The Board of Control for Cricket in India was told by the Supreme Court appointed Lodha Committee to implement the suggested reforms, but the BCCI has made it clear that they will not be able to do so as the state bodies have not agreed to it. Now, this makes matter really interesting, as to how will the Supreme Court respond to the matter?
The BCCI even sent an affidavit, addressed to Justice Lodha committee secretary Gopal Sankaranarayanan, stating about the board being "helpless" in the matter. The committee had set a number of reforms to make the BCCI a transparent organisation, while some were accepted, some ignored.
The BCCI made it clear the board needs three-fourth state bodies vote for the proposal to move forward. The state bodies are against it.
As a result, the SC also instructed the BCCI to stop releasing funds to the member associations, which has also not deterred the state bodies. Now, the BCCI considers themselves "helpless" in the current scenario.
"We are helpless in this regard. Unless three-fourth of the member associations vote in favour of the proposal, the BCCI cannot implement the reforms as ordered by the Justice Lodha panel. Unless the member associations vote in favour of the resolution, there is little the board can suo motu do about it," the affidavit said.
Now, the BCCI has asked for some other methods to make sure that the state bodies fall in line.
"We are committed to the implementation of the SC ordered reforms. We have tried our best. We have completely stopped the release of funds to the member associations. Yet no one has agreed to it. If the committee had any better way of making the associations fall in line, it can tell us and we will try that method too," the Times of India quoted a source as saying.