To put an end to excesses and imbalances, corruption and red tape, all of which have harmed the game, the Lodha committee has examined reforms in the working of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to make its functioning transparent.
The Lodha committee was formed in January, 2015 by the Supreme Court after the Mudgal committee report on IPL.
In its earlier report in July 2015, the Lodha committee delivered its judgement by banning Meiyappan and Kundra for life and suspending the owners of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals for 2 years.
The Lodha Committee has suggested sweeping reforms in the structuring and governance of cricket in the country.
The non-cricketing management will be handled by 6 professional managers headed by a CEO, and the cricket matters like selection, coaching and performance evaluation should be left to the players
The Committee recommended that one association should represent an entire state and only one vote per state.
Betting is a $ 400 billion phenomenon practised across the globe and lawmakers in India should enact laws to legalise it.
The committee said that match-and spot-fixing should be made a criminal offence.
It recommended that the Legislature must seriously consider bringing BCCI within the purview of the RTI Act
The Women’s Cricket Committee to be formed to exclusively pay attention to this much ignored department, along with Women’s Selection Committee.
The proposed measures could radically alter the way the BCCI functions as well as vastly improve its public image and impart much-needed credibility.
Published with inputs from Pushpendra
A tough task ahead:
The woolly mammoth:
In charge at a tricky time:
The BCCI’s Committee of Administrators will need to speed up on challenges on many fronts. For now, a dichotomy between power play moves and restoring cricket to the fans in an undiluted form is the immediate takeaway.
The issue is important for mains. Forms part of polity and governance.
Objectives of the Court:
The Big Question:
The op-ed has details about the new committee of administrators. Read b2b for the names of 4-member Committee. A question in Prelims is posssible
Structure of the Committee:
The panel will be chaired by Vinod Rai, the former Comptroller and Auditor General of India. It consists of Ramachandra Guha, the historian and cricket writer, Diana Edulji, the former India women’s captain, and Vikram Limaye, managing director and CEO of IDFC (Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation).
If you have read and made notes about Lodha committee recommendations before, then there should be not be much new here. Make sure that you not only read the news, but also keep revising it.
The accountability and transparency drive into sports bodies’ domain, started by Lodha committee, has taken a new turn here. The issue is worth following. Note the govt arguments, btw!
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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. A consortium of state cricket associations and the state associations select their representatives who in turn elect the BCCI officials. BCCI does not depend on the Government of India for its finances.
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Recommendations of Lodha Committee:
Read more about Lodha Committee Report
The court gives BCCI time till March 3 to respond to the Justice Lodha panel report.