Monday, November 06, 2006

CRICKET:WHAT, BCCI DOES NOT EVEN HAVE A WEBSITE?!

All I wanted to know was BCCI's history, official version and looked up on the web. Unfortunately, I failed.In this age when class VII students(perhaps even younger kids do so) host their own websites, I was astonished that a search for BCCI official website on Google made me no wiser. Am I to believe that world’s richest cricket board does not know what a website is? Yes, I am talking about Board of Control for Cricket in India, the body that governs cricket in India.

ICC, or International Cricket Council, has its own official presence on the web. 'Poorer' boards such as Cricket Australia, England and Wales Cricket Board, New Zealand Cricket have their own websites, where they have variety of content pertaining to the game. Pakistan Cricket Board too has a website.

Is this not snootyness, or plain and simple disregard for public communication, that an organization that conducts the most popular sport in India does not feel the need for official content on the web(suppose I want to look up the cricketing calendar of Indian national side or Ranji, where do I look up, newspaper sites?Or,dedicated cricket sites??). Isn't it funny (and ironical too, perhaps), that a game in which we have official drink, official sports gear but no official website of the 'national' cricket board???? Is BCCI looking for a sponsor here too?Well, there will be plenty, I suppose, willing to take it up.Perhaps it is time for BCCI to wake up, in the interest of public communication. The press conferences in 5-Stars are not enough.
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4 comments:

Sara said...

I suggest the name masoombcci.com or bcci-masoom.com- nothing could be more befitting!!what say?

RAJESH KUMAR said...

Thanks for your suggestions Sara. I hope folks at BCCI are reading your words:)

Eklavya said...

I was actually trying to create a framework for Governance of Cricket in India for which I needed some data. I thought the most authentic data would be available only on the Official Web Site of BCCI. When I searched for the same I met the same surprise as yours.

It is truly astonishing and intriguing why BCCI does not have a website and does not have any data repository of domestic and international cricket played by the Indian Team in the public domain.

While the registered companies in India are being increasingly made transparent about their Financials and all other transactions and the Right to Information Act has also celebrated its anniversay( however tumultuous), it is an imperative need for the followers of cricket as well as the players of cricket that BCCI creates a web site for itself and provides all data pertaining to Indian Cricket on the site.

Thanks and regards
Shashank

mysti said...

List of all countries that have their own websites..

Even Bhutan has it..so does vanuatu, luxembourg, malta, nepal and a never-heard-befoere country called guernsay..

http://www.tigercricket.com/

http://www.bermudacricketboard.com/

http://www.canadiancricket.org/

http://www.usaca.org/

http://www.malaysiacricket.com/

http://www.thailandcricket.com/

belgium.cricketeurope.net/

www.cricketargentina.com/

www.cricket.de/

gibraltar.cricketeurope.net/

www.crickitalia.org/

www.cricket.or.jp/eng/

cricketkuwait.com/

www.cricketnamibia.com/

www.cricketnepal.org/

www.kncb.nl/ - Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Bond

www.cricketscotland.com/

www.cricket.org.sg/ - Singapore Cricket Association

www.austrian-cricket.info/

www.bhutancricket.org/

www.vanuatucricket.com/

www.jersey.cricketeurope.net/

www.cricketfinland.com/

www.maltacricket.biz/

www.cricket.lu/ - luxembourg cricket federation

www.greece.cricketeurope.net/ -

www.norway.cricketeurope.net/,

www.swisscricket.ch/

www.spain.cricketeurope.net/ - Cricket España

www.portugal.cricketeurope.net/ - Portuguese Cricket Federation

www.guernseycricket.com/ - Guernsey Cricket Association

www.cypruscricket.com/

www.maldivescricket.com.mv/

www.cricketforbundet.com/ - The Swedish Cricket Federation

www.isleofman.cricketeurope.net/ - Isle of Man Cricket Association