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Don’t mix management and governance says Justice Lodha

The Supreme Court is certainly not happy with the way CoA is functioning.

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Justice Lodha. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Committee of Administrators (CoA) was appointed by the Supreme Court to ensure that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) implement the suggestions of the Supreme Court. However, the highest authority in India is not happy with the way the CoA has been functioning.

Justice RM Lodha was vocal about the work the CoA is doing. The committee of administrators consists of former CAG Vinod Rai who is the chief, historian Ramachandra Guha and ex-Indian women’s cricketer, Diana Edulji and the managing director of IDFC Limited Vikram Limaye. The CoA is tasked to look after BCCI until the next boss is elected.

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Justice Lodha not happy with CoA

The apex court is certainly not happy with the way CoA is functioning. The Lodha Panel’s recommendations are not yet being implemented and it has been delayed due to the state cricket associations. However, Justice Lodha was not happy with the same.

He said that the decisions of the Court cannot be altered and they have to be implemented without any negotiation. while talking to TOI he said, “I don’t know much about what is happening behind the scene, but the Supreme Court directed reforms can’t be altered as per my understanding. There is no question of negotiating and those reforms have to be implemented.”

Don’t mix management and governance

Lodha was not unhappy with the involvement of CoA in the administrating part of the BCCI. The panel was also vocal about it. He said that governance and administration are two different things and they should not be mixed.

“The management and governance should not be mixed up. These are two different areas. And if you mix it up, you won’t be traversing the right path. Professionals should handle the management of BCCI while governance aspect should be left to the CoA,” Lodha explained.

He also backed the BCCI’s move to introduce e-auction for the bids.

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