New Delhi: Three weeks after removing Anurag Thakur, Supreme Court on Monday has appointed former CAG Vinod Rai as the head of a four-member panel to run the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Vinod Rai along with Ram Chandra Guha, Vikram Limaye and Diana Edulji are designated to look after the daily affairs of India’s national cricket governing body BCCI.
The decision comes after the Supreme Court on January 3, removed Anurag Thakur as president of BCCI and also issued him a notice on charges of perjury and contempt of court.
These are the four members of the panel who will now supervise BCCI now:
Vinod Rai is a 1972 batch Kerala cadre officer of Indian Administrative Service (IAS). He was the 11th Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
Currently, Rai is the chairman of the UN Panel of External Auditors and Honorary Advisor to the Railways.
Very happy with committee I’ll be working with. My role is of a night watchman & cricket is my first priority: Vinod Rai to ANI #BCCI
— ANI (@ANI_news) January 30, 2017
Hailed as a taskmaster, with a blemish-free resume, he is credited as the symbol of the anti-corruption movement.
Vinod Rai on Monday was made the interim president of the BCCI by Supreme Court.
Ramachandra Guha is an eminent Indian historian and an author. He was appointed in the BCCI administration panel by the Supreme Court on 30 January 2017.
Guha is a regular contributor to various academic journals and media outlets in India and abroad. He writes on environment, social issues, politics and cricket history.
Diana Fram Edulji
Arjuna Awardee in 1983, Diana Fram Edulji is a former Indian women’s Test cricketer.
Regarded as the greatest Indian woman cricketer of all time, she was also awarded Padma Shri in the year 2002.
Identified and honed by Lala Amarnath at a cricket camp he hosted, Diana played for the Indian team as a slow left-arm orthodox bowler. With 120 wickets, she remains the highest wicket taker of the game.
Diana Edulji is the only cricketer in the four-member panel formed to run BCCI.
‘Master’ in the finance world, Vikram Limaye is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IDFC Limited.
He has worked on Wall Street in the US for 8 years with Credit Suisse First Boston in various roles.
With 25 years of experience with financial institutions, Supreme Court on Monday appointed him along with three others to administer BCCI.