Supreme Court curtails BCCI’s financial powers, independent auditor to scrutinise accounts

The apex court also said 'not a single penny' should be given to state associations of the BCCI until they comply with the recommendations of the Lodha panel.

Written by Utkarsh Anand | New Delhi | Updated: October 21, 2016 3:13 pm
BCCI, lodha panel, supreme court, RM lodha panel, BCCI account, BCCI corruption, BCCI news, anurag thakur Supreme Court came down hard on the BCCI with regard to the Lodha panel recommendations

Severely curtailing BCCI’s financial powers, the Supreme Court Friday said the cricketing body cannot enter into contracts above a monetary ceiling that will now be fixed by the Lodha panel. The court said the panel would fix a limit on monetary value of contracts and that BCCI would have to seek its approval if it wants a contract relating to media rights, ground rights etc above the fixed limit.

The court imposed this sanction after noting that the BCCI has failed to comply with the recommendations mooted by the Lodha panel on reforms.

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The bench led by Chief Justice of India T S Thakur further restrained BCCI from disbursing funds to state associations until they pass resolutions on implementation of the panel’s recommendations.

BCCI president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke have been asked to show up before the Lodha panel and show their compliance with the recommendations. Besides, they also have been asked by the bench to file detailed affidavits in the court enumerating the specific recommendations they have accepted and also those they have not implemented yet.

Further, the court had asked the Lodha panel to appoint an independent auditor to scrutinise all accounts of BCCI and submit a report with the panel. The bench said a copy of this order should be sent to the ICC for their intimation about the developments.

The court order may impact several future tournaments, including the IPL, where BCCI requires to enter into agreements to lend various rights.

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    Sirius
    Oct 21, 2016 at 3:18 pm
    And you want more privileges ? Maybe you want consutional positions 'reserved' for your kind ? Maybe those not following 'only true religion' should pay money to your kind, and should not be allowed to be educated or trained in warfare ? Go on, speak up , lay your preferences out ...
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      PCKULKARNI
      Oct 21, 2016 at 10:16 am
      All bhakts like you supporting BCCI which has defied SC. What a shame
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        Vish
        Oct 21, 2016 at 1:17 pm
        How is that the boss of the government, the President of India, accepting this travesty ? Why this throttling of a sports organization? Exactly, what is the particular so-called reforms, that BCCI and sports organisations find difficult to comply? Why? What are the personal interests of judiciary and committee that make them chase with almost single- minded devotion against cricketing body, which is one of the world's most successful sports bodies in the world.? Which disgruntled elements are behind this apparent witch-hunt?
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          Pissgt;Ongt;Brahmans
          Oct 21, 2016 at 3:16 pm
          Modi makes rules. SC just implements them. Ask Modi to make BCCI immune to the Indian Consution. I am sure SC will follow that new book
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            Pissgt;Ongt;Brahmans
            Oct 21, 2016 at 3:16 pm
            My bladder is full
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              Vikrant
              Oct 21, 2016 at 6:35 am
              We have so many sports bodies running on tax payers money where financial irregularities are of much higher scale. Atleast BCCI is not being funded on tax payers money.
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                AJ
                Oct 21, 2016 at 7:33 am
                BCCI should implement Lodha Committee reforms asap.
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                  Ajit Kumar
                  Oct 21, 2016 at 7:29 am
                  BCCI managed by leaders of different political parties consider themselves above any law. These leaders are so arrogant that they even don't bother to follow SC's directives till they are pushed to the wall and left with no alternative, as observed in the case of BCCI and Karnataka ( water sharing with Tamilnadu ).
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                    amitava ghosh
                    Oct 21, 2016 at 4:13 pm
                    Anurag and his henchmen wanted to be smartandabove question.SC therefore saw to it that they be brought to their proper place and hit bcci knuckles.These dhandabaaz politicians who are seeds of corruption must be removed so that bcci can be cleansed.
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                      B. SRIDHAR
                      Oct 21, 2016 at 7:31 am
                      This is a mive judicial overreach! SC atude towards BCCI has been tyrannical to say the least! This is shameless intervention in the independence of BCCI! By forcing the recommendations down the BCCI'S THROAT, THE SC has clearly intervened in legislation and furthermore, has made null and void a law i.e TN. SOCIETIES' ACT under which BCCI is a registered society and thereby encroached the legislative area which is the sovereign power of the law makers and law makers alone!
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                        Deeply Concerned
                        Oct 21, 2016 at 4:47 pm
                        BJP MP as BCCI chief ends up ruining the most successful sports ociation of the Cricketing world
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                          Deeply Concerned
                          Oct 21, 2016 at 4:45 pm
                          Dear Supreme Court, Please curtail the powers of Lt. Gov in Delhi as he is converting Delhi into a garbage dump??? Dont fear Modi, the people of Delhi and the country will teach him a big lesson in UP elections
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                            Jithin
                            Oct 21, 2016 at 8:13 am
                            W heartedly supporting this bold move from Supreme Court of India.
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                              Jithin
                              Oct 21, 2016 at 8:18 am
                              You seem to be a disgruntled Super Kings fan, the team which bought shame to the sport and to the nation.
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                                Narayan
                                Oct 21, 2016 at 6:45 am
                                Unless some people start going behind bars with no bail, their defiance will not stop.
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                                  kamath Ramesh
                                  Oct 21, 2016 at 10:04 am
                                  SC is showing high handedness against bcci. Rather than understanding the difficulties in implementing the reforms sc is acting like big brother. There are millions of urgent cases are pending but sc is interested in business of bcci. Why sc is not dismissing the board of bcci and allow lodha to manage bcci.
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                                    Kautilya
                                    Oct 21, 2016 at 7:22 am
                                    Another mive judicial overreach. The SC does not bat an eyelid at the fact that 'recommendations' cease to be recommendations if one is forced to adopt them; then they become the 'LAW'. With this judgement, the SC has taken over the mantle of 'legislating' the nation; starting with the Cash-rich BCCI.
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                                      Kejriwal Fan
                                      Oct 21, 2016 at 10:46 am
                                      BCCI as an organisation must be banned completely. The top br which is filled with brahmins have been found to be involved in every illegal activities. All funds of the BCCI must be snatched and distributed among the muslims and dalits of the country
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                                        Kejriwal Fan
                                        Oct 21, 2016 at 2:39 pm
                                        I am a muslim and an Indian. I roam freely, go to Haj at the expense of the taxpayers, and flirt with hindu girls. Any Problem?
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                                          Kejriwal Fan
                                          Oct 22, 2016 at 7:55 am
                                          Stupid hindu brahmin male commenting. We will f*ck all hindu girls, convert them to islam, and free them from the draconian brahmanic bondages
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                                            Observer
                                            Oct 21, 2016 at 4:58 pm
                                            Let us recap the names of the benefactors ( sic) involved in BCCI over the years( pawars, jaitleys, Anurags and some congress stalwarts ). They have been like some of the godmen who have been seen rubbing shoulders with all political heavy weights. Now one wonders why they do what they do? Helping the poor and under privileged ?lt;br/gt;It makes me throw up in disgust! lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;We Indians have to look up to SC all day , everyday.
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