Vinod Rai’s Age in Attention as Supreme Court Hears BCCI Matter
The head of the Committee of Administrators (CoA), Vinod Rai, who is supervising BCCI affairs, is waiting for the Supreme Court bench to tell him if he can continue in the same capacity any further.
Meanwhile, the apex court gears up for possibly one of the last few hearings in the matter involving the BCCI on Thursday. Rai, who turned 70 last month, has received questions from members of the BCCI who say “it’s unethical for him to continue”.
Furthermore, one of the Lodha Committee’s recommendations puts an age-cap of 70 years on all office-bearers of BCCI. However, Rai admitted that he is waiting for the Court to take a call.
Rai also noted that CoA had no idea World T20 will take over the Champions Trophy. Ahead and post the Special General Meeting on June 22, Rai said the BCCI secretary, who attended the ICC meeting didn’t inform them about the change.
“We (read: CoA) did not have any idea of the Champions Trophy being converted from a 50-over tournament to a World T20 until we learnt about it through the official press statement of the International Cricket Council (ICC),” Rai said to TOI. “The Hon. Secretary (of BCCI), who attends all ICC Board meetings but he did not keep the CoA informed at all,” he added.
BCCI CEO Rahul Johri attended the CEC meeting of the ICC. In an email, ICC chief executive David Richardson wrote that the changes will help in generating additional revenues for the 2015-23 (financial) cycle.
Johri has marked these emails to members of the CoA on March 20, TOI reports. The ICC’s official press statement on the matter came on April 26.