COA Chairman Vinod Rai (l) with BCCI CEO Rahul Johri (r) © AFP
COA Chairman Vinod Rai (l) with BCCI CEO Rahul Johri (r) © AFP

There has been a constant tussle of power in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) ever since the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (COA) came into existence. The COA has time and again interfered with the BCCI’s working that is staunch and unilateral.

Joining in the opposition against BCCI is CEO Rahul Johri, who has been trying to bring in wholesome changes in the working of the organisation. In a recent episode, the financial committee of the BCCI was miffed at the Johri, COA and CFO, Santosh Ranganekar after they allegedly dictated the meeting.

As per Cricbuzz, a committee member said, “Everything was already pre-decided and the meeting was more about letting us know what decisions have been taken. If that’s the case, then why this sham?” The agenda on the meetings where ranging from appointments to approval of funds,  player contracts, registration of the National Cricket Academy land, one-time benefit funds, salary to staff, appointment of coaches and support staff. Out of the 38 items on the agenda only 21 items were discussed.

President of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association, Jyotiraditya Scindia, also Chairman of finance committee reportedly stormed out of the meeting. In attendance was also Haryana’s Anirudh Chaudhary and Tamil Nadu’s Kasi Viswanathan.

Scindia again voiced his opinions about existence of various committees in the BCCI and the role they possess.