New Delhi: Finally, some breathing space for Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as the Supreme Court (SC) appointed Lodha committee has asked the apex court for another five months to complete the second part of its report, recommending changes to its constitution.
The committee has already submitted its application in the matter to the SC on Monday, which is likely to come up in court later in the week.
In the 2nd part, the committee is expected to recommend changes in the constitution of BCCI.
It means that much-awaited reforms in the BCCI will not be made public till the end of the year.
It indicates that the cricket board can continue to run its affairs based on its present rule-book for some more time.
Earlier in the week, in a sensational verdict, the three-member committee had found Chennai Super Kings (CSK) official Gurunath Meiyappan and Rajasthan Royals (RR) co-owner Raj Kundra guilty, and imposed life suspensions on the duo.
The committee had also suspended Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals from participating in the IPL for a period of two years.
Since then there have been speculations that BCCI could look at either auctioning two more teams in the absence of CSK and RR or look at running these teams itself for two years till their original owners are allowed back. But on July 19, BCCI formed another committee, which will now give its recommendations in six weeks.
However, Lodha committee's is awaiting their investigating officer's report on Sundar Raman as well, the Chief Operating Officer of the IPL.
"The Lodha panel, at the time of pronouncing the order, made it clear that because of change in the investigating officer the report of investigating officer Mr. Priyadarshi is still not submitted, I will wait as per what has been given as time line to them.," said 43-year-old Raman, who is also accused of wrongdoing.