BCCI income has doubled, reveals Secretary

Published: Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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The BCCI's income has more than doubled to Rs 430 crore from Rs 210 crore, Board Secretary Niranjan Shah and Treasurer N Srinivasan revealed today.

Addressing a press conference after conclusion of the two-day special general body meeting here, the BCCI functionaries said this came to light after the board approved the accounts for 2005-06.

They said most of the revenue came from media rights to the tune of Rs 341 crore.

The board derived most of its income for 2005-06 from the England tour. Mr Shah and Mr Srinivasan said the surplus from tours earning had gone up from Rs 40 crore to Rs 60 crore.Mr Shah and Mr Srinivasan said the BCCI has also decided to fund all the future programmes of women's cricket in India. ''Representatives of women's cricket association were present at the working committee meeting.

The Board has decided to fund their programmes,'' Mr Srinivasan said. On the question regarding recognition to Bihar/Jharkhand cricket associations, Mr Shah and Mr Srinivasan said a three-member committee headed by Bihar Cricket Association had submitted its report, which was placed before the working committee this morning.

The committee recommended that the original Bihar Cricket Association must conduct elections.

The working committee has also authorised BCCI President Sharad Pawar to appoint a three-member committee to run cricket and other affairs of the Bihar Cricket Association.

''However, as a case on the Bihar-Jharkhand association issue is pending in a Ranchi court, th Board cannot implement its decisions immediately,'' Mr Srinivasan pointed out.

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