Mohinder Amarnath Quits From In The Supreme Court Formed ‘Steering Committee’
The four-member Supreme Court formed ‘steering’ committee will be one man short for the time being, as Mohinder Amarnath, the former India all-rounder, has decided to set himself free from his duties.
The ‘steering committee’ was formed last year as a result of one of the Lodha recommendations. The responsibility of the members was to create a players’ association that would look into the players’ issues.
Already A Dwindling Team
The four-man committee hasn’t been really a full team. Anil Kumble and Diana Edulji, two other prominent names who were included as a part of the Committee of Administrators have also quit their roles in the past.
Kumble had to leave after taking up the role of India’s head coach while the reason behind Diana pulling out isn’t clear. Only former Union home secretary GK Pillai is actively in charge.
As of now the fate of the committee to be sealed to be logical.
A Good Idea Left Unexecuted
Having taken into account the BCCI’s “apprehension of unionisation”, it has been clearly outlined that the association is meant to give the players “a voice to raise their concerns” while barring them from forming a “trade union of any sort.” India is the only Test playing nation has no players’ association.
It also recommends the need to advance the welfare of players, including insurance, medical and other commercial benefits.
The CoA will now need to take the decision about the future of the committee
Niranjan Shah, BCCI veteran, has been included in the special panel to fast-track the implementation of the Lodha recommendations. He has been specially invited in the seven-member committee led by former skipper Sourav Ganguly.
The former Saurashtra president has opposed the ‘70 years’ age limit of the BCCI office bearers, which is one of the four Lodha reforms that has hit roadblocks and are yet to be implemented.
If the Indian president can be well over 70 years of age, then the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) administrators can work beyond that age limit, says “disqualified” board veteran Niranjan Shah after being controversially included in the panel formed to study RM Lodha recommendations.
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