SC restrain BCCI financial powers, Lodha Committee to appoint an independent auditor

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today curbed the BCCI financial powers and stated that the Justice Lodha Committee will appoint an independent auditor to scrutinise the finances of the BCCI, including contracts involving media rights.

A bench headed by Chief Justice T.S Thakur said the Board of Control for Cricket in India will not pay out any funds to its state affiliates till the time they undertake to abide with the directions of the Court and the recommendations of the Committee.

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Court further stated that both BCCI President Anurag Thakur and Secretary Ajay Shirke should file an affidavit committing to abide by it and the Panel’s recommendations.  The order also said that Lodha panel’s secretary would send the copy of the order to International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman Shashank Manohar.

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