Vinod Rai promises to restore embattled BCCI’s image



The former CAG chief Vinod Rai,  who heads the Committee of Administrators (COA) of the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India), has his own plans to take cricket forward. He reiterated  that the new panel is committed to bring cricket to the doorsteps of the fans in its “undiluted form”.

He  said the above words after an important meeting in New Delhi with leading audit firm Deloitte.  It had tabled its devastating reports on each state association to the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) last year.

In 2015, after Shashank Manohar became BCCI president, the board had hired Deloitte to undertake ‘Project Transformation’. It was aimed at strengthening the organisational and governing structure of the board

Rai, who along with former India women’s team captain Diana Edulji, historian Ramchandra Guha, and IDFC Managing Director and CEO Vikram Limaye were named by the apex court to supervise the working of BCCI, said the committee will restore the national cricket board back to its democratic set-up.

“There is absolutely no problem in handling BCCI because I sincerely believe that the number of cricket lovers in this country is humongous. We need to bring cricket to the doorstep of the cricket lovers in its undiluted form,: Rai said. “So, BCCI needs good governance, we will provide that,” he added.

“The Supreme Court gave its order on January 30 and on February 4, I joined the post. I have just come back yesterday. So my experience has been very good,” said Rai on his stint so far.