India court orders BCCI to implement clean-up panel's views

BY foxsports • October 21, 2016

NEW DELHI (AP) India's Supreme Court has told the Board of Control for Cricket in India to withhold funding from state cricket bodies until they implement recommendations of a court-appointed committee to clean up the administration of the sport.

A three-man committee headed by Justin Rajendra Lodha was formed in the wake of a spot-fixing scam and alleged conflicts of interest.

The court also ordered the BCCI to appoint an independent auditor to scrutinize its accounts and fix financial limits for contracts. All high-value contracts would have to be cleared by auditors, the court ruled.

BCCI office bearers have also been ordered to file compliance reports to the Supreme Court within two weeks.