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BCCI Administration : SC appoints 4 administrators  

Here are the information with timeline of BCCI and Lodha committee reforms case regarding BCCI Administration.

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is the national governing body for cricket in India and richest cricket board in the world.
  • In January 2015, Supreme court appointed Lodha Committee to improve BCCI administration over the Cricket in India.
  • The 3 member panel headed by Justice R.M. Lodha(Ex CJI) with other two members Justice Ashok Bhan and Justice R.V. Raveendran.

BCCI Administration

 

  • In January 2016, Lodha committee recommends a complete overhaul of Indian cricket. Major recommendations are:
    • All BCCI and state office bearers must not be over 70 years of age.
    • No official could serve three consecutive terms either at BCCI or state body.
    • One-state-one-vote for state cricket associations.
    • Indian Cricket Board to come under the RTI (Right to Information) Act.
    • Separate governing councils for both the IPL and BCCI.
    • One man for one post and ministers and corrupt officials should stay away from cricket.
    • No commercial breaks during live cricket matches.
    • Betting should be legalised and match fixing should be made as criminal offence.
    • Electoral officer for election process and an Ombudsman to resolve grievances.
    • Supervision of expenses should be carried out by an independent auditor.
  • On Feb 4, 2016 Supreme Court sets deadline for BCCI implementing Lodha panel recommendations.
  • On Feb 19, 2016, BCCI members cite “anomalies and difficulties” in implementing the recommendations.
  • July 18, 2016- SC accepts majority of the Lodha recommendations and gives the BCCI between four and six months to implement them. SC says, Mr. Lodha will oversee the implementation process.
  • Lodha Committee issues first set of timelines in August 2016. The deadline for the first phase is September 30.
  • In September 2016, Lodha Committee asks Supreme Court to ‘supersede’ BCCI top brass, Court warns the board.
  • BCCI misses the first deadline of Lodha committee.
  • In October 2016, Supreme Court limits BCCI’s financial freedom.
  • On Jan 2, 2017- Supreme Court removes Thakur, Shirke from top BCCI posts.
  • On Jan 30, 2017- Supreme Court names administrators to supervise BCCI administration until the board can hold fresh elections for office bearers as per the Lodha Committee’s recommendations.
  • The panel consists of Ramachandra Guha, the historian and cricket writer, Diana Edulji, the former India women’s captain, Vinod Rai, the former Comptroller and Auditor General of India, and Vikram Lamaye, CEO and managing director of IDFC (Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation).
  • A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra, cleared BCCI’s representation in the upcoming ICC meeting by appointing cricket administrators Amitabh Chaudhary and Aniruddh Chaudhary of BCCI alongwith Limaye for the purpose.
  • The bench also made it clear that the BCCI CEO would report to this Committee of Administrators(COA) and, with the assistance of the counsel of the Board, apprise the administrators about the implementation of the Lodha panel recommendations accepted by the apex court.

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