Lodha panel recommendations: Supreme Court to hear BCCI's appeal today on sweeping reforms

Now that the World Twenty20 fever is over, the Supreme Court will once again hear Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today before taking a final decision on the implementation of the recommendations suggested by Lodha Panel.

Updated: Apr 05, 2016, 12:31 PM IST
Lodha panel recommendations: Supreme Court to hear BCCI's appeal today on sweeping reforms

New Delhi: Now that the World Twenty20 fever is over, the Supreme Court will once again hear Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today before taking a final decision on the implementation of the recommendations suggested by Lodha Panel.

Earlier this month, the BCCI had strongly opposed the Lodha panel recommendations in the apex court, saying that the report was ‘impractical’ and also pointed out difficulties in its implementation.

On February 4, judges Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justice Ibrahim Kalifullah said they had accepted the recommendations of the Lodha panel and wanted the BCCI to implement them in full.

The BCCI has opposed the recommendation of ‘one state, one vote,’ saying that there are states where cricket is not popular and the allotment of voting rights will not serve any purpose. The Indian cricket governing body also opposed the induction of CAG (Comptroller and Auditor General) representatives within the board. It said that the ICC may take it as the government’s interference and will likely disfranchise the board for violating its rules.

(With ANI inputs)