New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is the national governing body for cricket in India.
It was established on December 1, 1928, in Madras (now Chennai), under the Act of XXI. Gant Govan was its first president while Anthony de Mello was the first secretary. It was registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act.
The BCCI joined the Imperial Cricket Conference (ICC) in 1926 which a few years later became the International Cricket Council. In the beginning, the BCCI’s objective was to promote and protect the values and sporting activities associated with cricket in India.
The organization has since changed the image of cricket in India by hosting the ICC World Cups, and other international cricket tournaments. The BCCI has developed cricket in India by launching domestic tournaments, promoting new talents, awarding the cricketers, etc.
It is responsible for organizing and scheduling matches to be played by the teams and holding domestic cricket tournaments in India.
Currently, BCCI has headquarters in Mumbai with 41 members and is considered the wealthiest and most influential governing body of cricket in the world.