Author: Ratnakar Shetty
Number Of Pages: 328
Package Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.5 x 2.0 inches
Release Date: 05-02-2022
Details: Product Description The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is an institution that elicits extreme reactions. While some marvel at the remarkable work it has done to promote and develop cricket in India and elsewhere, others decry it as being myopic, arrogant and money-minded. However, nobody can deny the impact the BCCI has had not only on Indian cricket, but also international cricket and the influence it commands. Over the years, the professionalism and excellence displayed by Indian cricketers on the field of play has been complemented by the zeal and diligence of those who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to take Indian cricket to where it is today. On Board gives the reader an opportunity to walk through the corridors of this extraordinary institution and enter its meeting rooms, where many issues were discussed and momentous decisions taken. Penned by Prof. Ratnakar Shetty, who has been an integral part of the BCCI's evolution from being just a member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) to the most powerful cricket board on the planet, the book is an engaging read. About the Author From being elected joint secretary of the BCCI in 2003 after serving on different committees of the Board since the late 1990s, to being appointed the Board's first chief administrative officer in 2006 and later as its general manager (Administration and Game Development), Prof. Ratnakar Shetty served Indian cricket in multiple capacities for over two decades. He joined Wilson College in South Mumbai as a lecturer in Chemistry after completing his MSc from the same institution, in 1975. This was before he entered cricket administration. He also served the Mumbai Cricket Association with distinction for nearly three decades. Prof. Shetty lives in Mumbai with his daughter Rachna. Devendra Prabhudesai was manager, Media Relations and Corporate Affairs, at the BCCI from 2008 to 2015. He has authored seven books including biographies on Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid.