4-member team to run BCCI
India's Supreme Court announced a four-member team to run the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday.
The team is headed by former highly-respected former bureaucrat and Indian government's top audit body head Vinod Rai, historian Ramachandra Guha, ex-woman cricket captain Diana Edulji and banker Vikram Limaye.
A three-judge bench of the apex court, led by Justice Dipak Misra, said Limaye, along with Anirudh Chaudhary and Amitabh Chaudhary of BCCI, will represent the Board at the ICC meeting in February first week.
The bench rejected the Attorney General's request to appoint the Secretary of Sports Ministry as a member of the committee. The apex court referred to its earlier judgment debarring ministers and government servants from holding office in BCCI in forming this judgment for now.
Career banker Limaye & BCCI Joint Secretary Amitabh Choudhary will represent BCCI in the ICC meeting on financial share model which will be held in the first week of February.
The apex court had in its order from January 2 removed Anurag Thakur as BCCI president and disqualified all the board and its state association office bearers who had failed to meet the new norms set by the Justice R M Lodha Committee. The Justice Lodha Committee had recommended a revamp of the BCCI.
Vinod Rai, former Comptroller and Auditor General of India, had shot to limelight some years ago when he had uncovered the national loss suffered by Indian government in allocation of telecom spectrum to private companies in what came to be known as 2G scam.