Shashank Manohar proposes reforms to clean up BCCI

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Shashank Manohar
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A fortnight after he vowed to clean up the image of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), its chief Shashank Manohar is all set to bring in constitutional reforms that could bring conflict of interest to an end within the system.

Manohar proposed a 29-point reform fomula to change the landscape of cricket governance in India and will also hit the board’s functioning.

The proposed reforms will bring to an all business interests of players and administrators — all those that have been seen as conflict of interest.

The document has been sent to all state association members and board office-bearers recently, resulting in a few members worrying about its implications, according to CNN-IBN.

As per the SC judgement in the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) corruption case nullifying the amendment to BCCI’s clause 6.2.4 allowing administrators to have commercial interests in the IPL and Champions’ League T20, Manohar’s proposed reforms have asked for the same and also calling for a full stop to existing players business interests’ in a player management company.

The proposed reforms lay down rules for former cricketers, state unit members, and BCCI staff not to indulge in any acts of financial impropriety.

With Manohar on a mission to ensure the board reflects accountability, it will be interesting to see how the members react to this.

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