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Lodha Committee to come down hard on BCCI and cricket administration across India

The Lodha Committee report on urgently needed reform of cricket administration in India will be released on January 4, 2016. It is expected to come down hard on the BCCI and the shocking way various cricket associations across the country have been allowed to administer the game, essentially without accountability and transparency.

But not all associations can be painted with the same brush. A few, like the Vidarbha Cricket Association and the Saurashtra Cricket Association, have husbanded their resources, and the profits made from the game, wisely and honestly, accumulated substantial reserves, built up excellent infrastructure, and nurtured cricket at the foundation level.

The attached report card for 2010-2013, which was placed in the public realm (released at a media conference and posted at a website) by the Karnakata State Cricket Association when Anil Kumble was President, is an example of accountability and transparency.

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Sangita Kalanidhi-elect Sanjay Subrahmanyan on the makings of a Carnatic musician, pdf attached

Sanjay Subrahmanyan, 47, is one of the youngest Carnatic musicians to be conferred the honour and title of Sangita Kalanidhi by The Music Academy Madras. In his acceptance speech after he was elected to preside over the 89th Annual Conference & Concerts of the Academy, the acclaimed vocalist speaks of his own social background and career as a professional musician. He then offers rare insights into what goes into the making of a Carnatic musician, what stages of development he or she must necessarily go through, the importance of interacting with, and learning from, masters of the art, and the need to adapt to changing times, and especially the digital age. A must-read for anyone interested in Indian classical music.

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