Bihar Cricket Association

Bihar Cricket Association (BCA) is the governing body of the cricket activities in the Bihar state of Bihar and the Bihar cricket team.[1][2][3] It is affiliated to the Board of Control for Cricket in India as full member.[4] BCA was founded in 1935.[5] Supreme Court of India-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) approved BCA as the authorized body for organizing cricket in Bihar.

Bihar Cricket Association
Founded1935 (1935)
AffiliationBoard of Control for Cricket in India
Affiliation date2008
Regional affiliationEast Zone
Headquarters1st & 2nd Floor, Shail Raj Complex,

Buddha Marg,

PresidentRakesh Kumar Tiwary
CEOManish Raj
Coach[Tariqur Rehman
Official website

Committee of ManagementEdit

S. No. Member Designation
1. Rakesh Kumar Tiwary President
2. Dilip Singh Vice-president
3. Sanjay Kumar Secretary
4. Kumar Arvind Joint-secretary
5. Ashutosh Nandan Singh Treasurer
6. Players Representative Mr Amikar Dayal,(Male)
7. Players Representative Kavita Roy,(Female)
8. Sanjay Kumar Singh District Association Representative

Selection committeesEdit

  • Senior Men's selection committee
  • Junior Men's selection committee
  • Satya Prakash Krishna
  • Kundan Kumar
  • Prabhat Kumar
  • Women's selection committee
  • Lovely Raj
  • Neetu Singh
  • Ritu Raj Sharma

BCA PresidentsEdit

S. No. Name Tenure
1. A.M.Hayman 1935-40
2. K.A.D.Naoroji 1940-43
3. J.M.Rakshit 1943-46
4. P.H.Kutar 1946-60
5. R.Bowyer 1960-66
6. R.H.Mody 1966-71
7. H.P.Bodhanwalla 1971-74
8. R.K.Bhasin 1974-76
9. H.P.Bodhanwalla 1976-83
10. Dr. J.J.Irani 1983-87
11. Prem Sagar 1987-90
12. Randhir Prasad Verma 1990-91
13. A.Mathias 1991-93
14. Arun Narayan Singh 1993-99
15. Sanjay Singh 1999-2002
16. Gopal Bohra 2017-2019
17. Rakesh Kumar Tiwari 2019–present

District AssociationsEdit

No. District Governing Body Established Zone official Website
1 Araria Araria District Cricket Association 1991 East
2 Arwal Arwal District Cricket Association 2002-03 South
3 Aurangabad Aurangabad District Cricket Association South
4 Banka Banka District Cricket Association East
5 Begusarai Begusarai District Cricket Association North
6 Bhagalpur Bhagalpur District Cricket Association 1990-91 East
7 Bhojpur Bhojpur District Cricket Association 1987-88 South
8 Buxar Buxar District Cricket Association 1992-93 South
9 Darbhanga Darbhanga District Cricket Association 1975 North
10 East Champaran East Champaran District Cricket Association West
11 Gaya Gaya District Cricket Association 1986-87 South
12 Gopalganj Gopalganj District Cricket Association West
13 Jamui Jamui District Cricket Association East
14 Jehanabad Jehanabad District Cricket Association Central
15 Kaimur Kaimur District Cricket Association South
16 Katihar Katihar District Cricket Association 1984 East
17 Khagaria Khagaria District Cricket Association East
18 Kishanganj Kishanganj District Cricket Association East
19 Lakhisarai Lakhisarai District Cricket Association Central
20 Madhubani Madhubani District Cricket Association 1978 North
21 Madhepura Madhepura District Cricket Association North
22 Munger Munger District Cricket Association 1980-81 Central
23 Muzaffarpur Muzaffarpur District Cricket Association 1983-84 West
24 Nalanda Nalanda District Cricket Association Central
25 Nawada Nawada District Cricket Association Central
26 Patna Patna District Cricket Association 1972 Central
27 Purnia Purnea District Cricket Association 1980 East
28 Rohtas Rohtas District Cricket Association South
29 Saharsa Saharsa District Cricket Association 1974 North
30 Samastipur Samastipur District Cricket Association North
31 Saran Saran District Cricket Association West
32 Sheohar Sheohar District Cricket Association West
33 Sheikhpura Sheikhpura District Cricket Association Central
34 Sitamarhi Sitamarhi District Cricket Association 1984-85 North
35 Siwan Siwan District Cricket Association West
36 Supaul Supaul District Cricket Association North
37 Vaishali Vaishali District Cricket Association 2001-02 Central
38 West Champaran West Champaran District Cricket Association West

Cricket groundsEdit

Name City State First used Last used Notes
Nehru Smarak Stadium Bhagalpur Bihar 1972 1973
Sandy's Compound Enclosure Bhagalpur Bihar 1981 1981
Dr. Nagendra Jha Stadium Darbhanga Bihar 1986 1998
Gandhi Maidan Patna Bihar 1958 1959
Moin-ul-Haq Stadium Patna Bihar 1970 1998 Hosted three ODIs
Rajendra Stadium Siwan Bihar 2004 Present
Urja Stadium Patna Bihar

Official tournamentsEdit

Hayman TrophyEdit

  • Hayman Trophy A Division[6]
Year Winner Runner-up Final Host Note
2013-14 Bhagalpur Muzaffarpur - -
  • Hayman Trophy B Division[7]
Year Winner Runner-up Final Host Note
2013-14 Patna Purnea - -
2014-15 - - - -
2015-16 Purnea Siwan - -
2016-17 Bhojpur Nalanda - -
2017-18 - - - -
2018-19 - - - -

