CAG wants to recuse its nominees from BCCI and IPL governing bodies

The CAG also added in their plea that in no way they are requesting for a recall or review of the principal judgement and only praying for a “limited relief”.


Hon’ble Supreme Court on July 28, 2016, ordered a The Comptroller and Auditor General of India’s (CAG) representative to be made part of the all-powerful committee to bring “financial and audit experience” and “independent voices” to the BCCI. This order was passed after taking considering the recommendations made by Justice RM Lodha Committee, formed by the SC to analyze and recommend implementable actions for improving the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after IPL betting Scandal came to light.

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has filed an application before the Supreme Court seeking recusal of its nominee from the management position in the BCCI’s Apex Council and the IPL Governing Council. 

In its plea filed on July 4, the CAG has said that it’s a ‘Supreme Audit Institution of the Country’ and the “auditor of last resort” which is called to “undertake a special audit” if there’s a dispute. It further adds that it’s nominee “is not serving the objectives of the Justice Lodha Committee as well as this Hon’ble Court by being part of the management decisions”.

The CAG also added in their plea that in no way they are requesting for a recall or review of the principal judgment and only praying for a “limited relief”.

“CAG’s representative has become part of the management decisions (taken by majority) rather than CAG having an oversight function over decisions of the BCCI,” the appeal said.