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IPL 2022 final sets Guinness World Record for biggest crowd attendance in a T20 match

BCCI secretary Jay Shah has tweeted that the IPL 2022 final, which was held earlier this year, has set a Guinness World Record for the largest attendance in a T20 match.

“Extremely delighted & proud to receive the Guinness World Record for the largest attendance at a T20 match when 101,566 people witnessed the epic @IPL final at @GCAMotera’s magnificent Narendra Modi Stadium on 29 May 2022. A big thanks to our fans for making this possible! @BCCI”, tweeted Shah.

In the final which was played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, a determined Gujarat Titans, led by all-rounder Hardik Pandya, made their maiden IPL season an unforgettable one by lifting the title at their home ground in a seven-wicket win over Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals.

“A proud moment for everyone as India creates the Guinness World Record. This one is for all our fans for their unmatched passion and unwavering support. Congratulations to @GCAMotera and @IPL,” tweeted the BCCI.

By finishing off a chase of 131 with 11 balls remaining and defeating Rajasthan for the third time in IPL 2022 after losing the toss, Gujarat capped off a season where they exceeded everyone’s pre-tournament expectations to become champions in their debut season of the competition.

Pandya led the Gujarat Titans from the front with an all-round performance, picking figures of 3/17 in his four overs with the ball and making 34 off 30 balls with the bat, and picked the Player of the Match award in the final.

New Zealand’s Greg Barclay likely to get re-elected as ICC chairman: Report

New Zealand’s Greg Barclay is likely to be re-elected for a second term as the Chair of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Barclay, who got elected for the first time in December 2020, will have another term of two years.

Notably, a chairman can have three terms in total.

Unlike in 2020, Barclay is set to have smooth sailing this time around as he is unlikely to have any opposition during the election, scheduled for November 12 in Melbourne.

Dr. Tavengwa Mukuhlani, the chair of Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC), who had filed nomination against him, is expected to withdraw, a Cricbuzz report said.

The report further said that Mukuhlani may withdraw on the day of the election and some kind of consensus is believed to have been reached among the ICC directors.

A candidate is required to have the backing of two current directors to file nomination and it has been learned that BCCI has also thrown its weight behind the incumbent ICC chairman.

Initially, the BCCI itself wanted to field a candidate however, it decided against having one. Indian cricket board’s secretary Jay Shah, will be attending the ICC meetings and elections.

Mini players’ auction for IPL 2023 to be held on Dec 23 in Kochi: Report

The mini players’ auction for the 2023 season of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) will reportedly be held on December 23 in Kochi.

Although an official announcement is yet to be made but as per an ESPN Cricinfo report, the auction would be a one-day affair and will be conducted in Kochi.

This is the first time in the history of the tournament that the auctions will be held in the state of Kerala.

Earlier, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had set a November 15 deadline for the franchises to send the final list of retained players. This time around, each team can retain up to 15 players and have to release the remaining 10. Earlier during the last season, the team size was set to a maximum of 25 while the minimum number of players in a team was 18.

The report further said that each franchise will have an additional INR 5 crore in addition to the money left over from last year’s mega auctions. The total figure will be around INR 95 crore for the mini auctions.

Notably, the Preity Zinta-owned Punjab Kings (PBKS) were left with the largest purse worth Rs 3.45 cores after the 2022 players’ auctions while the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) had INR 2.95 crore, followed by Royal Challengers Bangalore (INR 1.55 crore), Rajasthan Royals (INR 0.95 crore), and Kolkata Knight Riders (INR 0.45 crore).

On the other hand, Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals, and Sunrisers Hyderabad had INR 0.10 crore each left in their respective purses. Defending champions Gujarat Titans were left with INR 0.15 crore while Lucknow Super Giants were the only side to exhaust their entire purse.

Men & women cricketers to get equal match fee: BCCI

In a historic move, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on announced that the match fee for both men and women cricketers (contracted) will be the same.

The revolutionary decision to bring women cricketers on par with men’s cricketers in terms of match fee was announced by BCCI secretary Jay Shah.

“I’m pleased to announce @BCCI’s first step towards tackling discrimination. We are implementing pay equity policy for our contracted @BCCIWomen cricketers. The match fee for both Men and Women Cricketers will be same as we move into a new era of gender equality in Cricket. The @BCCIWomen cricketers will be paid the same match fee as their male counterparts. Test (INR 15 lakhs), ODI (INR 6 lakhs), T20I (INR 3 lakhs),” Shah tweeted.

“Pay equity was my commitment to our women cricketers and I thank the Apex Council for their support. Jai Hind,” he added.

Notably, the big decision comes just days after it was decided in the BCCI AGM that the first season of the women’s IPL will be played in 2023.

Earlier this year, the New Zealand Cricket Board had announced a similar decision.

‘No one can ignore India’: Sports minister Thakur on Pakistan’s threat

Jusr a day after the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) threatned of pulling out of the 2023 ODI World Cup in India, Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Thursday said that the country will organise the showpiece event and all the big teams, including Pakistan, will take part in it as no one can ignore India in any field nowadays.