Randhir Verma Under-19 TrophyEdit

Randhir Verma Under-19 Bihar Championship is a One day cricket tournament played between the district cricket teams in the Indian state of Bihar, organised by Bihar Cricket Association.[8][9][10][11] The tournament is recognised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India. The cricket tournament is organized at five Zonal centres.[12] In the year 2018, the tournament was organized at Arwal.[13] Before Partition of Bihar the region currently known as Jharkhand played the tournament under BCA. Following statehood, Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) also conducts matches for its own districts under the title Randhir Verma trophy.[14]


The matches of the south zone was played at Bhabhua in Kaimur district.[15] The matches of the east zone were played at Sri Krishna Sah stadium in Jamui, Jamui district,[16] Dakbangla grounds at Sonpur[17]

Shaymal Sinha U-16 Bihar ChampionshipEdit

Year Winner Runner-up Final Host Note
2013-14 Bhagalpur Siwan - -
2014-15 Purnea Jamui - -
2015-16 Bhojpur Muzaffarpur - -
2016-17 Patna Siwan - -

BCA approved tournamentsEdit

  • All India Sunaina Verma Cricket Tournament
  • Ramphal Ramaawatar Memorial Cricket
  • First Devdhar giri memorial cricket tournament
  • 6th Mirchi Premier League T20 Cricket Tournament
  • 2021 Bihar Cricket League T20 (BCL 2021)

Courts' directives on affiliationEdit

Cricket should be kept free from politics and the game should not become a ball for politicians, the Supreme Court of India observed on 25 November 2012. The remarks were made by the bench during the hearing of a petition relating to the ongoing dispute between two rival associations of cricket in Bihar for running the administration of the sport in the state.[19] Patna High Court has directed Board of Cricket Control in India, BCCI in July 2012 to include Bihar in various National Level Cricket Tournaments.[20] Patna High Court on 20 September 2011 allowed CAB, rival Bihar Cricket Association (BCA) faction headed by Binod Kumar to operate its account with a nationalised bank.[21] Patna High court in November 2011,directed the state government to file an intervener petition in a case related to the Bihar Cricket Association.The government's counsel, AAG 1 Lalit Kishore, told the court that both the factions of BCA, one headed by RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and the other by Binod Kumar, have not made government a party in the petition.[22] Bombay High Court in December 2010 held that "the present petitioner (CAB) never claimed to be successor of BCA Patna (which represented Bihar in BCCI before bifurcation) and BCA Patna has already given up its challenge to the recommendations of the committee that JSCA is the changed name of BCA (1935). It is, therefore, necessary for the petitioner to apply for an affiliate membership at the first instance and then seek promotion as an associate member and thereafter full member. The Rules and Regulations are binding and the BCCI must follow the said Rules"[23]

BCA timelineEdit

  • 18 March 2001: SGM of BCA, 1935 held at Jamshedpur after the bifurcation of Bihar on 15 Nov 2000; Jharkhand State Cricket Association for Jharkhand and Bihar Cricket Association for Bihar formed;
  • 20 May 2001: Lalu Prasad Yadav elected BCA president;
  • 29 September 2001: BCCI led by A. C. Muthiah grants Full membership to BCA;
  • 30 September 2001: Jagmohan Dalmiya elected BCCI president, disaffiliates BCA led by Lalu Prasad Yadav, grants Full membership to Jharkhand State Cricket Association.
  • 27 September 2008: BCCI, in its AGM, grants associate membership to BCA, Patna;
  • October 2009: BCCI grants Rs. 50 lakh to BCA for infrastructure development and cricketing activities; no funding in November 2010 and December 2011 due to alleged financial bungling and litigation
  • 3 April 2010: BCA elections, scheduled to be held on 4 April, postponed by the electoral officer and retired Patna High Court judge after complaints about voters' list and issuance of notice
  • 30 June 2010: Managing Committee dissolved and a 13-member adhoc committee formed; decided to hold elections within six months
  • 21 August 2010: BCA secretary Ajay Narayan Sharma suspended from ad hoc committee
  • 12 September 2010: Ajay Narayan Sharma faction claims to have held SGM and AGM and constituted a Managing Committee at the instance of 1/3rd of the members, supersedes ad hoc committee
  • 20 September 2011: Single judge of Patna HC holds legal the AGM of Sept 12, 2010; LPA (1713/2011) filed in division bench of Patna HC challenging the legality of the single judge decision
  • 2 February 2012: Diverse opinion; matter referred to Full Bench of Patna High Court
  • 10 July 2013: Patna High Court allows Sharma to operate BCA account
  • 29 November 2013: Special Leave Petition filed in SC, notices sent 44 respondents. SC appointed Retd. High Court Judge to hold election.
  • Election held on 23 Sept. 2015 in which both faction of BCA participated.
  • September 2015: Abdul Bari Siddiqui was elected BCA president
  • 18 July 2016: Became full member of BCCI as Supreme Court approved recommendations of the RM Lodha Committee
  • 4 January 2018: Supreme Court directed BCCI to allow Bihar Cricket Association to participate in Ranji Trophy & other BCCI Tournament as Bihar cricket team from 2018.

The Association of Bihar Cricket and Cricket Association of Bihar on 11 July 2012 charged the Lalu Prasad Yadav-led Bihar Cricket Association of committing financial irregularities to the tune of 5 million, which the BCCI had granted for development of the game in the state in 2008.[24][25] The Bihar government had dissolved the BCA on grounds of irregularities in December 2008.[26][27][28]

See alsoEdit


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