Supreme Court bars ministers, bureaucrats from BCCI

A policeman walks past logo of BCCI in MumbaiBy Suchitra Mohanty NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Supreme Court has barred ministers and bureaucrats from holding posts in the country’s cricket board (BCCI) as part of administrative reforms in the world’s richest national cricket body. The Supreme Court on Monday accepted most of the recommendations of the Lodha Committee, a three-member panel it had appointed to look into the functioning of the BCCI which is perceived as a cash-rich but opaque body run by politicians and businessmen. In their report, submitted in January, former Chief Justice of India RM Lodha and two of his colleagues recommended age and tenure restrictions for top officials and cooling off period between successive terms for top officials among others.

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