Committee of Administrators takes full control of the BCCI
The Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has taken away all the powers from the BCCI office bearers as it plans to directly regulate the board. The CoA quoted the August 9 judgment of the SC and the newly registered constitution. It will hand bulk of the powers to the CEO and the CFO until fresh elections are conducted. Here is more.
According to a report in the Hindustan Times, a new constitution has been established, which in turn extinguished the older one. The CoA will now oversee day-to-day affairs and every aspect of the administration along with the Cricket Advisory Committee and duly reconstituted Selection Committees. Meanwhile, all committees and sub-committees have been abolished with an immediate effect.
The CoA, which comprises of Vinod Rai and former women's cricketer Diana Edulji, communicated the new directive to the BCCI members via an e-mail. The new constitution came to effect from August 21 onwards.
The BCCI's acting president (CK Khanna), acting secretary (Amitabh Choudhary) and treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry's powers have been clipped. All the decisions by this trio will need an approval from the CoA. The BCCI administration will revolve under a nine-member apex panel. Further, the office bearers will not be allowed to travel on BCCI's expenses. An ad-hoc committee will re-valuate all the important decisions.
The CoA has directed the likes of CK Khanna and others that the signing powers have been handed to CEO Rahul Johri, General Manager Cricket Operations Saba Karim, CFO Santosh Rangnekar, Hemang Amin, Anil Joshi and Vijay Tiwari.