Mumbai removed as BCCI's full-time member

21 Mar 2017 | By Rishikesh Malkhede
Implementation of Lodha recommendations in BCCI

In a move to overhaul the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), 41-time Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai has been removed as the full member of the board.

Maharashtra Cricket Association has been chosen to represent the state in the BCCI office under the one-state-one-vote policy.

Along with Mumbai, Vidarbha has also been removed as a full member from the state.

In context: Implementation of Lodha recommendations in BCCI

Lodha ReformsSupreme Court appoints Committee of Administrators to implement Lodha reforms

A four member committee, headed by Vinod Rai was appointed by the Supreme Court of India to oversee the running of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

The major task for the Committee of Administrators (COA) was to implement the reforms suggested by the Lodha Panel, which was appointed by the apex court in January 2015.

21 Mar 2017Mumbai removed as BCCI's full-time member

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What is one-state-one-vote policy?

According to the one-state-one-vote policy, each state shall be represented by a state cricket association duly recognized by the BCCI and such associations would be full Members. No state is allowed to have more than one full member.
Other changes under one-state-one-vote policy

DetailsOther changes under one-state-one-vote policy

Like in Maharashtra, Gujarat's Saurashtra and Baroda cricket associations have also been stripped off their full membership, making Gujarat State Cricket Association the only full member from the state.

Bihar, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Meghalaya have been given full membership by the BCCI.

According to the new rules, membership would be rotated annually in the states with more than one cricket association.

ChangesOther constitutional changes implemented by the COA

The Committee of Administrators (COA) have uploaded an altered constitution on the website of BCCI.

The altered constitution says that it has kept a 9-year period for an office bearer, which includes his tenure at the BCCI or state associations.

Cooling off period of three years has also been included in the new rule, along with the age cap of 70-years.