SC Appoints Former CAG Vinod Rai To Head The BCCI


New Delhi:  The Supreme Court, on Monday, announced the four administrators to run the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). They are: Vinod Rai, historian Ramachandra Guha, ex-woman cricket player Diana Edulji, Vikram Limaye. Rai, former CAG member, will head the panel.

Supreme Court declined the Attorney General’s request to appoint secretary of sports ministry as member of the committee.

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Career banker Vikram Limaye & BCCI Joint Secretary Amitabh Choudhary will represent BCCI in the ICC meeting on financial share model. Earlier, the Amicus Curiae’s – Gopal Subramanian and Anil Diwan – had submitted nine names to the Apex court for the appointment of administrators in the cricketing body.

The Supreme Court had initially sought names from amicus curiae, Anil Divan and Gopal Subramaniam, for appointing the administrators. On January 24, it deferred the decision to announce the names of administrators till January 30 after BCCI and the central government successfully argued that they should also be allowed to give names in sealed covers for consideration.

The bench, comprising Justices Dipak Misra, A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, allowed BCCI to shortlist three names from among the existing office bearers who are not disqualified by following due procedure, to represent the Board in the ICC executive meeting to be held from February 2.

The names to be considered for the post of administrators and representing BCCI in the ICC meet respectively, have to be submitted in sealed covers in the court by January 27, it had said.

The Supreme Court made the decision to allow the BCCI and the Centre to suggest names after listening to arguments made by Kapil Sibal, who was appearing for the BCCI and Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi.