The war between BCCI and the Lodha committee has reached at the Supreme Court today for hearing. For Thursday’s judgment the Supreme Court has appointed a newly constituted Special Bench of Chief Justice T.S. Thakur, DY Chandrachud and Justices AM Khanwilkar.
A report of Justice RM Lodha led panel suggested that the SC ordered “immediate” change of the present BCCI officers including the president and BJP MP Anurag Thakur for defying the SC’s judgment.
In the Supreme Court, the BCCI in its response contradicted Lodha committees allegations that the cricket body didn’t respond in the committee’s emails. The BCCI said that “records of 40 emails” which were exchanged between BCCI and Lodha will be submitted to the apex court.
The BCCI stated, “Records of 40 emails sent to Justice Lodha will be submitted to the court. It is not true that we didn’t respond to committee’s emails.”
The Lodha committee last week submitted a report to the Supreme Court, alleging BCCI violated SC’s order and demanded the removal of the entire top brass of the world’s one of the richest cricket governing body.
The panel submitted a report to the SC which said BCCI was not implementing the recommendations which were made to reform the body. This came after BCCI, during its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 21st September appointed a five member selection committee which violated Lodha panel’s recommendations.
After that, the Court has given till Oct 6 timeline to respond the Lodha committee’s report. In the Special General meeting on 1st Oct the cricket body has accepted many recommendations of Lodha committee.
The recommendations which were still not accepted include age limit of 70 years, one-state one-vote, three years tenure of the administrators, keeping on the power of the president and secretary and continue with the five selectors.
BCCI defended itself and informed to the Supreme court today, “a meeting comprising all members took place and several recommendations of the Lodha Committee were rejected by voting”.