BCCI, headquartered at Mumbai, India, is the national governing body for all crickets in India. The board was formed in December 1928 as BCCI and replaced Calcutta Cricket Club. BCCI is a society, registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act. It often uses government-owned stadiums across the country at a nominal annual rent. The state-level clubs select their representatives (secretaries) select the BCCI officials.
As a member of the International Cricket Council (ICC), it has the authority to select players, umpires and officials to participate in international events and exercises total control over them. Without its recognition, no competitive cricket involving BCCI-contracted Indian players can be hosted within or outside the country.
The BCCI is India's richest sporting body and the richest cricket board in the world.