RM Lodha
Justice RM Lodha-led committee recommended sweeping changes in BCCI reforms last year.IANS

The committee led by Justice RM Lodha had recommended sweeping changes in the functioning of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and its affiliated state governing cricket bodies. 

BCCI is getting ready for their Special General Meeting (SGM) which is supposed to be held on Feb. 19 in Mumbai. In the SGM, they are going to discuss about the recommendations of the Lodha Panel. 

But the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) is in no mood to follow those recommendations. Instead, they have found faults in the recommendations of the Lodha Committee, which has been appointed by the Supreme Court. 

"DDCA is a section eight company and ws registered under the Companies Act since 1936. In the given circumstances, it will not be possible/practical to make any adjustments for the sake of uniformity," DDCA was quoted as saying by IANS

DDCA has stated that they are in favour of proxy voting, which the Lodha Panel had recommended to get rid of. 

"The system should be continued as in many associations, there is a provision of voting in person. Associations which are incorporated under the Companies Act are statutorily bound by section 176-178 of the act. Even after appointing a person as his proxy, any member of the DDCA can come and cast his vote in person in the general body meetings/election. The proxy may be authenticated by retired judge of any court as is the practice in DDCA," the statement read. 

The committee had suggested that any person holding a post in the BCCI cannot hold or contest for a post in the state cricket governing bodies. DDCA has decided to ignore this suggestion as well. 

"It is the freedom of the concerned state association. So long as the executive committee does not feel the functioning of the DDCA is being jeopardized, there cannot be any justified reason for imposing this clause," DDCA said. 

Delhi's cricket governing body has also criticised Lodha Panel's suggestion to reduce the number of national selectors to three, which previously had two more members. 

It is not only DDCA who have opposed against the Lodha Committee recommendations. Cricket Association of Bengal and many other state cricket governing bodies has opposed the same earlier.