Indian cricket has been tainted by several corruption scandals in recent years
INDIA’S top court slammed the country’s powerful cricket board on September 28 for failing to comply with stipulated reforms following corruption scandals, saying its officials were “behaving like lords”.
The supreme court instructed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to “fall in line” with a retired judge’s proposals for sweeping changes to the cash-rich organisation’s structure and way of working.
Former chief justice Rajendra Mal Lodha and his panel told the court that the BCCI’s heads should be replaced as they were dragging their heels on the reforms, adding that a string of emails to officials had gone unanswered.
The BCCI, one of the most powerful organisations in world sport, has insisted it is not “running away” from implementing the reforms after scandals including accusations of corruption and match-fixing in the glitzy Indian premier league.
The court in New Delhi ordered the BCCI to comply with the recommendations, adding that the organisation was not above the law, the PTI news agency said.