BCCI has given the full member status to Chhattisgarh to play in domestic cricket. This is BCCI’s initiative to reach cricket in all Indian states.
After Chhattisgarh inclusion now BCCI has 31 full members including Railway, All India Universities, Cricket Club of India and National Cricket Club. And Chattishgarh is the 22st Indian state which plays cricket as a full member of BCCI.
Maharashtra and Gujarat are the only teams who have more than one team. While Maharashtra has Mumbai and Gujarat has Saurashtra and Baroda.
The getting the full member status Chhattisgarh Cricket Association Chief BS Bhatia thanks, BCCI. The state was not given the membership after parted way from Madhya Pradesh to build a separate state in 2000.
In India cricket is virtually considered as a national game of India because of the popularity of the game. But, not all Indian states followed cricket or given membership to participate in domestic cricket.
In North East of India football is the most popular sports while there are states like Bihar who are not given the full member status. The eastern Indian state has been trying to get the status but because of a political feud between board members and Bihar Cricket Association head Aditya Verma.
But, finally bIhar and Uttarakhand were given associate membership.