A moment of truth for cricket in India
The Supreme Court verdict could prove to be transformational for the BCCI
The Indian Premier League was conceived of and run as the symbol and executor of the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI’s) global suzerainty. But with the 2013 edition’s scandal involving Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings, it also became the catalyst for a sustained judicial effort to curb the BCCI’s power, reform it structurally and operationally and introduce accountability. The irony runs deep. With the Supreme Court accepting the majority of the Lodha Committee’s recommendations towards these ends on Monday, root-and-branch reforms are now all but unavoidable.