Last chance for BCCI to convince SC on objections to reforms

New Delhi: BCCI state association members again decided to oppose some of the important Lodha Panel reforms proposals which threaten their autonomy at a Special General Meeting (SGM) on Saturday.

“We maintain that there are certain clauses that are practically not implementable. Our legal counsel Kapil Sibal will continue with arguments on Monday,” a senior Board official said.

The decision to oppose ‘One State One Vote, One person One post, age gap, cooling off period’ were taken after a meeting of the representative of its full members.

Other important issues like Anurag Thakur’s affidavit, to be submitted to the Supreme Court, were also discussed during SGM. A Board official said the affidavit would be submitted on Monday.

The Supreme Court had directed Thakur to file an affidavit and clarify whether he had asked the ICC to write that Lodha Recommendations amounted to government interference. This was reportedly claimed by ICC Chief Executive Dave Richardson in recent media interactions.

Monday’s Supreme Court hearing is the last chance for the BCCI to put forth its objections that they feel would affect the functioning of the board.

However, some state associations expressed their willingness to comply all Lodha committee recommendations. The state associations which are in favour of Lodha reforms are Tripura, Vidarbha, Hyderabad and Rajasthan.

Now it is up to Supreme Court to take a final call on the Lodha reforms process.

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