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ICC says BCCI issue of adopting Lodha reforms is its ‘internal’ matter

cricket Updated: Sep 30, 2016 11:02 IST
Jasvinder Sidhu
Jasvinder Sidhu
Hindustan Times
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The ICC termed the BCCI’s ongoing issues in adopting the Lodha recommendations as the Board’s ‘internal’ matter. (AFP)

A day after Justice RM Lodha asked for a panel of administrators to take over BCCI administration to ensure a smooth implementation of its recommendations, the International Cricket Council (ICC), the game’s world governing body, termed the development as the Board’s ‘internal’ matter.

“This is a domestic matter of the BCCI and the ICC neither gets involved nor offers comments on internal matters of a member board,” an ICC spokesperson told HT on Thursday.

Once the Supreme Court announces its final verdict, the ICC will assess the situation. Under Article 2.7 (D), the ICC can suspend a member that loses its status as the governing body responsible for administration, management and development of cricket in a country.

In the past, BCCI president Anurag Thakur had approached the ICC for its advice, saying intervention by the Indian Supreme Court amounted to government interference under article 2.9 (B) of ICC’s rulebook.

However, HT has learnt that ICC’s legal team had prima facie ruled that out.

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