Vinod Rai, the former Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) was appointed as the head of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) administrative committee by the Supreme Court on January 30, 2017.
- The main aim of the committee would be look after the day-to-day functioning of the board in addition to the proper implementation of the Lodha committees recommendations for the board.
- The bench, comprising Justices Dipak Misra, A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud also appointed historian Ramachandra Guha, Vikram Limaye, Managing Director of IDFC and Diana Edulji, former women test cricket captain as the member of the 4-membered committee.
- Besides, the Apex Court dismissed the request of the government to appoint the secretary of the Sports Ministry as a member of the committee. The court has earlier specified that Ministers and Government servants cannot hold any official post in the cricket board.
- The court has also appointed a three-member committee including BCCI Joint Secretary Amitabh Choudhary, Treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry and Limaye to represent the Indian cricket board at the three-day International Cricket Council (ICC) meet starting on February 2.
About Vinod Rai
Vinod Rai was born on May 23, 1948. He was the 11th Comptroller and Auditor General of India who served in the office from 7 January 2008 till 22 May 2013.
- Presently he is serving as the chairman of UN Panel of External Auditors and Honorary Advisor to the Railways and a member of the Railway Kaya Kalp Council.
- He is considered as symbol of the anti-corruption movement and is well known to have turned the office of CAG into a powerful force for accountability and transparency in contemporary India.
About Ramachandra Guha
Ramachandra Guha is an Indian historian who was born on April 29, 1958.
- His area of interest for writing mainly includes environmental, social, political and cricket history. Besides, he is also a columnist for The Telegraph and Hindustan Times.
- Guha has written for some of the famous magazines like The Caravan and Outlook. His newest book is Gandhi Before India (2013).
About Vikram Limaye
Mr. Vikram Limaye is the Managing Director & CEO of IDFC Limited. He started his professional career with Arthur Andersen in Mumbai in 1987 along with pursuing his Chartered Accountancy.
- He has contributed to various committees of government and industry associations on a range of topics covering infrastructure, economic policy, markets, trade, minority affairs etc.
- He has also been a speaker at various domestic and international conferences and been part of international government delegations for infrastructure and foreign direct investments into India.
About Diana Edulji
Diana Fram Edulji was born on January 26, 1956 in Mumbai. She is a former Indian women’s Test cricketer.
- She played her first series in 1975. In 1978 she was made the captain of team. In 1986 Edulji was refused entry to the Lord’s Pavilion while captaining India on their tour of England.
- Diana has received India’s greatest sports honour award of that times, the Arjuna Award in 1983. The Government of India awarded her the civilian honour of Padma Shri in 2002.
About Board of Control for Cricket in India
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is the national governing body for cricket in India formed in December 1928. It was formed as a society, registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act.
- It is a consortium of state cricket associations and the state associations select their representatives who in turn elect the BCCI officials.
- The BCCI logo is derived from the emblem of the Order of the Star of India, the British Raj emblem during the colonial period.
- Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra
- Founded: December 1928
- CEO: Rahul Johri