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).
The apex court has named a four member panel to head the BCCI administration. Vinod Rai along with Ram Chandra Guha, Vikram Limaye and Diana Edulji are designated to look after the daily affiars of India’s national cricket governing body BCCI.
Supreme Court declined Centre’s request to appoint secy of sports ministry as member of the committee. Court also cleared BCCI Joint-Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary and Vikram Limaye to represent BCCI at the ICC meeting in the first week of February.
The decision comes after the Supreme Court on January 3, removed Anurag Thakur as president of BCCI and also issued him a notice of charges of perjury and contempt of court. The apex court charged Thakur for allegedly lying under oath to block measures proposed by Lodha committee.
The Supreme Court on the same hearing also removed Ajay Shirke from the post of BCCI Secretary.
Vinod Rai was the 11th Comptroller and Auditor General of India in 2008. Rai is currently the chairman of UN Panel of External Auditors and a Honorary Advisor to the Railways and a member of the Railway Kaya Kalp Council.