SC 'doosra' at BCCI; accepts Lodha Committee recommendations
New Delhi: In a jolt to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday accepted the recommendations of Lodha Committee which included no minister or officer bearer in the top cricket body.
A bench of SC comprised of justices TS Thakur and F M I Kalifulla passed the order on a WRIT petition. The Lodha Committee has recommended some sweeping changes with regards to reform in the BCCI.
The court accepted the recommendations of the committee headed by retired Chief Justice of India Justice R M Lodha to have a CAG nominee in the BCCI.
The recommendations included:
- Civil servants above 70-years-age are prohibited from becoming its members
- Court accepts Lodha Committees’ recommendation of having a CAG nominee in the BCCI
- SC rejected BCCI’s objection against recommendation of one-State-one-vote
- States like Maharashtra and Gujarat will have voting rights on a rotational basis
- There should be a players association in the BCCI
- One person should hold one post in cricket administration to avoid any conflict of interest
- SC asks Parliament to decide whether BCCI should come under RTI or not
- Decision of legalising the betting is also left with the parliament
- Bench requested a three-member panel to look after the transition of administrative structure in the BCCI
Former players including Kirti Azad, Bishen Singh Bedi and few members of the state cricket associations approached SC for the implementation of the Lodha panel recommendations.