MUMBAI: The Committee of Administrators (COA) appointed by the Supreme Court is in favour of dropping the word “Control” from the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India).
The suggestion has come from none other than Bishan Bedi, the former legendary Test spinner. “It is indeed a very good suggestion and personally I welcome it,” Vinod Rai, chief of the committee, told Deccan Chronicle.
“I don’t know whether we can do it as we are court appointee people but the elected body should certainly give it a thought on this,” he added.
“It is not that this can’t be done. If this suggestion is floated in media, let the cricket-loving public of the country express their views.”
Another committee member, Ramchandra Guha, also endorsed Rai's views. “It is stupid to have this word (control) in the name of the board. It can be either Cricket India or the Indian Cricket Board. It can be in the lines of Cricket Australia (CA), Cricket South Africa (CSA) etc."
“I shall certainly write this suggestion to my other members,” Guha added.