CoA asks BCCI to implement all the Lodha panel reforms

26 Jun 2017 | By Rishikesh Malkhede
CoA's directives to BCCI

The Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has told the state associations and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to implement all the reforms suggested by the Lodha Committee.

The state associations had opposed some of the recommendations earlier and now plan to seek the apex court's intervention to suggest some changes in the reforms.

In context: CoA's directives to BCCI

26 Jun 2017CoA asks BCCI to implement all the Lodha panel reforms

Details'One-state-one-vote' remains a concern for state associations

'One-state-one-vote' reform suggested by the Lodha Committee has received severe opposition by the state associations of Maharashtra and Gujarat.

Apart from that, the associations have also opposed other reforms like reduction in the number for national selectors from five to three, three-year cooling off period between terms and the age cap of 70-years for office bearers.

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First adopt, then go to the SC

Reportedly, the CoA has asked the BCCI to adopt all the reforms before going to the Supreme Court. The CoA has said that if BCCI adopts the reforms, they will have an upper hand when they seek SC's intervention to re-consider the reforms.
CoA did not keep its word: BCCI official

25 Jun 2017CoA did not keep its word: BCCI official

A source from the BCCI said, "The CoA had promised us that they'll request the court to reconsider a few of these reforms, but they've gone back on their word and want us to do that. Do you think that the court will change its decision once we implement the reforms."

He added that it was unlikely that BCCI will pass the reforms.

Srinivasan attends meeting, expresses displeasure

Former BCCI president N Srinivasan attended the meeting with the CoA as a representative of the Tamil Nadu State Association and expressed his displeasure over BCCI losing its major share of revenue from the International Cricket Council (ICC).

27 Jun 2017Sourav Ganguly in BCCI's committee on Lodha reforms

Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly will be a part of the BCCI's special seven-member committee to oversee the implementation of Lodha Panel reforms.

Chaired by Rajeev Shukla, the committee will also have Kerala Cricket's TC Mathew, North East's representative Naba Bhattacharjee, Gujarat Cricket Association Jay Shah, BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary and BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary.