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Former CAG Vinod Rai to head BCCI: Supreme Court of India

The Supreme Court of India (SC) has appointed former CAG Vinod Rai to lead the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). It also appointed historian Ramachandra Guha, former Indian cricketer Diana Edulji and IDFC official Vikram Limaye to lead the BCCI. The SC declined the Centre’s request to include secretary of sports ministry as the member of the committee.

Earlier the SC gave a judgment which stops ministers and government servants from holding any position at BCCI office.

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The SC also appointed Amitabh Chaudhary, Anirudh Chaudhary of BCCI and Vikram Limaye for BCCI’s representation at ICC meeting. The meeting is due in the first week of February. During the last week the SC rejected all the nominees submitted by the BCCI counsel to head the BCCI; however it asked for suggestions for an interim panel to run Indian cricket.

The SC had asked the BCCI, state associations, and the federal government to submit three names each by January 27 in a sealed envelope for today’s hearing.

These temporary executives will be working for BCCI till new office bearers are elected under the supervision of Lodha Committee. The three-member Lodha panel was appointed by the SC in January 2015 to suggest reforms in the operations of BCCI. The panel is headed by noted Justice RM Lodha.

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