India court raps BCCI for inaction on reforms

2017-08-24 07:47
BCCI (File)

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 promised reforms. 

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.

Read more on:    bcci  |  cricket

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Your thoughts on the two-Test suspension handed down by the ICC to Proteas speedster Kagiso Rabada?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.