BCCI vs Lodha Panel: SC postpones verdict until Oct 17
New Delhi: The hearing in the Lodha Committee vs BCCI has been postponed for ten days and the Supreme Court will hear the case on October 17.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Tirath Singh Thakur, on Friday was expected to pronounce verdict on the Lodha Committee’s plea seeking to replace current BCCI top runners for impending the panel’s work to bring transparency and accountability in Indian cricket administration.
BCCI has now got more time to implement the new set of rules and regulations.
The apex court has also restrained the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from disbursing funds to its state affiliates until they give their nod to unconditionally comply with the organizational reforms recommended by the Justice RM Lodha Committee.
BCCI President Anurag Thakur have been asked to file a personal affidavit stating whether he has written to International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman David Richardson, asking him to ensure that SC judgement and the Lodha Committee recommendations would amount to government interference in the affairs of the BCCI.
The Supreme Court had lashed out at the BCCI last week, warning that the board will be forced to comply with the Lodha panel verdict if they did not implement the suggested changes by 6 October.