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It is disconcerting that the administrative affairs of Indian cricket should continue to be (1) in controversy in the midst of a packed and interesting home season. Not many can complain about the manner in which cricketing matters are being managed, but the (2) shown by the office-bearers of the Board of Control for Cricket in India in not constructively accepting the reforms recommended by the Supreme Court-appointed R.M. Lodha Committee is getting to be tiresome. These recommendations, including those (3) ministers, bureaucrats and anyone above the age of 70 from holding office in cricket’s administrative body, are now binding on the BCCI after the Supreme Court accepted the report. The Justice Lodha Committee has been grappling with a set of reluctant office-bearers who claim they cannot force the State units affiliated to the BCCI to accept all the norms. Some associations are said to be unwilling to accept the age (4) and the one-State, one-vote norm. In its latest report, the Committee has asked for the removal of all those who fall (5) of its bar on various grounds. In addition, it has asked for an observer to be appointed to ‘guide’ the Chief Executive Officer in running the BCCI, particularly with regard to contracts, (6) norms and the audit of domestic, international and IPL matches.
The question arises whether the Lodha Committee should have named G.K. Pillai, a former Union Home Secretary, as the observer. As it is up to the Supreme Court to decide whether an observer is needed, the recommendation of a specific name was both unnecessary and (7) . While the time may have come to enforce the norms accepted by the Supreme Court, any suggestion that the Committee favours (8) action rather than appealing to reason should be avoided. It is apparent that some unsavoury developments have upset the panel. These include the BCCI taking decisions out of sync with the panel’s recommendations at its Annual General Meeting in September, interpreting a directive to stop the (9) of funds to State associations as the demand for a total freeze on its bank accounts, and allegedly trying to goad the International Cricket Council into raising the question whether there was governmental interference in the BCCI’s functioning, a situation that may come with the threat of (10) .

  1. 1) embroiled
    2) pretended
    3) blameless
    4) exaggerated
    5) exonerated
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : embroiled – involve (someone) deeply in an argument, conflict, or difficult situation. 

  2. 1) submission
    2) cooperation
    3) intransigence
    4) compliance
    5) conforming
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : intransigence – is a stubborn refusal to change your views.

  3. 1) perception
    2) barring
    3) loosening
    4) opening
    5) unfasten
    Answer – 2) 
    Explanation : barring – except for; if not for. 

  4. 1) tarpaulin
    2) tenting
    3) sailcloth
    4) ceiling
    5) awning
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : ceiling – the upper interior surface of a room or other similar compartment. 

  5. 1) clean
    2) diligent
    3) fragrant
    4) onus
    5) foul
    Answer – 5) 
    Explanation : foul – offensive to the senses, especially through having a disgusting smell or taste or being dirty.

  6. 1) transparency
    2) opacity
    3) opaqueness
    4) muddinesses
    5) clinched
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : transparency

  7. 1) puzzling
    2) comprehendible
    3) intelligible
    4) rigid
    5) understandable
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : puzzling

  8. 1) easy
    2) drastic
    3) calm
    4) collected
    5) mild
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation : drastic

  9. 1) quahog
    2) mollusk
    3) disbursal
    4) cherrystone
    5) littleneck
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : disbursal

  10. 1) anemic
    2) debilitated
    3) decrepit
    4) derecognition
    5) delicate
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : derecognition