Confident that it can easily host major ticket tournaments every two years, BCCI decided on Sunday to bid for three global events – including two World Cups in shorter formats – over the next eight-year tournament cycle, which begins in 2024. .
The decision was taken at the virtual meeting of the BCCI Council of Apex, held in practice.
It was agreed that BCCI will bid for one Champions Trophy, T20 World Cup and Over 50 World Cup in the ICC event cycle.
“Yes, we would be bidding for the 2025 Champions Trophy, along with the 2028 T20 World Cup and the 2031 World Cup. The Apex Council agreed in principle,” a senior office official told PTI on terms of anonymity.
The ICC recently announced that the Champions Trophy, which has not been held since 2017 in England, will be revived in the next FTP cycle, and accordingly India has decided to bid for it.
“The Champions Trophy is a short tournament, but it is extremely popular. It was fair that after the 2023 World Cup in India, we applied for the 2025 Champions Trophy. India must be able to host a global event every two up to three years and therefore we are bidding for three events, “the official said.
The ICC has decided that from the next cycle, the World Cup with over 50 will be a competition with 14 teams, while the teams of the T20 World Cup will be increased from 16 to 20.
A 10-member Ranji Trophy compensation panel will be formed
BCCI will form a 10-member commission to decide on ways to compensate local players for canceling the Ranji trophy last season.
“It has been decided to form a 10-member committee. One representative from each of the six zones (North, West, South, East, Central and Northeast), along with four incumbents, which includes President Suraw Ganguli and Secretary Jay Shah.” said the clerk.
“We need to find a workable solution where we can distinguish between players who have to be paid and those who can’t be paid. There has to be a consensus, because everyone can say they would play first-class cricket this year. Also, giving a lump sum to government units has not found much benefit within the Management Board, “the official said.
Currently, Ranji Trophy players receive 1.40 lakhs per game as match fees, as well as another nice amount of BCCI’s gross revenue (GRS). A good home player who plays all three forms without IPL makes about 20 nail polish a year, which was not possible last season.
Only two tournaments were held – the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 trophy and the Vijay Hazare One Day Trophy – where the match fee for first team players is Rs 35,000 per game.