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World T20, 2nd Semi-Final

India vs West Indies

at Mumbai, Mar 31, 2016
West Indies 196/3 beat India 192/2 by 7 wickets

India Cricket Governing body

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is the governing body over the Indian cricket team. The Board has been operating since 1929 and represents India with the International Cricket Council. It is amongst the richest sporting organizations in the world, it sold media rights to for India's matches in the next 4 years for 612 million US dollars. It negotiates India's sponsorships, its future tours and the selection of its players. Selection for the Indian cricket team occurs through the BCCI's zonal selection policy, where the selection committee is comprised of a selector from each zone in India. This has sometimes led to controversy as to whether these selectors are biased towards their zones. The International Cricket Council determines India's upcoming matches through its future tours program. However, the BCCI, with its influential financial position in the cricketing world, has often challenged the ICC's program and called for more tours between India, Australia, Pakistan and England which are more likely to earn more revenue as opposed to tours with Bangladesh or Zimbabwe.In the past, the BCCI has also come into conflict with the ICC in relation to sponsorships and the legitimacy of the ICC Champions Trophy.

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