BCCI embarrassed as they failed to update their website domain

The most powerful cricket board in the world have failed to keep their domain for their website.

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Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri. (Photo by SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Board of Control for Cricket in India is the richest board in the world of cricket. The board earns the highest revenue from the International Cricket Council. It is a whopping USD 405 million a year. No other board gets that much revenue from the ICC. However, recently, BCCI have been embarrassed.

The Indian board’s website bcci.tv was not reachable until the evening of this weekend. It was pure embarrassment for the board as India was playing their second One Day International against the South Africans. The website of the BCCI is a very important part of their communication. Live scores across all the age groups and also some important notices are put up on the website.

BCCI forgot to renew their domain

The domain for their official website, bcci.tv was dated to be renewed by 2-2-2019. However, the update date for the same was February the third, 2018. BCCI couldn’t update it and the registrars of the website have put the domain for auction. There are several bids received for the same.

There are in all seven bids, to be precise. The highest bid so far was USD 270. The domain was valid from 2-2-2006 to 2-2-2019 but their failure to update until the year 2019 is an utter embarrassment. The most powerful cricket board in the world have failed to keep their domain for their website. This caused their website to dysfunction for an entire Sunday.

The thing that the national team was playing on this day also added to the embarrassment. No one could access the website as the game could not be covered by the BCCI. This act by BCCI has been shamed by the media as well. In the September of the last year, BCCI sold the Indian Premier League rights to Star Sports. The money involved was squash buckling. BCCI sold the rights for a staggering USD 2.55 billion to the leading sports channel.