New Delhi: The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) led by Sharad Pawar on Wednesday stated that they would accept the recommendations made by Justice Lodha Panel on BCCI reforms on basis of transparency and ethics.
The MCA held its Managing Committee meeting on Wednesday and discussed the Justice RM Lodha Committee report that was submitted to the Supreme Court and the BCCI.
Sharad Pawar is 75 years old and if the recommendations were to be implemented in letter and spirit, the politician will have to leave his post since the suggestions by the committee does not allow any person above 70 years to hold an administrative post in BCCI or its affiliated units.
The MCA is expected to forward its views to the BCCI as advised by the Committee.
"There are certain clauses of administrative and cricketing operations for which the association shall forward its views to the BCCI as advised by them," MCA Joint Secretary PV Shetty said in a statement.
He went to add further that the MCA has decided to accept the recommendations for transparency and ethics.
"The Managing Committee met on Wednesday to deliberate on the recommendations of the Lodha Committee and decided to accept the recommendations for transparency and ethics," he added.
Further reports claim that Pawar categorically rejected the suggestions that affiliated units, which will lose vote, should other sports such as host tennis and hockey matches in their respective stadiums.
"That is not practical because sizes of tennis (courts) and all are different. There are practical difficulties," Pawar said.
Earlier, the Lodha panel had pointed out that in the BCCI not all states of India are represented and some states, including Maharashtra, are over-represented. As such the panel has proposed the policy of 'One State - One Member - One Vote'.
(With inputs from PTI)