Mid-day – Another episode of tu-tu, main-main is on the cards between the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) and the officebearers of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) over the appointment of the new Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) chief.

Summary

  • Another episode of tu-tu, main-main is on the cards between the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) and the officebearers of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) over the appointment of the new Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) chief.
  • The BCCI’s general body in its requisitioned Special General Meeting on Friday decided to extend the tenure of former ACU chief Neeraj Kumar, red-flagging CoA’s appointment of Ajit Singh, a former Director of General Police (Rajasthan).
  • Singh took charge on April 1 — a week before the Indian Premier League kicked off — after the CoA made BCCI chief executive Rahul Johri to sign his appointment.
  • Though the BCCI members in the meeting reportedly said that Singh’s appointment was not transparent and was made without consulting them, the new ACU chief was chosen from a pool of 13 applicants.
  • CoA chief Vinod Rai though has clarified that Singh will continue to discharge his duties irrespective of the BCCI SGM deciding otherwise.


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