The ousted Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) officials, who are disqualified to continue in their respective associations and are mulling to put their proxies as CEOs and in other important state posts, may not find it easy to do so. The Supreme Court appointed committee of administrators could be empowered to get involved in the process of appointing the state units' paid officials. It is reliably learnt that senior advocate Gopal Subramanium's, the amicus curiae in the BCCI matter, may suggest this step to the apex court when the matter is heard next.
The Lodha Committee too has its vote on the issue and this could completely destroy the gameplan of several ousted officials who were contemplating to run the State Associations through their proxies. Besides Gopal Subramanium, noted advocate Anil Divan is also supposed to suggest names of the administrators for running the BCCI. "The amicus curiae could suggest steps to ensure that nepotism doesn't make much of an impact while changing different regimes across BCCI," a source told TOI on Wednesday.
"There are ousted BCCI officials who are disqualified and not willing to leave their chairs. They are spreading the propaganda of appointing their own men as the state units' CEO. But it may cut no ice with the administrators, who will look into all the appointments before approving them," the source added.
However, a BCCI source pointed out it would be impossible for the administrator to look into the appointment of every state CEO because it's a very hectic process. Can a state official, who has not finished his 9-year term but is serving the cooling off period, apply for the post of a CEO? This and such other questions will be the challenging aspect in front of the administrators. "How will the administrator check on this," an official asked.
Simultaneously, there is also a fear that if such a step isn't taken, the ousted BCCI bosses would continue to play spoilsport from outside, which isn't a good sign. "During the Bengaluru meeting recently, the ousted members were told to appoint their own men to run the association without much of a problem," a member who attended the meeting said.
Courtesy: The Times of India