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At The Head Of The Table

With a new CEO, a chastened BCCI initiates structural changes

At The Head Of The Table At The Head Of The Table

  • Rahul Johri, head of Discovery channel, is appointed by BCCI as its CEO, a post suggested by the Lodha Committee report
  • BCCI is a top-heavy body, and there are doubts if powerful honorary officials would give Johri the necessary free hand
  • Johri has familial BJP connections, but his appointment is likely an attempt to soften a tough, impending SC order

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Ten years ago, the BCCI, then headed by NCP leader Sharad Pawar, commissioned Tata Con­s­­u­ltancy Services to furnish a blu­­eprint for its own structural rev­amp and paid it around Rs 60 lakh. However, most crucial rec­­o­­mmendations made by TCS were ignored. Aspirants appeared for interviews for various posts, but only two were filled: chief administrator officer and manager (game development). A key proposal to appoint a CEO was dumped.

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