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United we stand, BCCI will continue to defy Lodha reforms

With three days to go for the next hearing in the Supreme Court, the BCCI called a special general meeting of its permanent members, but said most of its members backed the opposition of the sports body to key administrative changes directed by the panel.

cricket Updated: Dec 02, 2016 20:36 IST
All state units barring three — Hyderabad, Vidarbha and Tripura — have backed BCCI’s stand on its refusal to implement reforms like ‘one state, one vote’, ‘one man, one vote’ and the age limit of 70 to hold office.
All state units barring three — Hyderabad, Vidarbha and Tripura — have backed BCCI’s stand on its refusal to implement reforms like ‘one state, one vote’, ‘one man, one vote’ and the age limit of 70 to hold office.(AP)

Its top office-bearers face ouster due to the non-compliance of the Justice RM Lodha Committee reforms, but the Indian cricket board on Friday maintained its opposition to the directives.

With three days to go for the next hearing in the Supreme Court, the BCCI called a special general meeting of its permanent members, but said most of its members backed the opposition of the sports body to key administrative changes directed by the panel.

“We explained the situation and clarified again,” BCCI secretary, Ajay Shirke, told reporters after the meeting. “They reiterated the stand we had taken in the first Special General Meeting (October 1). Almost all recommendations have been agreed upon except a few. (So) we will wait for December 5 (hearing).”

All state units barring three — Hyderabad, Vidarbha and Tripura are implementing the Lodha panel recommendations in full as directed by the Apex court — have backed BCCI’s stand on its refusal to implement reforms like ‘one state, one vote’, ‘one man, one vote’ and the age limit of 70 to hold office.

The Lodha panel, in its third status report, has recommended the removal of office-bearers and the appointment of former union home secretary, GK Pillai, as observer to run the BCCI and also oversee its mega contracts.

The Lodha panel, made up of three former Supreme Court judges, has said it would not get into the daily administration of the body.