New Delhi - India's highest court on Wednesday accused top
officials from the country's cricket board of failing to clean up the
scandal-ridden body, more than six months after they pledged to enforce reforms.
The Supreme Court ordered that the acting president,
secretary and treasurer of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)
appear before a panel of judges on September 19 to explain their inaction.
"You haven't implemented anything despite our orders.
Nothing has been complied (with) and the BCCI says it's helpless," the
panel of three judges, headed by Justice Dipak Misra, said in its order.
The board, a powerful and wealthy institution in cricket-mad
India, was placed under court administration in January after a string of
high-profile scandals brought its management into disrepute.
A panel appointed to reform its opaque administration was
given an undertaking from the acting president, secretary and treasurer that
they would turn things around.
But the court-appointed Committee of Administrators last
week said the trio should be removed for failing to implement any of their
The board has been accused over its management of the Indian
Premier League, a glitzy Twenty20 competition that netted almost $380 million
in revenue in 2016.
The sixth season of the lucrative franchise was marred in
2013 by a match-fixing scandal when the son-in-law of then-board president
Narayanaswami Srinivasan was accused of gambling on matches.