Cricket Current Affairs - 2019

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Vidarbha wins 2017 Ranji Trophy tournament

Vidarbha cricket team won 2017 Ranji Trophy tournament. It is Vidarbha’s first Ranji Trophy title. In the final match held at Holkar stadium in Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Vidarbha thumped 9-wicket win over Delhi.

After conceding 252-run first innings lead, Delhi was bowled out for 280 in their second innings, setting a target of merely 29 runs for Vidarbha. Vidarbha lost only one wicket and took only five overs to chase down the target.

Ranji Trophy

Ranji Trophy is a domestic first-class cricket championship played in India between teams representing regional cricket associations. The trophy is named after England and Sussex cricketer Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji and was first played in 1934. At present, the championship is played between 27 teams which include 21 states (of 29 Indian states) and Delhi (UT). The format of Ranji Trophy is Round-robin then knockout. Mumbai has won Ranji title for record 41 times (10 of them being won with innings wins) after playing in record 45 finals.

Saba Karim appointed as General Manager of BCCI

Former wicketkeeper of India Saba Karim (50) was appointed as the new General Manager (GM) of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

He will report directly to BCCI CEO Rahul Johri. The General Manager’s post was lying vacant since resignation of MV Sridhar in September 2017 over the issue of conflict of interest.

In his new administrative role, Saba Karim will be responsible for implementing operational plans, budgeting, monitoring the match playing conditions and administration of Domestic program.

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)

BCCI is the national governing body for cricket in India and is considered as world’s richest cricket board. It was established as BCCI in 1928 by replacing Calcutta Cricket Club. It is a private club consortium, registered as a society under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1975. It is member of ICC and has authority to select players, umpires and officials to participate in international cricket events and exercises total control over them.