Mumbai Cricket Association committee approves implementation of Lodha reforms
With the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) falling in line, all the units in Maharashtra have agreed to implement Lodha recommendations -- Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) and Maharashtra Cricket Association had already implemented the reforms earlier.cricket Updated: Jan 17, 2018 10:56 IST
Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) moved closer towards implementation of Supreme Court-approved Justice (Rtd) RM Lodha reforms with the managing committee approving the new draft of the constitution presented to them on Tuesday.
With the MCA falling in line, all the units in Maharashtra have agreed to implement Lodha recommendations. Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) and Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) had already implemented the reforms earlier.
As far as ‘One State, One Vote’ rule is concerned, all three associations are waiting for the decision from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
In a recent meeting attended by 11 state units in Mumbai most of them had reservations about four points — One state, one vote, jurisdiction of the office-bearers, the formation of the apex council and the cooling-off period.
While the Vidarbha and Maharashtra association have implemented the recommendations without any tweaks, Mumbai though, in the draft, has suggested six-year tenure for office bearers without any cooling off period.
“In the draft we have suggested six-year tenure for the office bearers as we wanted some continuity. Rest of the terms like nine-year maximum tenure among others have been implemented as it is,” said one of the senior functionaries of the MCA.
The draft will now be send to the members for their suggestions and the final decision will be taken at the Special General Meeting which will be held in second week of February.
One of the former members of the constitution committee said: “They have asked for six-year tenure but it won’t stand the test of time as it goes against the Lodha recommendations.”
Vidarbha, who were the first one to follow the reforms, have implemented it as it is with most of the office bearers being fresh faces.
Their association president Anand Jaiswal, who didn’t dwell much on Mumbai’s decision to make additions to the reforms, said: “When Supreme Court passes a rule there is no escaping it so we went ahead and were the first ones to implement it.”
Maharashtra also passed the decision during the General Body Meeting on December 29.Their president Abhay Apte, said: “Most of our members are fresh and have signed the affidavit to follow the Lodha recommendations. Whenever the Supreme Court gives its decision we will start the process of implementing it.”