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SC accepts Lodha panel report to revamp BCCI

Major recommendations
1. Bar on ministers and civil servants and those above 70 from becoming its members.

  1. It, however, left it to Parliament to decide whether BCCI should come under the RTI and betting on the game should be legalised.
  2. A CAG nominee in the BCCI to oversee receipt and expenditure of funds.
  3. The Bench rejected the BCCI’s objection against recommendation of one-State-one-vote. It said that States like Maharashtra and Gujarat that have more than one cricket association will have voting rights on a rotational basis.
  4. It accepted the recommendation that there should be a players association in the BCCI and the funding of players’ association accepted while leaving it to the Board to decide the extent of funding.
  5. The Bench accepted the recommendation that one person should hold one post in cricket administration to avoid any conflict of interest and scrapping of all other administrative committees in the BCCI after the CAG nominee comes in.
  6. It left it to the Board to decide whether there is need for any change in the existing agreement relating to broadcasting rights and whether a franchise member should be in the Board to avoid any conflict of interest.

The Bench requested the three-member panel headed by former CJI Lodha to oversee the transition of administrative structure in the BCCI which has to take place within six months.

Backgornd
The apex court-appointed Lodha Committee on January 4 to recommend reforms in functioning of BCCI.

About BCCI
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is the national governing body for cricket in India. The board was formed in December 1928 as a society, registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act. It is a consortium of state cricket associations and the state associations select their representatives who in turn elect the BCCI officials.



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