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Geeta’s absence without any reason or notice to the organisers was taken as an act of indiscipline, he immediately put those into action.First thing we did was interact with BCCI officials — all except the President and Secretary appeared (both responded to questionnaire)" Justice Lodha said in the press conference adding that a lot of former India captains were also provided with an opportunity to respond to the questionnaire Key points of the reforms suggested by Justice Lodha and his committee: * One state one cricket body: One association of each state will be a full member and have right to vote The committee said one unit should represent one state while taking away the voting rights of institutional and city-based units * A person cannot be a BCCI office-bearer and a state association office-bearer at the same time * CEO-run organisation: Committee also suggested the restructuring of the BCCI’s administrative set-up proposing the position of a CEO accountable to a nine-member apex council An apex council for the BCCI comprising 9 members of which 5 should be elected 2 should be representatives of players association and one woman CEO to be assisted by 6 professional managers and the team of CEO and managers will be accountable to the apex council * Under RTI: To ensure transparency in its functioning important to bring the body under the purview of the Right to Information Act something that the Board has vehemently opposed in the past citing its autonomy "Since the BCCI performs public functions people have the right to know the functions and facilities and other activities of the BCCI.We have recommended the legislature must seriously consider bringing BCCI within the purview of the RTI Act" Lodha said * Formation of a players’ association:This will be formed by a steering committee headed by former Home Secretary G K Pillai and comprising former captains Mohinder Amarnath and Anil Kumble along with women’s legend Diana Edulji The committee said that the players’ association will include all those who have played first-class cricket Also a robust agent registration system to safeguard players interests to be formed * IPL revamp: The committee called for IPL and BCCI to have separate governing bodies IPL Governing Council will comprise nine members The Secretary and the Treasurer of the BCCI will be ex-officio members of this IPL governing council Two other members of the IPL Governing Council will be nominated/elected by the full members Of the remaining five two will be the nominees of franchises one will be a representative of the players association (so one needs to be formed) one will be a nominee of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India’s office * Independent authorities: The committee suggested three authorities to help with the BCCI governance as follows: – An ombudsman – who’s duty would be to preside internal disputes resolution mechanism dispute between BCCI and members BCCI and associates breaches by administrators players team officials – to be appointed The committee proposed that he be a former judge of the Supreme Court or a Chief Justice of High Court – An ethics officer – whose task is to administer the issues relating to the conflict of interest misdemeanour misbehaviour or corruption issues – to be appointed The committee suggested that be a former High Court judge – An Electoral Officer who would oversee the entire election process related to the office bearers namely prep of voters list issues of eligibility of office bearers etc The officer will be nominated weeks before the date of election * Former IPL COO Sundar Raman cleared of all corruption charges Read more on that here * Senior selection committee to be made up of former international Test cricketers with the most capped former player among the three being the chairman Other selection committees to comprise only three members * Recommendation made to legalize betting (with strong safeguards) except for those covered by the BCCI and IPL regulations Also to make spot-fixing a criminal offence What Justice Lodha said: On the player’s association: "Most of the players who have played first-class both men and women and who have retired from competitive cricket will be in this association This association shall be assigned functions and will be constituted and run with the financial support of the BCCI However they will not act as a minion The idea is to give players voice use their expertise and skills for the development and betterment of the game" On the overall revamp: "First thing is about the structure and the constitution As you know presently the BCCI has 30 full members Some of these members do not have any territory like Services Railways etc Some of them do not play tournaments Some of the states have multiple members like Maharashtra has three Gujarat has 3 With the interactions we had except few it was broadly represented to us that one state as a unit of representation in BCCI is a very fair idea" On IPL Governing Council: "The Governing Council of IPL will be entitled to take all decisions concerning IPL which includes the decision relating to financial matters However Governing Council will be answerable to the General body of the BCCI So limited autonomy is proposed for the IPL GC" On better management of grants to state associations: "We have recommended a uniformity in the structure and constitution of state associations like the associations must not have office for life or