MCC: News

22 May 2024

Narendra Modi

ECI pulls up BJP, Congress over religious, casteist poll campaign

With two phases of Lok Sabha elections left to go, the Election Commission of India on Wednesday came down heavily on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the main opposition party—the Congress—over the poll speeches by their leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi.

17 May 2024

Mamata Banerjee

ECI notice to judge-turned-BJP candidate for remarks against Mamata

The Election Commission of India on Friday issued a show-cause notice to Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Calcutta High Court judge, Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay, over his "improper, injudicious and undignified remarks" against Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

11 May 2024

Lok Sabha

'Grow a spine' campaign launched against Election Commission

Several civil society and citizen groups across India have initiated a postcard campaign called 'Grow a Spine' against the Election Commission of India (ECI).

10 May 2024

Andhra Pradesh

HC halts cash transfers in Andhra until voting on Monday 

The Andhra Pradesh High Court, on Friday, directed the ruling YSR Congress Party to stop direct cash transfers to beneficiaries of government schemes till May 13.

09 May 2024


Sacked as Mayawati's heir, nephew Akash Anand's first reaction

In his first reaction after being removed as Bahujan Samaj Party national coordinator by party chief and his aunt Mayawati, Akash Anand on Thursday said that he will continue to fight for the "Bhim Mission" till his last breath.

25 Apr 2024

Narendra Modi

ECI takes cognizance of 'MCC violations' by Modi, Rahul

The Election Commission of India on Thursday said that it has taken cognizance of the alleged violations of the Model Code of Conduct by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

08 Apr 2024

Amit Shah

Timely intervention by Centre improved Manipur's situation: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the timely intervention by the state and central government led to the marked improvement in the violence-hit Manipur.

05 Apr 2024


ECI notice to Atishi over BJP poaching attempt claim

The Election Commission (ECI) has issued a notice to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) minister Atishi following her allegations that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had approached her to join the party.

05 Apr 2024

Pinarayi Vijayan

Explained: Row over 'The Kerala Story' broadcast on Doordarshan

Doordarshan's decision to telecast the controversial "The Kerala Story" movie on Friday has triggered a political storm in Kerala.

01 Apr 2024

Dilip Ghosh

ECI censures Dilip Ghosh, Supriya Shrinate for 'derogatory' remarks

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday issued a censure to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Dilip Ghosh and the Congress's Supriya Shrinate.

How are bamboo bats different from traditional willows?

The game of cricket has kept on evolving ever since its inception. We have already seen a new format and a new kind of ball.

Australia vs India: Fan who attended MCG Test returns COVID-positive

In disturbing news for Cricket Australia (CA), the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) on Wednesday confirmed that a fan who attended Day 2 of the Boxing Day Test between Australia and India has tested positive for coronavirus.

BJP's vaccine promise in Bihar doesn't violate election code: EC

The Bharatiya Janata Party's promise of free COVID-19 vaccines in Bihar ahead of the state polls does not violate the election code, the Election Commission has held.

Clare Connor set to become first female MCC President

Former England Women's captain Clare Connor is set to become the first female President of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in its 233-year history.

ECB announces aid package for English cricket amid coronavirus outbreak

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced a £61 million ($76 million) aid package for English cricket in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

MCC to play List-A and T20 in Pakistan: Details here

The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) is all set to tour Pakistan to play a few games.

Kumar Sangakkara to lead MCC against Pakistan: Details here

Former Sri Lankan wicket-keeper batsman and reigning Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) President, Kumar Sangakkara, is all set to travel to Pakistan once again, with his bat and gloves.

IPL 2020: MA Chidambaram stadium to reopen closed stands

In what comes as a welcome development for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) fans, the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) has decided to reopen its closed stands for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

29 Jan 2020

England Cricket Team

MCC World Cricket Committee ropes in Alastair Cook, Ricky Skerritt

Former English skipper Sir Alastair Cook, along with former Windies manager Ricky Skerritt, have been roped in as the newest members of the MCC World Cricket Committee.

03 Dec 2019


New Zealand win Spirit of Cricket award: Details here

Runners-up of ICC World Cup 2019, New Zealand, have been awarded the prestigious Martin-Jenkins Spirit of Cricket award for the best sporting conduct for the year.

Watch: Arjun Tendulkar produces magical delivery to dismiss Surrey batsman

Arjun Tendulkar has made rapid strides on the cricket field in the last couple of years.

18 May 2019


Top EC officer opts out of meetings over PM's clean-chits

Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa has recused himself from all meetings of the Election Commission (EC) to discuss Model Code of Conduct (MCC) violations over his "minority decisions going unrecorded," reported NDTV.

18 May 2019


#Elections2019: Election Commission declares seizures worth a whopping Rs. 3,439cr

The Election Commission (EC) declared it has seized a whopping Rs. 3,439cr across India this polling season.

03 May 2019


Election Commission gives clean chits to both Modi and Rahul

Handing over a long rope to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Election Commission gave him another clean chit on Thursday for his speech in which he claimed India hadn't kept its nuclear buttons for Diwali.

