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Diana Edulji says Vikram Limaye's impending exit will be a big blow to the Committee of Administrators

New Delhi: Veteran banker Vikram Limaye will soon leave BCCI's Committee of Administrators(COA) to head the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and that will a big loss to the the already trimmed panel, said COA member Diana Edulji.

"It will be a big loss. His inputs have been excellent in all the meetings. He has been a big help in financial dealings," Edulji told PTI on Tuesday.

File photo of Diana Edulji. AFP

File photo of Diana Edulji. AFP

"Even when he represented BCCI at the ICC meet in February, he got a grasp of the subject in real quick time," Edulji said further.

Limaye will hold his position till 14 July, when the Supreme Court reopens, after which he will have to step down for his new assignment at the NSE.

With Limaye's departure, the COA will shrink from being a four-member panel to a two-member panel.

Historian Ramachandra Guha was the first to quit, alleging that the COA had not done enough to implement the Lodha Committee reforms mandated by the Supreme Court.

Talking about the forthcoming Women's World Cup in England, Edulji, also a former national captain, said India have prepared well for the tournament.

"The team is certainly bolstered by the return of Smriti Mandhana and have an eight day camp in England before the event.

"They can only go up and semifinals has to be the first target. Where the team lacks is on the pace front. Barring Jhulan Goswami, it doesn't have quality medium pacers and you need them to succeed in international cricket," added Edulji ahead of the India's opener against England on June 24.

The Vinod Rai-led COA next meets on 24 June in Mumbai, ahead of the BCCI-SGM on 26 June.

COA, assigned by the Supreme Court to carry out reforms recommended by the Lodha panel, has also sent an amended version of the constitution to all the state cricket associations and the matter will be tabled at the SGM.

"The state associations should adopt the amended constitution (in line with Lodha recommendations) at the SGM. The two or three points with which they have a problem can be later considered by the Supreme Court," a source close to COA said.

Updated Date: Jun 14, 2017 16:22 PM

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