Thakur’s comments came after PCB requested the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) to convene an emergency meeting in the wake of BCCI secretary Jay Shah’s statement that India won’t travel to Pakistan for next year’s Asia Cup and his demand that the tournament be moved to a neutral venue.

“It’s the BCCI’s matter and they will comment on it. India is a sporting powerhouse, where many World Cups have been organised. The ODI World Cup will also take place next year in India and all big teams around the globe will take part in it. Because no one can ignore India in any field nowadays,” the Sports Minister told reporters during an event for the announcement of the Khelo India Youth Games.

“India has contributed a lot to sports, especially cricket. So, the World Cup will be organised next year, and it will be a grand and historic event,” he added.

Talking specifically about Pakistan’s participation, the Minister said: “All teams who qualify for the World Cup are invited to compete on Indian soil). Many times Pakistan teams have come to India and played. I feel India is not in a position to be dictated (by someone) and there is no reason for anyone to do that. I expect all countries to come and compete.”

When asked about India travelling to Pakistan for the Asia Cup 2023, the former BCCI president said the decision will be taken by the home ministry.

“It’s a decision that will be taken by the Home Ministry. Overall, players’ safety and security is an important matter,” he said.

India to tour Bangladesh for 2 Tests, 3 ODIs in December

Team India will tour of Bangladesh for three-match ODI series and a two Test series in December.

The tour will begin with the ODI series in Mirpur while the two Tests will be played in Chattogram – from December 14 – and Mirpur – from December 22.

Speaking on the series, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hassan said: “The Bangladesh-India matches in recent history have given us some epic contests and fans from both countries are eagerly waiting for another memorable series. I thank the Board of Control for Cricket in India for working closely with the BCB in confirming the schedule. We look forward to welcoming the Indian team to Bangladesh.”

Meanwhile, Jay Shah, the BCCI secretary said: “I extend my best wishes to the Bangladesh Cricket Board for the upcoming bilateral series featuring India. The India-Bangladesh contests generate tremendous interest among the fans thanks to the massive fan following the two teams enjoy. We know how passionate the fans in Bangladesh are and I am sure they will be treated to some exhilarating contests both in white-ball and red-ball cricket.”

“With the crucial World Test Championship points at stake, the two Test matches are very important and both teams will go hard for the win,” he added.

Notably, this will be India’s first tour to Bangladesh since 2015, soon after the 50-over World Cup at home.

Pak will tour India for 2023 World Cup, I can give it in writing: Aakash Chopra

A huge debate has occured on the future of cricketing relations between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as the two board have been at loggerheads ever since the Indian cricket board’s secretary Jay Shah, who also happens to be the president of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), confirmed that India won’t travel to Pakistan for the next edition of Asia Cup in 2023.

The statement didn’t go well with the PCB, which in return has threatned to pull out of the 2023 ODI world Cup, which will be hosted by India.

Now, former India opener Aakash Chopra, has opened up on the matter, and said that he can ‘give in writing’ that India won’t travel to Pakistan for next year’s Asia Cup and also Pakistan will definitely come to India to play the ODI World Cup.

“Asia Cup might not happen at all if India don’t participate, there’s no chance. The Asia Cup is a minor tournament compared to the world cup. Skipping the World Cup means you will end up forgoing a massive amount of revenue that ICC shares (with the participating nations). It’s a case of who blinks first. So I’m not taking this seriously. I feel the Asia Cup 2023 will be held and at a neutral venue,” Chopra said on his YouTube channel.

Terming India as ‘the big brother of ACC’, Chopra also revealed that BCCI is the only member of the council that doesn’t take money, it instead distributes it among the other boards.

“Of course, ACC is a consortium. But few are aware of the fact that India doesn’t take a penny from ACC. Everybody takes a certain amount from the (ACC) coffer whether 4 million or 8 million but India ends up distributing their amount instead,” Chopra said. “India has been playing the role of a big brother in ACC. If it has been said that the team might not travel to Pakistan, then I can give you this in writing that India won’t. The Asia Cup will also be held at a neutral venue. And Pakistan will also definitely come to play in the World Cup (in India)… Take all this from in writing. All these things are guaranteed,” he added.

Notably, Pakistan is set to host the 50-over Asia Cup right before the ODI World Cup in India.

India have not toured their neighbouring country since 2008 and both sides only meet during multi-nation or ICC events due to strained political relations.

India’s last tour of its neighbouring nation came in 2008, for that year’s Asia Cup where MS Dhoni & Co. ended as runners-up while its last bilateral series came in early 2013 when Misbah-ul-Haq-led Pakistan team had toured India for three ODIs and two T20Is. Since then, both sides have met only during multi-nation or ICC events.

Shifting Asia Cup will impact Pakistan’s visit to India for 2023 World Cup: PCB

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday indicated that the possibility of moving the venue for next year’s Asia Cup could “impact” Pakistan’s visit to India for the 2023 men’s ODI World Cup, as well as future ICC events in India in the 2024-31 cycle.

Meanwhile, the PCB further said that the comments made by Asian Cricket Council (ACC) president and BCCI secretary Jay Shah on Tuesday over shifting next year’s Asia Cup to a neutral venue from Pakistan as India would not travel to Pakistan were noted with “surprise and disappointment”.

