COA chief Vinod Rai welcomes Supreme Court order on Cooling-off Period
NEW DELHI: The Committee of Directors chief Vinod Rai welcomed the Supreme Courtroom order on necessary cooling off interval for BCCI office-bearers after two consecutive phrases and for placing a roadmap in place for the Board’s elections.
The unique Lodha Committee reforms recommended just one time period (of three years) earlier than the necessary cooling-off however the current order permits office-bearers with two consecutive phrases earlier than the necessary cooling interval.
”This is a superb order. I’ve completely no drawback with the office-bearers having two consecutive phrases. Even I had initially needed a six-year time period earlier than a cooling off interval however could not get consensus,” Rai instructed PTI on what’s being seen as essentially the most vital facet of the order.
Rai mentioned one other constructive final result is the timeline set by the apex courtroom for the adoption of the authorised BCCI structure, which may also pave means for the Board’s elections, supplied there’s a 100 per cent compliance by the state associations.
The state items have been warned by the SC to both comply or face motion. ”Now we lastly have a roadmap in place which can result in the adoption of a brand new structure in subsequent elections. Now there’s a timeline in place,” Rai mentioned.
He additionally expressed satisfaction as all the unique members retained their voting rights.
The SC bench, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and comprising justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, restored the everlasting membership of Railways, Companies and Universities and granted membership to Mumbai, Saurashtra, Vadodara and Vidarbha.
”We had maintained that legacy items like Mumbai ought to retain their voting rights. The draft structure additionally mentions that. Each member unit ought to have voting rights,” the previous CAG mentioned.
One other COA member Diana Edulji additionally welcomed the newest order.
“We’re pleased with the judgement. We have been appointed by the Supreme Courtroom within the first place to supervise reforms. Now that SC has modified its order, we must see that it’s applied correctly. I hope all people will comply and cricket will transfer on,” she mentioned.
“We didn’t have something private (in opposition to any BCCI official). We have been nominated by the SC to do a job and our focus has all the time been on that,” she added.