BCCI | BCCI to donate Rs 10 crore for Olympic athletes and bid to host major tournaments
- BCCI made two big announcements on Sunday
- BCCI will give 10 crores for Olympics
- Board will claim about ICC tournaments
New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday announced that it will give Rs 10 crore to help the Olympic-going Indian contingent at the request of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the Sports Ministry. The decision in this regard was taken during the BCCI’s emergency Apex Council meeting which was attended by Board President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah.
According to the BCCI statement, ‘BCCI has decided to help the Indian players in every way possible. Following a request from the IOA and the Sports Ministry, the BCCI Apex Council decided to cooperate with the IOA for which financial assistance of Rs 10 crore would be provided. A senior BCCI official told PTI, “This fund will be used for the preparation and other purposes of our top players who have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics.” The mode of payment will be decided after talking to the Sports Ministry and the Indian Olympic Association. The Tokyo Olympic Games will begin on 23 July.
This amount to be given by the BCCI after the removal of ‘Li Ning’ as the kit sponsor will certainly help the team in many ways including training and preparation. “BCCI has always believed in helping in the development of Olympic Games and this is not the first time that such a huge amount has been donated,” he said. IOA President Narinder Batra thanked the BCCI and the Sports Ministry for this. “The BCCI Apex Council approved the proposal in an emergency meeting on Sunday following a request from the Sports Ministry. Thanks to BCCI and Sports Ministry.
Claims to host major tournaments
New Delhi: Confident of holding major tournaments every two years, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday claimed to host three global events besides both the shorter formats in the eight-year tournament cycle starting 2024. decided to. This decision was taken in the virtual emergency meeting of the BCCI Apex Council.
It is learned that the BCCI has decided to bid for hosting the Champions Trophy, a T20 World Cup and an ODI World Cup. A senior official told PTI on condition of anonymity, “Yes, we will stake claim to host the Champions Trophy in 2025, the T20 World Cup in 2028 and the ODI World Cup in 2031.” The Apex Council has agreed in principle on this.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) recently announced that the next Future Touring Program (FTP) will include the Champions Trophy, which has not been held since 2017. Apart from this, the BCCI also decided to constitute a 10-member committee to decide the modalities of compensation for domestic players due to the cancellation of Ranji Trophy last season.
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