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Five Times BCCI Had a Clash with Indian Cricketers

The BCCI is one of the richest cricket boards globally, primarily due to India's massive cricket-loving population and the commercial value of the Indian cricket market. The board generates significant revenue through media rights, sponsorships, and other commercial activities. 

his financial power enables the BCCI to invest in infrastructure, grassroots programs, player development, and various initiatives to promote and enhance the sport across the country. The BCCI's financial power, coupled with India's status as a major cricket-playing nation, gives the board significant influence in international cricket. 

The BCCI's stance on various issues, including ICC policies, scheduling, revenue distribution, and governance, can shape the direction of global cricket. Cricket betting sites have all kinds of betting markets when it comes to cricket.

However, in the past. There have been issues between the player and the BCCI members. Without a doubt, the issues eventually got resolved but they remain as a black spot for both the parties in Indian cricket.

Payment issues and contract disputes (2014)

 In 2014, a dispute arose between the BCCI and the Indian cricketers regarding payments and contract issues. Players were unhappy with the terms of their contracts, and there were disagreements over revenue-sharing models and player remuneration. The issue was eventually resolved through negotiations. The main point of contention was the revenue-sharing model between the BCCI and the Indian cricketers. The players were seeking a larger share of the revenue generated by the BCCI, arguing that they deserved a greater portion of the financial gains considering their contributions to the sport.

Sourav Ganguly's removal as captain (2005)

In 2005, Sourav Ganguly, who was the captain of the Indian cricket team at the time, was removed from the captaincy by the BCCI. The decision led to a public disagreement between Ganguly and the board, with the former expressing his disappointment and the latter facing criticism for their handling of the situation. Additionally, there was a well-known conflict between Ganguly and then-coach Greg Chappell during that time. It was a huge matter of discussion in national media where BCCI was exposed for not focusing on the player, who changed Indian cricket forever but going with the advice of the new coach who doesn't know Indian cricket so well.

Conflict over player participation in foreign T20 leagues (2018)

The BCCI has traditionally been strict about allowing Indian players to participate in foreign T20 leagues like the Big Bash League (BBL) and the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). However, some Indian cricketers have expressed their desire to play in such leagues, leading to clashes between the players and the board over the restrictions imposed. The conflict over player participation in foreign T20 leagues reflected the players' desire for increased opportunities and exposure beyond the Indian cricket system, while the BCCI aimed to maintain control over player availability and prioritize domestic and international commitments.

Kohli, Gambhir, and Naveen-ul-Haq Fight in IPL 2023

During a fixture in IPL 2023 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Lucknow Supergiants, the players were seen in a heated argument during the match between Virat Kohli and Naveen-ul-Haq. However, things got ugly after the match as Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir got into an altercation and Naveen-ul-Haq was also involved in the same. It is because of the same reason, Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir were fined 100% of their match fees and Naveen-ul-Haq was fined 50% of his match fees.

Captaincy change from Virat Kohli to Rohit Sharma

The captaincy change from Virat Kohli to Rohit Sharma in the Indian cricket team was a significant event that took place in 2022. Kohli had been the captain of the team in all three formats since 2017, but he stepped down as T20I captain in September 2021, and then as ODI and Test captain in December 2021. However, things got ugly when Virat Kohli came to the public platform and exposed BCCI. He told in an interview that he was not informed about the change of captaincy in the limited-over format and BCCI was keeping things fishy.

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