(Last Updated on : 05/09/2011)
Indian Cricket Associations play a major role towards the betterment of a player and helps towards achieving their goals to reach high in life. The game of cricket has always been compared to religion in India and it is undoubtedly one of the most popular games in India, at the moment. The game is being played in India at different levels. The Indian people play the game at school level, college level, district level, state level, national level and also in the international level. In order to govern the game and also to maintain a high standard of cricket, there are several cricket associations in India. The Indian cricket associations are formed at various levels like district cricket associations, state cricket associations or women`s cricket association. The national body for governing the game in India is the Board for Control of Cricket in India
The BCCI is the main cricket governing body in India and almost all the other Indian cricket associations are working under its umbrella. The Indian cricket associations are engaged in finding out talented cricketers from the remote areas and also in upbringing new cricket players for India. The associations also organise several cricket tournaments from time to time and these tournaments really help the cricketers to show their talents in front of the cricket administrators.
Apart from that, the state cricket associations manage and organise a large number of cricket playing clubs and help them in operating their activities properly. The cricket associations also build new stadiums, gymnasiums and maintain the quality of the existing cricket facilities. They are always working on providing state-of-the-art facilities to the young cricketers, as well.
Almost all the 28 states of India have their own cricket associations and there is more than one association in some of the states like Maharashtra
etc. The Indian cricket associations are in charge of selecting players to take part in various tournaments. The state associations select the State teams for taking part in the national level tournaments like Ranji Trophy
, Duleep Trophy
, Challengers Trophy, Irani Trophy
, Deodhar Trophy
etc. The state associations also send their own representatives to the BCCI so that they can look after the interests of the cricketers of their respective states. The representatives also help BCCI in governing the game of cricket in India, in a better and improved way.
Among the numerous Indian cricket associations, there are some associations that have got into the leading positions as far as producing talented players and in making contribution to the game are concerned. The state cricket associations like Delhi District Cricket Association, Haryana Cricket Association, Punjab Cricket Association
, Tamil Nadu Cricket Association
, Andhra Cricket Association
, Karnataka State Cricket Association
, Cricket Association Of Bengal, Orissa
Cricket Association, Assam
Cricket Association, Baroda Cricket Association, Maharashtra Cricket Association, Mumbai Cricket Association
, Madhya Pradesh
Cricket Association, Rajasthan Cricket Association
, Uttar Pradesh
Cricket Association, Vidarbha Cricket Association etc are the most notable ones.