One after the other, changes are being introduced in the Indian Cricket. Soon after the appointment of Anil Kumble as the new coach of Indian National Cricket Team, BCCI President has hinted at a name change for the board. Here are the various possibilities -
Indian Cricket Board (ICB): It is one of the most common abbreviations, with boards like Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), England Cricket Board (ECB), Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) using the pattern. Australia too used it earlier, as Australia Cricket Board (ACB), before introducing Cricket Australia (CA). Whether this sort of old school naming is used or not, only time will tell.
Cricket India (CI): Presently being used by Australia as CA (Cricket Australia), Cricket South Africa (CSA), Cricket Kenya (CK), Cricket Ireland (CU), etc. Short, simple but not ordinary is what our evaluation of this acronym is, and the existing association of some big names with this pattern adds value to the case.
India Cricket (IC): Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and New Zealand Cricket (NZC) are using this less common pattern. Whether the board decides to join these two big names or not, a question that only Anurag Thakur can answer.
Indian Cricket Association (ICA): The addition of the word ‘Association’ makes it unique just like the existing name. Though some confusion regarding association could happen but using it for a big board like India, should not be a botheration.
Indian Cricket Federation (ICF): The term ‘Federation' hasn't been commonly used in cricket as compared to other sports and if the board decides to proceed, it will be one of the most unique cricket boards in the world.
Board of Care for Cricket in India (BCCI): After discussing the likelihood of all the possible names, it is also possible that the board decides to stick with the exiting acronym, just replacing 'Control' with 'Care' Care. This name was suggest by Anurag Thakur himself and might be the most likely replacement.
It hardly matters what name is selected, what really matters is the work that goes inside for the betterment of the sport. If we are to see a change, let's hope it's for the benefit of cricket.