Implementation of Lodha reforms: BCCI forms seven-member committee

New Delhi, June 27: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday constituted a seven-member committee to see how the Supreme Court appointed-Lodha Panel recommendations are implemented by the board in the best possible and swiftest manner.

The committee will be headed by Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla, with BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary as its convener.The other members of the committee are Sourav Ganguly, T.C. Mathew, Naba Bhattacharjee, Jay Shah and Anirudh Chaudhry.

The other members of the committee are Sourav Ganguly, T.C. Mathew, Naba Bhattacharjee, Jay Shah and Anirudh Chaudhry.

“In terms of the decision taken in the Special General Meeting (SGM) held at the Cricket Centre, Mumbai on June 26 with regard to the issues relating to the implementation of the judgment of the Supreme Court dated July 18, 2016, the undersigned is pleased to announce the following seven-member committee to identify the few critical points in respect of the said judgement for the general body of the BCCI to consider before its submission to the Supreme Court,” said BCCI in a release.

“In view of the fact that the next date of hearing in the matter is fixed for July 14, 2017, the committee is requested to fix an early date for its meeting in order to ensure that the above task is undertaken with utmost urgency and its written report circulated by July 10, 2017, so that the same may be considered by the general body and finalized prior to the above hearing,” the release added.

The release further said that BCCI acting president C.K. Khanna will be apprised on a regular basis on the deliberations of the committee and the report shall finally be submitted to him to present it to the general body.
The first meeting of the committee will be held on June 30.

Earlier in a landmark judgment on July 18, 2016, the Supreme Court accepted major recommendations of Justice R.M. Lodha-led panel on structural reforms in the BCCI and had given six months deadline to the board implement the recommendations.

On October 1, the board had accepted many of the “significant recommendations” of the Lodha Committee but excluded the important ones which have been a bone of contention between the cricket body and the Lodha Panel.

The recommendations, which have still not been accepted by the 30-member committee, include one-state-one-vote, age limit of 70 years, the cooling-off period of three years which included the tenure of the administrators, continue with the five selectors and retaining the powers of the president and secretary as per the earlier constitution of the board.

(ANI)

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