BCCI’s Clean Up Measures Not Substantive Enough: Lodha Panel

LAST MONTH, when two new IPL franchises were unveiled, BCCI president Shashank Manohar dismissed charges of any conflict of interest on the part of former India captain Sourav Ganguly. The question arose as Ganguly is an IPL governing council member and co-owner of a football team in the Indian Super League (ISL) with Sanjiv Goenka, who made a successful bid for the Pune franchise. But the R M Lodha committee, which submitted its report earlier this week, has interpreted this as an “indirect conflict of interest”. While the report does not name anyone, it has listed several examples of “conflict of interest” which mirror actual cases involving a number of administrators and cricketers. – See more

LAST MONTH, when two new IPL franchises were unveiled, BCCI president Shashank Manohar dismissed charges of any conflict of interest on the part of former India captain Sourav Ganguly. The question arose as Ganguly is an IPL governing council member and co-owner of a football team in the Indian Super League (ISL) with Sanjiv Goenka, who made a successful bid for the Pune franchise. But the R M Lodha committee, which submitted its report earlier this week, has interpreted this as an “indirect conflict of interest”. While the report does not name anyone, it has listed several examples of “conflict of interest” which mirror actual cases involving a number of administrators and cricketers. - See more