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BCCI 'Nightwatchman' Vinod Rai Promises Good Administration

Sanjeeb Mukherjea |CNN-News18 | Updated: January 30, 2017, 8:36 PM IST
BCCI 'Nightwatchman' Vinod Rai Promises Good Administration

Newly appointed BCCI administrator Vinod Rai (Getty Images)

New Delhi: Former comptroller and auditor general of India Vinod Rai, who has been appointed by the Supreme Court to lead a four-member panel of administrators to look after the day-to-day functioning of the Board of Control for Cricket in India has said that the administrators will work to ensure that the game of cricket has a good administration and called himself a "nightwatchman".

Speaking exclusively to CNN-News18, Vinod Rai said that he was honoured to have been appointed by the apex court to look after the administration of BCCI, the body which governs cricket in India.

"It is a great honor which the Supreme court has bestowed upon the 4 of us to look after the administration of BCCI," Rai said.

Lauding his co-administrators, eminent historian Ramachandra Guha, financial executive Vikram Limaye and former captain of the Indian women’s cricket team Diana Edulji, Rai said that he is part of an eminent team which will be able to look after the administration of cricket during this transitional phase.

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"A very eminent team has been put together to ensure a smooth transition to an elected body and I hope we will be able to do that," he said

Widely considered as symbol of the anti-corruption movement in India, Vinod Rai used a cricketing analogy to describe his position.

"The committee is very eminent, you cricketing people will call nightwatchman to ensure the smooth functioning," Rai told CNN-News18 while explaining his position.

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He further said that the four administrators need to look into the Lodha Committee recommendations and then work towards ensuring the smooth implementation of the proposals.

"Once we will familiarize with the recommendations of the Lodha Committee and we know the job functioning then one will be able to work to ensure that cricket has a good administration," Rai said.

First Published: January 30, 2017, 8:14 PM IST

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