Justice (Retd.) Mukul Mudgal was on Friday elected as head of FIFA’s governance committee at the world football governing body’s 67th Congress in Bahrain’s capital city of Manama. Justice Mudgal’s name was proposed by the FIFA Council yesterday for the vacant position of the governance chief after Miguel Maduro was reportedly ‘fired’ for his role in blocking Russian World Cup official Vitaly Mutko from retaining his seat on ruling council.
The FIFA Council proposed to the 67th FIFA Congress a list of members of both chambers of the independent Ethics Committee, the Disciplinary Committee, the Appeal Committee, the Audit and Compliance Committee, and the Governance Committee. Each list of candidates was presented for election to the FIFA Congress today, each for a term of office of four years which would come into effect immediately. Justice Mudgal was appointed deputy chairman of the governance committee in May last year during the FIFA Congress in Mexico.
Mukul Mudgal has been, involved in overseeing the conduct of international cricket matches and IPL games at the Ferozshah Kotla Stadium here. He was also roped in by the Asian Football Federation in a similar capacity. Olli Rehn of Finland, a former Vice-President of the European Commission, will be Justice Mudgal’s deputy. The other members are: Muhannad Fahmi Hamad (Bahrain), Fouzi Lekjaa (Morocco), Navi Pillay (South Africa), Rainer Koch (Germany), Ron Popper (Switzerland), Adela Torrebiarte (Guatemala), Molly Rhone (Jamaica), Eduardo Ache (Uruguay) and Felipe Cuantuarias (Peru).