Cricket Current Affairs

Make BCCI public body and bring under RTI: Law Commission

The Law Commission of India (LCI) has recommended to declare Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as a public body. It also recommended BCCI and its all member cricket associations to be brought under Right to Information (RTI) law regime.

Recommendations of LCI

BCCI’s monopolistic activities, directly and indirectly, affect the fundamental rights of citizens, players, and other functionaries. Private citizen should be able to move highest court against BCCI for any violation of his fundamental rights.

BCCI has been flying under radar of public scrutiny and encouraged environment of opacity and non-accountability. It has created impression in minds of general public that corruption and other forms of malpractices are adversely affecting one of most popular sports played in India.

BCCI should be held accountable, under all circumstances, for any violations of basic human rights of stakeholders. BCCI exercises ‘state-like’ powers in the regulation of cricket, and thus, comes under the definition of ‘state’ under Article 12 of the Constitution.

How can BCCI as an entity permitted as de facto by state to represent country at the international stage. BCCI virtually acts as National Sports Federation (NSF) and Sports Ministry website should explicitly mention BCCI in list of NSFs. This will automatically bring it within the purview of the RTI Act.

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India B wins Deodhar Trophy 2018

India B won 45th edition of the Deodhar Trophy 2018 by defeating Karnataka in final match by 6 wickets at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala.

Brief Scores: Karnataka 279-8 in 50 overs (Ravikumar Samarth 107, CM Gautam 76) lost to India B 281-4 in 48.2 overs (Abhimanyu Easwaran 69, Ruturaj Gaikwad 58, Shreyas Iyer 61, Manoj Tiwary 59 not out) by 6 wickets.

Captain of India B: Ankit Bawne

Captain of Karnataka: Karun Nair

Player of the match: Ravikumar Samarth (Karnataka)

Deodhar Trophy

The Deodhar Trophy is a List A cricket competition in Indian domestic cricket. It is named after Prof. D. B. Deodhar (known as the Grand Old Man of Indian cricket). It is a 50-over knockout competition played on an annual basis among five zonal teams – North Zone, South Zone, East Zone, West Zone and Central Zone. It was realigned in 2015-16 season with winners of Vijay Hazare Trophy playing two teams – India A and India B – selected by the BCCI.  North Zone has won most titles i.e. for record 13 times.

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