President Anurag Thakur proposed the idea of BCCI changing its name  © IANS
President Anurag Thakur proposed the idea of BCCI changing its name © IANS

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the national governing body for cricket in India could soon change its name. The new name for the organisation might be decided by the fans through a poll on its website. The organisation which was formed in 1928 might witness a change in name, after Anurag Thakur, the BCCI President proposed the idea on the last day of the BCCI Working Committee meet in Dharamsala. A number of members felt that the name should be changed but there were some senior members who were hesitant to the idea of changing the name of a body that had existed since 1928. ALSO READ: BCCI’s 4-day conclave ends: Anil Kumble’s appointment, Mini IPL and other topics discussed

“Yes, I had put forward this idea in the meeting today,” Thakur said as quoted by TOI. He added – “I think the word ‘Control’ should be replaced by ‘Care’.” Thakur was of the view that the organisation wants to change its role and concept in the minds of the fans of the game and therefore the word ‘Control’ ought to be removed. He said – “We want to do away with the word ‘Control.’ We want to care for our fans, players, coaches, selectors, administrators and all the other stakeholders who matter in cricket.” The matter though, will now be addressed in future meetings of the board.The new name could be decided by all the cricket fans in a poll on the BCCI website.

Meanwhile, the BCCI also decided in the working committee that it will host the Mini-IPL starting September. The tournament will be held overseas and will be a shorter version of the IPL but will include the participation of all the franchises.