Headless BCCI

The following article is based on my own interpretation of the said events and/ or publicly available information. Any material borrowed from published and unpublished sources has been appropriately referenced. I will bear the sole responsibility for anything that is found to have been copied or misappropriated or misrepresented in the following post.

Sakshi Agarwal, MBA 2016-18, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur

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Board of cricket council of India is facing its one of the biggest leadership crises of all times.After the recommendation of Lodha committee, headed by former chief justice of India T S Thakur,supreme court removed Anurag Thakur as president of BCCI along with BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke in regards to charges of perjury and contempt of court.

With IPL round the corner ,home series of Australia and important International Cricket council meetings, The Board of Cricket Council India has no one in leading position. Cricket is the king of sports in this country and every year it does business worth of billions of rupees.With such huge amount of money involved it cannot afford to be headless.The confusion due to leadership crises can be used by many for their advantage.

The often raised question is who is apt to lead BCCI , a former cricketer or a non cricketing personality?In my view, on one hand ,not every former cricketer is able enough to manage vast empire of cricket in India.And on another hand, a non cricketing personality does not always understand the intricacies of team management,team motivation and requirements of players and coaches ,as they see money involved in the process as utmost importance which leads to lack to commitment towards their role.The demand in cricket association in India is for people who have high sense of integrity and selflessness.Cricket has huge impact of politics and BCCI needs a leader who is able to manage the complex relationship between cricket and politics in India.

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