BCCI vs Lodha Panel: Supreme Court adjourns matter till Friday, December 9

The Indian cricket board has continued to display a stubborn attitude against implementing the Lodha Committee recommendations in its entirety.

By Sahil Bakshi | Last Updated: Dec 05, 2016, 13:03 PM IST
BCCI vs Lodha Panel: Supreme Court adjourns matter till Friday, December 9

New Delhi: With what was supposed to be the final hearing of the ongoing BCCI vs Lodha Panel furore, the Supreme Court has decided to adjourn the matter till December 9.

The Indian cricket board has continued to display a stubborn attitude against implementing the Lodha Committee recommendations in its entirety.

Last week, BCCI held a Special General Meeting (SGM) in Mumbai where they decided to continue their stance against some of the reforms recommended by the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha committee. The cricketing body will now have to wait with for the verdict for a few days more as SC has decided to adjourn it till December 9.

In the scheduled SGM, two state associations Tripura and Vidarbha, who have decided to implement Lodha reforms completely, were absent.

Speaking on the matter, BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke said , "There was a feeling members are having different opinion. Vidharbha and Tripura did not come due to fog. We explained the situation and clarified with them again. They reiterated their stand that was taken in the first SGM on October 1. Almost all recommendations agreed upon except a few."

Lodha Committee, earlier, sought directions on appointment former home secretary GK Pillai as interim observer with a power to appoint auditor and all necessary secretarial staff, assistance and remuneration as may be determined appropriate by the panel.

The prime objections of BCCI are still the following:-

1. The age cap of 70

2. Cooling off period of three years between successive terms

3. One state one vote policy

It remains to be seen whether a clear stance on the unending issue between BCCI and Lodha committee is resolved, as Anurag Thakur and his office bearers look unlikely to implement the reforms as is.