The cricket is the only sport of India which has its place in hearts all people of India. But the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) which administers the game in the nation, however, continues to be mired in one controversy after another as large political interference, corruption, match fixing or betting, etc.
Especially after advent of IPL, match fixing and corruption has become a more common notion in the cricket of India. This is the reason why Supreme Court interfere in this matter and appoint Lodha committee to give final verdict for IPL scandal and recommendations for reforms in BCCI.
The Justice RM Lodha Committee made several groundbreaking recommendations to the Supreme Court. These include almost a complete restructuring of the BCCI, creation of a separate body to govern IPL, a ban on ministers or government servants holding posts in the BCCI, and more.
The recommendations are:
a) Lodha panel wants BCCI to come under RTI Act.
b) Lodha panel recommends legalisation of betting.
c) Lodha panel proposes one person one post. Also no proxy voting of individuals
d) No BCCI office-bearer can have more than two consecutive terms.
e) No BCCI office-bearer can be Minister or government servant, recommends Lodha panel.
f) In no case President will hold post for more than 2 years.
g) Lodha panel recommends a steering committee headed by former Home Secy G K Pillai with Mohinder Amarnath, Diana Eduljee and Anil Kumble.
h) Panel recommends separate governing bodies for the IPL and BCCI.
i) Lodha Committee recommends relegation of Railways, Services and Universities as Associate members. They also lose voting rights.
j) Punishment and reforms were the main tasks for the Lodha committee.