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Rai likely to quit as CoA head
Sunday 25 June 2017

Rai likely to quit as CoA head
The former CAG  is likely to quit the post in September if the recommendations of the Lodha Panel are not implemented in toto by the BCCI
Given the roadblocks the Committee of Administrators (CoA) is facing in implementing the Supreme Court order on Lodha Committee report, there are high chances that the committee’s chief Vinod Rai may quit from his position in September.
HT has learnt that Rai has made up his mind to quit as CoA chief in September if the Lodha report is not implemented in toto by the BCCI. “Mr Rai is doing this work honorary. He has other important work to accomplish rather than following up with the BCCI members to implement the Supreme Court order. He has given himself time till September before deciding to stay in the committee,” a source told HT. Rai did not respond to calls and messages from HT.
The CoA, which was formed in January this year, is already down to three members after Ramchandra Guha quit last month. It will be further down to two members once Vikram Limaye will leave the CoA next month after accepting to head the National Stock Exchange.
The CoA’s task was to implement the Lodha Committee report. However, the committee has also been dragged into other issues like the BCCI-ICC tussle, Virat Kohli-Anil Kumble saga etc that has diverted their attention.
In the latest attempt by the BCCI to further resist the implementation of Lodha report, the Special General Meeting on Monday decided to form a five-six committee to maintain the ‘status quo’ in the board.

Given the roadblocks the Committee of Administrators (CoA) is facing in implementing the Supreme Court order on Lodha Committee report, there are high chances that the committee’s chief Vinod Rai may quit from his position in September.

HT has learnt that Rai has made up his mind to quit as CoA chief in September if the Lodha report is not implemented in toto by the BCCI. “Mr Rai is doing this work honorary. He has other important work to accomplish rather than following up with the BCCI members to implement the Supreme Court order. He has given himself time till September before deciding to stay in the committee,” a source told HT. Rai did not respond to calls and messages from HT.

The CoA, which was formed in January this year, is already down to three members after Ramchandra Guha quit last month. It will be further down to two members once Vikram Limaye will leave the CoA next month after accepting to head the National Stock Exchange.

The CoA’s task was to implement the Lodha Committee report. However, the committee has also been dragged into other issues like the BCCI-ICC tussle, Virat Kohli-Anil Kumble saga etc that has diverted their attention.

In the latest attempt by the BCCI to further resist the implementation of Lodha report, the Special General Meeting on Monday decided to form a five-six committee to maintain the ‘status quo’ in the board.

The BCCI have been stubborn in accepting to implement the one-state-one-vote policy, 70-age criteria, cooling off period between two terms, nine-year tenure. They have also opposed the three-member selection committees criteria.

The Supreme Court on July 14 will hear the affidavits filed by the state units regarding their reservations and look into the status report filed by the CoA.

(Courtesy: Hindustan Times)

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