Vikram Limaye’s impending exit big loss for BCCI COA: Diana Edulji

Vikram Limaye will hold his position with the BCCI Committee of Administrators (COA) till July 14, when the Supreme Court reopens, after which he will have to step down for his new assignment at the National Stock Exchange (NSE).

cricket Updated: Jun 13, 2017 22:51 IST
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With Vikaram Limaye’s (centre) exit, the already depleted (after Ramachandra Guha’s resignation) BCCI Committee of Administrators (COA) will be just a two-member panel comprising of Vinod Rai and Diana Edulji (left).(AFP/Getty Images)

Veteran banker Vikram Limaye will soon leave BCCI’s Committee of Administrators (COA) to head the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and that will a big loss to the already trimmed panel, said COA member Diana Edulji.

“It will be a big loss. His inputs have been excellent in all the meetings. He has been a big help in financial dealings,” Edulji said on Tuesday.

“Even when he represented the BCCI at the ICC meet in February, he got a grasp of the subject in real quick time,” she added.

Limaye will hold his position till July 14, when the Supreme Court reopens, after which he will have to step down for his new assignment at the NSE.

With Limaye’s departure, the COA will shrink from being a four-member panel to a two-member panel.

Historian Ramachandra Guha was the first to quit, alleging that the COA had not done enough to implement the Lodha Committee reforms mandated by the Supreme Court.

Talking about forthcoming Women’s World Cup in England, Edulji, also a former national captain, said India have prepared well for the tournament.

“The team is certainly bolstered by the return of Smriti Mandhana and have an eight day camp in England before the event.

“They can only go up and semifinals has to be the first target. Where the team lacks is on the pace front. Barring Jhulan Goswami, it doesn’t have quality medium pacers and you need them to succeed in international cricket,” added Edulji ahead of the India’s opener against England on June 24.

The Vinod Rai led COA next meets on June 24 in Mumbai, ahead of the BCCI SGM on June 26.

COA, assigned by the Supreme Court to carry out reforms recommended by the Lodha panel, has also sent an amended version of the constitution to all the state cricket associations and the matter will be tabled at the SGM.

“The state associations should adopt the amended constitution (in line with Lodha recommendations) at the SGM. The two or three points with which they have a problem can be later considered by the Supreme Court,” a source close to COA said.

First Published: Jun 13, 2017 20:08 IST