“The comments were made without any discussion or consultation with the Board of the Asian Cricket Council or the Pakistan Cricket Board (event host) and without any thoughts towards their long-term consequences and implications. After having presided over the ACC meeting during which Pakistan was awarded the ACC Asia Cup with an overwhelming support and response from the ACC Board Members, Mr Shah’s statement of shifting of the ACC Asia Cup has clearly been made unilaterally,” said the PCB in an official statement.

Notably, the 2023 edition of the Asia Cup, to be held in the 50-over format, had been allotted to Pakistan as per the ICC’s Future Tours Programme (FTP).

“This is contrary to the philosophy and spirit for which the Asian Cricket Council was formed in September 1983 — a united Asian cricket body to safeguard the interests of the its Members and organise, develop, and promote the game of cricket in Asia. The overall impact of such statements have the potential to split the Asian and international cricketing communities, and can impact Pakistan’s visit to India for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 and future ICC Events in India in the 2024-2031 cycle,” added the PCB.

PCB also said it has requested for an emergency meeting of the ACC board to discuss the matter.

“The PCB has to date not received any official communication from the ACC on the statement of the ACC President. As such, the PCB has written to the Asian Cricket Council to convene an emergency meeting of its Board as soon as practically possible on this important and sensitive matterm,” it added.

Earlier on Tuesday, BCCI secretary Jay Shah, also the President of the ACC, had stated that “India will play the Asia Cup 2023 at a neutral venue,” making it clear that Rohit Sharma & Co. won’t be traveling to Pakistan for the tournament.

“The Asia Cup 2023 will be held at a neutral venue,” Shah told reporters following BCCI’s 91st Annual general Meeting in Mumbai adding: “I am saying this as ACC President. We [India] can’t go there [to Pakistan], they can’t come here. In the past also, Asia Cup has been played at a neutral venue.”

Notably, Pakistan is set to host the 50-over Asia Cup right before the ODI World Cup in India.

India have not toured their neighbouring country since 2008 and both sides only meet during multi-nation or ICC events due to strained political relations.

India’s last tour of its neighbouring nation came in 2008, for that year’s Asia Cup where MS Dhoni & Co. ended as runners-up while its last bilateral series came in early 2013 when Misbah-ul-Haq-led Pakistan team had toured India for three ODIs and two T20Is. Since then, both sides have met only during multi-nation or ICC events.

Pakistan mulling to pull out of 2023 World Cup in India

Following the the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) decison to not travel Pakistan for next year’s Asia Cup, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is mulling to pull out of the 2023 World Cup, which will be held in India.

On Tuesday, BCCI secretary Jay Shah, who is also the President of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), had stated that “India will play the Asia Cup 2023 at a neutral venue,” making it clear that Rohit Sharma & Co. won’t be traveling to Pakistan for the tournament.

“The Asia Cup 2023 will be held at a neutral venue,” Shah told reporters following BCCI’s 91st Annual general Meeting in Mumbai.  “I am saying this as ACC President. We [India] can’t go there [to Pakistan], they can’t come here. In the past also, Asia Cup has been played at a neutral venue.”

Reacting strongly to Shah’s announcement, the PCB is now planning to take a harsh call.

As per reports, a meeting of the PCB’s think tank is undergoing in Lahore in which matters including Asia Cup participation and India’s denial are being discussed.

“The PCB, as per sources, would be declaring the ACC President and BCCI Secretary Jay Shah’s decision on the tour unnecessary and hasty, further noting that Shah cannot take a unilateral decision by himself,” a report in Geo.tv stated.

Notably, Pakistan is set to host the 50-over Asia Cup right before the ODI World Cup in India.

India have not toured their neighbouring country since 2008 and both sides only meet during multi-nation or ICC events.

India’s last tour of its neighbouring nation came in 2008, for that year’s Asia Cup where MS Dhoni & Co. ended as runners-up while its last bilateral series came in early 2013 when Misbah-ul-Haq-led Pakistan team had toured India for three ODIs and two T20Is. Since then, both sides have met only during multi-nation or ICC events.

Asia Cup 2023 will be played at neutral venue, confirms Jay Shah

After the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Mumbai on Tuesday, secretary Jay Shah confirmed that next year’s Asia Cup will be shifted out of Pakistan as Team India won’t be able to visit the neighbouring nation.

The 2023 edition of the continental championship — Asia Cup — has been been allotted to Pakistan as per the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Future Tours Programme. However, the BCCI after their AGM, arrived at a conclusion that it will not travel to its neighbouring country for the tournament and demanded that the tournament be moved to a neutral venue.

“Neutral venue for the Asia Cup is not unprecedented and we have decided that we will not travel to Pakistan,” Shah, who is also the president of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.

“I have decided that we will play at a neutral venue,” he added.

Notably, the 2022 edition of the Asia Cup was also played in a neutral venue after an economic and political crisis engulfed host nation Sri Lanka. The tournament was held in UAE, where Sri Lanka emerged as the champions after beating Pakistan in the final.