The Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has appointed Rahul Johri as its first chief executive officer (CEO), reports the Mint. He will join the agency on the 1st of June and report directly to BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur. He will be responsible for the overall functioning of the BCCI. News Alert - BCCI announces appointment of Mr. Rahul Johri as Chief Executive Officer pic.twitter.com/S3vklNZaVp — BCCI (@BCCI) April 20, 2016 Prior to BCCI, Johri was the executive vice-president and general manager for Discovery Networks where he worked for over 15 years. He lead Discovery’s South Asia operations for over 8 years and had resigned from his post in February this year. Note that appointing a full time CEO was a recommendation made by the Supreme Court appointed Lodha Committee. Lodha Committee recommendations: The Lodha committee has recommended that the BCCI have a maximum of six managers to assist the CEO, in the streams of operations, finance, technical, compliance (legal), media and human resources. The CEO’s tenure should also be fixed at five years, and can be terminated by mutual agreement of a 3 month notice. Other than this the Lodha report also aims to address issues of conflict of interest, corruption, lack of transparency etc., in the cricketing body. The report had provided a detailed questionnaire to the BCCI and other stakeholders asking about the organization, structure and relationship of BCCI and IPL, audit, accounts and finances, oversight and transparency, player welfare and dispute resolution among other…
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