India’s cricket bosses are seemingly taking a leaf out of the politicians book to tackle the Lodha committee reforms aimed at making the Board of Control for Cricket in India transparent and accountable.
Politics is a family business for many of India’s top political parties. Cricket could go the same way if recent indications are anything to go by.
Family members of top cricket officials have suddenly started visiting matches and even making rounds of associations.
The Lodha reforms, which are binding on the BCCI, include age and tenure caps. It also recommends one-man-one-post. How about wives and sons as proxy settings?
Several state associations like Delhi, Assam, Tripura, Mumbai and Punjab are mulling the option of family members or close friends taking up administrative roles in case the Lodha reforms limit their grip on Indian cricket.
At least, the much-tainted Lalit Modi has made it official. Son, Ruchir Modi is already the president of Alwar Cricket Association and is a hot contender to become the boss of Rajasthan cricket.
Of course, not all Indian cricket honchos are inclined to expose their better halves. The BCCI is fighting tooth and nail against the Lodha reforms. The next Supreme Court hearing is on December 5.