In a setback to the Government and the Board for Cricket Control in India (BCCI), the Supreme Court (SC) today appointed former Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), Vinod Rai on a 4 member panel that will be appointed to oversee the functioning and ensure the implementation of the Lodha Committee reforms.
The other members of the panel are eminent historian Ramchandra Guha, former Indian cricketer Diana Edulji and senior official of the IDFC, Vikram Limaye. The SC has also appointed Amitabh Chaudhary, Anirudh Chaudhary and Vikram Limaye to represent the BCCI at the International Cricket Council (ICC).
The SC had appointed a panel led by former CJI Lodha to make recommendations to reform Indian cricket and ensure that the problem of match fixing is done away with. The Lodha committee had informed the SC that the BCCI was not co-operating with them and the BCCI had also refused to implement the Lodha committee reforms. The SC had then used its authority to remove Anurag Thakur from the post of President and Mr. Ajay Shirke from the post of Secretary.