CoA seeks tenure details from state associations

The CoA took the first major step towards the implementation of the Supreme Court's order by seeking individual declaration from all the state association managing committee members about their tenures.

CoA chief Vinod Rai was present at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Thursday.   -  PTI

For the first time since his appointment as the chief of the Committee of Administrators, tasked with the implementation of administrative reforms directed by the Supreme Court, Vinod Rai visited a cricket stadium in India.

Incidentally, the CoA also took the first major step towards the implementation of the Court's order by seeking individual declaration from all the state association managing committee members about their tenures.

Sportstar understands that a communication seeking details of the years served by each of the managing committee members of all the Board of Control for Cricket in India affiliates has been sent by the CoA to the office-bearers of the state association. The deadline for submitting the details is March 1.

Tenure details of all the state association administrators are crucial in implementing the order since the proposed rulebook debars anyone who has served at least nine years as an official to continue to hold the administrator’s post.

The state associations seem to be in a quandary over how to respond to the letter. While a few are contemplating convening the managing committee meeting to decide on the future course of action, at least a couple of associations in the western region are likely to continue its defiance. According to a debarred official who continues to indirectly control his state association, the association may not respond to the letter at all.

BCCI chief executive Rahul Johri had sought similar details from all the affiliated units last month. But the move didn’t yield much response from the state associations, most of whom are preferring the “wait-and-watch” approach with regard to the effect of the Lodha Committee rulebook on the state associations.