The Supreme Court today appointed a four-member committee of administrators headed by former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai to run the affairs of the BCCI and implement court-approved recommendations of the Justice R M Lodha panel on reforms in the richest cricket board of the world.
The court selected the administrators out of the names suggested by senior advocates Gopal Subramaniam and Anil Divan, who are assisting the court as amicus curiae and names recommended by state associations. The decision was taken turning down the plea from the center government that “Secretary of Ministry of Sports be also nominated as an administrator”, citing its July 18, 2016 judgement that had specifically debarred ministers bureaucracy from holding any office in the BCCI.

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The bench also made it clear that the BCCI CEO would report to this COA and, with the assistance of the counsel of the Board, apprise the administrators about the implementation of the Lodha panel’s 16 recommendations accepted by the apex court.

The COA will place before the apex court within four weeks from today the report about the recommendations for reforms in the cricket body complied with by BCCI, it said.
 When asked about his new responsibility, Vinod Rai said: “Any such honour from the Supreme Court, one will have to accept and try to put in his best of abilities. I am a true lover of the game of cricket. My role is that of a night-watchman in a sense that we need to put in place good governance, good system and structure in place to ensure a smooth transition to an elected body which in future will bring about good administration in BCCI.”

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