Board Panel ‘Questions’ BCCI.

Published 04/15/2015, 4:39 AM EDT


In a major and a decisive move for transparency, the Supreme Court appointed RM Lodha committee put forward an 8 section set of questionnaire comprising of 82 questions for the BCCI and its management on some critical issues of the cricket body’s functioning as a whole.

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Some of the questions revolve around the election procedures; zonal rotation of regional cricket board Presidents; basis of appointing technical crew for the teams as well as the procedure and contracts of the same and the basis for free tickets/passes being given for games.The central issue of the committee’s questionnaires was the IPL corruption case and also the need for transparency in the supreme cricket body’s governance so that such mistakes do not repeat in the future.

The RM Lodha committee is headed by the former chief justice of India Mr RM Lodha, as well as retired Supreme Court judges Ashok Bhan and RV Raveendran. The committee is also in charge for determining the cause and the quantum of punishment for IPL franchise officials Gurunath Meiyappan (Chennai Super Kings) and Raj Kundra (Rajasthan Royals) as well as their franchises in the 2013 IPL fixing scandal.

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Although majority of the 82 questions were specific in nature, the panel possibly revealed the open ended nature of its inquiry in the final question: “Do you have any suggestions to improve the accountability, elections, governance, transparency and general administration of the game, thereby improving overall integrity of cricket?”

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Rohan Kumar

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