CoA has revealed that a panel like the finance committee won’t exist post the adoption of new draft constitution. © AFP
The Committee of Administrators (CoA), on Saturday (September 16), reminded BCCI that the innings of some board officials would be over when the newly-drafted constitution is approved by the Supreme Court. In a strongly worded letter to BCCI office-bearers, CoA informed them that a panel like the finance committee won’t exist post the adoption of the draft constitution.
Last Thursday, finance committee chairman Jyotiraditya Scindia had stormed out of the meeting questioning how an important committee had been reduced to a rubber stamp with the CoA making all policy decisions.
The CoA retaliated, “Please note that the finance committee… does not find mention in the list of committees in the draft BCCI Constitution that is in line with the recommendations of the Justice Lodha Committee. The above position will continue only until the new BCCI Constitution as per the reforms mandated by the Supreme Court is adopted.”
The CoA also pointed out that the final decision on money matters has always been taken by the office bearers and the finance committee only debated on issues, made notes and gave its opinion. “Therefore, CoA is not obliged to elicit the views of the Finance Committee on every decision, which may have financial implications on the BCCI,” said the letter.