Lodha panel recommendations: Judgement day for BCCI as Supreme Court to take final call today

The committee headed by justice (retd) RM Lodha was appointed by the apex court last year in the wake of a sport-fixing scandal in IPL, the biggest crisis to hit the cash-rich sports body in the country.

Last Updated: Jul 18, 2016, 13:58 PM IST
Lodha panel recommendations: Judgement day for BCCI as Supreme Court to take final call today

New Delhi: Today could be a huge day for Indian cricket as Supreme Court will pass its final verdict on BCCI's plea seeking changes in recommendations of the Lodha panel.

The two-judge bench, comprising Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justice Ibrahim Kalifullah, will submit the written judgement to the concerned parties.

Earlier on June 30, appearing for the BCCI, senior counsel KK Venugopal said that while the board is seriously considering some of the Lodha panel recommendations, it had already implemented those such as the appointment of a CEO and a chief financial officer.

However, ever since the sweeping reforms were proposed, BCCI have raised objections to several recommendations including: advertisements between overs during a match broadcast, 'one state, one vote', the presence of two members from IPL franchises on the league's governing council, the formation of an apex council, and a cap on the tenure of the office bearers.

The committee headed by justice (retd) RM Lodha was appointed by the apex court last year in the wake of a sport-fixing scandal in IPL, the biggest crisis to hit the cash-rich sports body in the country.

The Lodha Committee had suggested a slew of recommendation to revamp the organisation, which included a one-state-one-vote policy, legalising of betting, banning of advertisements in between overs during cricket telecast, age-limit for BCCI office-bearers, bringing BCCI under RTI and ban of politicians and bureaucrats from the BCCI hierarchy.