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Ramachandra Guha resigns as BCCI administrator: Here are the possible reasons

Ramachandra Guha, who was one of the four members of the Committee of Administrators appointed by the Supreme Court to oversee administration of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, tended his resignation

cricket Updated: Jun 01, 2017 16:23 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Ramachandra Guha,Historian,Committee of Administrators
Ramachandra Guha resigned as one of the members of the Committee of Administrators on Thursday.(Hindustan Times)

Cricket historian Ramachandra Guha’s sudden resignation on Thursday from the Committee of Administrators (CoA) has come as a shocker.

Guha was one of the four members appointed by the Supreme Court in January this year to implement the Lodha Committee reforms in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Hindustan Times has tried to dissect the reasons that may have led Guha to tender his resignation from the COA. The Supreme Court will hear his plea on July 14 on whether to relive him from his duties.

CoA heading nowhere

The prime reason for Guha quitting from his role. When the CoA was formed, the committee’s head Vinod Rai had said it would take them close to ‘six months’ to implement the reforms. However, the CoA is into its sixth month and they have not had any success as far as bringing the reforms are concerned. The BCCI and the state associations are still at loggerheads over the age criteria, one-state-one-vote, tenure and cooling period between two terms. There have been several meeting held with the state associations but no one has implemented the Supreme Court order yet.

CoA getting sucked in issues outside their mandate

The CoA’s main role was to oversee the implementations of the Lodha reforms. This has taken a backseat as the CoA got sucked into issues which were beyond their mandate. They were involved in issues like the ICC-BCCI tussle over financial and governance model, the players’ remuneration (both domestic and international), the IPL media rights and tender processes and the latest being the reported ‘rift’ between Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli. All these issues have diverted the CoA’s main task.

First Published: Jun 01, 2017 16:22 IST