Lodha panel report: Will BCCI 'fall in line' after special general meeting today?

Will the world's richest cricket board 'fall in line'?

Updated: Feb 19, 2016, 13:38 PM IST
Lodha panel report: Will BCCI 'fall in line' after special general meeting today?

New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Working Committee is scheduled to meet today to discuss the radical recommendations made by the Supreme Court-appointed Justice (retired) R M Lodha Committee.

Before the Working Committee meeting, a Special General Meeting that has been convened as well.

The faction-ridden Delhi & District Cricket Association [DDCA] has rejected several of the panel's proposals, while other state associations have raised questioned with regards to few recommendations.

"It's a regular meeting of the Working Committee, which is scheduled at 11:00 AM, to be followed by the SGM," informed sources in the BCCI earlier in the month.

The SGM has been convened to figure out a way forward after being told sternly by the country's apex court to "fall in line" with the far-reaching consequences of the report.

Two other items on the special agenda of the SGM are "discussion on financial structure of the Member Boards of ICC (International Cricket Council) and the report of the Affiliation Committee of its visit to Chhattisgarh".

The far-reaching effects of the implementation of the Lodha panel's recommendations, calling for wide-ranging reforms in the BCCI's structure, and the subsequent scathing remark on the matter by the Supreme Court that has shaken the Board members, are set to dominate the SGM.

(With PTI inputs)