaments. thanks to COVID-19, ”the release stated.
At the meeting, Rajeev Shukla was appointed vice president of the BCCI, while former spinner Pragyan Ojha was included in the IPL Governing Council (GC) at the AGM.
Ojha was nominated for the IPL GC by the Indian Cricketers Association (ICA) on Wednesday.
“The general body has also authorized the IPL Governing Council to include up to ten teams in the tournament. The IPL GC will work out the modalities regarding planning for up to 10 teams,” the BCCI said.
The general body has also decided to seek further clarification from the ICC on their proposal to include cricket in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.
At the meeting, the BCCI also raised the limit for medical claims reimbursement for insurance policies of retired first-class cricketers to Rs 10 Lakhs.
The retirement age of the referees and scorers affiliated with BCCI has also been raised to 60 years.
The general body also approved the disbursement of funds to the ICA.
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