BCCI’s road to disaster: Timeline of war between Lodha Panel and Indian board
The Supreme Court said on Wednesday it will not allow the BCCI to defy orders, reacting to a status report submitted by the RM Lodha Committee that sought the ouster of the Indian cricket board’s top brass, including president Anurag Thakur.cricket Updated: Sep 28, 2016 21:54 IST
The Justice RM Lodha committee presented a detailed timeline of its dealings with the BCCI post the Supreme Court verdict on July 18. Here’s a look at what the Lodha committee felt the BCCI had flouted the guidelines:
1. BCCI president, secretary and the CEO repeatedly ignored acknowledgement and failed to intimate state associations of e-mails sent by the Lodha Committee.
2. BCCI secretary denied to the media that he received any information to attend a meeting with the committee on August 9 and said the committee had only asked for a room in a 5-star hotel.
3. BCCI secretary writes to the committee stating that the Board cannot give directions to State Associations to stop elections.
4. On August 2, the Board in its working committee meeting appoints panel headed by Justice Markandey Katju to be the single point interface with the SC Committee as well as advice and guide the BCCI.
5. On August 7 at a press conference by BCCI Justice Katju makes several derogatory remarks about the judiciary and the committee in the presence of the BCCI secretary. On the same day, BCCI secretary writes to the committee seeking deferment of the August 9 meeting until the Review Petition is decided by the Supreme Court
6. BCCI did not put up a notice or follow a bidding process for the broadcasting rights and title sponsorship of T20 matches in Florida.
7. BCCI did not mention of decisions taken in it working committee in the status report
8. Almost all items in the agenda of the BCCI AGM on September 21, including the naming of the selection committees and election of the secretary are violations of the directions given by SC Committee on August 31 to limit decisions only to ‘routine matters’ for the year 2015-2016.
9. BCCI secretary writes to the committee suggesting that notwithstanding the judgment of the Supreme Court and the directions of the Lodha Committee, the BCCI would take its own decisions regarding compliance.