After politicians fail, Supreme Court appoints motley bunch to reform BCCI

Ramachandra Guha, Diana Edulji and Vikram Limaye have also been appointed as the administrators to run the BCCI.

After politicians fail, Supreme Court appoints motley bunch to reform BCCI

The Supreme Court on Monday appointed former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai as the head of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

The apex court has also appointed noted historian-writer Ramachandra Guha, former Indian women’s team captain Diana Edulji and managing director of IDFC Limited Vikram Limaye as the administrators to run the BCCI.

In its hearing, SC declined the Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi’s request to appoint secretary of sports ministry as member of the committee.


The top court was expected to name to top functionaries last Tuesday, but Rohatgi requested not to nominate administrators for the BCCI for another two weeks, given that the central government was thinking about bringing in a sports code.

Following that, the bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra asked the BCCI to submit suggestions on administrators in a sealed envelope by January 27. The bench also allowed the Indian cricket board to suggest three names after following the due process to represent it at the ICC meeting due in first week of February.

On January 24, the top court had rejected names above 70 years suggested by the amicus curiae for the appointment of BCCI administrators. The apex court had asked the Centre and BCCI to suggest names in sealed covers by January 27.