BCCI lauds itself before AGM

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:53 IST

It was the last working committee meeting of the BCCI before the AGM in September next month that will be held to elect the new office bearers.

BCCI lauds itself before AGM

New Delhi:

It was the last working committee meeting of the BCCI before the AGM in September next month that will be held to elect the new office bearers. A good election ploy was to focus on the fact the world's richest board does indeed make for the world's richest cricketers. "They have received Rs 52 crore. This is the highest amount given by any sports body," said Ranbir Singh Mahendra, President, BCCI. Of the Rs 52 crore, Rs 26 crore will go to international players, Rs 21 crore to domestic players, and Rs 5 crore will go to the junior players. However the players will certainly need to work hard to justify those returns. Ratified fixtures The BCCI has ratified India's international fixtures for the next few months. Sri Lanka will visit for seven one dayers later this year, while South Africa will play five as well, before Sri Lanka returns for a three Test series. In 2006, the players tour Pakistan for a Test and one day series. They stay on across the border for the Asia Cup, making their trip two months long. In March, England come to India for a three Test series, and then in April, it's the seven one-dayers against England. The BCCI President refused to take any questions on the TV rights issue, saying it was a matter for the marketing committee to decide on. Incidentally, a Committee will be set up to appoint a media manager for the team and the longstanding issue of the merger with the women's cricket association was once again deferred.

Topics : Cricket Board of Control for Cricket in India
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