COA sought legal opinion on BCCI CEO increment

Vastavam web: The Committee of Administrators (COA) has apparently sought legal opinion on its decision to award BCCI CEO Rahul Johri an “out of turn” increment after the issue was raised by treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhry.”The COA has asked for amicus curiae’s (Gopal Subramanium) opinion with regards to Johri’s salary. A legal opinion has been sought but at this moment, we won’t be able to divulge the details,” a BCCI official told reporters on the sidelines of COA meeting.

“The CEO ought not have received any increment since the prerequisites for the increment to be given were not even met. However, the CEO was given an increment in violation of the conditions agreed upon in the contract. The increment was approved by the Committee of Administrators and the approval is not in accordance with the contract, Chaudhry had written in his letter to COA chief Vinod Rai.It is also learnt that COA will be thrashing out the annual contracts of the Indian players very soon.

“It has been on the anvil and it will be decided very soon,” said the official.It was also learnt that Rahul Dravid’s proposal of equal distribution of cash reward among all support staff was also discussed.While the COA is waiting for the next date from the Supreme Court, it is learnt that Vinod Rai and Co will soon start working on their seventh Status Report.