‘The complete Lodha Panel report on Reforms in Indian Cricket’ made me introspect on certain issues especially more because as usual some media houses have chosen to cherry pick and selective project only certain aspects of the report. I too decided to do a counter cherry picking, if you may call it as I do not have the in depth legal expertise to even fully clearly understand all the implications of such an elaborate and excellent report made by legal luminaries.
Is there any particular authorized version of arbitration of interpretations or specifically prescribed ideological or intellectual approvals for all activities/every activity/institution? If we stretch it to the logical extreme it could include the Rajya sabha consisting of unelected parliamentarians enjoying all, if not more privileges than the elected representatives which is the essence of parliamentary democracy.
Why everyone is so obsessively bothered about cricket administration? Is it because of the passion for the game? Or because of the money it generates? And/or the mileage it gives in terms of popularity?
So in the interest of all we may have to prioritize certain main issues involved here i.e cricket , its funding , sustenance, quick , efficient decision making which may not be hampered with too many stumbling blocks spoiling the smooth functioning of the whole game.
How do we define the terms in the above sentence with specific reference to BCCI?
“Most of those the Committee interacted with, were eager that the game of cricket be management, ethics ,accountability and transparency worthy of the game, and that efficient decision making process should be institutionalised.”
Page 7 “Many officials of the various State Associations hold power without adhering to the basic principles of accountability and transparency by converting them into regional fiefdoms.”
Centuries ago, a great thinker called Plato had stated what has now become a real-life scenario in india, “good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.”