office for more than nine years . separation of social and cricket activities in the state associations no proxy voting Their accounts must be audited by the BCCI to maintain transparency in functioning They must comply with all the directives of the BCCI in putting in place issues such as resolution of conflict of interest administering the code of conduct behaviour and corruption issues Any breach of the directives by state associations would dis-entitle them from the grant of the subsidy and other grants from the BCCI" Background to the Lodha committee reforms report: In September BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur and IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla deposed before the Supreme Court appointed Justice (Retd) RM Lodha Commission on the possible reforms that the board is expected to carry out once the second part of report was released It was learnt that the both the senior BCCI officials had a fruitful discussions with the panel Earlier in July the Lodha Committee recommended two-year suspension of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals from the cash-rich Indian Premier League Tainted CSK Team principal and ICC chairman N Srinivasan’s son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was handed a life-ban for indulging in illegal betting activity during 2013 IPL along with former Rajasthan co-owner Raj Kudra With agency inputs secretary, who like Salman Khan is playing the role of a wrestler in Sultan, has undergone training to learn dhobi pachad for her role. who split up with actor Sean Penn last month 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Since then she has written two children’s books “Kangaroo Kisses” and “Mambi and the Forest Fire”. 2016 On @CNNnews18 BREAKING NEWS that ABhinav Bindra has lost out in the 10m air rifle event. he should’ve used a pellet gun na #NLprimetime — Abhinandan Sekhri (@AbhinandanSekhr) August 8 2016 "He should’ve used pellet gun" was my input in case any geniuses out there think that was part of breaking news :p #NLprimetime — Abhinandan Sekhri (@AbhinandanSekhr) August 8 2016 Predictably Twitter exploded with people from all of walks of life condemning the two media elites for their thoughtless and crude remarks In a series of angry tweets C-voter analyst Yashwant Deshmukh went so far as suggesting that people who criticise athletes have oral piles In case if you can’t cheer them; then do the country a favor by keeping your ****ing mouth shut Don’t let the world smell your oral Piles — Yashwant Deshmukh (@YRDeshmukh) August 8 2016 They make us proud by representing at THAT level Just support them Celebrate them Empathise them Cheer them Don’t you dare jeer them — Yashwant Deshmukh (@YRDeshmukh) August 8 2016 Every sportsperson is giving his/her best to win for our country Their ultimate aim of life is to see OUR National Flag from the Podium — Yashwant Deshmukh (@YRDeshmukh) August 8 2016 You don’t get to compete at #RioOlympics2016 just like that Even to qualify to compete at THAT level is HUGE achievement in itself — Yashwant Deshmukh (@YRDeshmukh) August 8 2016 Let me say upfront: each and every Sportsperson representing India at #RioOlympics2016 has "EARNED" that spot by hard work Respect that — Yashwant Deshmukh (@YRDeshmukh) August 8 2016 Goal of Team Bak**** at the best: Kahin Bhi Jao Selfies lo Ghanta hilate jao Ghanta pakad ke wapas aao #Libtards https://tco/8uh0dQzNGY — Yashwant Deshmukh (@YRDeshmukh) August 8 2016 My personal distaste for people like De and Sekhri notwithstanding I think this debate needs to be put into proper perspective And since the majority is siding with the athletes for the moment allow me to open the debate from the unpopular viewpoint If you read patiently till the end you will agree that I have considered both sides There is no doubt in my mind that Indian athletes (non-cricketers) are often given a free pass by a public that at once fawns on efforts made by athletes and casts an angry eye towards the administrations and lack of facilities as the perpetual cause for their inability to perform at world stage It is a strange system where those who actually compete are given full marks for just showing up Most of these arguments do not stand up to closer scrutiny File image of Shobhaa De AFP First of all it defies logic and common sense that countries like Belarus Mexico and Ethopia have corruption-free efficient administrators running the sports establishment in their country or that these countries provide better facilities and incentives to their athletes All three nations finished ahead of us in the medals tally at London four years ago There must be something their athletes are doing that ours are not and adopting that line of questioning surely does not constitute insensitivity to our athletes or belittle their efforts Nobody will accuse me of being a socialist but I also find demands that we provide our athletes infrastructure on par with that provided by developed countries disturbing With a huge percentage of population below the poverty line with one out of five rural girls dropping out of school after attaining puberty due to that lack of sanitation facilities and close to a third of our population still in darkness I feel there are bigger battles the government needs to spend on Fans can either ask athletes to perform irrespective of the conditions or accept that we will never have a 19-medal-winning swimmer like Michael Phelps Demanding a greater drain on government expenditure for the