SC appoints former CAG Vinod Rai, Ramachandra Guha and Vikram Limaye as head BCCI

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday has appointed former CAG Vinod Rai, cricket historian Ramachandra Guha and Vikram Limaye as head Board of Control for Cricket in India.
Former Indian women Test cricketer Diana Edulji to also be a member of the BCCI administrative board.

Recently, the Supreme Court had moved out Anurag Thakur from the post of BCCI president for not complying with top court’s orders. The SC has also removed Ajay Shirke as BCCI secretary.
Latest updates:

  • During the hearing BCCI didn’t want to pay to the administrators, saying that its office-bearers are working free and the administrators must also work without any remuneration.
    • “We want a professional set of administrators,” the court said. It asked BCCI to come with a proposal on payment to administrators.
    • The Supreme Court also cleared BCCI Joint-Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary and Vikram Limaye to represent BCCI at the ICC meeting in the first week of February.
    • The top court had asked BCCI to suggest names for the administrators after the nines names suggested by the two-member panel of Amicus Curiae Gopal Subramaniam and Anil Divan was deemed to be too many by the court.
    • The three-judge bench of Justices Dipak Misra, A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, had allowed the BCCI to short-list three names from their current office-bearers who still qualified to hold office, to represent BCCI in the ICC executive meeting from February 2.
    • Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi had on January 24 opposed the appointment of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) administrators and asked the Supreme Court to defer the finalizing the names of the officials by two weeks.
    • The Centre moved Supreme Court seeking that the Services Sports Board and Railway Sports Board may be allowed to have government officials as office-bearers and also that keep their voting rights in the BCCI.
    • The Attorney General, representing Universities, Railways and Services, had on Friday asked for the recall of Supreme Court’s July 18, 2016, order asking the BCCI to implement the Lodha Panel recommendations in totality.

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