BCCI Current Affairs - 2020

What is Team Mask Force?

The “Team Mask Force” was created by the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India). It features India’s most revered cricketers such as Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Saurav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid.

Highlights

The Team Mask Force intends to spread awareness of the importance of wearing face masks in public places. Under the initiative, a video has been made with the the Indian leading Cricketers sharing awareness messages. The cricketers also encourage making masks at home by sharing their own self made personalised masks.

The Force includes all the Indian team players (past, present, men and women). The initiative also encourages citizens to join fight against COVID-19 by cooperating with GoI. It also urges them to download Arogy Setu Application

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The BCCI has contributed Rs 51 crores to the PM-CARES funds (Prime Minister Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation funds). The BCCI was formed in 1928.

IPL 2020 suspended by BCCI

On April 15, 2020, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has suspended the Indian Premier League, 2020 indefinitely. The decision was made after the lock down in India was extended till May 3, 2020.

Highlights

The BCCI had plans to conduct the month long matches in June, 2020. However, due to the extension of the lock down and also with the increase in spread of the virus, the matches have for now been suspended indefinitely. No date of postponement has been announced.

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The BCCI was formed in 1928. It is the national governing body. Apart from IPL, BCCI also organizes Ranji Trophy, Irani cup, Duleep Trophy, Vijay Hazare Trophy, Deodhar Trophy, IPL, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Women’s IPL, etc.

MS Dhoni Factor

The main catch of IPL, 2020 was the return of the Indian Cricketer M S Dhoni, former Indian Cricket team captain to the international cricket. He has not played international matches since 2019 world cup.