IPL Current Affairs

Sunrisers Hyderabad win 2016 Indian Premier League title

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) has won the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). It is their maiden IPL title.

In the final match played at Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore (Karnataka), SRH defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by eight runs.

SRH had won the toss in final summit and had chosen to bat first. Batting first, SRH had set the target of 209 runs to their opponent team. However the RCB failed to reach the target score.

It should be noted that RCB has lost 3 finals after they were defeated in finals of 2009 and 2011 editions.

Brief score: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) 208-7 in 20.0 Overs (David Warner 69, Yuvraj Singh 38, Ben Cutting 39*, Sreenath Arvind 2-30, Chris Jordan 3-45) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) 200-7 in 20.0 Overs (Chris Gayle 76, Virat Kohli 54, Ben Cutting 2-35) by 8 runs.

Man of the Match:  Ben Cutting (SRH).

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Recommendations of Justice Lodha Committee on BCCI reforms

Justice RM Lodha Committee has submitted its report to the Supreme Court suggesting reforms in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

The committee was appointed by the SC in 2014 to make recommendations to the BCCI in order to prevent frauds and conflict of interest in cricket administration.

Major Recommendations Committee

  • Governing Bodies: They should be separate for Indian Premier League (IPL) and BCCI, with limited autonomy for the IPL Governing Council.
  • BCCI office-bearer: No Minister or government servant should become a BCCI office-bearer.
  • BCCI office-bearer’s tenure: It should not exceed more than two consecutive terms, and he/she cannot hold two posts at the same time.
  • Membership: Only to team representing the respective states. Each state should have only one vote.
  • Zones: The relevance of different zones should be for the purpose of tournaments and not for the governance of the BCCI and its committees.
  • State Associations: There should be uniformity of structure in the organisation and functioning of state associations on the lines of BCCI.
  • Management: The BCCI management affairs should be done by professionals led by Chief executive officer (CEO).
  • Players Associations: It should be formed for the international as well as for the first class levels. It should be for both men and women teams.
  • Player’s ethics: BCCI should carry out awareness programmes for the players.
  • Players Agents: They must be registered under the BCCI and players association norms.
  • Betting and match-fixing: Betting should be legalised and match fixing should be made criminal offence.
  • Conflict of Interest: To avoid conflicts it should be handled with the norms laid down by an ethics officer.
  • The Electoral Officer and Ombudsman: The electoral officer will oversee the election process, while the ombudsman to resolve grievances.
  • Functioning and Transparency: All details and rues of BCCI must be uploaded on the website on BCCI for transparency functioning purpose. BCCI should come under the purview of the Right to Information Act, 2005.
  • Supervision of Expenses: It should be carried out by an independent auditor.

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