SC appoints ex-CAG Vinod Rai head of 4-member panel to run BCCI

NEW DELHI: Putting an end to the suspense, the Supreme Court Monday appointed four administrators of impeccable credentials to run the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). 

The four-member panel is headed by former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai and includes historian Ramachandra Guha, former woman cricket captain Diana Edulji and IDFC Bank managing director Vikram Limaye. 

A three-judge Bench led by Justice Dipak Misra along with Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud, ruled that Limaye, career banker and BCCI joint secretary Amitabh Choudhary and treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary, will represent the board at the ICC executive meeting to be held from February 2 .

The Bench had allowed BCCI to shortlist three names from among the existing office-bearers who are not disqualified by following due procedure, to represent the board at the ICC meeting.

The top court declined a plea made by the BCCI and state cricket associations to make the panel work pro bono. They reasoned that the office bearers had worked for free.

Justice Chandrachud said the panel will have to be paid a 'respectable amount'. "We want a professional set of administrators."