BCCI - Current Affairs Questions and Answers

1)   BCCI has constituted a 7 member committee under whom to analyse the Lodha panel reform propositions?

a. Rajeev Shukla
b. TC Mathew
c. Sourav Ganguly
d. All of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Rajeev Shukla

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has constituted a special seven-member committee to analyse the few contentious Lodha panel reforms which are being opposed by the state units.

The seven-member Lodha committee has been formed under the head of Rajeev Shukla.

The other members of the committee include former India captain Sourav Ganguly, T.C. Mathew (Kerala Cricket), Naba Bhattacharjee (North East representative), Jay Shah (Gujarat Cricket Association), BCCI Treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary and BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary.

The decision to form the panel was arrived at the BCCI’s Special General Meeting in Mumbai.

One of the major reforms of the Lodha Committee which are being opposed by the state units speaks about disqualifying any individual who is more than 70-years-old, and who has already completed nine years in cricket administration.

The BCCI committee has been asked to submit its written report by July 10. BCCI’s move to constitute a committee is widely seen as its attempt to delay the implementations of the reforms suggested by the Lodha Committee.

Lodha Committee: Know More

  • Justice Lodha committee was appointed by the Supreme Court in 2014 to make recommendations to the BCCI in order to prevent frauds and conflict of interest in cricket administration.
  • The committee was appointed in the wake of the spot-fixing scandal in Indian Premier League (IPL). The recommendations of the committee are aimed at resolving issues of governance, transparency, and conflict of interest in BCCI.
  • As per the Lodha Committee recommendations approved by the Supreme Court, no official should hold a position for more than three tenures of three years each, with no two consecutive terms.
  • The office bearers are subjected to an age cap of 70.

2)   Which State became the first to win all major domestic BCCI tournaments in a year?

a. Kerala
b. Karnataka
c. Telangana
d. Tamil Nadu
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Tamil Nadu

After emerging victorious in the final of Deodhar Trophy 2016-17 against India B, Tamil Nadu became the first state team to win the tournament as well all major domestic BCCI tournaments (involving state teams).

They won the final match by defending 303 against Parthiv Patel-led India B.

Tamil Nadu, however, had won their first and only Ranji Trophy tournament in 1987-88, followed by Irani Trophy in 1988-89.

Tamil Nadu were the first champion team in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in 2007-08.

Coming to India’s premier List A tournament, which is famously named as Vijay Hazare Trophy, Tamil Nadu have won this tournament four times (2002-03, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2016-17), and shared once with Uttar Pradesh in 2004-05.

They completed the set by winning the Deodhar Trophy this time.

This year makes the state five-time winners in the tournament.

Tamil Nadu has won the Irani Cup in the year of 1988-89 and the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in the year of 2007-08.

3)   Who has been appointed as the lady member among a 4 member panel for administering the BCCI?

a. Diana Edulji
b. Mithali Raj
c. Purnima Rau
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Diana Edulji

Supreme Court on Monday appointed a four-member panel of administrators led by former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai. This includes the legendary women test cricket player, Diana Edulji.

SC also appointed noted historian Ramchandra Guha and IDFC Ltd MD and CEO Vikram Limaye, who is expected to provide the committee with expertise in financial matters.

They will function as the new interim bosses of the BCCI. They will also run the day-to-day administration of BCCI till the Lodha reforms are fully implemented. This is until elections are held.

The BCCI CEO was in the driver's seat since the Supreme Court ousted former BCCI president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke in a January 2 order for stalling Lodha reforms.

He was ordered to submit a report to the new Committee detailing the level of compliance achieved by the BCCI and its members in adopting the Lodha recommendations upheld by the apex court on July 18, 2016.

The Lodha Committee secretary and advocate Gopal Sankaranarayanan was asked to give the BCCI CEO a check-list of 16 timelines the Lodha panel had prepared for the BCCI and State associations to implement the reforms within the cricket body.

The CEO would consider the timelines to prepare his compliance report.

The Bench advised the BCCI to come up with a proposition of a respectable amount for the Supreme Court to consider as payment to the new administrators for services they would render.

Meanwhile, the Bench appointed Amitabh Choudhary and Anirudh Choudhary - both BCCI nominees - and Mr. Limaye to represent BCCI in the crucial ICC meet.

4)   After BCCI president Anurag Thakur's dismissal, who else resigned?

a. Dilip Vengsarkar
b. Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia
c. TC Mathew
d. All of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: All of the above

There is a resignation spree among top cricket administrators post the Jan 2 decision of the SC to sack BCCI President Anurag Thakur and Secretary Ajay Shirke for failure to implement Lodha committee reforms.

On Jan 4, 2016, ex Indian skipper Dilip Vengsarkar (Mumbai Cricket Association Vice President) resigned. Also stepping down were Jyotiraditya Scindia (MP Cricket Association chairman) and Sanjay Jagdale (MPCA president).

Earlier, the administrators who put in their papers included Kerala Cricket Association president TC Mathew and Former test cricketer Brijesh Patel, the Karnataka State Cricket Association Secretary.

Know More About Dilip Vengsarkar

  • Date joined: January 24, 1976 (India national cricket team)
  • Batting style: Right-handed
  • Awards: Arjuna Award for Cricket
  • Served two 4 year terms as MCA V from 2002 to 2010.
  • Chairman of the Cricket Improvement Committee in 2015.
  • Played 116 tests and served as chairman of TRDO scheme (2002-2004).
  • Chief National Selector from 2006-2008.
  • In 2010, he held a post in CIC of BCCI.
  • Currently, he is chairman of National Cricket Academy.

5)   Which former HC CJI was appointed as the sole ethics officer on issues of conflict in Indian cricket?

a. Justice MB Shah
b. Justice AB Shah
c. Justice AP Shah
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Justice AP Shah

Former CJ of the Delhi HC, Justice AP Shah was on 9th November 2015 appointed as ethics officer at BCCI and will be the sole decision maker for conflicting interest issues faced by Indian cricket. Decision for appointing the ombudsman was taken at the 86th AGM to end conflict of interest on Board. This is being seen as a clean up operation of the BCCI. Clean up operation has been triggered by the IPL scandal investigated by SC appointed Justice Lodha committee. Justice Shah was chairman of the 20th Law Commission of India and Chairman of the Committee constituted by the Union Ministry of Finance.

6)   Who has been formally elected BCCI president at the Special General Meeting of the Board?

a. Shashank Manohar
b. Sharad Pawar
c. Jagmohan Dalmiya
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Shashank Manohar

Shashank Manohar has been formally elected BCCI president at the SGM of the board. Following his election he announced a slew of measures to face various issues such as conflict of interest, corruption in cricket and so forth. Manohar has announced BCCI would appoint independent official to preside over issues pertaining to conflict of interest. He was elected unopposed following the death of incumbent J. Dalmiya with the support of India’s ruling party, BJP.

7)   Which well known BCCI president recently passed away at the age of 75 on 20th September 2015?

a. Jagmohan Dalmiya
b. Sunil Gavaskar
c. N. Srinivasan
d. Raj Singh Durgarpur
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Jagmohan Dalmiya

BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya passed away at a private hospital in Kolkata on Sunday, 20th September 2015 at the age of 75. He also served as president of the International Cricket Council (1997-2000 and was admitted to hospital after suffering a heart attack on 17th September. He was a key figure in bringing the 1987 and 1996 cricket World Cups to the sub-continent and took over as BCCI president for a second time earlier this year. He joined BCCI in 1979 and was the first Asian head of ICC.