The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to oppose the recommendations set by the Supreme Court appointed Justice Lodha Committee. At a Special General Meeting (SGM) in Mumbai on Saturday, the 30-member BCCI stated that they were in no way interested to implement the so-called 'cricket reforms'.
The Supreme Court hearing between the BCCI and the Lodha panel is set for October 6 and it is interesting to see what transpires on the day.
The Justice RM Lodha-led panel has asked the BCCI to form a three-member selection panel, but the BCCI are not in a mood to fulfil that. Anurag Thakur and Co. Had named a five-member junior senior selection committee in the BCCI AGM (Annual General Meeting) recently, giving Venkatesh Prasad and MSK Prasad the top roles.
Sources close to the development have also told NDTV that the BCCI is likely to oppose the one-state-one-vote formula mentioned in the Lodha Committee recommendations. Currently, the Maharashtra Cricket Association and the Gujarat Cricket Association have more than one vote in the BCCI.
The Lodha panel had also mentioned that the age limit of the office bearers of the cricket board must be limited to 70 years, but even that is not agreed by the BCCI.
Important points discussed in the SGM:
Significant important recommendations were adopted unanimously at the BCCI Special General meeting.— ANI (@ANI_news) October 1, 2016
Recommendations include: Induction of representative of CAG as the member of the Apex Council as well as the IPL Governing Council.— ANI (@ANI_news) October 1, 2016
Recommendations adopted unanimously at BCCI Special General meeting: The formation of the Apex Council with certain modifications.— ANI (@ANI_news) October 1, 2016
Various committees as recommended by Justice Lodha Committee including special committee for the differently abled & the Women’s Committee.— ANI (@ANI_news) October 1, 2016
Recommendations adopted unanimously at BCCI Special General meeting:Formation of Players Association & their representation on the Committee— ANI (@ANI_news) October 1, 2016
Recommendations adopted unanimously at SGM: Members were also unanimous in giving voting rights to Associate members as per ICC guidelines— ANI (@ANI_news) October 1, 2016
Recommendations adopted at BCCI SGM: Puducherry to be granted associate membership of BCCI as proposed at Item No7 in timeline report— ANI (@ANI_news) October 1, 2016