Lodha Committee was set up on the backdrop of a major spot fixing scandal, a couple of years back. Dissatisfied with BCCI’s functioning, Lodha Committee has been passing on a few recommendations. Currently, the war between Lodha Committee and BCCI has heated up. This has led to a possibility of a major overhaul of the system. Here, we analyse the 5 major recommendations of Justice Lodha Committee that will have a deep impact on the running of BCCI.
BCCI should come under RTI act
Why should BCCI come under RTI? It’s because BCCI is using the name ‘India’ for its team. The Board is responsible for selecting a team that represents India in the international tournaments. Hence, the board has to comply with Chapter IV (Unethical Practices in Sports) and Chapter IX (Applicability of Right to Information Act)
Why hasn’t BCCI come under RTI until now? BCCI is registered as a private entity in Tamilnadu. Moreover, the board has not been getting any funds from the government. Because of these reasons, it was treated a private entity and not government body.
Justice Lodha Committee’s recommendation that BCCI should be included in RTI seems to make more sense considering the insane amounts of money and emotions involved with the game.