Lodha committee to propose drastic BCCI reforms on January 4: Report

BCCI members are likely to oppose these recommendations. 

Last Updated: Dec 27, 2015, 11:00 AM IST
Lodha committee to propose drastic BCCI reforms on January 4: Report

New Delhi: In a bid to help Indian cricket regain its credibility in the aftermath of the 2013 IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal, the Justice Lodha committee is likely to recommend at least two radical reforms on January 4.

According to a report in the Times of India, the Lodha committee could propose 'one association per state'. 

This reform is aimed at reducing the number of cricket associations under the Board of Control for Cricket in India's umbrella.

Maharashtra has three BCCI-affiliated associations (Maharashtra are Mumbai Cricket Association, Maharashtra Cricket Association and Vidarbha Cricket Association), while Gujarat too has the same number (Saurashtra Cricket Association, Baroda Cricket Association and Gujarat Cricket Association).

Andhra Pradesh comprises of two - Andhra Cricket Association and Hyderabad Cricket Association – cricket bodies as well. However, the city of Hyderabad now falls under the new state of Telangana.

Another important amendment that could be proposed by Lodha committee would prohibit BCCI office bearers from holding positions at state associations.

If this is implemented, key officials of the Indian board like Anurag Thakur and Rajeev Shukla will have to relinquish their state association seats.

The TOI report further claims that BCCI members are likely to oppose these recommendations.

A board official believe these radical proposals will destroy the history of the BCCI.

Also he stated that it would be unfair to target all office bearers because of one man's mistakes.