The pinnacle of the Committee of Directors (CoA), Vinod Rai, made a categorical assertion to a cable tv channel on Saturday that his three-member committee comprising former India captain Diana Edulji, Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Ravi Thodge and himself would demit the day the BCCI elections are carried out.
The CoA has initiated the method and set a timeline for the BCCI AGM and elections culminating on Oct. 22.
The CoA was appointed on the occasion of the Lodha Committee and after the BCCI did not implement the reforms within the given time between 4 and 6 months after the apex court docket order of July 18, 2016.
The Lodha panel famous in its standing report that “the directions of the apex court were ignored, actions were taken by the BCCI to present a fait accompli to the Committee, the directives issued by the Committee were breached and the BCCI repeatedly took steps to undermine its authority of the Committee and the Court with several statements and actions which were grossly out of order and that would even constitute contempt”.
The apex court docket, in its order of Jan. 2, 2017, additionally made a big assertion that “the Committee of Administrators shall also ensure that the directions contained in the judgement of this Court dated July 18, 2016 are fulfilled and to adopt all necessary and consequential steps for that purpose.”
After its appointment, CoA has been supervising the administration of the BCCI and likewise given a lot of instructions to facilitate the implementation of the Lodha reforms.
It has put in place the Indian Cricketers Affiliation, lately clarified the disqualification guidelines, appointed the electoral officer and issued a timeline for the AGM and elections on Oct. 22, apparently after consulting the amicus curiae within the case, senior advocate P.S. Narasimha.
The CoA has additionally been concerned in prodding the the BCCI members to get their act collectively within the facet of amending its Structure and getting it registered. To date 21 are on board.
In January 2017, the Supreme Court docket eliminated the then BCCI president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke.
The court docket had mentioned that Thakur was obstructing and impeding the implementation of the cricket reforms.
Will or not it’s clean crusing for the CoA? Whereas Rai is assured, a couple of BCCI members additionally imagine that it’s time the elected members take cost of the BCCI. As of now, it seems that solely the Supreme Court docket can keep the AGM/elections.