Court appoints Vinod Rai to head four-member panel to run BCCI

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Supreme Court has appointed a four-member panel to run the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai will head the panel. Historian Ramachandra Guha, former woman cricket captain Diana Edulji and IDFC Bank MD Vikram Limaye will be its members. The committee will run the BCCI to help implement the recommendations of the Lodha Committee and conduct of elections.

CEO Rahul Johri has to submit details of the compliance to the committee within a week. The report will detail the level of compliance on Lodha Committee recommendations achieved by the BCCI and the state units. The committee will then take nearly four weeks to submit its report to the Supreme Court.

Lodha Committee secretary will give BCCI CEO a checklist of 16 timelines that it had prepared for BCCI to implement the reforms. The BCCI CEO will consider the timelines to prepare his compliance report.

Meanwhile, Amitabh Choudhary and Anirudh Choudhary to represent BCCI at the ICC meet in February. While they are BCCI representatives, IDFC’s Limaye is the third member of the team. It is a critical meeting for BCCI since the sharing of revenues among global cricket bodies is to be discussed.

In fact, it has taken Supreme Court nearly two years to rein in the BCCI. On January 2, the court decided to sack the BCCI President and Secretary for failing to implement the reforms. The reforms, submitted in the form of the Lodha Committee report, is being pushed by the Supreme Court.

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