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Vinod Rai has failed in implementing Lodha reforms: Amitabh Choudhary

The BCCI acting secy also said that state association members cannot be considered 'servants' 

New Delhi: The BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary on Friday launched a scathing attack on Committee of Administrators (COA) chief Vinod Rai, terming him a “complete failure” in the implementation of the Supreme Court-mandated Lodha Committee reforms.

“The unfortunate fact that I conclude is that after one and half years, Mr Rai has realised apart from writing e-mails, he has not been able to do anything else. He was mandated to implement the reforms and he has been a complete failure,” he said.

“Rai is trying to run down the office-bearers because he has failed to engage them in a positive manner despite having spent one and half years,” he added.

Comparison of DA ‘deeply insulting’

Another point that Choudhary found “deeply insulting” was a comparison of the daily allowance given to players with that of the office-bearers. While office-bearers get USD 750 per day, the Indian team gets USD 250, which according to Rai, is one of the reasons for “vested interests”. Choudhary further added that the state association members cannot be considered “servants” and their grievances should be addressed.

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