BCCI Apex Council Meeting: Board to discuss formation of LOC for World Cup 2023, Team Sponsorship Agreement

Apex Council Meetings: BCCI will also decide on the guess of the CK Nayudu Trophy, the senior women’s T20 competition, when its Apex Council meets virtually on March 2nd.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The BCCI Apex Council will meet virtually on March 2nd
  • The fate of the national tournaments CK Nayudu Trophy and Senior Women’s T20 will be decided
  • The contract of the education start-up Byju as a sponsor of the Indian cricket team is on the agenda

The fate of the CK Nayudu Trophy and Senior Women’s T20, which have been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will be decided and the local organizing committee for the 2023 ODI World Cup is likely to be formed when the BCCI Apex Council virtual on March 2nd gathers .

The CK Nayudu Trophy for U-25 cricketers and the women’s seniors T20 event had to be postponed last month due to rising cases of Covid-19.

The Ranji Trophy was also postponed, but as the number of cases fell, the BCCI decided to organize the first national event from February 17. The first round was completed on Sunday.

The 14-point agenda for the meeting includes organizing these two national events as the COVID-19 situation improves across the country.

Also on the agenda, owned by PTI, is the formation of the LOC for the 2023 ODI World Championship. The T20 World Championship could not be held in India last year due to the pandemic, but the BCCI looks forward to hosting one next year to host another major ICC event.

The appointment of GM – Game Development is also finalized after Dhiraj Malhotra left the position last month.

Education start-up Byju’s contract to sponsor the Indian cricket team ends on March 31 and there will be discussion about that too. Byju replaced Oppo as team sponsor in July 2019.

Allocation for the five-game T20 series against South Africa in June will also be decided.

Key treaties by male and female cricketers are ratified, as is the first of its kind against sexual harassment by the BCCI.

Raising hosting fees for state associations is also on the agenda, as is the appointment of a head of sports science at the National Cricket Academy.

The order passed in the case of representation by the Purvanchal Cricket Association is also ratified.

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