BCCI to file affidavit in SC over anomalies in Lodha reforms

  • Sai Prasad Mohapatra, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Feb 20, 2016 08:29 IST
The Lodha panel’s recommendations on the eligibility of office-bearers and ‘one state, one vote’ have been the most contentious issues with the BCCI. (PTI Photo)

The Special General Meeting (SGM) of the BCCI, held in Mumbai on Friday, decided to legally pursue their concerns regarding the Justice Lodha panel recommendations through an affidavit in the Supreme Court.

The BCCI secretary has been authorised by the members to file an affidavit on behalf of the Board, highlighting the ‘anomalies’ and difficulties faced in implementing the panel’s recommendations.

HT has learnt from the members who attended the SGM that they had come together to show their solidarity and raise concerns that have ‘affected’ the fabric of their constitution -- both the BCCI’s and the state associations’.

The panel’s recommendations on eligibility of office-bearers and one-state-one-vote have been the most contentious issues with the BCCI. It is the first time the BCCI has reacted to the Lodha committee recommendations ever since they were made public.

The BCCI, after deliberations in the SGM, made their intentions clear by opting to file an affidavit.

The BCCI has given the liberty to state associations to file affidavits if their concerns were exclusive to their constitution.

Among other things the SGM approved was the mandate the members accorded to the president and secretary to discuss the governance and financial restructuring of the ICC with respect to recent changes being made in the world governing body’s constitution. The members too have authorised both the president and secretary to rework the FTPs (future tours programme) for 2016 to 2023 to ensure equal distribution of matches.

The members approved the recommendation of the affiliation committee of the BCCI to grant full member status to Chhattisgarh State Cricket Sangh. They will be part of the Central Zone for all BCCI tournaments.

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