Supreme Court Accepts Lodha Committee’S Recommendations on Structural Reforms in BCCI [ ]


SC has accepted major recommendations of Lodha Committee on reforms in BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India). BCCI is the world’s richest cricketing body. In January 2016, the committee had submitted its recommendations to Supreme Court.

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  • Committee was constituted by Supreme Court to bring structural reforms in the country.
  • Committee headed by retired Chief Justice of India and Justice R M Lodha have CAG nominee in BCCI.
  • It had come under the scanner for its ambiguous functioning and disputes of interests among its top office-bearers.
  • SC -appointed Lodha Committee had recommended comprehensive reforms and an administrative shake-up at the troubled BCCI.
  • In BCCI, Some of the state cricket associations, former players Kirti Azad, Bishen Singh Bedi and cricket administrators also approached the SC with regard to the implementation of Lodha committee recommendations.

Approved Recommendations are:

  • An office-bearer of BCCI cannot hold a post for more than three years for Barring ministers and civil servants and those above 70 years of age from becoming member of BCCI.
  • BCCI should come under the Right to Information Act (RTI) decided to Parliament and there should be a player’s association in BCCI.
  • Prohibiting BCCI office-bearer from holding double posts concurrently i. e. in the BCCI and a state cricket association.
  • Each state should have only one vote and only team representing the respective states.
  • In the BCCI’s governing council also included Member of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG).

- Published/Last Modified on: July 20, 2016