sake of Olympic glory seems downright insensitive to the poor of this nation Also there is no denying that while Indian athletes from sports like shooting and weightlifting and wrestling make a fraction of what even the lowliest IPL player does compared to the general population these athletes surely lead a comfortable life More often than not they have Central government jobs to take care of them once their participating days are over A win on theinternational stage often brings cash prizes and land allotments by the government and book and movie deals are there for the taking As a tax-payer if I am indirectly funding all these efforts to encourage them do I not get the right to question if I do not see a return on my investment in the form of international glory The most illogical argument put forth by the defenders of these athletes is how can common people who never play any sports even at school-level criticise athletes competing at the highest level This is a strange question considering that we don’t mind criticising a movie even if we have never so much as participated in our school drama or we feel qualified to advise Prime Minister Narendra Modi on how to run the country in spite of never even having been secretary of our residential housing society If these are accepted practices I see no reason to treat athletes any differently I recall a few days back retired cricket player Shishir Hattangadi wrote on Facebook that fans who were critical of Virat Kohli (don’t remember the reason but it was performance-related) should stop following cricket that the game does not need them It was a 10/10 on the cringe scale Is the sense of entitlement in our sporting fraternity so strong that rather than advising Virat to take it on chin like a man they ask the fans to get out As Stephen R Covey says in his famous Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: "When you pick one end of the stick you pick another" If you want fans to wait hours in the line buy expensive tickets and scream themselves hoarse while you make your millions you need to be mature enough to take criticism in your stride Do people like Hattangadi really want Jerry Seinfeld-like fans In one of his monologues he says: "Fans say ‘We won’ I tell them ‘No you did not they won you watched’" The funniest part is people from all political affiliations feel voting for a party and supporting it on social media automatically entitles them to be critical of their leaders and their decisions Yet the same people bristlewith outrage when the same yardstick is applied to athletes Does it mean I support Sekhri and Dey in this issue Hell no A few months ago I wrote in one of my blogs that sports becoming popular had some unintended consequences where socialists who have no interest or aptitude in the sports have suddenly started opining on it in the hope to get noticed Monday’s case is a testament to this statement Sekhri thought he was being sarcastic when he suggested Bindra should have used pellet guns Since Sekhri has no interest in the sports beyond making his political point he did not know that pellets are indeed used in this particular event Similarly De talking about selfies and waste of money does not sit well as I can bet dollars to donuts that if pressed she would not be able to tell a hockey stick from Harry Potter’s wand And that disqualifies them from criticising the Indian contingent See folks in order to criticise you don’t need to play but surely you need to understand and have at least a rudimentary interest If Sekhri and De had that interest they would have taken the effort to watch Bindra in the finals They would have noticed that he staged a furious comeback in the finals to move from 7th position all the way to 2nd before failing at the critical moment They would have automatically realised that if you wanted to take a stand against athletes at Olympics this gallant effort was surely not the right example What is also undeniable is that the tone of messages from both Sekhri and De smacked of elitism not frustration The choice of words and the timing hinted at no sorrow of a genuine fan crushed with a close loss but the barely concealed glee of a sadistic elite who has no interest in the Olympics until the sporting extravaganza doesn’t provide an opportunity to be sarcastic and insulting to someone That is where the mythical middle of our own periodic table lies Our athletes are grown-ups and their skills in their sports have certainly afforded them some privileges of which common people like you and I can only dream When they do not perform well we as fans and followers surely have a right to question them If they point fingers to facilities and administration we by all means can ask why it is not a detriment to athletes from other countries Our athletes do not need to be molly-coddled like children However the hours they spend practicing and honing their skills surely entitles them tocritics who have more than a casual interest in their career and consequently in Indian sports in general People who take joy in kicking them when they are down do not deserve to be treated on par with those who cry when they lose It’s really simple — frustration of a genuine fan is to be understood and processed Snarky comments from a socialite fishing for some mentions on social media deserves nothing but condemnation and contempt but as far as the repetitive battles between fans of Indian athletes and their skeptics are concerned.

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