CAB to meet on Monday to discuss COA compliance letter

Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), in its working committee meeting on Monday, will discuss the compliance report of the Lodha Committee directives which the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators has asked them to submit by March 1.

On Thursday, the four-member Committee of Administrators of the BCCI asked all the state associations to go ahead with a “strict understanding and interpretation” of the Lodha reforms, including those relating to the office bearers — like the age cap of 70 years and bar on persons who are ministers or government servants, who hold any office or post in a sports or athletic federation apart from cricket, and who have been office bearers of the BCCI/state/member association for a total period of 9 years.

“The working committee will be meeting on Monday at 4 p.m. to discuss compliance received from COA,” a source in the CAB told IANS.

The COA asked the associations to “provide … the names of your current office bearers and members of your Governing Body/Managing Committee/Working Committee”, and obtain undertakings from its current office bearers and members of governing body/ managing committee/working committee that they were not disqualified in terms of the criteria laid down.

The compliance details are to be provided by 5 p.m. on March 1.

The associations were also asked for the compliance of the Supreme Court orders on October 7 and 21 last year, in which they were ordered not to make any disbursement of funds to any other association until they adopt a resolution undertaking to implement the Lodha Committee reforms.