• Thu. May 19th, 2022

BCCI extends age limit to 65 for match officials and support staff

At its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Calcutta on Saturday, the Cricket Control Council of India (BCCI) said match officials and support staff can now retire at 65, subject to their condition physical.

Previously, the Council had set a ceiling of 60 years for the retirement of support staff associated with its teams as well as match officials, but at the meeting, the Council decided to revise the age limit in the aim of granting an ‘extension of service’ to coaches and match officials affiliated with the Council.

Led by President Sourav Ganguly, the meeting also decided to provide infrastructure development for the northeastern states, Pondicherry, Bihar and Uttarakhand. While the proposed indoor facility for the Northeastern States was sanctioned, the Council also informed members that the Northeastern States and the other three teams – which entered the scene in 2018 – will receive a grant of Rs 10 crore each gradually. for the development of the game in the region.

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It was also decided that the Ombudsman and Ethics Officer would be finalized shortly, once approved by the Apex Board.

Among other developments, the council formed the Circuit, Facilities and Techniques Committee, a Committee of Umpires and a Committee for Cricketers of Different Ability.

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Members were also briefed on India’s performance in the T20 World Cup. “The President said that although India was a good team, we could not perform as expected. But he hoped the team will do better in future events, ”said an official from the state association, who attended the meeting.

Under Virat Kohli’s leadership, the Indian team failed to advance to the playoffs after losing to Pakistan and New Zealand in league matches.

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As the board decided to wait for the committee’s report before deciding the fate of CVC Sports, which acquired the Ahmedabad franchise from the Indian Premier League, several state units asked the board to award matches beyond the eight designated venues. “The president and secretary said they would look into the matter and take a call closer to the tournament,” said a member.

As expected, Brijesh Patel and Khairul Jamal Majumdar were re-elected unopposed as members of the IPL Board of Directors, along with Pragyan Ojha – who represents the ICA.