Two months ago Lodha Committee recommended a refurbishment for BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) and the Supreme Court gave 6 months tenure to implement it. But on Wednesday the Lodha committee submitted the status report of BCCI to the SC and it accused that the Board defying the SC’s order.
The Lodha panel recommended the removal of BCCI’s top administrators including BCCI President Anurag Thakur and appointment of new administrators. The apex court set 6 months term but the panel alleged that the BCCI is not cooperating with them.
The SC bench headed by CJI TS Thakur criticized BCCI for daring to defy SC’s implementation. TS Thakur said, “SC will not allow BCCI to defy court orders. We will pass appropriate orders to set you right.”
SC has given the deadline till 6th October to BCCI to respond to Lodha Committee’s report. The apex court told that the BCCI behaved like Lords, “Fall in line otherwise we will make you fall in line.”
The development came following on 21 September during the Annual General Meeting, the cricket board appointed a five-member selection committee which violated the Lodha panel’s guidelines.
After the match fixing scandal in 2013 IPL the SC formed Lodha Committee to reform the BCCI and set up a new cricket administration to clean out the mess.
The recommendations of Lodha panel include ‘one state, one vote policy’, restricted the age limit, banned multiple sports membership, fixed tenure of office bearers, banned the bureaucrats and ministers as part of BCCI management, cutting down the present five-member selection panel to three among others.
Even BCCI approved the proposals. After that the Lodha panel set up two deadlines; for constitutional changes the deadline is till 30 September and for form a nine member apex committee which will replace the working committee the time is till 15 December.