Kumar Sangakkara to become MCC President from October 2019

Former Sri Lankan cricket hero Kumar Sangakkara is set to become the next MCC President from October 1, 2019 for a period of one year

29 Apr 2019


Congress moves SC against Modi, Shah for violating poll code

On Monday, Congress moved Supreme Court alleging that Election Commission isn't taking action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah for violating Model Code of Conduct.

Watch: Shikhar Dhawan dances on crease following attempted Mankading

Ever since the Mankading incident happened in IPL 2019, there have been numerous discussions as to whether the law is right and within the spirit of the game.

Series on Modi streaming without permission: Poll officer tells EC

While the Election Commission banned the release of a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a web series on him streamed on Eros Now without proper certification, Delhi's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) told the top polling body.

NaMo TV can't air political content without approval, rules EC

NaMo TV, a 24-hour channel which mysteriously appeared on DTH platforms last month, can't air political content without approval, the Election Commission said on Thursday.

09 Apr 2019


SC won't interfere in release of Narendra Modi's biopic

A Supreme Court bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, refused to interfere in the release of movie PM Narendra Modi, saying too much time is wasted on non-issues.

06 Apr 2019

Yogi Adityanath

Modiji ki sena: EC lets off Adityanath with a warning

The Election Commission on Friday asked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to be "careful" with his utterances in future, days after the BJP leader called Indian Army as "Modiji ki sena".

04 Apr 2019


NaMo TV: EC seeks report from I&B Ministry

Taking cognizance of complaints filed by Opposition parties, the Election Commission has asked I&B Ministry for a report on NaMo TV, a channel which was launched on March 31 when Model Code of Conduct (MCC) for elections was in force.

30 Mar 2019


Modi's "Mission Shakti" address didn't violate code of conduct: EC

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation on Wednesday regarding the successful test of India's anti-satellite weapon didn't violate the Model Code of Conduct, the Election Commission said on Friday night.

IPL 2019: Jos Buttler's mankading was 'legal', says MCC

On Monday, IPL 2019 witnessed its first major controversy with Kings XI Punjab's captain Ravichandran Ashwin mankading Jos Buttler.

25 Mar 2019


#Elections2019: Everything to know about Model Code of Conduct (MCC)

This year, India, the world's largest democracy, goes to polls to elect the 17th Lok Sabha. The General Election will be held from 11 April-19 May.

22 Mar 2019

England Cricket Team

Test cricket might see new type of jersey: Details here

The longest format of cricket has taken a hit, in terms of popularity, ever since the arrival of T20s.

14 Mar 2019


Ananth Hegde makes controversial remarks against Rahul, EC wants video-footage

The Election Commission has reportedly sought the video footage of the gathering which Union Minister Ananth Kumar Hegde attended last week where he made demeaning remarks against Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

13 Mar 2019

Test Cricket

Is MCC's proposed shot clock for Tests a good idea?

Ever since the arrival of T20s, the longer version of the game has taken a hit in terms of popularity.

11 Mar 2019


What is ECI's cVIGIL app and how to use it?

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has launched cVIGIL mobile application that will "empower" citizens to report any violation of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) during the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

11 Mar 2019

Lok Sabha

#Elections2019: All booths will have VVPATs, candidates' photos on EVMs

For the first time, voters in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will find photos of candidates on the EVMs along with the party symbol to avoid any confusion, CEC Sunil Arora said on Sunday.

10 Feb 2019

England Cricket Team

Ben Stokes recalled from pavilion after being dismissed: Details here

England all-rounder Ben Stokes was a beneficiary of 'misapprehension rule' of MCC, that came into effect in 2017.

Shane Warne joins MCC World Cricket committee

A new chapter has come in Shane Warne's life.

14 Oct 2018


#TelanganaElections: Social media to be monitored for poll code violations

Social media posts of political parties and groups in poll-bound Telangana will come under the Election Commission's scanner to check for any objectionable content under the Model Code of Conduct, state Chief Electoral Officer Rajat Kumar has said.

07 Oct 2018


Time for final publication of electoral rolls in Telangana extended

The Election Commission of India has extended the date for the final publication of electoral rolls in Telangana from October 8 to October 12.

Heatwaves across UK force dress code relaxation at Lord's

The heatwave in Britain has resulted in a temporary relaxation of the strict dress code for spectators at the Lord's pavilion.

10 May 2018

Ranji Trophy

Former Test cricketer Rajinder Pal passes away

Former Delhi cricketer Rajinder Pal, who had represented the country in one Test match, passed away at his Dehradun residence yesterday, family sources confirmed.

New ODI honour boards sanctioned for both genders at Lord's

The Lord's honour boards are set to feature women cricketers for the first time following an announcement from the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) to introduce honour boards for both Men's and Women's ODIs.

MCC suggests new rules for cricket

The Marylebone Cricket Club, London suggested some changes in cricket, to bring about a balance between the batsman and the bowler.