Mumbai: The first woman to hold a top post at India's powerful and immensely wealthy cricket board vowed to put the scandal-plagued body's house in order.
Former India captain Diana Edulji was appointed Monday to a four-member team tasked by India's Supreme Court to oversee the running of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
"The first step we have to take is to get the house in order," Edulji, who played 20 Tests and 34 one-day internationals for India between 1976 and 1993, told AFP outside her home in Mumbai.
"Let's hope we can bring justice and bring BCCI back to its glorious days," added the 61-year-old, saying it was time for Indian cricket to "look ahead" after years of turmoil.
The Supreme Court's appointment of the panel, headed by former government auditor Vinod Rai, was the latest development in its BCCI shakeup.
Charges of corruption and nepotism dented the BCCI's image in recent times, leading many activists to urge India's top court to intervene to reform the privately-run organisation.
The Supreme Court earlier this month sacked the BCCI's two most senior officials for failing to implement reforms aimed at improving governance and transparency.
"Until we get the house in order, BCCI elections are done and everything (with) the state associations. Until the orders of the Supreme Court are implemented then only we will know."
Their exact titles were expected to become clear when the group meets for the first time in Mumbai on Tuesday.
Edulji added it was a "great honour" to be selected but that she was "a bit surprised" to be the only cricketer in the group, pledging to work hard to improve all aspects of the game.
The Parsi is one of India's most-decorated women cricketers. As a left-arm orthodox bowler she collected 63 wickets in Tests and 46 in ODIs during an illustrious career.
Edulji said one of her focuses would be on growing the women's game.
"I hope I can bring something that women's cricket can progress definitely, popularise the game, play more cricket and have a lot more international exposure," she said.