Even as the BCCI continues to mull about its options regarding the implementations of the recommendations made by the Lodha Committee earlier this year, it’s received a nudge from the Indian Supreme Court on the subject.
The Lodha Committee had announced the extensive list of recommendations regarding the future workings of the BCCI on the 4th January this year. Since then the BCCI had neither showed any indications of implementing the recommendations thus specified, nor had it come forth with counter-suggestions justifying its qualifications on the issue. Consequently, the Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) had moved the Supreme Court requesting a judicial bench to step in. Accordingly, the Supreme Court appointed a two-member judicial panel, who have now informed the BCCI that it would need to implement the Lodha Committee recommendations in their entirety or that the Supreme Court would enforce its implementation in case of continued avoidance on the subject by the 3rd of March.
While the BCCI’s judicial representative requested the Supreme Court panel for more time to go through the recommendations in detail, the panel members countered that they were satisfied with the recommending suggestions put forth by the Lodha Committee. The BCCI can however use this month to put forth their counter-proposals on the recommendations’ list.
The Lodha Committee’s recommendations had pinpointed stringently and minutely on the issue of conflict of interest. In addition, it had also recommended huge changes to the internal organisational workings and hierarchy of the BCCI.