Supreme Court to hear BCCI’s appeal on Lodha recommendations today

first_imgThe Supreme Court will today hold a hearing on the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) affidavit before taking a decision on the implementation of the recommendations of the Lodha panel report.The Indian board has already objected to several points made in the Lodha panel report, pointing out the anomalies and difficulties encountered in the implementation of the committee’s recommendations. (Also Read: BCCI set to oppose key Lodha panel recommendations)The hearing, which was originally scheduled to take place on March 18, was advanced to April 5 by the apex court without providing any specific reason.On February 4 this year, the court suggested the BCCI to fully accept the recommendation of the committee on the structural reforms of the world’s richest cricketing body. (Also Read: Supreme Court to hear plea for implementation of Lodha panel report)A bench of Justice TS Thakur and Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla told the BCCI that Justice Lodha committee has given a “very viable rational solutions. You take a realistic view of the matter and act according to the recommendations”.”We will say that we accept the recommendations and ask the Justice Lodha committee to push forward its (recommendations) to its implementation.. help and steer them (BCCI) in the implementation of the recommendations and also monitor it,” Justice Thakur said.The Lodha committee was set up by the Supreme Court to clean up cricket administration in the country after a corruption and match-fixing scandal hit the Indian Premier League (IPL), leading to two-year suspensions of three-time champions Chennai Super Kings and inaugural edition winners Rajasthan Royals.advertisementThe three-member Lodha panel has put forward several recommendations to the Supreme Court which, if implemented, could have far reaching effects on cricket administration in India. Among the recommendations are limitation of tenure for office-bearers of the BCCI and state associations, prescription to limit their age to 70 years, one state-one vote (set to directly affect the associations within the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat) and barring of ministers and government officials from becoming office-bearers.last_img read more

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